2006 - Volume #30, Issue #4, Page #38[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Made-It-Myself Bead Breaker
It consists of a 42-in. long steel base plate that bolts to a 48-in. long 2 by 12 wooden plank. A 2 1/2-in. long upright has several holes drilled in it to adapt to different size tires. A 60-in. pry handle pins to the upright. A curved bead-breaking shank hangs down from under the handle. It pivots on a loose bolt so it can swing, adjusting to the location of the bead. An adjustable rim-holding plate rests on top of the bottom base plate. It's just a plate that can be moved back and forth to secure the rim.
"It makes the job easy. I made it from scrap meal," says Young.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Ron Young, 6870 State Rd. 938, Eau Claire, Wis. 54701 (ph 715 834-0983).
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