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    Default Grader wheel hub removal

    I need to rework the brakes on my Galion 104. It has two-wheel brakes so I only need to remove two of the wheel hubs. I have the locking center nut off and have tried to remove the hubs off the tapered axle shaft with absolutely no luck. I've tried to use a hydraulic jack but the distance is too close between the frame and the lip on the hub. A 12# sledge is not getting the job done either. Once I get them loose I can then back off the shoe adjusters to keep them from hanging up. Any suggestions on getting hubs off the axle shaft?

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    tear it apart and find somebody with a 100 ton press-

    also can use a small charge of dynamite-

    it will not come without a fight

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    Look at the area around the nut, there should be a few tapped holes for attaching a puller. If so you could fab a cross bar & use some hardened steel studs & the jack to force the hub off the shaft.
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    Id suggest keeping the nut on the axle shaft so it donít fly over to the other side of the shop when it brakes loose.
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    I borrowed a puller that looked like the one in the picture to pull the 212 hubs a few years ago. Tightened it up good and tight and then whacked it once with a 10 pound sledge and it popped them right off.
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    well if its like a cat 12 get 2 rosebuds one on each side with a puller and hang on when it goes.

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    unfortunately there are no threaded holes in the hub to attach a puller. Weld on pulling brackets?

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    Well you could drill N tap two holes in hub for a puller then heat hub with torch.

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