1997 - Volume #21, Issue #5, Page #27[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
"Dual Wheel Changer" Makes Putting On Duals A One-Man Job
The 4-in. long steel stud is threaded on one end and fits a socket on the other and it has a spring-loaded latch in the middle.
You screw the stud into the top hole of the wheel hub. Then slide the wheel on until the latch automatically catches onto the wheel rim. After that you jack up the tractor so the wheel just clears the floor, allowing you to move the wheel slightly in order to align the other holes and insert the lug bolts. When there's only one lug bolt left to put in you can remove the stud and replace it with the bolt.
"It's a real labor saver and also makes the job safer," says Coats. "I made my first one 10 years ago but until recently I couldn't find anyone to manufacture it at a reasonable price. There are other screw-in wheel alignment studs on the market. However, none of them have a latch to keep the wheel from coming back off so it takes two people to do the job.
"The tool is available in 5/8, 3/4, and 7/ 8-in. diameters and with fine or coarse threads so it'll fit most tractor brands and models."
Sells for $30 plus S&H.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Cor Co Enterprises, Inc., 3973 South 400 West, Winchester, Ind. 47394 (ph 765 584-7555).
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