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#7831 ducky OFFLINE  

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Posted May 01, 2016 - 01:04 PM

Great to here thing are turning around down there Dan.


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Posted May 01, 2016 - 05:50 PM

Sorry it took losing your Mom to get the stress to ease off! But, glad to here your Dad is handling it well!


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Posted May 03, 2016 - 02:12 PM

How's it going Uncle?
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Posted May 03, 2016 - 07:48 PM

How's it going Uncle?

Pretty well, but been fairly tired every day.  The guy who used to change the large truck tires got to where he'd not show up.  We tried another guy, but he never came either.  So this afternoon Randal and I changed out a very large spreader truck lug tire.  It wasn't too bad, but the other one turned into a very tough deal.  Ended up 5 of us took turns beating and prying, and after an hour and a half, we finally got the tire off the rim, then called it a day.  I'm going in early in the morning to clean up the rim and get a coat of paint on the inside.  Rust was the reason it was so difficult to get off the rim (3pc rims).  Taking my large angle grinder with a heavy duty brush, and my 1" impact.  Their 3/4" impact barely removed the lug nuts, so I want to be sure they go on good & tight.

  No fertilize hauling for days now due to wet ground, but we were going to get out yesterday morning, but the spreader computer program wouldn't load up properly, then rain came in & it didn't matter anymore.  More rain tomorrow, but hoping to get the tire/wheel back on the spreader truck ahead of the rain.  Still love the job!


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Posted May 03, 2016 - 09:13 PM

Sounds like things are going well for Y'all. Glad your getting a break with all the rain. So happy to hear that Dad is doing so well, I know that's a big relief for you.


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Posted May 03, 2016 - 09:58 PM

Has your business given any thought to letting your local COOP do your tire work for you?


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Posted May 04, 2016 - 05:16 AM

Sounds like those tires are hard to do. May be why those guys don't want to do them!


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Posted May 04, 2016 - 08:21 AM

So happy to hear that things are coming to a new "normal" down there, despite the reasons.


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Posted May 04, 2016 - 11:10 PM

I understand about them tires. When I was on the BIG loader I got to watch in amazement the man that delt with every tire in the plant here. But I must say that the Co. gave him what he needed to do the job. His own truck with 2 portable cranes, hydraulic pullers, spreaders, and impacts. One of his impact wrenches had its own crane to lift it. It was amazing to watch him. He took his job real serious cuz when he got the job he was replacing a man who died when a tire fell over on top of him while changing it. He could change a 8ft tall tire in about 1hr & 30 min on a good day. He was something to watch. I went to help him once but I was just in his way lol
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Posted May 05, 2016 - 05:31 PM

Craig, I'd love to watch your company's tire guy in action!

  Worked till 2:30 today, then finally got to my Dr (one month late) to check my INR #.  Blood thinness is right on still.  Blood pressure is perfect, as well as my blood sugar.  Go Saturday for a complete blood workup.  Also got a new referral to my neurologist to see if things still seem normal after a year since cervical surgery.  Numbness in hands has increased lately, but hoping he says it's normal with my increased work days.


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Posted May 05, 2016 - 05:36 PM

Good news is good. Hope things go well at the Nerve doc/


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Posted May 05, 2016 - 07:20 PM

http://tireringmaster.com/ I found this tire ring extractor on you tube similar to what r man uses, only the one we have is powered not manual like this one. If it wont come off easly cuz of rust he slips in 4 L-brackets under the bead then uses the same tool (not Tire Master but similar) to pull tire off the rim. Big wire wheel to clean up rim then uses truck crane to slip on new tire. I never seen him paint the rusty rim though, makes sence that he should. I no I used to see him flip that tool over and used it backwards to remove tire off rim.
Its been a long time since then, now im up in this crane will probably never see him again.

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Posted May 05, 2016 - 08:29 PM

I used to love watching the tire guy come to the strip pits and change tires on the big equipment. They made it look so easy and didn't break a sweat.
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Posted May 05, 2016 - 10:35 PM

http://tireringmaster.com/ I found this tire ring extractor on you tube similar to what r man uses, only the one we have is powered not manual like this one. If it wont come off easly cuz of rust he slips in 4 L-brackets under the bead then uses the same tool (not Tire Master but similar) to pull tire off the rim. Big wire wheel to clean up rim then uses truck crane to slip on new tire. I never seen him paint the rusty rim though, makes sence that he should. I no I used to see him flip that tool over and used it backwards to remove tire off rim.
Its been a long time since then, now im up in this crane will probably never see him again.

Thanks Craig

That gave me some good ideas.

Now to get that little 8" tire off the rim without smoke. :beerchug:


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Posted May 06, 2016 - 03:26 AM

Thanks Craig
That gave me some good ideas.
Now to get that little 8" tire off the rim without smoke. :beerchug:


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