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    Default front tire roll-off question

    As a newbie, I've noticed a few references to front tires rolling off their rims and I'm wondering what steps, if any, can help prevent this. Also, what's involved in reseating a tire? Are there special tools I should have on hand?
    If only I'd known then what I know now...except none of this existed back then.

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    Default Re: front tire roll-off question

    Proper inflation prevents it. A heavy duty ratchet strap tightened around the tread of the tire will make it easy to pump up if it comes off. A big air compressor helps.

    Here is a video, the same work on a tractor tire.

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    Default Re: front tire roll-off question

    Ah, preventative maintenance. That's music to my ears. Thanks!
    If only I'd known then what I know now...except none of this existed back then.

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    Default Re: front tire roll-off question

    Quote Originally Posted by lew61 View Post
    Ah, preventative maintenance. That's music to my ears. Thanks!
    >Proper inflation (plus a few pounds more with a heavy load in front) has already been discussed.

    >No sharp turns with a heavy load in the bucket.

    >No sharp turns on hard ground - especially asphalt or concrete.

    >Slow turns. Fast turns tend to increase the weight on the front outside tire and cause the sidewall to flex - possibly off the rim. It is just like a car cornering.

    I've only had it happen once and thereafter have been very observant about the air pressure. Note that "heavy load on the bucket" is a prevalent factor.
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    Default Re: front tire roll-off question

    Anyone use a bead sealer?

    I noticed the tire shop used some on the last set of tires on the truck.

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    Default Re: front tire roll-off question

    Quote Originally Posted by greasemonkeyok View Post
    Anyone use a bead sealer?

    I noticed the tire shop used some on the last set of tires on the truck.
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    Default Re: front tire roll-off question

    I used tubes. They stop the sudden loss of air if the bead is broken while doing any of the above mentioned items.
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    Default Re: front tire roll-off question

    One other point besides what the others said. Watch out for low-cut stumps, large rocks sticking out of the ground or similar things that can catch a tire when you're turning. That's a pretty common problem with wheeled skid steers and also can get a tractor's fronts off their rims.

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    Default Re: front tire roll-off question

    I too used tubes. Anyone here feel this may be a problem?

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    Default Re: front tire roll-off question

    Quote Originally Posted by RuralGuy View Post
    I too used tubes. Anyone here feel this may be a problem?
    For me it was, possibly to do with gw's points above. When trying to cure a slow leak in a BX24 front by using tubes I had 3 sudden failures of the tubes. It was thought to be due to the wheel spinning on the tire so went back to tubeless. One comment was that the front wheels are just too small for front loader work. Have tried cleaning up the rim, new valves, and most recently slime but still drops a pound or two of pressure a day. Now waiting for a new wheel/tire combo to replace the useless one.

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