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john deere 4255 widening the rear wheels.

Discussion in 'Agricultural Equipment' started by banditman, Aug 9, 2019.

  1. banditman

    banditman Member

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    Is there a way to widen the rear wheels on john deere 4255 without the special tool??? Looks like all it does is drag the wheel on the axle.
     
  2. terex herder

    terex herder Well-Known Member

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    I guess I'm not sure about a special tool? The wrench that used to come with the tractors was just a welded version of a box end wrench. All I've seen just have a pinion in the hub that engage the rack on the axle. The trick is getting the wedge loose to allow the hub to move. There are 3 or 5 bolts that tighten the wedge and two that push the wedge. Don't get to carried away with the pusher screws, they will break out the back of the wedge if you try to horse the wedge out. Make sure all securing bolts are well backed off and the removal bolts are tightened to about 200ft.lb. With that wheel off the ground, hit the end of the axle with a big sledge, 20# best. A couple of solid blows and the wheel usually comes loose.
     
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  3. banditman

    banditman Member

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    Think it can be done with the tires full of ballast??