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Don’t take chances when removing duals

While duals are useful to improve traction and reduce soil compaction, removing them when not needed reduces tire wear and enhances manoeuvrability. But removing duals can be hazardous and people have been crushed by falling wheels or suffered strains and sprains.

Removing duals is a two-person job and the tractor should be in a flat area, the keys removed from the ignition, and both front wheels and the dolly should be blocked.

Work gloves and safety footwear are mandatory while removing duals, and hearing protection and safety goggles are also mandatory when using an impact wrench.

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