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Ariens ST1028 Tires off rims

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by shortlid, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. shortlid

    shortlid Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    I have a 2000 Ariens ST1028 and I can't get the 4.8 X 8 snow hog tires off the rims. I need to put tubes in them each leak out in atwo days flat!!:realmad:
  2. leon

    leon Senior Member
    Messages: 872

    tired tires


    Most likely the tires are attached to axle stubs with long set screw bolts that can be removed to remove the rim.

    I am unfamiliar with that blower but most tires/rims are held in place by a set screw bolt or a through bolt that goes through the axle stub and a pair of holes in the rim hub.

    I would go to tractor supply and buy two cans of aerosol green slime to fill both tires first to see if it seals properly-but you need to seat the beads first.

    If you have an air compressor and a beer bribe for a budddy you can use a piece of nylon rope and a stick to seat the beads-

    first take out the valve cores or simply pull out the tubeless cores to replace them with new ones which is preferable anyway.

    install the new cores with a bit of dish soap to ease installation, then remove the cores with a core removal tool and set them

    aside in a safe place prior to intoxication so you remeber where they are.

    make a tourneckit with a stick and the nylon rope to seal the tire against the rim, then attach the air chuck to the valve stem

    and it will air up quickly and then you can release the nylon rope and stick and the beads should have seated on the rim.

    then take the valve core and reinstall it in the valve stem.

    The last part:

    follow the instructions on the can of aerosol green slime to fill the tires.
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2009
  3. shortlid

    shortlid Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    Green Slime

    I got the wheels off just need to keep them inflated. I have a compresor. I will try the green slime first, then report back.
  4. keitha

    keitha Senior Member
    Messages: 133

    Tube em

    Save yourself the future grief and throw a couple of tubes in them.
    Now is the time while the weather is nice. Not when it's -20 and blowing and snowing,
    trying to get air in them.
    Those little ones can be a bit tough just be careful and don't pinch the tube.

  5. shortlid

    shortlid Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    How to break the bead

    OK, well I have STOOD on the tires while un nflated and the bead will still not beak??:cry:
  6. keitha

    keitha Senior Member
    Messages: 133

    I use a brass punch about 3/4 in diam. and get it right up to the rim /tire bead,
    Spray wd-40 or similar around bead and start driving bead down moving around rim.
    May need to use a dull chisel, be careful not to cut tire or punch thru the rim.
    Flop tire over and loosen bead on that side.
    I just picked up a mini tire changer from harbor freight, works pretty.
    All else fails run them to your local tire dealer. Approx $15 tube and $8 install.
  7. shortlid

    shortlid Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    Bead breaker

    I have 8" tires on my utility trailer maybe the small bead braker is best. Any pics of it.
  8. leon

    leon Senior Member
    Messages: 872


    You should take the tires to a tire shop to save aggravation and avoid bending the rims which does happen.

    option two is to get a vacuum bead breaker- clips on the valve stem and uses air pressure to create a venturi to suck all the air out of the tire and the beads break down-saying that though most of these tires are mounted dry or with a bit of water and essentiailly they become welded to the rim and are hard to break.

    ask the tire shop folks to use a bit of Freylube when remounting the tire-black paste tire lube it works very well.
  9. shortlid

    shortlid Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    No shops can

    I have gone sto three tire shops all say there equipment can't handle that small of a rim. The four is a RV shop could they said $18 just to dismount the tires!!!:realmad:
  10. leon

    leon Senior Member
    Messages: 872



    go to tractor supply for two cans of aerosol green slime for the tires

    one can per tire or so depending on the directions on the pressurised bottle.

    short of going to a go kart shop that can handle the tire mind you- get the slime for the tires as most likely the problem is simply a poor quality rubber.

  11. keitha

    keitha Senior Member
    Messages: 133

    How about a lawnmower dealer?

    Link to Harbor freight tire changer
    you also can read the om thru a link

    $18 a piece is a little steep but w/ a shop rate of $60/hr
    and 10+- minutes each pretty close.

    IMO slime is a quick fix, intended to get you by short term.
    I charge extra to work on tires w/ "fix a flat" or slimed.
  12. Racer593

    Racer593 Member
    Messages: 71

    maybe also try a motorcycle shop... worth a try.

  13. sanitaire

    sanitaire Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    my local lawn equipment dealer foam fills the tires. have too make an appointment, guess the machine has too warm up and then they want a few buyers of the service. works well. no more flats on my hand carts, wheel barrow and lawn tractor.
  14. briggsguy17

    briggsguy17 Member
    from NW PA
    Messages: 39

    If you have a large enough bench vise you can simply put the tires in that and use it to break the beads. Done it hundreds of times. Those little tire changers are a PITA!