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wwbragg

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Most of you have already figured this out or come up with another work around.  But for me, it is extremely difficult to mount a tire.  Trying to hold the weight of the tire and wheel while lining up the lug holes without getting a cramp somewhere is next to impossible.  So, I found a couple of bolts of the correct size and thread-pitch and cut off the heads.  I can run them in by hand and hang the wheel on them while threading a couple of the lug bolts.  Then I remove the headless bolts by hand and install the other lugs.

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That is a neat trick!  I had the same issue when I mounted spacers on my BX, but at least I could hold the spacer in one hand. 

I am going to have to remember this one!

Rick

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@wwbragg On all my tractors, I have replaced with a tad longer grade 8 fine treaded bolts run through from the back side securing them with red (that’s right, red) loctite. And lug/wheel nuts on the outside. Especially helpful on the Powermax tractors. But it’s an added expense most don’t want to do.

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