Tire Changer? - Snowblower Forum : Snow Blower Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 11 Old 01-29-2020, 11:30 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Ma.
Posts: 2,246
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 127
Thanks (Received): 195
Likes (Given): 469
Likes (Received): 816
Tire Changer?

After Wrestling with a pair of Tires, I looked and Found a Small Tire Changer from HF. Anyone Used One?

"Thank You Mr. Know it All!"
Jackmels is offline  
Post Thanks / Like - 0 Thanks, 1 Likes, 0 Dislikes
Likes classiccat liked this post
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 Old 01-29-2020, 11:37 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 1,662
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 0
Thanks (Received): 150
Likes (Given): 1
Likes (Received): 543
I have had the Mini-Tire Changer from Harbor Freight for years now …. Made changing tires a breeze … I hoped you used your 25 or 20 % off coupon.
oneacer is online now  
post #3 of 11 Old 01-29-2020, 11:49 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 1,662
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 0
Thanks (Received): 150
Likes (Given): 1
Likes (Received): 543
Here it is ….
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20191104_072923.jpg
Views:	26
Size:	56.8 KB
ID:	163321  
oneacer is online now  
post #4 of 11 Old 01-29-2020, 12:06 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Ma.
Posts: 2,246
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 127
Thanks (Received): 195
Likes (Given): 469
Likes (Received): 816
Thanks for the info.

"Thank You Mr. Know it All!"
Jackmels is offline  
post #5 of 11 Old 01-29-2020, 01:02 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Lowell area, MA
Posts: 3,769
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 174
Thanks (Received): 342
Likes (Given): 480
Likes (Received): 849
Oh interesting, you can clamp it to a workbench? That's cool. I assumed it needed to be bolted to the floor or something.

It's something I would use very rarely. But with a coupon taking it to ~$30, it might still beat wrestling with them "by hand" (I've had to put tubes in all 4 tractor tires, it was no fun). Especially if it could be stored out of the way somewhere.

Ariens 1024 Pro
Toro Power Clear 221QR
Toro Power Curve 1800
RedOctobyr is online now  
post #6 of 11 Old 01-29-2020, 01:07 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Connecticut shoreline
Posts: 266
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 1
Thanks (Received): 32
Likes (Given): 1
Likes (Received): 75
Interesting that a mini tire changer may be popular. I have several pieces of equipment that use tires and hubs but still don't find myself replacing at least one tire every year so I don't use a tire changer. Instead, I use tire changer hand tools like spoon levers I accumulated over the years.
Tony P. is offline  
post #7 of 11 Old 01-29-2020, 01:45 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Albany, New York
Posts: 1,741
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 231
Thanks (Received): 199
Likes (Given): 2045
Likes (Received): 517
+1 on the HF tire changer Jack.

I also use a good lubricant from NAPA

^^^ put that stuff in a spray bottle.

sometimes the bead sealer comes in handy (I don't use tubes):


and a schrader valve core removal tool...also handy for pulling stems through the hole.

^^^ take that puppy out when you're setting the bead for the maximum rush of air using a tapered air nozzle...also speeds-up deflating tubes to get them out.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
('89 Toro 824)

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
('70 Allis-Chalmers Tracker-7)

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
('80 Toro 724)

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
('71 Ariens 910965 SnoThro 524)

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
('87 Toro 38150 826)
classiccat is online now  
Post Thanks / Like - 0 Thanks, 4 Likes, 0 Dislikes
Likes Jackmels, Grunt, toromike, aldfam4 liked this post
post #8 of 11 Old 01-29-2020, 01:55 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Central Maryland
Posts: 194
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 6
Thanks (Received): 32
Likes (Given): 46
Likes (Received): 52
I clamp mine in a vise.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	CIMG4186.jpg
Views:	26
Size:	214.7 KB
ID:	163323  

1986 Toro 524 (Predator 212 Hemi, Impeller Mod.)
1997 Toro 724
1997 Toro 824XL Power Throw
toromike is online now  
Post Thanks / Like - 0 Thanks, 2 Likes, 0 Dislikes
Likes Jackmels, classiccat liked this post
post #9 of 11 Old 01-29-2020, 04:28 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 438
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 33
Thanks (Received): 66
Likes (Given): 116
Likes (Received): 138
I must confess on the real small wheels I take em to the tire shop. When the rims are under eight inches I begin to struggle with them... I now have tubes tossed in them as well.
I pay for the tube.. they put it in... They aren't making much money off me .. I expect they make decent profit on the tires though.. My tire guy is good to me.
He don't charge for flats on tires purchased there either... I buy the tubes anyway to save the headache later of a possible leak around the bead.. win win for me.. and win win for the tire shop

Sent from my LM-Q710.FG using Tapatalk
Shovel is offline  
Post Thanks / Like - 0 Thanks, 1 Likes, 0 Dislikes
Likes contender liked this post
post #10 of 11 Old 01-29-2020, 05:15 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 1,662
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 0
Thanks (Received): 150
Likes (Given): 1
Likes (Received): 543
I only use a tube if there is something like a damaged bead or checked tire, or using a split rim … otherwise, I clean and paint, and put in a new stem on the rim … using tire sealant and bead sealer also helps greatly on installing/uninstalling tires with the mini tire changer.

Whereas I am always working on blowers, this mini tire changer has been invaluable over the years.
oneacer is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowblower Forum : Snow Blower Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome