those particular wheels are too large, but I have searched all over & tried a few wheels like these, none have been satisfactory.
Originally Posted by 914Wilhelm
I like this idea, I think I may try it...
Originally Posted by Astronowanabe
I am torn on mandrel vs bolting to faceplate...my mandrel plan was to thread into one face with something smaller than the bearing, but sizable....then bore out the first bearing cup which is almost 2" in diameter...at that point I should be able to chuck it from the inside to hold it to do the other...having picked the stock up today & noting its mass, I am now considering bolting it on...I am concerned about getting it bolted up...wrestling my chuck on and off is difficult due to lack of clearance for the bolts.
Originally Posted by fixerdave
yes & yes
Originally Posted by The Artful Bodger
I wanted to take this approach, my father(owner of tractor) wanted solid steel, and quite frankly I wasn't going to argue with getting some big hunks of steel to play with
Originally Posted by John Stevenson
the 5" is a 3 jaw, I have a 4" 4jaw as well...I really thought it would be no problem too, but when I tried, I got real close & the jaws dropped out.
Originally Posted by Carld
thanks again for all the help, its quite nice to hear from those with experience seeing how I have little.
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