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Posted December 29, 2016 - 01:05 PM

I have HF tire changer and cannot mount this tire to save my life. Finally got the bottom on, but am bending the bar trying to stretch the top onto the rim.

29x12x15 tires going onto a 15x10 rim, same size of tire that came off it.

I need some ideas.

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Posted December 29, 2016 - 01:12 PM

Is the tire cold? Looks like you have plenty of lube on there.  I have the HF changer, but it's bar is about 4' long. I usually just use two good tire spoons. But I will put a pair of vise grips on the rim to hold the tire from spinning and slipping back off.


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Posted December 29, 2016 - 01:13 PM

Ether baby.











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I didn't look close enough at the pic to see that it wasn't fully on yet.

Edited by shorty, December 29, 2016 - 01:37 PM.

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Posted December 29, 2016 - 01:14 PM

if you can get it started on one side make sure you push the tire down before you try to get the rest of it.


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Posted December 29, 2016 - 01:15 PM

When you get to the tight spot push the opposite side down towards the center of the wheel. It will give it more play to get it on
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Posted December 29, 2016 - 01:15 PM

if you can get it started on one side make sure you push the tire down before you try to get the rest of it.


LOL we posted the same thing at the same time we must think alike
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Posted December 29, 2016 - 01:15 PM

Using one spoon to hold the starting point, the red bar is what is pushing the bead over the edge of the rim, but holy cow is it tight.

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Posted December 29, 2016 - 01:16 PM

Spray windex or similar glass cleaner on the bead of the tire, makes them slip right on. I got this tip from an article in a stock car racing magazine. This was advice from one of the major tire manufacturers, but I don't recall which one.

 

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Edited by CanadianHobbyFarmer, December 29, 2016 - 01:17 PM.

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Posted December 29, 2016 - 01:17 PM

You are working on the hard side. The step on the other side of the rim is closer to the bead. mount that side backwards and slide the wheel through and then do that side. 

 

**edit by "backwards".. I mean start the tire with the wheel sticking out from the tire. the side of the tire you just mounted slides over the big step. 


Edited by tater195, December 29, 2016 - 01:21 PM.

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Posted December 29, 2016 - 01:18 PM

i change tires without a tire changer and what a pain .need to get me one of those while i can still use my hands.lol



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Posted December 29, 2016 - 01:19 PM

tecumseh, my tractor is the same one that you have in the pic.spooky...lol


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Posted December 29, 2016 - 01:20 PM

You are working on the hard side. The step on the other side of the rim is closer to the bead. mount that side backwards and slide the wheel through and then do that side.


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Posted December 29, 2016 - 01:20 PM

Yep, shoved the part that was on down past where the rim is dished. But to get to that it has to be down over 3". That might be an issue.

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Posted December 29, 2016 - 01:27 PM

Yep, shoved the part that was on down past where the rim is dished. But to get to that it has to be down over 3". That might be an issue.

you talking about getting the bead seated?  Soap it up good and slam it on the ground. it will go enough to get started. air compressor will do the rest. Grab a 1/4"  male air quick connect and put that over the stem with core removed. That should blast it where it needs to go


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Posted December 29, 2016 - 01:35 PM

you talking about getting the bead seated?  Soap it up good and slam it on the ground. it will go enough to get started. air compressor will do the rest. Grab a 1/4"  male air quick connect and put that over the stem with core removed. That should blast it where it needs to go

 

Nope, getting the darn tire over and onto the rim.

 

BTW, I'm using Dawn dish soap for lube, no water.


Edited by Cat385B, December 29, 2016 - 01:36 PM.





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