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Recommendation for Jack Stand locations

Postby Renotractor » Wed Oct 19, 2016 3:34 pm

Hi everyone, looking for recommendations on how to secure my LoBoy on jack stands so that I can remove the wheels for restoration?

Thanks!

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Re: Recommendation for Jack Stand locations

Postby staninlowerAL » Wed Oct 19, 2016 9:40 pm

Take a look at these photos of a tractor painting being done. You will need to do something similar if you plan to remove all the wheels at one time: viewtopic.php?f=170&t=94427#p745076

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Re: Recommendation for Jack Stand locations

Postby AL Farmall Boy » Mon Oct 24, 2016 3:50 pm

Those are photos of my tractor in that link. I would like to mention that the use of blocks or wedges for both sides of the front axle between the top of axle and bolster are needed for safety and stability. I typically wedge all of mine with steel wedges.

Also, the rear of the tractor doesn't really have any "optimum" jacking points as it is very high from the ground. I like to place jack stands just under the axle hubs...right between the hub and the casting. I always stand back and give it a good shake when I get it jacked up to ensure that it is sturdy and not going anywhere. Never had one fall but bumped into an IH 424 Diesel with the golf cart once and knocked it down. The forklift & a strap got it back up on its stands easily.

**EDIT: I just realized that you are restoring a numbered series loboy. While yours is quite lower to the ground and more uniform in shape, it will be easier to place on jackstands and should be more stable than the 140 I blocked up. Still practice safety and jack up in similar spots.
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