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Old 03-12-2021, 10:27 AM
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Been looking at the mini tire changer at Harbor Freight, watched some videos, etc. Does anyone have experience with this unit specifically will it work with the wide tires used on the supers? They say up to 12" rims, but the unit doesn't look big enough for the wide tires.
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Old 03-12-2021, 10:40 AM
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I have use one many times but always on the smaller front tires. I don't
think it will do you much good on the bigger rear tires. It is a bit
of a learning curve, lots of lube is you friend for sure, and a bit of muscle.

I have more then got my money out if it though. Pretty handy little tool.

Ken
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Old 03-12-2021, 09:34 PM
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I used mine to break the bead on a 26/12/12 from my Kubota. Worked fine for that but can’t say if it will change a tire that wide.
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Old 03-13-2021, 08:34 AM
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Thank you Ken and Adam. 26 12 12 is the same size as the super rears, no? Im going to go ahead and grab one next time I'm there, even if it wont to the rears, it'll take care of a lot of other equipment I have around here.
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I use the mini for front tires and the regular tire changer for the rear tires. If you have room for both that's the way to go.
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Old 03-15-2021, 11:02 AM
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I have the Northern tool equivalent at work. I have modified it some, after bending the factory threaded rod, I drilled and tapped to 5/8. As well as added some length to it for the bigger stuff. Mounted on some scrap stand I found.

I have a full size powered changer also. But this works well for front tires on zero turns.
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Old 10-19-2021, 07:41 PM
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Bought one, and it broke on the first try. If your tires are new and not stuck and rusted to the rim, then MAYBE. Otherwise to me, it was junk.
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I've had one for several years. I used it this week to fix a flat on my 1641.
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