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Need a reminder...

Postby Dadsfarmalls » Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:05 pm

I'm hoping to pack the bearings on the 65 cub this week or next. Planning on just jacking up one side high enough to get the front wheel off and putting a stand under the axle for extra support, rinse and repeat for the other side. Been searching to find if I need to block the front when working on the front tires, or if it's just needed when doing the work on the back end.

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Re: Need a reminder...

Postby staninlowerAL » Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:17 pm

IMHO you should be fine as long as the rear wheels are on firm surface. On the other hand, the extra measure of wedging the pivot at the front axle won't hurt anything and is a good safety habit to practice.

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Re: Need a reminder...

Postby Dale Finch » Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:30 pm

Seems like letting one side of the front axle lift up without twisting the whole tractor, would be easier... :?
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Re: Need a reminder...

Postby radioguy41 » Mon Aug 24, 2020 6:23 am

I agree, you really don't want to wedge the front axle when jacking up just one front wheel otherwise you're creating a twisting force on the tractor.
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Re: Need a reminder...

Postby Bill Hudson » Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:29 am

Simply use a floor jack under the pivot point to lift both front wheels off the floor. Then place a jack stand under each side of the front axle and lower the the Cub to rest on the jack stands. Problem solved and both tires/wheels are able to be serviced.

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Re: Need a reminder...

Postby Dadsfarmalls » Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:35 pm

Thanks, was able to get out yesterday and get the front end greased.


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