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Change a Tire....
« on: October 01, 2017, 10:05:23 pm »
Does anybody have a recommendation for a small jack to change a main LG tire?




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Re: Change a Tire....
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2017, 10:44:15 pm »
We had to change a tyre in the field several months ago without the standard jack.

We used the jack plate with a heavy wooden stay under it then used a forklift. It worked a treat. Other wise there is a specialised jack to change a main wheel that I've seen at out local commander centre

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Re: Change a Tire....
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2017, 11:40:50 pm »
Make sure you wire the break disc to hang in the brake pads and not slip out, or else it's a b*tch to get back on the old 520's with the Goodyear brakes. Call Morris and ask him how it's done. Trust me - been there, done that with another mechanic.

As a side note, the Goodyear break pads are becoming rare and very expensive, so if you see any on a sale somewhere, buy them. And whatever you do, avoid braking!  ;)
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Re: Change a Tire....
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2017, 08:39:37 am »
I use a regular jack from auto parts for that.  There is a tip on the bottom of the strut for a regular jack and they usually extend enough to get the tire off the ground.   I'm talking about the small stand jacks.  If you need a picture let me know and will take one for you.

You can't win an argument with an ignorant person,  they'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.