How to Change the Front Tire on a Troy-Bilt Riding Lawnmower

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Troy-Bilt riding lawn mowers are known to be well-made. They cut well, and they are easy to use, all at a lower price than other brands' lawn mowers. If you have one, you will want to know about Troy-Bilt tire removal and replacement because like any other riding lawn mower, these have tires that need to be changed from time to time.

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Troy-Bilt Tire Removal

It is best to go right to the source for information involving the disassembly of your power equipment. Fortunately, the Troy-Bilt website provides the steps you will have to complete for this job. Troy-Bilt Pony front wheel replacement is essentially the same as removing tires from its other models. Before you start, make sure that the mower is turned off and cooled down. It is also wise to wear protective gloves while doing this.

To remove a Troy-Bilt Pony riding mower front tire, first elevate and support the riding mower with a hydraulic jack and blocks. Disassemble the cotter pin and washer and you should be able to easily slide the tire and its rim off the axle. If the tire has a hubcap, you will also need to remove that.

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Take a flat-edged tool, like a screwdriver, and pry up the hubcap's outer edge. Do this slowly and carefully, as these hubcaps are secured in place with molded internal extrusions. These snap on over large, round, flat washers. If you are too aggressive, that internal extrusion could get damaged. If you are dealing with a rear wheel, these can be removed in the same way.

Replacing Troy-Bilt Riding Mower Tires

You can look online to see what type of replacement tires you need to buy for your lawn mower. Then, you can order them online or pick them up at a local dealer. Troy-Bilt tires generally measure 15 by 6 inches, but they are not necessarily universal. If you like, write down the mower's model number and take it to the dealer. It can point you in the right direction.

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When you have your new tire, slide it onto the axle. You can now tighten it with a wrench. Be sure to check carefully to ensure that it is good and secure before attempting to use the mower again.

Should I Get a Riding Lawn Mower?

Riding lawn mowers do not come cheap, but they are less expensive than paying a lawn service to do the work if you spread out the cost over time. It can take some time to get used to a riding mower, but once you get the hang of it, it's quite easy. Beginners should take it slow and keep the mower in low gear for better control. This also makes it easy to maneuver around trees and other obstacles.

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The mower's steering wheel is used just like if you were driving a car. To stop the mower, the clutch and brake need to be engaged at the same time. There will be a blade engagement button to lower the blades, and once you do this, you can start riding and mowing. Be sure to keep the mower clean and well maintained and you should be good to go.

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