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Build Your Own Tire Changer
"Most any farmer, 4-H'er or FFA'er with average welding ability should be able to put one of these together without any trouble," says William Vandenberg, Scranton, N. Dak. Instead of manufacturing the new tire changer he invented and had patented, he has decided to sell plans so interested do-it-yourselfers can build their own. For $6.00 he'll send you a complete set of plans and a patent release for one rim tire changer.
This new-style tire changer uses a crank and sprocket to increase leverage in both removing and mounting tires on drop-center rims of various sizes up to 17 in. dia. It also features a bead breaker that moves the fulcrum closer to the edge of the rim, thus greatly multiplying leverage in breaking the bead. Another feature is that it does not need to be bolted down to the floor. A 2 x 3 in. piece of 112 in, plywood provides plenty of base, explains Vandenberg. He adds that all materials used in construction are readily available around most farmsteads.
For more details, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, William Vandenberg, Scranton, N. Dak. 58653 (ph. 701-275-6122).

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