2015 - Volume #39, Issue #4, Page #39[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Tractor Tire Mounting Made Easier
The patented tire mounting tool makes use of a 3/4-drive ratchet and a 6-in. stub bar. The stub bar is placed between the wheel rim and inner bead, and then the ratchet is used to pull the bead down into the wheel rim’s drop center. The process is repeated at intervals until the entire inner bead is seated on the wheel rim.
“It lets you pull the bead onto the rim easily no matter how tough the bead is. You’re bypassing the outer bead and rotating the stub bar down inside the tire. It works whether the tire is on the tractor or laying on the ground,” says Regimbal. “I’m 69 years old and still changing tires every day, but if I didn’t have this tool I couldn’t do this job any more. It totally eliminates the need to use a long bar and hammer, which can damage the tire bead and also cause personal injury. Also, the ratchet produces way more power than a long bar. It works great for both super singles and super wide small dia. tires. It’s especially useful on tractors where the axle and hub protrudes out and there isn’t room for a bar and hammer.”
The tool’s price had not been determined at press time.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Terry Regimbal, 21533 398th Ave., Huron, S. Dak. 57350 (ph 605 354-8014; www.tractortireinnerbeadtool.com).
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