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Joe T (CO)    Posted 04-30-2022 at 15:59:11 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • R&R "OLD" rear tires
  • Hi,
    Looking for information on how to R&R rear tires on. 49 8N.

    Hat wheels are shot so i am going to use an angle grinder split them from the tires.

    Tires are quite old so i am curious if they will crack when trying to mount on new hat wheels.

    Thanks, Joe

    joe t (CO)    Posted 05-01-2022 at 19:25:41 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thanks all, just now saw the replies.advice.

    The word hat rim was a poor choice of words. I need to replace the wheels on my 49.

    TheOldHokie    Posted 05-02-2022 at 16:48:29 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Is this the long lost Joe T of days gone by?


    Joe T (CO)    Posted 05-03-2022 at 11:44:34 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Thatís me

    TheOldHokie    Posted 05-03-2022 at 17:52:33 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Super!!!


    Joe T (CO)    Posted 05-24-2022 at 17:37:51 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Retired
  • Dan,
    I retired almost 3 years ago. Been busy as heck with the acreage and all may projects. I bought a knee mill and a lathe about a month ago.

    TheOldHokie    Posted 06-04-2022 at 09:50:31 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Be careful Joe - that's a familiar story and those machine tools can unretire you....


    Lynn Patrick    Posted 05-01-2022 at 07:19:15 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I want to know where you found "new" hat rims!!!

    John in Mich    Posted 05-01-2022 at 13:45:35 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Me, too! I do have a couple of originals that I'm willing to sell. One appears to have never been loaded, the other has a steel band welded in.

    Ultradog MN    Posted 05-01-2022 at 04:03:10 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I do all my own tire work.
    What I do is lay them on the ground and drive onto them with the pickup. I kind of half hang out the door so I can see my front tire and steer around as close to the edge of the rim as I can - rub the edge of the tractor rim with the pickup tire
    I usually have to take two trys at it. Back off, turn the tire a quarter turn and drive on a second area to get it to break loose. Then flip the tire over and do the other side.
    I drive a 3/4 ton PU so it is fairly heavy and the tires are stiff.
    Bet I've done a dozen pairs of rear tires that way. Have a pair of 14.9x30s I need to change before I plow gardens and deer plots later this month.

    TheOldHokie    Posted 04-30-2022 at 18:14:59 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I tried the angle grinder ide about tw years ago. You will be surprised how hard it is to cut those hat rims in two. Busting the bead and popping the tire off with a couple irons is way easier.


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