Looking for a new beadbreaker to change my rear tires on my toro gt420. Found this one online, 550, but it looks like it's on back order. Any recommendations?
Changing Rear Tire
Posted June 09, 2016 - 08:29 AM
Posted June 09, 2016 - 08:58 AM
Welcome to GTT. I use the HF bead breaker on the tire changer, but I also change out motorcycle tires as well. Here's a thread on a home made bead breaker on of our members made. http://gardentractor...ker#entry674164
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Posted June 09, 2016 - 10:00 AM
Welcome to GTT. I've used the Harbor Freight one for close to fifteen years http://www.harborfre...nger-61179.html . I bought it when it was on sale for under $30. I've changed and repaired close to 100 tires on it. I mounted mine with the shaft horizontal to make it easier(in my opinion). Three years ago, I came across a 50+ year old manual bead breaker like they had in gas stations. It was $10 and is easier than the HF. If you are in a hurry, put the tire under something heavy and use a car jack to push down and break the bead. I broke many beads, years ago, with an old fashioned bumper jack. Good Luck, Rick
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Posted June 09, 2016 - 12:24 PM
Posted June 09, 2016 - 12:30 PM
A press works well.
Posted June 09, 2016 - 12:49 PM
Posted June 09, 2016 - 02:16 PM
I picked up a heavy duty slide hammer type bead breaker, the kind they use on large truck tires.
Got it at an auction with a large garden cart and bunch of other junk for $15. Haven't found one yet that it would not break. Has wore me out more than once trying though.
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Posted June 09, 2016 - 02:40 PM
lots of times I have had luck running over the bead with my old truck..or using a bumper jack or my railroad jack NEVER fails..
Edited by Auburn David, June 09, 2016 - 02:42 PM.
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