Tire breaker. Not fot the weak of arm.

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Tire breaker. Not fot the weak of arm.

Postby cajun66 » Mon Nov 23, 2009 5:41 pm

I made this to keep from paying some jack leg to do something I've been doing on tractors for years. All I have are a few tire bars so I neede a bead breaker:

The spoon is a piece of 3/8 x 2 flat bar I curved and burned an edge on. Welded the spoon to a peice of 1 inch square PTO shaft. The handle is a piece of 1 inch round PTO shaft with a bicycle handgrip on the end. I welded a 1 1/4 inch nut as a striker. When using my short handled 12lb maul, I ain't met a bead I couldn't break yet. Broke a set of tires on my tractor that have been on the rims since 1978 within 5 hits.

If you're a blacksmith, you'll have no problems. Otherwise prepare for a workout.

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Re: Tire breaker. Not fot the weak of arm.

Postby Nobody » Tue Nov 24, 2009 6:42 am

Awesome!

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Re: Tire breaker. Not fot the weak of arm.

Postby cajun66 » Tue Nov 24, 2009 2:58 pm

I ain't got no money, but I do have a ton of scrap and a damn fine welding rig. :D
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Re: Tire breaker. Not fot the weak of arm.

Postby Colin » Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:33 pm

I simply arrange some wooden blocks to drive up onto, close the height of my rim with the tire on that I need to break the seal on, and then one more across from that pile onto the tire, and then drive my vehicle up onto this with the wheel on top of the tire that needs to have the seal broken, and hey presto, the job is done most times without any further work. Just did this with a couple of 16 inch tires that had been on some rims for twenty years and they both broke without any physical exertion on my part at all.


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