I am having difficulty removing old 3.5''x10'' pneumatic tires from the axles of my steel mesh garden wagon. Is there a simple trick that I'm missing? There are no cotter pins on this model, just pressure caps. The old hubs spin freely but the wheels & tubes are just dry-rotted from years of use near saltwater.
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Re: Wagon wheel/ 10'' pheumatic
The "pressure caps" have most likely created a burr on the shaft which you will need to either sand or file down smooth before it will slide off easily. Try rubbing your thumb and forefinger around the shaft and you can most likely find a rough spot. Slide the wheel as far back out of the way as you can get it and take a very fine file or better still some emery cloth to get it smooth.
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It should have innertubes like a bicycle. Just take the wheel off and use a flathead screwdriver to pry one side of the tire off the rim. Be careful to not damage the tube when doing this. Once u have one side of the tire over the rim you can pull the tube out. You can use any bicycle tube repair kit to fix any leaks you find. Easiest way for small tubes like this is just fill a sink with water, air up the tube and put it under the water to find any leaks.
Hi. Loud clicking noises from the rear wheels are usually caused by movement of the square steel key that fits into a groove on the axle inside the wheel hub. This is what drives the wheels.
You will probably get a click for each revolution of the wheels.
To fix it, remove the rear wheels and wipe a thin smear of grease on the key and axle, then replace the wheels.
The grease will allow the key to move slightly without making a noise, and help stop it from wearing.
It sometimes helps to also remove the front wheels, and wipe a thin smear of grease onto the front stub axles. There is no key in the front hubs, but the grease helps to prevent the bearings siezing on to the axles.
Good luck. Neil.
Parts are almost never avalable for toys like this. However, you should do this because it will be easy: Take the wheel off, and find a length of old waterpipe and put it over the axel. Get some neighbors or Auntie to try to hold the wagon in place and adjust the axle by bending using the leverage offered by the waterpipe. These axles are not that hard to bend, and you should be in good shape in no time.
need to take the tire off the use an impact wrench to pull of the big nut holding the cv axle on the vehicle then remove the rotor you will see the studs use a hammer to tap it out then tap in the new one.
most likely rust has taken over
find some liquid wrench or pb blaster and spray the axles liberally and let it penetrate the axles and wheel hubs where the axle goes through.
use a 2x4 and a hammer to tap against the wheel hub to try to move it down the axle then tap in back on to try to free it up as the penetrating oil works in, spin the wheel and tap in different areas of it
the worst case cenario would be to use a torch and heat the axle and hub up and drive it off, but it sounds as though you are moving it some and with some patience they eventually should come off
when you put them back be sure to coat the axle with some grease and do not forget to reinstall the key stock in each wheel, if they have it
the bolt in the center of the axle is all you need to remove and note where the washers came from and where they go back.
Believe it or not HFT (Harbor Freight Tools), which has local outlet stores in most big cities and is online as well (not sure where you are located), has a ton of various mountable tire/wheel assys in stock.
Some are swivel plate mounted - some are fixed plate type - and some
wheels are just stand alone for axle-thru type mounted shafts of
They even have a 13HP Genset wheel kit p/n 94192 for $24.99 online, and
possibly the same price in-store if they indeed do stock it in-store.
You just have to call a local HFT store and find out.
Prices can't be beat, and even though most everything there is made in China they do have some pretty good stuff there.
There is one other alternative if they don't have it in-store, and you really want to save a few bucks.
You yourself can make the same wheel kit set-up for under $15 if you
are handy with metal working, and have a metal supply house near you.
If your Genset frame already has the axle hole plates welded onto the
frame like I believe they all do today - then just buy the steel axle
rod in whatever diameter rod is needed, and whatever length you need to
clear the frame plus the added 2 wheels with 2 washers and 2 clearance
bushings, and then just drill 2 cotter pin centered holes (1 on each
end of the axle), and it's a done deal - all except for attaching any
old metal type handle assy from maybe some old discarded gardening
implement or possibly an older metal handled snow shovel for example.
Just cut it down to size, bend according to fit the frame and bolt it
on with 2 sturdy nut/bolt & lock washer assys. Done deal!!!
Just buy the 2 wheels anywhere that sells them cheaply, or else hunt some used ones down at a garage sale or thrift store maybe.
I made my own wheel kit setup on my own personal 5500W 10HP Generac
Genset, and used the HFT pneumatic 10" tires when they were on sale for
1/2 price at $3 each. Axle rod - cotter pins (2) - washers (6) - axle
spacer bushings (2) - custom hand made recycled handle & misc
nut/bolt hardware all cost me under $10.
Labor cost - PRICELESS!
Please post me a reply as to finding this solution being the best
resolve to your wheel kit problem there by following my recommendations
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