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Old 06-24-2004, 06:42 PM
MattG MattG is offline
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How to change tires

I need to replace all the tires on my JD lawn tractor. The dealer wants almost $250 to do this

My main question is how do I get the old tire off, and the new tire on the wheel? I don't want to damage the new tire with screwdrivers, and I can't find anyplace that sells "tire spoons", although Harbor Freight does have a small tire machine for under $30.

I plan on taking a wire wheel in my die grinder to clean the inside of the wheel and possibly re-paint the rim to help the new tires seat. Then using the rope trick and a high volume compressor to get the tire bead seated.

Any other suggestions or comments are appreciated. TIA
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Old 06-24-2004, 10:26 PM
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buy yur tires where ever, take em to a tire shop and have em put em on. less hassle, safer. Slip ole Joe the tire geezer a 5'er as a tip! We do lawn mower tires where I work for 2.50 a tire if you just walk in with the tires and rims.
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Old 06-24-2004, 10:32 PM
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northern tool has the minature tire spoons, but they are kinda exspensive, I have changed mine before and I like xcopterdoc 's idea lol
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Old 06-26-2004, 01:40 PM
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Thanks for the idea about the shop. I asked a few shops and none can do a 5" wheel. It won't fit on their machine. I know a shop manager so if he could do it, he would. They don't leak to bad so I will call around some more.

Thanks for the replies.
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Old 06-26-2004, 05:13 PM
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look for gokart tire tools stuff like that they use that stuff on racing go karts and the stuff is fairly cheep jat
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