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Destroyed my Rear wheel trying to take it off!

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What a Weekend! Took a few days off to work on all my Mowers and general house work and had nothing but issues.

Work bugged me everyday but today and then I ended up destroying a rear wheel on my newly acquired Lawn boy re8e (gilson) I Bought 4 all new tires for it and tried to get them on yesterday.

Ended up having to sawzall the wheel rim off and them slicing the hub length ways. Even with it half cut apart it still fought me. Nothing worked Heat... Kroil...You name it.

It was as if someone used a rocksalt slurry as a lubricant when they slide the wheel on!
the other side just slide right off with not even a hesitation.

Now the search is on for what looks like a unobtainable rear wheel..

Only shining light from the whole weekend was the El cheapo Harbor freight mini tire changer. Great little tool.


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I will for sure get exact dimensions tonight. I cant seem to find one anywhere. It's a 3/4" bore with a 3/16 key. The front hub only sticks out about a inch. The rear of the hub sticks out 3" but even if I found one shorter on the back side, I'd just use a locking collar to stop it. It has a 16x6.50-8 tire on it so it cannot be a super wide wheel.
I'll pull the other and get exact dimensions tonight including inside wheel width.
I didnt forget about you elevenhom. I came down with a gout attack that has kept me from going up and down the stairs. I plan on getting hub lengths here tonight or so.
2 1/4 back offset, no front
That one would probably work.
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