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newcombdh

Tire Repair

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newcombdh
I guess I should have ask this question on this forum instead of the technical one, see how new I am at this? Anyway, what is the best way to break the front tire and get to the tube. I think this has been on the tractor since it was new. I finally got one side broke, but after much pushing and pounding with the tire tools I have the other side still does not budge. Can a tire place (35 miles away) work on these small tires?? Thanks for your help. Duane

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john-holcomb
I made mine by using a 3/4" x 6 bolt welded threads up on a heavy steel plate. I drop on a large flat plate washer, pipe spacer, second washer and then a nut to secure the wheel. I then have a large splitter fork from the auto store with a chunk of flat bar welded on at 90 degrees. Just push down and the bead is broken. The center post also then works to pull a bar around to demount and remount the tire. I think the mini tire changer would be much nicer but I needed something in a hurry one day and now that I have this made from parts around the shop and it works so good I most likley won't buy the tire changer. jw

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stevenj
Are these small tire changers equally good at mounting the tires. I struggles with some 8" front tires yesterday and was not successfull at getting the second tire bead onto the tire.

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comet66
This has come up before. I like my tire changer for ease of operation. http://www.simpletractors.com/club2/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=67287 http://www.simpletractors.com/club2/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=68786&SearchTerms=tire+changer

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HubbardRA
I have one of the larger manual tire changers from Homier Tools. It is easy to break the beads loose on the small wheels. For mounting and dismounting the tires, I just use large screwdrivers, soap for lubrication, and a small hammer to aid in the re-mounting process. I can tell you that these little tires are much easier to deal with than radial automobile tires. I just did one for one of my trailers. I had to cut the bead to get the tire off the rim. Didn't have much trouble putting the new tire on the wheel.

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