1988 - Volume #12, Issue #5, Page #25[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Handy Bead Buster for stubborn tiresYou don't even have to remove the wheel to use the Bead Buster, a handy new tool that takes the back-wrenching and knuckle-skinning work out of changing stubborn tires.
Using nothing more than this farmer-invented tool and its built-in ratchet and socket, you can put up to 10 tons of pressure on the bead of any size and kind of tire --from wheelbarrow size to large tractors, says John Kelliher, marketer.
The tool is equipped with 3 metal "tongues" and a built-in striking plate. You use a hammer to drive the tongues, which serve as a wedge, between the bead and rim. You then lock the tool in position on the wheel and hand turn the ratchet to apply up to 10 tons of pressure to break the bead and force it into the well so the tire can be easily dismantled.
"It's virtually impossible to damage the rim with this new Bead Buster tool," notes Kelliher.
Sells for $250.
For more information, contact FARM SHOW Followup, Bead Buster, c/o John Kelliher, Gans Tool Co., 730 Eastern Ave., P.O. Box 22, Malden, Ma. 02148 (In U.S., ph. toll free 1-800343-3276; in Canada, call 617 321-3910).
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