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Repair a Cracked Tractor Wheel

If you have a cracked tractor wheel, it is important to address the issue promptly to prevent further damage and potential safety hazards.


Here are some steps you can take...

  • Remove the tire from the wheel to inspect the extent of the damage.

  • Groove the cracks and go past the end of the crack.

  • Weld the cracked area and grind it back smooth if you are not going to put a tube in.  


If the crack is small, it may be possible to weld it and return the wheel to service.  If the crack is severe or the wheel is badly damaged, it may be necessary to replace the wheel.


If a replacement wheel is not available, you may need to consider other options such as having a new wheel custom-made or finding a used wheel.


It is important to note that cracked tires can also be a safety hazard and should be inspected regularly.  Tires can crack due to age, exposure to UV light, and other factors. 

If you notice cracks in your tires, it is important to have them inspected by a professional to determine if they need to be replaced.


If you driving with a cracked wheel... there are several risks.


Using a tractor with a cracked wheel can pose several risks, including...

  • Safety hazards:  A cracked wheel can cause the tire to blow out, leading to loss of control and potential accidents.

  • Further damage:  Continued use of a tractor with a cracked wheel can cause further damage to the wheel and other parts of the tractor.

  • Liability:  If the repair is not done properly and there is equipment damage or injury, the operator may be held liable.


It is important to address a cracked wheel promptly to prevent these risks.  Welding may be a possible solution for small cracks, but it is important to have the repair done by a professional to ensure safety and prevent liability issues. 


If the crack is severe or the wheel is badly damaged, it may be necessary to replace the wheel.


Here are some signs that may indicate a cracked tractor wheel...

  • Visible cracks:  Look for visible cracks on the wheel itself, particularly around the lugs or bolt holes.

  • Unusual vibrations:  A cracked wheel can cause the tractor to vibrate or shake more than usual.

  • Uneven tire wear:  If the wheel is cracked, it can cause the tire to wear unevenly.

  • Loss of air pressure:  A cracked wheel can cause the tire to lose air pressure more quickly than usual.


If you notice any of these signs, it is important to inspect the wheel and tire to determine the cause of the issue.  If a crack is found, it is important to address the issue promptly to prevent further damage and potential safety hazards.


If you need any further help or have any questions about service, tractors, implements, or anything else equipment-related, please contact your dealer, local mechanic, or call us at 602-734-9944.  Please ask about our current new and used tractor supply.


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