When you're restoring or repairing old tractors, you have to contend with years of built up rust and wear and tear. Sometimes just removing the parts to restore or repair the tractor is a job in and of itself. Finding and using the right tools for the job can make all the difference. In this article, you'll learn how to remove a steering wheel from a tractor.
1.Assemble the items needed. These are listed below under "Things You'll Need". Park the tractor somewhere safe and ensure that it is completely turned off and it is sitting where it cannot move.
2.Slacken the centre nut first by backing it off by a few turns but leaving it in place. This will prevent the steering wheel jumping from the shaft if it releases suddenly. Place the puller on the steering wheel. To avoid damaging the centering tip of the puller, place a few washers under the screw. This gives it a firm, well-balanced grip. Once the steering wheel has moved, the retaining centre nut should be removed.
3.Insert the ratchet as shown in the image. Apply just the minimum amount of force to the ratchet while the puller is firmly seated. You will note that this begins to break the steering wheel free.
4.Remove the wheel. The steering wheel comes off with no damage. Perform any maintenance tasks required and either restore the wheel or replace it.