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Old 09-14-2020, 09:49 PM
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Default Wheel bearings and wheels

Here's a small tech tip.

I bought some used narrow wheels for the front of my 73 this spring. When I got them the hole in the wheel for the bearing was too large (worn out). I tried shimming it up with an aluminum can only to have it work its way out. I was thinking it over this past week and while looking at very wobbly front wheels (new bearings) I was having remorse at buying them. Someone else told me to take out the bearings, lay the wheel flat, and lightly tap around the edge with a small hammer the center where the bearing inserts to tighten it up again. I did that and it made a huge difference! I no longer feel like throwing the wheels away.

If you are having a similar issue this may help you. Time will tell how long they hold up for.
Daniel G.


(May 1970) 147 w/an IH spring assist, 48" deck, 42" blade, 1969 73, #2 trailer, 10" Brinly plow and (on loan) Dad's #2 tiller.
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