Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Gold Member deputyrpa's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    362
    Location
    Fort Ann, NY
    Tractor
    2006 Massey Ferguson 3635 Cab

    Default Lame as a Lug Nut

    So in between downpours, I dash off in the Kioti to borrow forks from my buddy about 2 miles away so I could get my wife that round bale she always wanted. On my way back on the paved road to get to my lower field to fetch a round bale, I noticed some rear wheel wobble while tooling along in road gear. I looked the tire wobble and thought, "geez that sucks" and proceeded through the field, up to the house, and I dropped off the bale by the garden. Since it was so sloppy, and I plastered the Kioti with clay and such, I decided to give it a good rinse why the clay was still wet. It is then when I noticed one lug missing and the remainder of them really loose. The nuts did not loosen - rather the bolts backed out of the flange! The wheel holes were worn larger, and the steel is all cracked.

    I religiously check the wheel lugs, and the bolts have red loc-tite on them. That's why I though nothing much of it, other than I may have bent the rim during some serious ground engagement. I had done that to my Jinma. I'm surprised, but glad that it didn't come off at 16mph! Looks like I'll be ordering a new wheel center and a set of lug bolts.....
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails -rim-job3-jpg   -rim-job2-jpg   -rim-job1-jpg  
    2006 Massey Ferguson 3635 Cab w/DL260 loader, Ford 917 Flail, 6'KK box blade, Leinbach auger
    NH 479 haybine and NH Super Hayliner 68 baler
    1975 Mitsubishi MS-070B excavator with dozer blade
    1984 IH S1824 4x4 5-ton dump truck w/9' plow
    1980 Bolens HT20D, hydro, 20hp Wisconsin (Ducati) diesel, 54" shaft drive deck
    1968 Ford 120 Hydro, 12HP Kohler K301, two 42" magnesium decks & cigarette lighter

  2. #2
    Gold Member o2batsea's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    435
    Location
    Maryland
    Tractor
    Kioti DK45C 2005

    Default Re: Lame as a Lug Nut

    "I could get my wife that round bale she always wanted."

    My wife seems OK with plain old Frosted Mini Wheats. (crickets)

    That's one effed up wheel. I'd complain bitterly to Mr Kioti since it should still be under warranty.

  3. #3
    Gold Member deputyrpa's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    362
    Location
    Fort Ann, NY
    Tractor
    2006 Massey Ferguson 3635 Cab

    Default Re: Lame as a Lug Nut

    Quote Originally Posted by o2batsea View Post
    "I could get my wife that round bale she always wanted."

    My wife seems OK with plain old Frosted Mini Wheats. (crickets)

    That's one effed up wheel. I'd complain bitterly to Mr Kioti since it should still be under warranty.
    LMAO!!!! Now that's funny!! My gut hurts!!!

    I don't know about the warranty thing for lug bolts et al. Sure, I tightened them down but good, but I will always take responsibility for things like that. If my dealer, to whom I explained the series of events, offers coverage, I won't refuse. However, I do not feel that he should feel obligated to.

    BTW - my wife found the missing lug bolt, with nut firmly attached, in the driveway in front of her Jeep ( ~50 feet from where I parked the DK). I'm not certain, but she may have been looking for worms after the rain......
    2006 Massey Ferguson 3635 Cab w/DL260 loader, Ford 917 Flail, 6'KK box blade, Leinbach auger
    NH 479 haybine and NH Super Hayliner 68 baler
    1975 Mitsubishi MS-070B excavator with dozer blade
    1984 IH S1824 4x4 5-ton dump truck w/9' plow
    1980 Bolens HT20D, hydro, 20hp Wisconsin (Ducati) diesel, 54" shaft drive deck
    1968 Ford 120 Hydro, 12HP Kohler K301, two 42" magnesium decks & cigarette lighter

  4. #4
    Silver Member ERE's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    182
    Location
    Northern VA
    Tractor
    Kioti CK25 HST

    Default Re: Lame as a Lug Nut

    Glad you didn't get hurt. A new wheel is bad, but it could have been worse.

