I'm thankful to all here for the tips and advice, I'm going to go ahead and try welding a 2" collar just to see what this little lincoln welder can do. If I see it don't weld at all, will consider another wheel . Was planning on putting a 3/4" plywood to stick out a foot and a half for stability when cranking down on the loader handle. No one here has given any bad tips. When it rains here all I have is time anyways..trial and error takes time. LOL... You guys on here are great and I really appreciate all the input. If it works I'll post a pic . Can always use new ideas.