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Tool Talk

Discussion in 'General Industry Questions' started by Flat Thunder Channel, May 7, 2020.

  1. Spud_Monkey

    Spud_Monkey Senior Member

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    I wouldn't use a bead blaster or ether for the tires that small, a small ratchet strap or rope with a rod to tighten the rope wrapped around the tire tightened till it pushed the bead to the sidewall and air up.
     
  2. colson04

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    You have a picture of your setup?
     
  3. colson04

    colson04 Senior Member

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    I tried that today and the beads kept smushing inwards, away from the bead seat on the wheel. I said phoney, grabbed the ether and gave it a shot and lit with the torch. Worked great on both and was faster then putting the strap around it. Normally, small tires like that will seat easily without any persuasion, but these two tires didn't want to cooperate today.
     
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  4. colson04

    colson04 Senior Member

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    I crushed the rim on a lawn tractor trailer this past spring trying to pry off the bead to replace a tube. It was just a thin piece of stamped sheet metal and any side pressure crumpled it. I replaced both of those tires with a flat free wheel combo. Now I don't have to worry about that trailer.
     
  5. Flat Thunder Channel

    Flat Thunder Channel Senior Member

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    I think the flat free pneumatic style / looking tires are great replacements. I installed a few on my small generator last year.

    No more tiny tires popping off the bead!
     
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    Something I thought I would never buy because it was too expensive, but I now can’t live without is a Milwaukee cordless fluid transfer pump. Makes changing hydraulic fluid a breeze!