PSA: Check Your Wheel Center to Rim Bolts

Have a safety tip you want to share? Did you or a friend learn it the hard way? Help someone else by posting your tips on tractor, farm, shop, lawn, garden, kitchen, etc., safety.

Moderator: Team Cub

Forum rules
Safety is an important and often overlooked topic. Make safety a part of your everyday life and let others know how much you care by making their lives safer too. Let the next generation of tractor enthusiasts benefit from your experience, and maybe save a life or appendages.
User avatar
Urbish
5+ Years
5+ Years
Posts: 1395
Joined: Sat Sep 07, 2013 3:45 pm
Zip Code: 48158
Tractors Owned: ~
1948 Farmall Cub
1947 Farmall H
1946 Farmall B
1953 Willys CJ3B
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: Manchester, MI

PSA: Check Your Wheel Center to Rim Bolts

Postby Urbish » Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:03 am

If you've never removed your wheel center to rim bolts, now might be a good time to check them out. I removed the wheels on my B to do some transmission work and noticed that one of the wheel center to rim bolts appeared slightly loose. I went to tighten it and it snapped in half. The result is below. Needless to say, I will be replacing ALL of these. I can only imagine if they sheared off while this tractor was towing a heavy load up-hill, was on a trailer running down the interstate, or had one of my kids driving it. :shock:
Attachments
0313180550.jpg
0313180550a.jpg
0313180551.jpg

mozer71
Cub Star!
Cub Star!
Posts: 215
Joined: Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:33 pm
Zip Code: 22650

Re: PSA: Check Your Wheel Center to Rim Bolts

Postby mozer71 » Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:28 am

Thanks Urbish ! I bet hundreds of folks read this.

User avatar
Urbish
5+ Years
5+ Years
Posts: 1395
Joined: Sat Sep 07, 2013 3:45 pm
Zip Code: 48158
Tractors Owned: ~
1948 Farmall Cub
1947 Farmall H
1946 Farmall B
1953 Willys CJ3B
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: Manchester, MI

Re: PSA: Check Your Wheel Center to Rim Bolts

Postby Urbish » Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:09 pm

mozer71 wrote:Thanks Urbish ! I bet hundreds of folks read this.


274 Views as of today.

User avatar
ricky racer
10+ Years
10+ Years
Posts: 4319
Joined: Wed Sep 12, 2007 8:40 pm
Zip Code: 49120
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: Niles / Buchanan, Michigan

Re: PSA: Check Your Wheel Center to Rim Bolts

Postby ricky racer » Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:10 pm

Jim, thanks for posting!! I found mine were nearly as bad on my '53 when I was going through it. Put a wrench on them once in a while too cause they'll come loose occasionally. :wink:
1929 Farmall Regular
1935 John Deere B
1937 John Deere A
1941 John Deere H
1952 John Deere B
1953 Farmall Cub

User avatar
John *.?-!.* cub owner
Team Cub Guide
Team Cub Guide
Posts: 22766
Joined: Sun Feb 02, 2003 2:09 pm
Zip Code: 63664
Tractors Owned: 47, 48, 49 cub plus Wagner loader & other attachments. 41 Farmall H.
Location: Mo, Potosi

Re: PSA: Check Your Wheel Center to Rim Bolts

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:35 pm

I have never seen any quite as bad as Urbish posted, but I have seen them with half the bolt gone. Needless to say, they got replaced.
If you are not part of the solution,
you are part of the problem!!!

ScottyD'sdad
Cub Pro
Cub Pro
Posts: 6663
Joined: Thu Aug 31, 2006 7:00 pm
Zip Code: 02769
Tractors Owned: 6"F" cubs
5 lo-boys
1 154
1 184
1 IH444
1 Oliver OC3 crawler
1 AC D10
1 IH 100 manure spreader
1 IH model B corn grinder
3 power units
cub demonstrator
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: Ma. Rehoboth

Re: PSA: Check Your Wheel Center to Rim Bolts

Postby ScottyD'sdad » Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:11 pm

When you get one rotted as bad as the pictures, remove the nut, and save the threaded stub. Screw it into the hub, to help align the wheel, when installing it. 2 work even better!
Ed
Image
Member of Chapter 18, and National
Circle of Safety


  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “Safety Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest