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Bolt-On Valve Stem Protector For Tires
Lowell Tuplin, Ellerslie, P.E.I.: "During winter I use a winch on back of my tractor to skid logs out of the woods, and small trees and branches were catching on the valve stems on the rear tires and breaking them off. All the fluid would drain out.
  "To solve the problem, I came up with a bolt-on valve stem protector for the tires. It consists of a 4-in. long steel strap that goes around the valve stem and has holes drilled into it to match the wheel nuts. The strap extends from the wheel nuts down to the valve stem. A small box is welded onto the strap iron.
  "Commercial valve stem protectors are available, but they have to be welded onto the wheel rim. Besides, I can't use them because my tires have tubes inside them, and the heat from welding could melt the tube."

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2007 - Volume #31, Issue #2