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Know About How To Use A Tire Machine

Author: Maisie | Published on Thu Apr 02 2015 | Views : 6070 Tire Reviews0

Today’s tire machine’s in most tire shops are stand-up models. These feature a turntable with locking jaws, bead breaker, an adjustable tool arm and an air hose to fill the tire. And more and more modernized machines have even more attachments and hydraulic arms to assist in mounting and de-mounting specialty tires, such as low profile tires or wide, stiffed sidewall tires. Now tires are getting fancier and more technical and with that, the tire machines are following suit.

How to Use a Tire Machine

1. Put on your safety glasses and familiarize yourself with the tire machine and all the moving parts. Tire machines may have two foot pedals located on the bottom of the front of the machine while others may have three. It is recommended to step on the pedals to see which one activates what part of the machine and get familiar with it before de-mounting or mounting a tire. 

2. Then you need to remove the valve stem cap. Remove the valve core using the valve core removal tool. Allow the tire to deflate.

3. Place the tire on the right side of the tire machine standing up. Swing the adjustable bead breaking arm so that the blade is placed just on the outside edge of the rim, but only touching the tire. 

4. And then place the tire onto the turntable. Activating the locking jawing is determined by what type of rim the tire is on. Most all steel rims can be locked from the inside diameter of the rim. Place the tire on the turntable (top of the tire and rim facing upward) with the locking jaws retracted and activate the locking jaws pedal to extend them. 

5. Swing the adjustable tool arm so that the duck-head covers the outside of the rim edge. And there is a large adjustment screw located at the hinge of the arm that can be tightened or loosened. 

6. Take the tire tool bar and place it into the bead of the tire over the front of the duck-head and pry the bead over the duck-head. Then you should hold the bar down close to the rim, activate the turntable pedal in a clockwise motion. You need to go slowly at first, to ensure the bead stays over the duck-head and the top bead is being pulled off without causing damage to the bead of the tire. 

7. Pry the tire tool bar down inside the circumference of the tire by the duck-head and lift the bottom of the tire up. 

8. Take the tire by unlocking the adjustable tool arm lock and swinging it back out of the way.

9. You should remove the valve stem using a valve stem puller. And then replace the valve stem with a new one. If you locked the rim on the outside by the locking jaws, this would be a good time to reposition them to lock from the inside so you do not mount and inflate the tire with the locking jaws stuck between the bead and the rim.

10. When you’re ready to replace tires, you should place the tire on the rim. Using the tire lubricant swab, place a generous coat of tire lubricant around the circumference of both bottom and top bead. 

11. Twist the tire slightly in a clockwise fashion to make the bottom bead angle onto the rim in the front of the duck-head and activate the turntable pedal in a clockwise motion.

12. Repeat the procedure for the top bead.

13. Finally, insert the air hose to the valve stem and depress the air inflation pedal to inflate the tire and set the bead. Most machines will ahve a dial indicator to show how much air is being pumped into the tire. Inflate to the proper pounds per square inch recommended for the tire.

 

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