Need Help With EXMK Tire

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by kenny25, Dec 12, 2005.

  1. kenny25

    kenny25 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    Hello, im new to the site so i am learning how to use it.
    I was wondering if anyone had any tips or advice on how to get a back rear tire on a 48 inch exmark metro. I got the old tire off (hole) and am having trouble getting the new one back on over the lip. Any advice would be helpful
    Thank You.
  2. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Former Moderator
    Messages: 6,073

    Lube up the bead with dish washing soap. Use large screwdrivers or anything with nice flat surfaces on them. You have to push the tire low on one side of the rim, then you have to start working it to get it on the rim.
    Or save yourself the frustration and take it to a tire shop. When I changed my set in the spring, to dismount and mount them, it took almost an hour. I'll pay the tire shop 10 bucks next time.
  3. jim dailey

    jim dailey LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 614

    Wrestle the tire the same way that Matt just described. Look at the rim first. There should be a small lip and a large lip. You want to be working on the side of the rim with the small lip.

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