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Old 07-01-2010, 09:16 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by vielecustoms View Post
eh, for the $10 I think I would pay to have someone swap out my cars tires...

on the other hand if I was still scrapping, I built a hydraulic rim splitter, like the idea above except it holds the rim in a cage so it doesn't fall off or go flying, for the local JY. basically, splits or crushes the rim, toss the rim in one pile and the tire in the other. far less time consuming than actually breaking down each tire. than of course you still have to get rid of the tires that you cant sell, that eats into your profits.
I have a rim crusher that doesn't damage the tire. I don't like to use it because it takes energy that I have to pay for, versus my own energy that I can afford to expend... helps keep me from getting fatter.

If I'm in a hurry to remove a set of tires for someone, or if I need a few extras for a load of steel, whatever, I'll use the crusher.
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