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How to Remove a Tire From the Simplicity Riding Lawn Mower

Updated February 21, 2017

A flat tire on your Simplicity riding lawnmower can really slow down your productivity while mowing. Removing the tire and getting it fixed as soon as possible is crucial so you can get back to mowing. Simplicity riding front and rear mower tires are attached differently to the riders axles, so you must properly remove them so you don't damage them for later reinstallation.

Slide the automotive jack under the side of the Simplicity riding mower rear axle that has a flat tire. Jack up the axle 3 to 4 inches.

Pull the cottar pin out of the rear axle with the needle nosed pliers.

Fit the proper sized socket on the four bolts holding the rear rim to the axle and unscrew them.

Pull the rear wheel off.

Slide the automotive jack under the side of the Simplicity riding mower front axle that has a flat tire. Jack up the axle 3 to 4 inches.

Pry the grease cup off the centre of the front wheel with the flathead screwdriver.

Unscrew the collar holding the wheel onto the axle with the Allen wrench. Slide the collar off the axle.

Pull the wheel off the front axle of the rider.

Things You'll Need

  • Automotive jack
  • Needle nosed pliers
  • Flathead screwdriver
  • Allen wrench
  • Socket wrench and socket set
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About the Author

Mark O'Brien started his professional writing career in 2000 at the "Newman Grove Reporter" newspaper. He was an English tutor while in school and earned an Associate of Arts in English from Northeast Community College. O'Brien indulges his mechanical side by fixing mowers part-time.