Where do you buy tires? What brands to avoid.

   / Where do you buy tires? What brands to avoid. #61  
I went at the tire with a crowbar and a cat's claw. No go. And too dang hot outside for me to be persistent. 95 right now. So I gave up and either I'll take it to the local shop (most likely) or to my brother-in-law's shop and get him to help me with his tire tools.
Try my FEL trick. Lay tire on ground, with bucket edge near bead. Set block of wood on side wall, press down with bucket.

Lift bucket, turn tire, repeat. Goes pretty quick.

For re-seating bead, a rope around centerline of tire, with a turn-binder stick to wind it tight, then a little shot of air in the valve, always gets it done.

I've done this many times on everything from cars, to trailers, to garden tractors. Admittedly, I have not tried it on CUT rears, but can't see it not working the same there.
 
   / Where do you buy tires? What brands to avoid. #62  
Found some quick vid's:

Removing:


Re-seating:


Wetting the bead really helps, I didn't see this guy do that, but I skipped to the good bit.

Likewise, pushing tire off rim, I use a block of wood to focus pressure on the bead, rather than pushing loader edge across entire tire.
 
   / Where do you buy tires? What brands to avoid. #63  
I don't see how an out-of-spec front to rear ratio would have an effect when in two wheel drive. On my tractor the front is mechanically and completely uncoupled from the rear when in 2wd. Yes, everything forward of that spins but there is no tension from the rears to push or pull on the front system and the front diff is open as well.
You answered your own question, everything inside is still rotating
 
   / Where do you buy tires? What brands to avoid.
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Try my FEL trick. Lay tire on ground, with bucket edge near bead. Set block of wood on side wall, press down with bucket.

Lift bucket, turn tire, repeat. Goes pretty quick.

For re-seating bead, a rope around centerline of tire, with a turn-binder stick to wind it tight, then a little shot of air in the valve, always gets it done.

I've done this many times on everything from cars, to trailers, to garden tractors. Admittedly, I have not tried it on CUT rears, but can't see it not working the same there.
Thanks. Unfortunately I brought them back home. My tractor is 45 minutes away. I could certainly take them back down there when the tires come and try that using my brother-in-laws tire tools but I'll probably just be lazy and take them to the tire place.

I have also noticed that even the weight of the tractor on the deflated tire will break the bead so that might also be an option in the future.
 
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You answered your own question, everything inside is still rotating
So? It is all rotating freely. Nothing to put tension on the system that I can think of.
 
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I dropped the tires and wheels off at the local tire shop. This is an old locally owned shop that has been here for decades. I was surprised to see other tractor tires being done and in the parking lot out back they were changing tires on a big 6x4 dump truck.

I didn't ask how much it would cost but it doesn't really matter at this point.
 
 
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