Tractor Tire Bead Seaters

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Tractor Tire Bead Seaters

Post by OP » Sat Feb 20, 2010 7:33 pm

The 25$ option:
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http://www.gemplers.com/product/IN195/R ... -rim-TC-60

The much more bad-ass 500$ option:
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-OksPParv0
Video in action

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Post by greblo » Sat Feb 20, 2010 9:46 pm

Thanks Orian.

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Post by chadness » Sun Feb 21, 2010 12:20 pm

and for the $2 option. See this link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5H9yXavFls

I took this video during an off-road festival in Calico CA last year. It was my friend Mike's UniMOG which popped a bead, which is like a tractor. The procedure was 2-3 seconds of a combustant (engine starter, hairspray, whatever), wait two seconds and then light it. The expansion will hold the tire to the bead for a bit but gotta start pumping air right away. In the video, we had a compressor attached to the value and running.

For real, it worked well...

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Post by chadness » Sun Feb 21, 2010 12:25 pm

actually just noticing there are posts of doing this kinda thing all over youtube. perhaps it was not that novel:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLtBojvDEyc&NR=1

Serious off-roaders tend to run as low pressure as possible and pop beads alot. Need to be able to fix quickly on the trails.

But, I was once told that tractor tires are usually mostly filled with water/coolant to provide more weight for traction. Not sure if this is true.

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