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I've heard parking a vehicle for an extended period can cause issues with tyres. My 490's been in mothballs for about a year.

One thing I have noticed is a wheel cannot be rotated manually (for now). Suspect a spot of surface rust or pads. 

Hit me with your thoughts. 

(No need to tell me to change my habits and get it on the dirt more often)

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Hi Dave

First things first - why isn't your wheel rotating?

Pads seized against drum!
Mud and crap not washed away properly or washed between pads and drums prior to storage!
Electromagnets have failed (prior to storage) and are still in activated position!

Is it even your brakes? Could it be the bearing has gone? Do you have it serviced regularly?

Easiest to pull apart and have a look - don't try to force it before you have had a look.

With the tyres getting flat spots, this can start to happen after six months. According to my tyre guy they can be retrieved.

Inflate to max pressure and drive steadily until they warm up - drive for 200 - 250 kms and problem should go away. Decrease the tyre pressure back to normal operating pressure. Given yours has only been sitting for a year, they may not be that bad.

Not all solutions, just some thoughts

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Thanks Anthony for your input. Distracted with other priorities at the moment, will look at those things first up when I can get back to it.

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Turned out to be pads trying to attach themselves to the drum. A bit of jiggling and they let go.
As you suggested, just a bit mud/crap from the last trip.

Discovered a couple of stone cuts on the inside tyre wall so will replace them all. 

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