John Deere 180 tractor... help getting front wheel off

Old 05-29-17, 06:16 PM
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Question John Deere 180 tractor... help getting front wheel off

Looks like the rim has separated at a weld on one of my front wheels, so I need to remove it from the axle to see about getting it welded back together. Took the plastic cover and snap ring off, no problem. Now I can't slide the rim off the axle. It seems to be stopping at the outside of the snap ring channel. There a trick to this or do I need to take an angle grinder and smooth out any raised area of the axle there? This is a 30-year-old tractor and I've had this wheel off maybe once in those 30 years, so nothing would surprise me!
Old 05-29-17, 11:48 PM
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It should just slide off, so something is interfering.
Old 05-30-17, 04:38 AM
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I'd be using a flat file instead of a grinder, all it takes is a small burr or raised spot to stop it from sliding off.

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