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Gregg    Posted 02-18-2017 at 13:45:19 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Fair Price To Mount 8N Tire
  • What would you gentlemen consider a fair price in the Southeast to mount a rear tire on an 8N? I do not want to load or inflate it yet.I tried to do it on my own, I am beating my new rim paint to death and no telling about that new tube.I give up, I dismounted on my own but remounting is irritating me.I just want them to put my tube in and mount the tire, so if they do any damage I can repair it before finishing.How about a front tire?

    Del Huebner    Posted 02-18-2017 at 16:12:14 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • $15.00 to mount a rear tractor tire at my the tire shop I use in eastern Iowa.

    poderac    Posted 02-18-2017 at 17:03:11 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • 10 dollars each here if you buy the tire from them. 20 if you buy it elsewhere.
    Middle of NC.

    Dean    Posted 02-18-2017 at 15:17:02 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I have no idea what the going rate is to mount a tire /tube on a rim. I change all of my own tires, and am a bit puzzled. Normally, it is more difficult to dismount a tractor tire than to remount it.

    I remember struggling the first time I did this decades ago but persevered and it has saved me money and time thereafter. You may want to have another go at it. It will be much easier next time.

    You do not use a hammer to mount a tractor tire. You will need two good tire spoons. I bought mine from Gemplers. You will also need something to lubricate the beads. I use rim grease, also from Gemplers, because it prevents rim rust making dismounting in the future much easier, but dish soap will lubricate the bead for installation.

    FWIW, I find front tires more difficult than rear tires but either will become routine with experience.

    Did I say that you will need two good tire spoons?


    Gregg    Posted 02-19-2017 at 21:41:26 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Dean,
    Dismounting was fairly easy I used a scissor jack and another tractors weight to break the bead.Then a couple of improvised tools and a cutting grinder to force them off.A scratch or slip didn't matter then.Now that these original rims have been electrolysis bathed, sand blasted, primed and are absolutely perfect or were.I am tearing the living fire out of all my effort.I am caught where the spoons would probably be as much as just taking them somewhere. If you can imagine having them real nice, then destroying one trying to get them on you will see my frustration.The other is untouched.If they are going to get messed up putting the tire back on I don't want to be there to see it.

    Gaspump    Posted 02-18-2017 at 15:07:52 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Here in our part of FL I would expect about $40-50. However I would never consider giving the hackers at a tire shop a chance to scratch and mutilate a newly painted rim.

    Gregg    Posted 02-19-2017 at 21:43:40 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I think I'm the worst hacker in the history of hackers.I had them perfect, you should see the one now.LOL.

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 02-18-2017 at 14:34:42 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Yeah. The local boys are a bit high priced to do a 11.2 x 28 tire. I think a flat repair run about $25 dismount/mount plus whatever the fix takes. A new valve stem patch adds about $15 to the price and I think a regular patch is 5 or 10 on top of the dismount/mount. I went out and bought the duck bill hammer before I figured that for a few bucks, someone else could beat themselves silly. The hammer is around here somewhere as a reminder.
    I took one of my old tires down to a newer tire shop and the kid, I mean KID, filled the old tire up to 35 PSI. I went from a few minor cracks to a near disaster.
    I asked him about it and got a great response of "Thets how we dun it un the farm..."
    Thanks kid.
    As for your tire, If you do get it mounted, I can tell you to inflate it and deflate a few times before you insert the valve stem. That will help to keep the tube from pinching.

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