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Wheel Rim Tractor Stands
“I made these garden tractor stands by cutting a wheel rim from a 1/2-ton pickup in half, then welding a pair of wide channel iron brackets onto each half rim. The plates are the same width as the rim and spaced about 1 1/2 ft. apart to hold the wheels in place,” says Michael Heron, Rivercourse, Alberta.
He uses a floor jack or chain hoist to raise the tractor high enough to clear the stands, then lowers the tires down between the brackets and onto the rims.
“It makes working under a garden tractor much safer and doesn’t take up much room,” says Heron. “I had been using conventional axle stands, but a garden tractor’s frame rails are so close together that it’s hard to find a safe place for them. Also, with 2 axle stands on each side of the tractor there’s very little room to work. My wheel stands don’t take up much space and the extra room is especially handy for servicing deck mower blades.”
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Michael Heron, 452078 Range Rd. 13, RR 2, Rivercourse, Alberta Canada T0B 3X0 (ph 306 821-6367; m.heron@sasktel.net).

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