B1700 Rear wheel removal nightmares

Be_The_1700

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B1700
Jul 5, 2022
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I recently had three weekends of fun trying to remove wheels on B1700. The hub design has a big pin that was removed, but then the wheel would not slide off. Tried everything including heating the hub, banging, even made a tool, and nothing.

As far as the wheel lug nuts the studs spun on me. I was able to get onto the bag and hold all but one with Vice grips. Third had bound up threads. Had to cut off the nut with cutoff wheel. Not easy to get in there.

Moral of the story/ recommendations:

  1. Kubota, please change your design
  2. Use never-seize on threads
  3. pull off wheels and grease the hub to axle interface before it rusts on there. Do this when you have no issues. (Sounds dumb, I know, but couldsave you the nightmares I had.
 
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DaveD

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B1700 HST 1996, LP grading scraper & box scraper, Bush Hog SQ60 & aerator
Jun 30, 2021
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Central Virginia
I presume you removed the two wedges in the wheel hubs, labeled 120 in the parts diagram below, after removing the pin (160) and the bolt and nut (130 and 150)? If the wedges are frozen with rust they may hold the hub tightly.

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