How heavy is the rear wheel without any fluid in the tyre? I want to do some preventive maintenance on the wheel as far as rust and paint. I thought I would be able to do some sand blasting using one of those small hand held units and then prime and paint by just moving the tractor and rotating the wheel. However, a friend thought that was not a good idea and that I should remove the wheel. I am unsure that I could handle the wheel alone and don't want to get hurt if the wheel pushed me over and landed on top of me.
Dad replaced the bands (if that is what they are called) and used the hub/centre of the old wheels. The wheels need the rust removed and painted. I let the Old Girl go down after Mum died; I got depressed, and I want to correct the harm I did by neglecting her.