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Flat tire. Wheel is frozen on axle - any advice about getting it off would be appreciated.
Hello Max, I also have had this problem. If your wheels have two holes that are 90 degrees from each other you can remove the attaching bolt at the end of the axle. You will need to acquire a heavy duty bar type puller, two long bolts of the correct length and diameter for the holes, two nuts, and four heavy duty flat washers. You will also need some kind of drift or spacer at the end of the axle between the axle and the pressure screw of the puller. The drift or spacer needs to be smaller in diameter than the sleeve of the wheel. DO NOT press directly against the bolt hole on the end of the axle with the pressure screw. Assemble the bolts through the holes in the wheel and onto the bar puller using the flat washers and nuts Usually it takes a tremendous amount of force to break the rust connection of the wheel and axle. A high quality penetrating oil might aid in the removal. Be careful not to bend the wheel. I have also used a propane torch to heat up the sleeve on the wheel. CAUTION should be advised not to get the axle shaft too HOT. Too much heat could destroy the axle seal and/or axle bearing. Some wheels would not come off no matter what I did. In those cases, I left the wheel on the axle and removed the tire and/or tube for repair.
Posted on Mar 24, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Take your tire to your local tire shop they can install a tube for you i would recomend doing both tires i had this done on my MTD snow thrower
Posted on Oct 28, 2011
SOURCE: My Troybilt Snow Blower (Storm
Check the bearing on the gear shaft, more then likely it has frozen. To replace this, follow the instructions in the manual on replacing the friction wheel then tap out the bearings in the side of the case.
Posted on Dec 27, 2010
SOURCE: can't get a bead on tire
The problem in you are not getting enough air flow past the valve its restricting all the flow into the tyre!!!
With your valve stem, remove the valve with a valve removal tool, then you will get no restriction of air flow also use a hand air gun instead of tyre inflator this should pop the bead on then it will go down again, reinstall the valve (you can put some spit/saliva on the valve for a good seal) then use a tyre inflator and pump it up to the desired pressure...
Posted on Sep 22, 2009
Just found the same problem with mine. The bearing on the gear shaft is frozen. To replace these, follow the instructions in the manual to replace the friction wheel, then tap out the bearings in the side of the case, you'll probably find one frozen up. As long as you're there, might as well put in a new friction wheel. Mine is looking pretty worn after fighting the bearings all winter.
Posted on Apr 19, 2009
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