You have to be real careful hanging heavy wheels, especially loaded tires, on wheel studs as it will damage the threads also if you slide it on crooked or bind it while installing it. Many pieces of equipment use wheel bolts.......Are they harder to use Without the wheel alignment tool? Yes, which is why I mentioned it. Wouldn't you rather know now that be the next person asking how to repair the threads in the hub? Think of what you learned already that you didn't even ask about....Just watched a 10-year old YouTube video that showed a guy changing his tire. Makes sense after seeing it. So is there a reason JD went with no lug bolts? Costs I assume?