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Old 04-10-2013, 03:46 AM   #1
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Repacking Wheel Bearings on 3 axle

Just wanting some info on how to get the tires of the ground. I dont have a jack big enough to lift the tire off the ground. I guess I need to go get a 20 ton bottle jack from Walmart.

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Old 04-10-2013, 04:25 AM   #2
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Not sure how your axles are setup, but if they're using equalizers make sure to jack from the axle itself and not the chassis.. and if you do jack on the chassis make sure to only lift one side at a time - if the springs flip the equalizers upside down its a real pain in the arse to get them returned to the correct position unless you take the springs loose.

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Old 04-30-2013, 09:38 AM   #3
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I use two bottle jacks, one just in front of the first axle on the frame and one just aft of the third axle and have a helper so that both can be jacked at approximately the same speed. I have to jack it up every year to grease the wet bolts and this has worked well for us. Good luck.
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Old 05-11-2013, 12:06 PM   #4
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Just repacked all 6 of mine, one at a time. 12 or 20 ton bottle jack(s) on the axle as close to the backside of the tire as you can get. Again, one at a time.
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