Jack up the rear end of the tractor so the wheels are about an inch off the ground. Place blocks under the axle and base of the tractor for more stable support before removing the jacks.
Locate the hub clamps. The hub clamp can be on the inside or outside of the rear wheels.
Loosen the bolts of the hub clamp.
Drive a large steel punch through the opening in the rear wheel hub against the hub clamp. This breaks loose any rust that may hold the hub clamp to the axle.
Pull the wheel and hub clamp toward the end of the axle. Liberal applications of penetrating oil may help the parts move along the axle.
Remove the hub clamp, if it was on the outside, first. The wheel should then slide off the axle.
Things You Will Need
- Penetrating oil
- This equipment is at least 60 and possibly more than 80 years old. Expect bolts to be rusted in place and parts to be tough to move.
- Reassembly involves placing either the hub clamp or the wheel on the axle first then fitting the other. Adjust the spacing of the rear wheels to fit the farm work you do. For collectible tractors, the wheels are often set to the widest spacing so that none of the axle extends past the wheel.