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Theo Morris    Posted 08-13-2018 at 18:53:21 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Iím getting ready to put new tires on the old girl . My question is do I need to take the rear rims off the tractor or can I put the new tires on with the rims still on. Whatís the best way to mount up the rear tires. 1939 9N

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 08-14-2018 at 07:44:46 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I concur with the majority here -go to the pros. After attempting to do it myself, once, I found it is easier and faster, but not necessarily cheaper to just take it to the pros. They have all the proper tools and equipment and is still worth the extra $$$ IMHO. It'll save your back, busted knuckles, and a lot less cursing as well. Call them first and ask -some want the tires dismounted, some say keep them on the tractor. My guy wants them dismounted as he has all the hoists, cranes, jacks, lifts, power tools, and dollies to maneuver things with. It is easier for me to just trailer the entire tractor and take it to them. I'll gladly pay a little extra to not have to deal with removing the wheels/tires at home and then trailering them to him 30 miles away. That way I get the new tires installed, then mounted on the tractor and all I have to do is haul it back and forth.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Theo Morris    Posted 08-14-2018 at 14:12:00 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thanks guys for all your help. I appreciate all the info from PTO shaft to tune up or anything else that I had posted on here, it is highly appreciated. Iím a little stubborn so Iím going to try and do this myself. I donít mind a sore back or busted knuckles. When I finish putting these tires on Iíll be more proud of myself for doing the job, and yes, there will be some yelling and name calling before itís over with. Iíll keep you updated if I am successful or if I have to make a trip to the ER. Lol

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 08-15-2018 at 03:40:24 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I would suggest you use the Operator's Manual and the lime-green Dealer Service Manual for the chapter on changing tires yourself. It can be done, was done back in the day as farmers did a lot/most of the work themselves anyway. Also a good idea to have a buddy help and BE SAFE!+

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    Tim Daley(MI)

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 08-13-2018 at 23:15:17 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • After spending a few bucks on a duck bill hammer, I found out the local shops are cheaper without me breaking a sweat. I do however, drain any fluid off to save repair cost. A few years ago was $15 for a valve stem patch and $25 for the dismount, mount.
    So a tire repair was $40. I imagine prices have gone up over the past 4 years so it might now be up to $55. The next time they will both get broken down and tire liners from Gemplers installed.

    R Geiger    Posted 08-13-2018 at 20:45:41 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • The best way to mount new tires on your old rims is take it to a pro. He will have the proper tools to do the job. The last set of rears I bought, I got from tucker tires and they came with new rims installed. All I had to do was bolt them to the centers, which I did off of the tractor.

    K.LaRue-VA    Posted 08-13-2018 at 19:52:11 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • First thing to do is find out if the old tires are filled. Deal with draining and possibly capturing whatever was used. If you know they are not filled, and you are changing them manually, with tire irons, definitely leave them on the tractor. It is much easier to pry them with the tractor holding them in place. You can also air the old ones down and drive the tractor in figure 8s to get them moving off the bead if you don't have one of those fancy bead breaker tools.

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