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Wilkins servis supertwin mark two Wheels replacement
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Post# 1070392   5/2/2020 at 00:46 (1,056 days old) by Adam-aussie-vac (Canberra ACT)        

Does anybody know how to replace the wheels at the bottom of the machine? Has the wheels on mine have appear to have finally gone through

Post# 1070438 , Reply# 1   5/2/2020 at 08:33 (1,056 days old) by gizmo (Victoria, Australia)        

A photo would help.
Preferably show what the problem is - we might have answers to fix yours, rather than replace...

Post# 1070448 , Reply# 2   5/2/2020 at 10:29 (1,056 days old) by Adam-aussie-vac (Canberra ACT)        
Sure thing

The rubber is deteriorated and on one wheel there is no rubber in between the floor and the wheel housing thing, so that one is probably a little too far gone in picture three

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Post# 1070590 , Reply# 3   5/3/2020 at 07:28 (1,055 days old) by ozzie908 (Lincoln UK)        
I have a MK1 with similar wheels

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I have got spare wheels but getting the old ones off is a bitch but it can be done, I bought some spares on eBay the tyres were the same size but the fittings were not suitable so I removed the tyres and replaced the worn out ones.

You will have to drill the old rivets out and replace with new ones.

Good luck

Post# 1070598 , Reply# 4   5/3/2020 at 08:14 (1,055 days old) by Adam-aussie-vac (Canberra ACT)        
So Drilling out

The axle where the physical wheel mounts to or drilling out the post where the physical castor meets the frame of the twin tub?

Post# 1070607 , Reply# 5   5/3/2020 at 09:00 (1,055 days old) by ozzie908 (Lincoln UK)        
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You need to drill the rivets that run through the actual wheel it holds the wheel on the metal castor then you replace the wheel and if you cannot rivet them use a bolt and a locking nut and if too long cut them off with pliers..


Post# 1070625 , Reply# 6   5/3/2020 at 11:16 (1,055 days old) by Adam-aussie-vac (Canberra ACT)        
That doesn’t sound hard at all,

What diameter wheel would it be? One inch?

Post# 1070627 , Reply# 7   5/3/2020 at 11:35 (1,055 days old) by ozzie908 (Lincoln UK)        
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I think the best thing to do is remove one and measure it as I cannot recall at all what size they are ... Also it gives you chance to clean up the bearings in the castor and clean the grot off it. I found replacements on ebay and removed the rivets out the new one to enable me to put them on the machine .


Post# 1070720 , Reply# 8   5/3/2020 at 22:21 (1,054 days old) by gizmo (Victoria, Australia)        

Bunnings have a good selection of these wheels - I don't recall if they have the wheel alone or if you'd have to buy a castor and drill it out. I think they have the wheels...
the other place to contact is Fallshaw Castors in Sunshine, Vic. They are a long established company and might even have made your originals. If you send a good photo of yours they might have advice of how to remove your whole castor without damaging anything, and may even have a replacement. Maybe similar photos to your photo 1, but taken from a few angles. You might have to lay your machine on its back to get a good clear image. You would be trying to show the mounting as much as the wheel.
Good luck.


Post# 1070741 , Reply# 9   5/4/2020 at 03:39 (1,054 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Hi Adam, unless they are very different to our models those wheels should just pull out of the holder easily, all bar if rusted in, we always pull the wheels out when moving them on a van so they dont slide about.

As Chris (Gizmo) says have a look around , even your local DIY may have similar, but the best thing would be just to replace the rubber tyre etc ..

Post# 1070743 , Reply# 10   5/4/2020 at 04:27 (1,054 days old) by Adam-aussie-vac (Canberra ACT)        
“Pull out of the holder easily”

One that had the flat spot pulled out easily I didn’t try the other ones though

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