The steering system on your tractor is much like the system used on cars of the time. To repair your steering wheel, it must first be pulled from the steering shaft. 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. Loosen the center acorn nut that attaches the steering wheel to the steering shaft with an adjustable wrench in a counterclockwise direction. Do not remove the nut completely.
2. Apply the center hub around the steering shaft liberally with penetrating oil and allow it work in for a couple of hours before proceeding.
3. Put a three jaw gear puller over the spoke of the steering wheel. Set a hex nut in between the top of the steering wheel’s acorn nut and the bottom of puller’s threaded shaft to avoid damage to the acorn nut.
4. Place an adjustable wrench over the nut on top of the puller’s threaded shaft and turn it in a clockwise direction until the steering wheel loosens from the steering shaft.
5. Take away the puller from the steering wheel. Finish taking away the center acorn nut and pull the steering wheel straight up and off of the steering shaft.