Fitting Mower Wheel

Worn out wheels is common, as the tires lose grip the self drive becomes less efficient, which means more pushing. Do yourself and your mower a favor, go ahead and replace worn out wheels.

This video walks you through the whole process step by step.

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You’ll find useful resources on this page, tips, links to tools, parts and supplies required to complete your repair.

Fitting a mower wheel is easy, it’s a 5 to 10 minute job, but wow what a difference new rubber makes.

Your worn out mower tires are losing a ton of traction and your leg muscles have to make up the difference. So if your mower tires are bald go ahead and replace them, you’ll be glad you did.

Before working on your mower be sure to remove the plug wire to prevent accidental starting, see “Repair Safety Video”.

Tools & Parts

To nail this procedure you may need the following tools, parts and supplies.


WD40

This is the first tool on the list for good reason, WD solves a ton of problems. I won't work without it, because I can't. Picture links to Amazon.com

Ratchet Tool Set

Before we can do anything, we'll need tools. I've selected this set as I own some Craftsman tools and while I have worn some out, they did do a lot of work. So I expect this set will last the occasional user quite a long time.

This set carries both metric and standard sockets and that's important, because some mowers will have both type of fastener sizes. Set includes spark plug sockets. Picture links to Amazon.com


Honda Wheels

Set of four genuine Honda wheels, easy to fit and offer improved traction to worn rear drive wheels. Picture links to Amazon.com

Drill/Screw Gun

I use a Dewalt screw gun (also a drill) in the workshop to speed up the process of removing engine covers, carburetor bolts, Armature bolts etc. It's a brushless motor and as tough as nails, I driven over it a few times - still works great! Batteries are interchangeable and so if you have a Dewalt product already you won't need the battery. Picture links to Amazon.com

Wire brush kit

Stainless for heavy duty and brass for and brass wire brush kit for heavy duty and finer applications like electrical connections and softer metals. Picture links to Amazon.com
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John Cunningham is an Automotive Technician and writer on Lawnmowerfixed.com. I've been a mechanic for over twenty years, I use my knowledge and experience to write "How to" articles that help fellow gear-heads with all aspects of mechanical repairs, from lawn mowers to classic cars.