This come under the title, "No good deed goes unpunished"
I told "the Kid" he could have one of my trators after July1 for his hobby farm. I'm "loaning" him the Ford 3600. The rear wheels on this tractor can't take wheel weights that he'll need for the snowblower.
So, i said take the wheels and speed rims off the Ford 2000. We proceeded to change tires and then I realized the speed rim adaptor has never been off the tractor in the thirty years I've owned it. One adaptor came right off. The other one, every single stud bolt stripped the threads.
So, I took the axle and brake assmebly out of the tractor. I have to pull the wheel brearing off to get the axle out to change studs. I just made a special wrench to undo the 2.75" locknut and then a 25" long extension for my three jaw bearing puller. It won't budge that bearing. I just gave up for the day. Any suggestions? This is put together just like any large truck. All tractors made the same for that matter.
Man, am I sorry I thought to make it easy for "the Kid" snowblowing. This is his second tractor from me, he inherited the little backhoe a few weeks ago.