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Old 07-01-2010, 10:02 AM   #11 (permalink)
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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.

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Old 07-01-2010, 09:50 PM   #12 (permalink)
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gotta swap a friend's good tire on a cruddy spare with the cruddy tire on his good rim soon, this thread should save him a few bucks now oh to be young and broke..
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Old 07-01-2010, 10:16 PM   #13 (permalink)
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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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Old 07-01-2010, 10:35 PM   #14 (permalink)
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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.
this doesn't damage the tire either, just squashes the rim. unless of course they leave air in it...
power consumption is not even noticeable, I probably use more power just firing up the welder.

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