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#1 wvbuzzmaster OFFLINE  

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Posted November 04, 2014 - 08:01 PM

Ok, I need help, as do many others I am sure. I am in a tire war zone. I have my taller db two wheel garden tractors on car jack stands but those are too tall and awkward for my Springfields, and I am always running around checking the deflation of my tires, and airing them up. I need help, I need a way to get these tires off the ground, and it can't cost a fortune since I have about 10 I need to elevate, and 5 more I should. I want all four corners and I have trouble getting to them with a jack in some cases. What is everyone else doing?

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Posted November 04, 2014 - 08:07 PM

Dunnage.

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Posted November 04, 2014 - 08:09 PM

I use bricks and concrete blocks to support any that I know lose air and I don't use often. Otherwise I just keep the tires aired up in the ones I use regularly.



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Posted November 04, 2014 - 08:10 PM

i know a guy that has some restored farm tractors that made wood cradles with carpet on them to get his tires off the ground with out scratching the paint.

 

his he made so a bottle jack can go in the center then when they are off the ground he puts cinder blocks under them 



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Posted November 04, 2014 - 08:15 PM

I think the cradle idea is a good one.
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Posted November 04, 2014 - 08:36 PM

We suppose to keep the tires off the ground???WTH?


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Posted November 04, 2014 - 08:39 PM

IMG_0895.JPG IMG_0896.JPG Harbor freight sells these cool little mover's dollies they are about 12 by 18 inches


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Posted November 04, 2014 - 08:42 PM

Fix the leaks, then no need to worry about sidewall cracks from sitting!!! LOL....Dave


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Posted November 04, 2014 - 09:30 PM

Casey, start hitting yard sales or harbor freight for cheap jack stands. I agree, rubber tires are a pain to keep round. Switch to steel wheels and you won't have that problem. I think the foam filling would be a good option for show tractors if it wasn't cost prohibitive. Especialy the hard to find old style tread.

 

Hank, those dollies are nice to move the tractors on but the weight is still sitting on the tires.


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Posted November 05, 2014 - 06:36 AM

 
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every year the snow plows destroy plenty of shopping carts....i salvage wheels off them for assorted dollys,  the ones in this pic i used steel plate but I have also used old bed frames, plywood..they are strong enough to hold a car or truck so a tractor would be easy...or just make a crib with pieces of 2x4,,,,these are things you can make for free with a little salvaging....

 
 

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Posted November 05, 2014 - 06:37 AM

Sky hooks, Casey! And plenty of them!

 

Or, turn them upside down!


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Posted November 05, 2014 - 07:37 AM

If you park them on dirt or gravel, then just put blocks under the axles and dig holes under the wheels.... Sorry Casey, just joking. I really don't have a good solution other than what's been offered already.

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Posted November 05, 2014 - 07:58 AM

Put just steel wheels on them?  OR, how about some plywood or other item drilled to fit the wheel studs, take off the wheels and bolt on the plywood. Make it kind of a triangle or some shaped that won't roll. Lay tires/wheels on their sides behind the tractor.


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Posted November 05, 2014 - 08:19 AM

Block them up or make a cheap wood stand to hold the weight up so the rims won't sit on the tire's sidewalls if they deflate.  Best I got.   :yeah_that:


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