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Rear tire won't budge!
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E in Alabama    Posted 09-09-2004 at 10:50:04       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Have no clue as to how to remove a flat rear tire off of an old craftsman lawn tractor. The tractor was a gift and came with no manual or special tools of any kind. I'm completely at a loss here... any advice would be sooooooooo darn appreciated!

Willy-N    Posted 09-09-2004 at 17:54:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
I would cut the old one off and slip the new one on, easy job to do. Use a Saws/All or Scroll Saw if you have to for most of it or a good sharp knife. Mark H.

mud    Posted 09-09-2004 at 12:05:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
i got mine off while still on the trractor. used two big screw drivers and a flat bar. gettin the new one on was just the reverese. used soapy dish soap to ease it over the bead.

Peanut    Posted 09-09-2004 at 10:58:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
My Crapsman rider has tubeless tires. When I have flats I plug them with a tire repair kit ($8 cheap at local auto store). I have never had to take my wheels off. Just fill with air, find the hole, and plug the hole. Just a thought if yours are tubeless too.

E in Alabama    Posted 09-09-2004 at 11:04:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thanks for responding and so fast! I would do that if the tire was any good.. but the tire is shot.. have a new one that I ordered from sears, but can't get the old one off. Arggggggggggg! Is there a way to remove old tire and put new tire on rim with out taking rim off tractor?

Thanks again!!!

Peanut    Posted 09-09-2004 at 11:20:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Here is how mine come off:
1) Gotta block the tractor up in the air
2) Remove axle cover
3) Remove retaining ring and washer
4) Rear wheels have a square key in them. Remove it and don't lose it cuz you need it.
5) Wheel should pull off axle

One thing you can do is go to Scroll all the way to the bottom and click on the "Parts" link. Enter in your model number and you should be able to get to the online manual for your rider. The manual should have instructions to remove the wheel.

On mine, almost the entire tractor (except the engine) is held together by clips and pins. They break easy but it also makes it really easy to work on.

E in Alabama    Posted 09-09-2004 at 11:39:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! Will try this asp, and go to! And I'm book marking this site! Thanks again!

E in Alabama

Bob/Ont    Posted 09-09-2004 at 17:29:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey E in Bama, there is a good parts place down your way for garden tractor parts. Think it's Western Auto. They have a catalogue on line. Now to get that tire of the bead, run it around flat as hard as you can and that should loosen it up a bit. One of those old fashioned bead breaker pinchers would be nice but they are all likely history now. Whatever you do don't mess up the rim where the bead seals.
Later Bob

toolman    Posted 09-09-2004 at 18:27:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
if your nice an light you don,t need to change it just keep mowin and don,t look back.

Rajah from Delhi    Posted 09-09-2004 at 18:32:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yes Mr. Toolman but what might happen if you should decide to engage the cutting blade while mowing the lawn?

toolman    Posted 09-09-2004 at 19:30:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
oh thats no problem rajah , just lift the deck on that side a little to compensate for the low tire, another thing you can do it just pretend it,s not flat, you know mind over matter, for that matter why even bother mowin the stupid lawn anyways it,ll just grow again, and you,ll have to go through the whole process over again.

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