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    Wheel fell off tractor

    Almost done with clearing the 8" snow we got Christmas Day when I suddenly got a sinking feeling. The left rear wheel had fallen off the tractor!

    Could be due to my dealer not torquing the bolts when he installed the 2" wheel spacers. I put 4 hours on the tractor since install of the spacers and had planned to retorque the lug bolts after finishing storm clean up.

    Anyway, I'm dead in the water with high temps today of 12 degrees and stiff wind and even colder for the next 8-10 days. Fortunately, it happened in my driveway and not a mile down the road where I was bound for to clear a neighbors drive. It was also 11:30 at night.

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    Ouch! I've had lug nuts come loose before, but no wheels fall off.


    Sorry to say that you will probably need new lug bolts. The threads will probably be screwed up pretty badly.
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    Not a good feeling. Hope there isn't any damage to the tractor, other than broken wheel bolts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnH123 View Post
    Ouch! I've had lug nuts come loose before, but no wheels fall off.


    Sorry to say that you will probably need new lug bolts. The threads will probably be screwed up pretty badly.
    It may have also messed up the bolt whole threads inside the spacers.


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    Oh,,,, NUTS!!+

    I purchased new tires at Sears a couple decades ago,,
    they just finger installed the lug nuts,, I did not get 100 feet before I knew something was wrong,,,

    Luckily,, we found the entire dozen nuts that fell off,,,

    Boy was that store manager embarrassed,,
    on top of the fact that I had known him as a friend for 2 decades,,, ++++++++

    That was my LAST Sears auto service,,,, thank goodness Sams Club was there to take over,,,
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    Boy your heart is about sunk by now. Hope there is nothing more. Let us know how it turns out.
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    I assume you have already called the dealer??????

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    The good news, if there is any, is that the spacers threads are likely damaged, instead of the axle flange threads. The wheel spacer can be replaced easily and you can wait for new spacers and run without them. Axle replacement isn't a terrible job, but it's a lot bigger than simply replacing the wheel spacer.

    That is assuming the wheel came off the spacer and not that the spacer is bolted to the inside of the wheel. It almost looks like there are bolts in the wheel still. Is that the case? If so, it would seem the spacer came off the axle, which likely means a bigger repair and more down time.

    If the wheel did come off the spacer, then I would remove the wheel spacers and go without them until you can get a new one.

    The more I think about this, the more I have a sinking feeling that the wheel spacer is bolted to the inside of the wheel which came off. It would make sense that he forgot to tighten the spacer onto the hub and then tightened the wheel onto the spacer. I hope that's not the case, but I bet it is.............

    Please let us know and provide any other pictures you can......If it is off the spacer, a floor jack under the rear of the tractor and jack it up and reinstall the wheel if the axle flange is OK, just make sure to use the right tapered wheel bolts........

    Now that I think about it, I wonder if he put the wheel studs on the spacer and the spacer mounting hardware out on the wheel? Some of the spacers use a different taper and that would explain the loosening if it was done that way.......It goes without saying, but I am saying it anyways, carefully check the right side as well........

    That' why I like to do all of this stuff myself.....So I know it's done right. Sad to say................

    The tractor isn't leaking any fuel is it? The tank is right up in that area where the wheel is laying inside the wheel well.......Stuff like this really sucks.......

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    The absolute best news is that you’re safe! The tractor can be fixed and if it couldn’t be they make new ones every day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishbait View Post
    Almost done with clearing the 8" snow we got Christmas Day when I suddenly got a sinking feeling. The left rear wheel had fallen off the tractor!

    Could be due to my dealer not torquing the bolts when he installed the 2" wheel spacers. I put 4 hours on the tractor since install of the spacers and had planned to retorque the lug bolts after finishing storm clean up.

    Anyway, I'm dead in the water with high temps today of 12 degrees and stiff wind and even colder for the next 8-10 days. Fortunately, it happened in my driveway and not a mile down the road where I was bound for to clear a neighbors drive. It was also 11:30 at night.
    Damn!!
    That's a big deal, could have been a dangerous deal also.
    I would definitely have a long talk with the dealer, shouldn't have happened.
    Hope there's no damage except for a need of new lug bolts.
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