Changing a Tractor Tire - Mounting
|Dismounting | Mounting |
Liquid Ballast | Tire
Safety | Tire
Lube the inside tire bead with a suitable mounting
lubricant. If tire is directional, check arrows on
sidewall for correct rotation. Make sure valve hole
is at bottom of rim. Roll tire so the inside bead
of tire sets over rim flange on top of wheel. Use
tire iron to slide inside bead over rim flange on
both sides doing the bottom last.
Once inside bead is completely on rim, move to outside
of rim and pull tire out at the bottom and top to
allow more room to install the tube. Make sure the
valve hole is at the bottom of the rim. Put tube
in tire; slide valve stem through valve hole; screw
on rim nut. Carefully slide tube over rim flange
until tube is completely over rim. After tube is
installed, put small amount of air in tube. Screw
a valve fishing tool (Item No. 991) to core stem.
Remove rim nut so tube can move freely in tire.
- Guides the valve through .453" or .625" rim
- Eliminates problem of tube valve stem slipping
through rim hole when mounting tires.
Lube outer bead with a suitable mounting lubricant.
Starting at the top of tire, use both tire irons
to lift the outer bead of tire up and over top of
rim flange. Make sure bead is not pinching tube and
slide bead into rim well.
After the bead is setting in the tire well at top,
use tire iron to slide remainder of tire bead over
the rim flange. Continue around rim sliding small
sections over rim until complete. Trying to slide
over too large of a section may cut or damage bead
Once bead is completely over rim, pull on valve
fishing tool to bring tube valve stem through valve
hole. Install rim nut and remove valve fishing tool.
Lower tractor until the rim is centered in the tire.
This is very important to seat beads properly. Make
sure tire beads and rim flanges are aligned. Using
a remote control inflating gauge (Item
No. HI405 ) with extended hose and clip on air
chuck, slowly inflate tire making sure tire beads
and rim flanges are aligning properly. Continue to
inflate tire to seat beads. DO NOT inflate beyond
35 p.s.i. or manufacturer's recommendations when
After beads are completely seated, remove valve
core and deflate tube completely. When all air is
out of tube, re-inflate to manufacturer's specifications.
Always stand off to the side when inflating; DO NOT
stand directly in front of tire bead/sidewall area.
Control Safety Inflating Gauge with Clip-on Air
- Six foot hose lets operator stand safe distance
- Single button controls gauge without removing
- Built-in air gauge registers 10 to 120 p.s.i.
as above except it has three foot hose