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beamer

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Thanks to everyone that helped me with my question on how to put a tire on a rim. I bought a "mini-tire changer" tool from Harbor Freight about $38.00. It took me litterally about 60 seconds per tire to install - not including filling with air. It didnt scratch my rims either (relief since I just painted them). The ease of this tool made it well worth the purchase, especially since I have so many things with small tires. The tool works only on 4"-12" rims. I used a small amount of Armor-All to lubricate since it is waterbased. That way it made the tires look good and didnt need cleaning when I was done. Mike

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SmilinSam
I bought one of those harbor freight tire changers too. At first I was quite pleased with it too. But it did not take long for the rubber protector to wear through. I also have trouble with the rod bending. Lastly, the one I got was cast so poorly that it slips and wobbles all over while you are trying to work with it. I think I will get the welder out one of these days and make a copy out of heavy steel, like the stand I have it currently mounted to. Personally, I thing they ought to leave all that good Chineese stuff in China. I prefer the American made tools-if you can find anyone that makes them these days. God help us if they start making garden tractors! Sam

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TomF
Well, mine appears to be good enough for my level of usage. Compared to what a decent garage would charge to do the work -$15 a tire, with the only gaurantee is that they will scrape up your wheels - its already paid for itself. What do you mean IF the Chineese decide to make tractors? Beamer

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powermax_paul
The Chinese (or Taiwan or something like that)are making tractors and selling them to Northern Tools & Equipment. Check out their latest catalog. At least the attachments are American made. I know the Backhoe is a Great Bend made in Iowa. Paul

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