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    Default stiff as steel

    I got the new ags today. They are 8 ply made by BKT. For the life of me, I don't know how I'm going to remount these as they are unbelievably stiff. I have 30" tire spoons but I think I'll need to put a pipe to these to get the new ones on. Theses tires are only 9.5x 24's so the flexibility quotient is rather low. I'd probably have an easier time with 14.9'sx24. I hope the rims hold up after I slather them up with liquid plutonium (I hear that stuff is really slippery)

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    Default Re: stiff as steel

    For what you must have paid for those tires it might be worth having a mobile tire installer come out and put them on the rims. Also, they might be a good help in installing them on the tractor.

    You can give it a try yourself but don't get hurt.
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    Default Re: stiff as steel

    I just put new tires on my tractor too. 11.2-38 Carisle farm specialist Ha. 6 ply. They were tough to get on. Allot of soap to help them slide on. Took a fair bit of convincing to get the bead down into the rim to allow me to pull the other side over. Used 12" tire spoons and a flat wounder bar. The smaller the tire the harder it is to put the tires on the rim. I try to stay away from petroleum based lubricants for the tires as it will peel paint on the rims and could react with the oils in the tires.
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    Default Re: stiff as steel

    Set them out in the sun. When they get hot they get a little more pliable.

    I agree with GW, you may want to take them to local store to seeif they will mount them for you.
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