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Old 04-17-2023, 03:11 PM
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Default Best Tire Bead Buster Ever – And You Probably Own One

Yep, this the best garden tractor tire bead buster ever and you or one of your neighbors already have one. Check out the picture, it’s a trailer tongue jack! I just ran the jack down to the tire, gave the tire a kick to get the jack plate under the rim lip and cranked away. To any sceptics thinking this was going to be an easy tire to break down, WRONG! I installed a new tire last fall and could not get the bead to seal so I attempted to seal it with 3M Black Weatherestrip Adhesive, did not seal so I just left it over the winter (needless to say not a good idea). Well, it hardened over the winter and what a job it was turning in to breaking down by hand so I came up with the tongue jack idea. I had to work my way all around the rim to get it to release. Quite the mess to clean up too with a wire brush (see picture of wheel/tire). Installed tube and remounted tire (used flat washer held on with stem extension so I would not loose valve stem in wheel when mounting tire (see picture). Hope these ideas help you out next tire change!
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Old 04-17-2023, 08:20 PM
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Good work!!! And, extra points for using an existing item (and not having to buy more stuff). I will definitely try this out.
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Old 04-18-2023, 12:39 AM
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Years ago to break a tyre bead we just drove over it
To re-seat bead we used a strap and ratchet , strap around middle of tread and ratchet away, it will squeeze the bead out to the rim.
My wife says I do not listen , at least I think thats what she said
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Old 04-19-2023, 08:22 PM
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Default I’ll try it!

Very cool! I’ll definitely try this next time.
My collection thus far…
IH CC 70 with Case fenders
IH CC 127 with plow
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Korvettes 3hp push mower
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Old 04-20-2023, 08:24 AM
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Nice. I break the beads on all my tires; truck, tractor, riding mowers, etc, using a bottle jack between the tire and under the frame of the truck, works great but I may have to give the trailer jack a shot now that I have a trailer.
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