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northshore

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Posted: 01/16/20 09:39am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I don't know about savings, my guess, would be about $50 to $100 a year depending on how much you do.
The answer for me is that, even as an old man, busting down a tire and remounting it is not a big deal physically. Now I will say if I go in for a new set of tires I get them mounted and balanced. For the tractor, mower, golf cart or any of the trailers I mount them depending on the situation. The bottom line is mounting your own tires is something I've done for many years so its no big deal

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Grit dog wrote:

This is one of the sillier questions asked recently.


Maybe, but might not be as silly as being worried about someone breaking into your rig thru a 14X14 roof vent and wanting ideas on how to secure it? Or as silly as suggesting installing a fusible link activated fire suppression system behind the refrigerator? I digress [emoticon]

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Posted: 01/16/20 11:31am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Grit dog wrote:



That’s a great story if you have literally the entire day to “mount and balance “ a set of tires.
How’s that work on your truck or car?
Your time must be worth a lot less than most to go through all that trouble.

And fwiw, balancing to the hub is an act of diminishing returns or more accurately futility.
Aside from the moment of inertia being considerably less due to the small hub/ brake diameter compared to the much larger diameter tire, it becomes useless once you rotate tires unless you re balance each rotation.


Since you cannot or will not do the suggested, maybe there is no need to comment. There may be some that have an interest in doing things themselves and others that may be lazy or clueless, I didn't post the information for the latter.

* This post was edited 01/16/20 12:26pm by Lynnmor *





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^Naw, I’ve actually busted 2 different tires in the last year or so, because I was too lazy to take them to the tire shop, lol. Take longer than doing it myself.
But using the trailer hub as a spin balancer And dismount, mount and balance 4 tires is more than I care to spend my day doing. Much less mounting and balancing a set of truck tires without a tire machine and balancer.
Maybe once the kids grow up, I retire and run out of things to do, I’ll start trying to find creative ways to pass the time.


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I have owned a manual tire machine for years. I mount my car, trailer, motorcycle, truck, and tractor tires.


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Posted: 01/21/20 06:44am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Save money, not really. Time, maybe. I change most of my own tires. It is 55 miles one way to a tire shop for me.

As another poster mentioned, the Harbor Freight tire changer works pretty well for steel wheels.

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