1998 - Volume #22, Issue #4, Page #10[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
New Style Tire Bead Breaker
Constructed of heavy-duty 2-in. sq. tubing, it features a pivoting wedge on the end of the arm opposite the jack. An angle at the end of the arm provides forward thrust as the jack is activated, forcing the wedge between bead and rim. A stop on bottom of the frame keeps the tire from pushing away from the wedge as it drives between the bead and rim. It's portable and lightweight so one man can easily use the tool on a tailgate or on the ground, Kruckman notes. Takes just 30 seconds to break the bead on both sides of a tire, he says.
Works on everything from 8-in. garden tractor tires up to 20-in. truck tires.
Sells for around $200, including jack. Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Kruckman-Shultz Products, 232 Laurel Ave., Hazel Run, Minn. 56241 (ph toll-free 888 263-4649 or 320 383-2389).
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