1996 - Volume #20, Issue #2, Page #06[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Simple,Low-Cost Bead Breaker
He welded together two 8-in. long steel prongs to a 24-in. vertical shaft made of heavy steel. To use the bead breaker he simply lays a tire on the bottom prong, then sets a hydraulic bottle jack on top of the tire as close to the bead as possible. When he pumps the jack up against the top prong the jack pushes down on the bead.
"It's never failed to break the bead loose from the tire," says Lewis. "I've used it on everything from 13-in. car tires to 10.00 by 20 truck tires."
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Joe D. Lewis, Rt. 3, Edina, Mo. 63537 (ph 816 397-3300).
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