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Karl Henning

10-01-2002 18:45:50

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I have a D-17 with the adjustable rims. I need to narrow it down to get it on a trailer. I put a breaker bar on the 3/4" devices and couldn't move them. Afraid of breaking them. Any helpful hints? Karl

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10-05-2002 17:13:52

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 Re: adjustable rims in reply to Karl Henning, 10-01-2002 18:45:50  
I agree with Eldon especially if they havent been moved in a long time, be really careful of the tire and wheel once it is loose they are extremely heavy and hard to handle especially if full of calcium. Use lots of never sieze on the eccentrics when you put them back together and next time it will be a snap.

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10-02-2002 12:46:04

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 Re: adjustable rims in reply to Karl Henning, 10-01-2002 18:45:50  
Be careful, as the head to the bolt will break off. I had this happen on my 160. While the bolt head is smaller on the 160, I'd expect there could be the same problem. If the bolt goes all the way through, you can also tap/hammer from the back side to loosen it. Use plenty of penetrating oil. I eventually had to use an impact wrench on one wheel to loosen one bolt. After that, they all came fairly easy.

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10-02-2002 09:46:37

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 Re: adjustable rims in reply to Karl Henning, 10-01-2002 18:45:50  
HI Karl

Oil and heat and oil again, let it cool lets the oil sook into it better. Using a 1/2 or bigger breaker bar and maybe a pipe for a longer handle. Start to turn it, if it is not moving try a different one, go around and see if any start to move. If not take a 1 pound hammer and start to tap on the bolt as you try to turn it, I tap on the breaker bar end. MAKE SURE YOU ARE USING 6 POINTS SOCKIT. I have broken a fair amount of sockets turning these. REmember to tighten them half a turn at a time , or the last one is a bear.

Good luck !!


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10-02-2002 10:15:31

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 Re: Re: adjustable rims in reply to Punchie, 10-02-2002 09:46:37  
When loosening, start at the top of the wheel, when tightening, start at the bottom. They can be very difficult, and sometimes disassembly as described by the other poster is your only option.

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david l wilson

10-01-2002 19:37:35

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 Re: adjustable rims in reply to Karl Henning, 10-01-2002 18:45:50  
ALOT of penatrating oil and tap on the bolt head with a hammer. this has always worked for me. good luck. david l wilson

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10-02-2002 06:52:00

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 Re: Re: adjustable rims in reply to david l wilson, 10-01-2002 19:37:35  

If all else fails take the whole wheel off the tractor and remove the 8 bolts that hold the eccentrics on. Then pry each one off and free them up.

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