Now that I have you all's attention and before this gets all off topic and deleted it's a new tire changer for my shop. Now I have changed tires since a kid on the farm. My step dad was a great old school mechanic and that's is the way we continued to change our tires as I got older. Later on I worked in tire shops and was eventually a service call guy doing mostly semi,skidder,tractor and other big tires about anywhere that they sent me out to. I continue to change my own tires a lot from tiny 4 inchers up to whatever size I run into but the last couple of years breaking the beads seem to take more of a toll then they used to ( but I don't have a bumper jack anymore to break the beads with.) My wife took note the last time I came in after a rough fight with a 8.50 ag tire on a Wheel Horse that I patched the tube in then patched the tire a few months back. So at big are today she pointed out the manual tire changer and wanted me to get it. I said it would be nice but I didn't want to spend the money on it. So I left with a cheap headlight because I had been wanting to try one one ( BTW I tried it out tonight and I'm hooked,from now on I will need to keep a head light or two around). The more I thought about it,I thought that she may well be right,I really could use it and since I do break down sometimes and run tires to a tire shop to have tires put on or swapped,it wouldn't take many times to equal the cost of the tire changer. So before we left town we ran back to Big R and I let my beautiful wife get a new tool for my shop. I plan to pick up four concrete bolts and a concrete bit in town tomorrow and get it bolted down. Now that it's home I'm tickled to have it and can't wait to try it out.
Edited by rustyoldjunk, February 26, 2015 - 12:33 AM.