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    Question Bustin' Beads.....Anyone try a BeadBuster?

    I have done 8 tires so far this year, out on the concrete, 2 on the stumper, 4 on the WheelHorse and 2 on the front of the farm tractor. All done by hand although I have the "ingredients" to make it go better. One of the worse parts, as we all know, is breaking the bead from a long seated tire. Sure I have some tricks to get me through but as I saw this tool on the Fisher's ATV show yesterday, I was looking for some personal experience.



    A little bit of searching on the webdze showed some whining on the price more than actual experience. That seems to be the way. It looks like a well made unit that is highly portable and perhaps a lifelong tool.

    If you have actually used the tool, I would be interested in what you thought

    https://beadbuster.com/product/beadbuster-xb-450/

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    So, I bought one.....and it works. I just changes 2- 9.50 X 16.5 tires on the chipper
    That's 10 tires changed out on the pad this year. Old Guy still getting it done

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    Old Guy still getting it done

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    Let's hope that goes on for a long time!
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    This one gets good reviews too

    https://www.bestrestproducts.com/c-9...brakr-tcm.aspx

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    This is the next bad-boy. It's the spare from under the bed of the pick-up although it looks like it spent some time on the deck of the Titanic. Damn road salt.
    I ordered a new rim, tire is fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    This is the next bad-boy. It's the spare from under the bed of the pick-up although it looks like it spent some time on the deck of the Titanic. Damn road salt.
    I ordered a new rim, tire is fine.
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    LT 265 R17, been on since '03......
    Bad side 3 pushes, "better" side 2 pushes.
    It worked well as a rim-lock to keep the bead in the "drop".
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    Nice lug holes!

    I tried to bust a Bimmer sedan tire on a cast rim that looked like it had some corrosion along bead and had been driven underinflated for some time. My NoMar balked at even a nudge on that attempt, had done a car rim before so was surprised it wouldn't break.
    Would have liked to have your set up after what it took to get that dang tire off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by henzilla View Post
    Nice lug holes!
    Nice when you can catch the problem in the "yard" Steve. Iffin' I had needed it on the highway, with the rust on both sides, I couldn't have trusted it far. New rim (painted), $80.00. Off the 3500SRW Cummins P/U.
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    Yeh, not a confidence inspiring find. So many coastal boat trailers suffer same malady and the pickup living on the beach.
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    I used this BeadBuster to change 4- 15" trailer tires yesterday. Once off the trailer, about 15 "easy" minutes for each wheel. Tires have been on since '02
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