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Old 03-11-2013, 10:40 PM
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Buy run flats i.e. solid rubber tires

Every chance I can I replace all my caster wheels with solids from Northern tool on every mower I got.
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Old 03-11-2013, 11:15 PM
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Step one remove wheel from machine and insert into pickup bed. Step two drive to discount tire store and watch as they repair it.
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Old 03-12-2013, 12:01 PM
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My key to easy tire changes....... I give them to one of the other guys !!!
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:54 PM
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Rob, the only problem for me is the"other guy" never seems to disappear when it's time for a tire repair.

For what it's worth, I've been using the Slapper routine for the last 15 years after flailing away with a couple of the Northern Tool type mini tire changers the shop tried out--two large screwdrivers, needle nose vise grips, and a can of Liquid Film works for me.
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:22 PM
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Vice grips are the key! Sometimes I use a couple of 'em. Also, it helps to lube the inside of the upper/last bead. Really helps it get over the rim edge.
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Old 03-13-2013, 03:15 AM
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A guy at a tire store once told me that with any tire if you can leave it out in the sun for a few hours the rubber will get more pliable.
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:42 AM
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had to change some tires last week-end not quite as small as casters and found heating(warm touch) the tires up just enough to soften the stiffen rubber up made the whole tire changing thingy along with three pairs of hands still a bear.
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