Good to see progress I saw an a40 in a yard the other day and wondered weather you had made any progress
Don’t worry about the time frame I’ve got jobs here have been waiting longer than that and I haven’t even started kicking wheels yet
Before I get too far ahead of myself, does anyone know anything about putting one of these F'ing heavy wheels back on and getting the wedges all lined up. How far do I push the wheel on before shoving the wedge/S in, etc.
I imagine I get the wheel roughly in place, slip both wedges into the spline and the spin the wheel to line up the holes.
That part seems logical, but how far on is the wheel and how far in are the wedges, I am concerned I could get the wedges up tight even though the wheel is only on a few inches and not on the full 8 or 10 inches.
yeah,theres a lot to ponder fixin tractors,which is why it doesnt pay to rush it...........I bin meanin to fix my slasher for about 20 years now.....people always say its dangerous havin the blades whirling round .........but I explain that it was more dangerous rusted nearly thru ,cause someone might have stood on it and gone thru......anyhoo,its easy to check the cat isnt hiding underneath before I start now,and it still cuts the grass when I get a council notice.
If you get the wheel over the axle far enough so you can get the wedges started into the wheel and onto the spline line up the holes and start bolts in without making it firm then you should be able to slide the wheel and wedges on
There should be a bolt and big washer that fit on the end of the axle if you fit that bolt and washer and tighten it up that will locate the wedges in the right spot then tighten the bolts which will pull the wheel back onto the wedges as David said oil it up so everything is a little slippery
That should get the job done don’t know what to torque the bolts to but as an old mechanic told dad once when asked what tension on the head studs on the aw7 AS TIGHT AS BLOoODY HELL
If the wheel and wedges lock up before you get them right on you should be able to put a bolt in the threaded hole in the wedges to keep the wheel off the taper
When I have to torque bolts up and dont have the right settings I use Google and enter that size bolt and it will tell what torque that size should be.
I have not seen this set up on anything before and I find it very interesting reading and hopefully learn something by it.
Cheers Cobba & Cobbarette
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