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#16 Amigatec OFFLINE  

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Posted May 20, 2012 - 06:14 AM

The Jeep was probably over built like everything else the Military builds. The Jeep was rated at 1/4 ton, but that is for cross country use, on level ground it will handle a lot more.
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Posted May 20, 2012 - 06:32 AM

You probably have a 5 on 5.5" bolt pattern with a 4 inch center hole, don't ya. You could get the split type military jeep rims so you can change them yourself LOL. Of course with that much stiffness and tread they will probably last you a couple lifetimes. Good luck getting them all switched over.


Yes .. that is the correct size of the wheels.
I have a factory built tire changer that bolts to the floor that takes a tool with a long arm to slip the tire up off the rim and put it back over the rim.
I've used this to dismount and re-mount the 16 inch tires with a "E" load range for my gooseneck trailer with out much problem so I'm hoping that it will handle these OK.
If I can't do them, my local Cooper dealer only charged me $60 to dismount 8 wheels and re-mount 4 wheels for the dual wheels on my truck ( including balancing ).

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Posted May 20, 2012 - 06:45 AM

I have used those before, sometimes they can be a lot of work.
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Posted May 20, 2012 - 09:37 AM

Ray, I have that same changer & it does pretty darned good. Lots better than what we used to have.....which was a floor, bars, big hammers, and hopefully lots of patience!
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Posted May 20, 2012 - 12:15 PM

Ray, I have that same changer & it does pretty darned good. Lots better than what we used to have.....which was a floor, bars, big hammers, and hopefully lots of patience!

That brings back memories .. use to lay the tire flat on the garage floor and drive the front wheel of an old Jeep up on the edge of the tire to brake it loose from the rim.

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Posted May 21, 2012 - 04:35 PM

I'm sure that the local tire dealer could dismount these 8 tires and re-mount 4 tires in probably 15 minutes or so.
Stubborn person that I am though, I wanted to see if I could get this job done all by my self.
So .. three hours later, here's how the forklift looks.

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Posted May 21, 2012 - 04:38 PM

Those look great on there, Ray!

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Posted May 21, 2012 - 05:08 PM

Looks Great Ray, glad you were able to do it with the tools on hand (I too, am stubborn).

Wondering why you put the back ones on backwards?

Just kidding, made you look.
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Posted May 21, 2012 - 05:15 PM

I think I would have put the rear tires on the other way.
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Posted May 21, 2012 - 06:17 PM

I've worked for a forklift dealership for 23 years and started out actually doing tires for the first 7 years, boy I don't miss that at all. Most pneumatic forklift tires are 12 or 14 ply... I also think you got skidloader tires there, but there's no reason they wouldn't work. I used to air those tires up to 110 to 120 psi. Even the smaller tires on the rear had alot of psi. BTW, thats a sweet forklift. Gary
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Posted May 21, 2012 - 06:50 PM

Awesome tire setup Ray. Now, the real question is... does it still fit on it's trailer? :D
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Posted May 21, 2012 - 08:45 PM

Awesome tire setup Ray. Now, the real question is... does it still fit on it's trailer? :D

I haven't actually put it on the trailer but there shouldn't be any problem as these tires are the same width as the old tires.
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Posted May 21, 2012 - 08:58 PM

Those tires look great on there! It looks like it could lift so much more now! Not that it didn't look like it couldn't lift anything before. Lol. Good job, Ray.
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