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#1 Hometracs OFFLINE  

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Posted June 09, 2016 - 08:29 AM

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?



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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 - 09:25 AM

I use this one.  It had made life much easier.  It is a lot less work and the bead always comes off.

 

http://www.northernt...22827_200322827



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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

I use a 3 lb hammer and a Stanley"wonder bar" to break beads on gt tires at home, I wish I could bring the tire machine that I have at work.... I have plenty of air compressor capacity at home for one, My compressor there is as big as what my last 2 jobs have had to each run a full shop

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Posted June 09, 2016 - 12:30 PM

A press works well.



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Posted June 09, 2016 - 12:49 PM

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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..

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Edited by Auburn David, June 09, 2016 - 02:42 PM.

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