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    Default 1961 3010

    need to move rear wheels in more how is this done correctly

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    Default Re: 1961 3010

    Assuming you have rack and pinion axles. This can be very difficult if the wheels have not been moved for many years, but this is the procedure. Jack up the tractor and turn the axle until the "teeth" in axle are turned up. loosen the three large bolts(1 5/16" socket) about 6 or 8 turns, About an inch. Tighten the 2 smaller bolts(1 1/16" socket) to push in the wedge to loosen. After the wedge is loose, then turn the pinion shaft(the other 1 1/16 bolt) to roll the wheel in or out. The problem is that all the bolts and wedges tend to get very tight after not getting moved for 40 or 50 years.

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    Default Re: 1961 3010

    IIRC JD only offered rack & pinion rear wheels on a 3010. To add to what JD110 stated JD factory service managers recommended hitting end of axle with a sledge hammer to help loosen the wedges. On another tractor site I've seen a poster state that he fabricated a heavy piece of pipe cutout on one end to just touch the one wedge,slid on axle and hit with sledge hammer.

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    Default Re: 1961 3010

    info from both u guys came in very handy had to use the sledge on both side lots of rust but in the end they moved in. Have been mowing like crazy for the last 4 or 5 day i love this tractor. Used a little massy 35 last year done the job but a lot slower.

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    Default Re: 1961 3010

    Keep an eye on the 4 bolts that secure the pto stub shaft on to tractor. If they get loose it can cause you major repairs.

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