    I had that happen on my old Japanese Tractor. It was a very near miss for me also since that tractor didn't have a ROPS. Ever since then, I back the tractor out, and while it is warming up, I do a walk around inspection. Found a pin that had come out of my loader bucket during one of my first walk arounds, but have never found loose lug nuts again.
    Kioti CK-25 HST, Kubota ZD326, air blast sprayer, 5' Woods mower, 5' boxblade, 6' scraper, PHD, Markham tooth-bar. 10 acres of pasture, woods, and vineyard

  5. #5
    Super Star Member IslandTractor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    15,472
    Location
    Prudence Island, RI
    Tractor
    2007 Kioti DK40se HST, Woods BH

    Default Re: Lame as a Lug Nut

    That sucks. Glad nothing bad happened. Are you tires loaded? I imagine it will be a bit of a PITA to get the wheel/tire changed as you won't have the tractor to load it into you truck (though if you blocked the rear axle out in the drive way you could remove the tire, roll the tire onto the forks/bucket then lift and drive the truck under the loader).

    I have honestly never checked the lugs on my wheels. I'll have to add that to my walk around list.

  6. #6
    Gold Member deputyrpa's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    362
    Location
    Fort Ann, NY
    Tractor
    2006 Massey Ferguson 3635 Cab

    Default Re: Lame as a Lug Nut

    Thanks fellas. Yes, the tires are loaded, but I can swap the dish out with a new one with the tire resting upright. No big deal.

    I guess when you think about it, there is significant failure potential accrual in two, 2-mile round trips at breakneck tractor velocity.
    2006 Massey Ferguson 3635 Cab w/DL260 loader, Ford 917 Flail, 6'KK box blade, Leinbach auger
    NH 479 haybine and NH Super Hayliner 68 baler
    1975 Mitsubishi MS-070B excavator with dozer blade
    1984 IH S1824 4x4 5-ton dump truck w/9' plow
    1980 Bolens HT20D, hydro, 20hp Wisconsin (Ducati) diesel, 54" shaft drive deck
    1968 Ford 120 Hydro, 12HP Kohler K301, two 42" magnesium decks & cigarette lighter

  7. #7
    Super Star Member IslandTractor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    15,472
    Location
    Prudence Island, RI
    Tractor
    2007 Kioti DK40se HST, Woods BH

    Default Re: Lame as a Lug Nut

    Quote Originally Posted by deputyrpa View Post

    I guess when you think about it, there is significant failure potential accrual in two, 2-mile round trips at breakneck tractor velocity.
    Yeah, we've heard the reports of you patching out and popping wheelies with your DK. Don't try to pretend you are just a little old lady driving your tractor to church on Sundays.


  8. #8
    Gold Member deputyrpa's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    362
    Location
    Fort Ann, NY
    Tractor
    2006 Massey Ferguson 3635 Cab

    Default Re: Lame as a Lug Nut

    Quote Originally Posted by IslandTractor View Post
    Yeah, we've heard the reports of you patching out and popping wheelies with your DK. Don't try to pretend you are just a little old lady driving your tractor to church on Sundays.

    I use it as if it were my mother-in-law's......

    It'll take less abuse now since I am about to take possession of a 1975 Mitsubishi (Cat) MS070-2 15,000# excavator with blade. It looks like it went through WWII, but it runs and operates like a watch. Some tin work and a rattlecan of paint, and it'll be less disgusting. Can't argue with $4k.
    2006 Massey Ferguson 3635 Cab w/DL260 loader, Ford 917 Flail, 6'KK box blade, Leinbach auger
    NH 479 haybine and NH Super Hayliner 68 baler
    1975 Mitsubishi MS-070B excavator with dozer blade
    1984 IH S1824 4x4 5-ton dump truck w/9' plow
    1980 Bolens HT20D, hydro, 20hp Wisconsin (Ducati) diesel, 54" shaft drive deck
    1968 Ford 120 Hydro, 12HP Kohler K301, two 42" magnesium decks & cigarette lighter

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2014 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.