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Valve Stem Extensions

Discussion in 'Skid Steers' started by sims, Sep 14, 2018 at 12:54 PM.

  1. sims

    sims Well-Known Member

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    I have an 1845C and it has a combination of wheels with the valve stems on the inside and on the outside of the wheels. The only way I can fill/check the tires on the inside valve stems is to remove the wheel.

    I was wondering if anyone has had any luck running valve stem extensions on their skid steer? I was thinking about getting a right angle extension and tucking it close to the rim so it wouldn't foul up on brush and sticks. Any suggestions?? Thanks.

    SimS
     
  2. phil314

    phil314 Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like you've got the wrong rims on your machine. Having them on the inside is just plain wrong.
    If it was me, I'd find a pair of correct used rims and swap the tires over.
    Or I'd take the rim off, weld up the old stem hole, and drill a new one on the outside, then hose it down with some power tan.

    I run valve extensions on my inside dually wheels. It's the only way to get to them.
    It works but it still is a pain to check/fill them.
     
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  3. sims

    sims Well-Known Member

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    Phil,
    DOH! You make too much sense!! I guess I was over thinking the problem/solution. You're correct in that this old beast has two different types of rims . Next time I get a flat I'll convert /drill them out. Thanks.
    SimS
     
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    Maybe someone has the wheels turned around or maybe you can just turn the wheels around? (If they are the type you can do that with)
     
  5. Rob Gunn

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    If you do turn the rims around and have the tires off anyway, I would weld some stem protectors on. I just used a 2" length of 2x2 square steel tubing. I have done this on all of the 4 bobcats that I have had and it really helps. Especially when your bushing brush and have limps hitting the cab and tires.
     
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    Definitely do what Rob Gunn said
     
  7. hosspuller

    hosspuller Senior Member

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    Take the tires off before welding … See the thread welding on rims.
     
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  8. sims

    sims Well-Known Member

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    10-4 on the welding a mounted tire. No bueno. I have been converting all my flat tubeless tires to tubes. So I will completely dismount the tire. Thanks.
    SimS
     
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    You dont have to weld up the other holes they make plugs or just leave the old stems. Unless you are doing somethig real bad dont worry about stem potecters i have worked in a tire shop and its not a big deal.
     
  11. Bumpsteer

    Bumpsteer Senior Member

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    Weld on a pipe nipple then you can put a cap on it, 100% protected.

    Ed