A naive question?

Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:19 pm

I'm a newbie Cub owner, trying to avoid serious mistakes....

I want to take my rear wheels off to switch them to a narrower track. My question is - how heavy are those puppies? Can one person maneuver them, or get them back up if they are laid on their sides? "Help, I've fallen and I can't get up!!" Don't want to have that happen with these wheels.

Thx!

Re: A naive question?

Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:26 pm

If they are not loaded with calcium you can easily move them. With calcium they will be 150 pounds or so and quite a bit harder to manage. I usually lean the tire on something to keep from having to pick it up off the ground.

Re: A naive question?

Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:11 pm

Barnyard has you covered, however, in addition, I would strongly recommend wedging the front end before doing anything with the rear wheels. Do a search on wedging the front end and you should get lots of helpful suggestions.

Bill

Re: A naive question?

Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:59 pm

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Re: A naive question?

Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:31 pm

Weights? Ballast? Like barnyard said keep them vertical! I can move mine with ballast and weights, but they are a handful. Think of them as Harley Hoggs. Don't know iffin I could pick one of them up either.

Re: A naive question?

Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:24 am

danovercash wrote:Think of them as Harley Hoggs. Don't know iffin I could pick one of them up either.
.....My 130 pound wife picked one up off me about 10 years ago (in my drinking days) :shock: ...Right in my driveway after a VFW meeting :oops: ..Course she was quite mad when she did it.... :lol: :lol: But in answer to the post, I've got a shop crane/engine puller from Harbor Freight that works quite nicely for that..(the tire issue)...And a couple wooden wedges just to be safe...

Re: A naive question?

Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:52 am

I used the crane function of a trailered bucket when I removed the left side to deal with CalC problems. Last flat on right, just manhandled. Still have to put both weights back on. Might need to arrange for shop crane.

Re: A naive question?

Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:26 pm

The rear wheels don't weight all that much .. probably 100 lbs - 150 lbs or so unloaded. The wheel weights also weigh about 150 lbs .. so you will probably want to take them off. I do .. otherwise it is just too heavy. I also have an overhead chain fall and an electric hoist to help. Work smart, Work safe and don't lift more than you can safely do. A shop crane is really a great piece of equipment to have.