Spinning Lug nut and stud

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by AkRowdyA78, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. AkRowdyA78

    AkRowdyA78 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 259

    Today, I wanted to take the wheels off my trailer but ran into a dilemma on one wheel. 4 Lug nuts came off okay, the other lug nut just keeps spinning along with it's stud. My question is how do I remove it. My friend said just to torch it off, but seeing that I don't have access to a torch, I can't do it unless I want to take it to a shop. I thought about cutting the nut off with an angle grinder then take a nail punch and hit the stud through the other side, but I wasn't sure if that would damage it even more. Is it worth messing with, or should I take it to someone who can torch it? Thanks Andy.
  2. dstifel

    dstifel LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 928

    Can't grab the stud with a pair of vice grips can you?
  3. ecurbthims

    ecurbthims LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 493

    the angle grinder will work .
  4. AkRowdyA78

    AkRowdyA78 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 259

    I dont have a big enough open ended wrench (13/16) to loosen the nut to hold it with the vice grips.... Might have to make a trip to the tool store.
  5. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 19,646

    Sometime you can break them off with a sldge hammer
  6. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Knoxville, Tn
    Messages: 4,811

    Have heard of people stealing tires and wheels by breaking the nut and bolt off using a 4 way lug nut wrench.
  7. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 6,309

    This is no joke! I've seen a trailer with it done
  8. Monroe74

    Monroe74 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 322

    Have you taken the drum off already? If you take the axle bearing off it should come off with the wheel and exposing the back of the drum so you can grind the stud off.
  9. weaver

    weaver LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,393

    That's what i would do also...
  10. jones68

    jones68 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 453

    agreed.. pull the drum grind it off get a new one. had to do this on my trailer back in july

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