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How Do I Remove & Replace Front Wheel on 310-8?

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TN Dave

Hi all:  I am new to this forum and would appreciate any help you can give me on this.

 

I have a Wheel Horse 310-8 that runs well and mows well.  However, one of the front tires went flat the other day.

 

There are no lug nuts on the wheel.  It appears that it may be attached with some sort of pressure seal, but frankly, I really can't tell how it is attached so I can't figure out how to get it off so I can repair the tire.  

 

The only things I can see on the wheel are the grease fitting, a cap which is filled with grease, and the tire valve stem.

 

Any thoughts or direction you can give me on this will be greatly appreciated.  

 

Thank you.

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Sarge

Pull the cap off the end of the spindle , start digging in all of that grease - should be a pin , bolt or whatever was used on these later models to hold the wheel and bearings onto the spindle , simple . Keep the dirt out while repairing the tire and replace it as you found it if the bearings are in good order - otherwise get replacements and reassemble .


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TN Dave

Thanks!

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N3PUY

What Sarge said :text-yeahthat:

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Ed Kennell

May be a snap ring ?

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Tankman
1 hour ago, Ed Kennell said:

May be a snap ring ?

That would be my thought. Exactly why I keep snap ring pliers in my tool box. :handgestures-thumbupright:

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KC9KAS

@TN Dave :text-welcomeconfetti: to :rs:

 

Looks like there is a cotter pin holding the front wheels on.

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953 nut

:WRS:             Cotter pins on mine!

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TDF5G

:WRS:  Wishing you success with your tire repair.  

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tunahead72

Welcome aboard Dave! :WRS:

 

I believe my '86 310-8 has cotter pins also, but sorry, it's just too hot right now for me to go check.  My parts manual shows that pin as a 5/32" x 1-1/4", you'll probably want to replace it rather than reusing the old one.

 

Before you take the wheel off, check for end play (with that side of the front end jacked up) by pulling and pushing the wheel along the axle.  There are shims available if there's too much play.  Somebody correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the axle is 3/4" diameter.  Basically, if you can fit a .015" shim in there, there's too much play.

 

Also check the rubber/plastic hub caps, and replace them if you need to.  Glen Pettit (one of our vendors here) has very nice hub caps and upper spindle caps for sale.  They're a little pricey, but I have them on both of my tractors and can tell you they're excellent quality and do a great job of keeping the axles and upper spindle areas clean.

 

And finally, look in our manuals section if you need manuals, there's a lot of information available here.

 

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Back to your original problem, how bad are the tires?

 

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