Removing Tire from Axle

Old 07-11-13, 11:52 AM
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Removing Tire from Axle

Hi all,

I have a riding mower (Huskee Supreme SLT 4600) with a flat tire on the front (tubeless, of course).

Can I use a riding mower jack to lift the two front wheels, but remove one wheel completely while its lifted? Any other tips on getting this durn wheel off are appreciated. I see no way to support it other than a riding mower jack, but as you can see I'm not sure if that would work to remove a wheel.

Old 07-11-13, 12:10 PM
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A cement block, 6x6, or something like that as a fulcrum, and a 2x4 as a lever under the axle will easily lift a front corner, then slide a 6x6, stack of 2x4's or whatever under the axle while you take the wheel off. I'm all for working safe and smart, so don't stick your hand under the tire with it off of the ground, but no need to buy any special equipment either.
Old 07-11-13, 07:45 PM
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I just grab the front end and lift it up on a block (just making the point that these aren't that heavy).
A car jack will work, as will the methods described by aka pedro.

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