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Old 04-15-2020, 06:21 PM
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Default HF mini tire changer

A while back, I picked up a Harbor Freight mini tire changer on sale to hopefully lessen the frustration changing small tires with spoons and scratching the paint off the wheels. So far, it’s been used once to remove and install an 18/8.5/10 tire for my Kubota BX and it seems to work fairly well. I mounted it to a 2” square tube that I slide into my truck hitch.

Today, I made a plastic piece that fits onto the install end of the tool to keep from scratching the paint off of my freshly painted wheels for my 100. I am also going to make a plastic piece for the removal end.
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Did you use a 3D printer to make the plastic piece?
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I have one of these as well and have pretty good luck with it. There
was still a bit of a learning curve however, just like all things. I like your
idea coming off the pickup hitch. Beats standing on step stool so that I could
get high enough to get some leverage.

Ken
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Did you use a 3D printer to make the plastic piece?
Nope. Whittled it out on a mill and rounded the outside on a belt sander.
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Got my front tires (4.00-8 Deestone) mounted on the wheels (3.75x8). The tire changer worked good, but on the second tire, I didn’t used the install tool. I just lubed up the beads good and pushed both beads over the rim. Setting the tires in front of a space heater to soften the rubber helped a lot.
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I have a couple of friends who have the HF units, and there are mixed reviews. One person uses it to dismount/mount smaller tractor type tires, the other uses it to dismount/mount auto tires. Mounting the unit on a solid surface/base seems to be the prime issue. The person using the unit on the auto tires has mounted it on a concrete pad approx 24” x 24” x. 4” deep, and it works well. The other person bolted it on a 20” x 20” steel plate. His review is not of a positive nature (guess why it’s not too good) I suggested the concrete pad idea to him, but he claims it’s too much trouble to go that route. I’m probably going to purchase one of the HF units, primarily for tires on my car (13” tire) got to save a dollar when you can.
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