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help for my dad changing a tire

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Trucko, Dec 11, 2017.

  1. Dec 11, 2017 at 4:35 PM
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    Trucko

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    My dad is getting older like you do. the other day he was switching his summer tires for his winter tires and asked for my help putting on the winter tires on because lifting is getting harder for him. Does anybody have info a link a video or anything that can assist getting tire switched. what if he gets a flat and cant switch it. He says he can if its a must but what if physically cant lift the tire up. somebody has to have a solution.
     
  2. Dec 11, 2017 at 4:43 PM
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    At my friends tire shop, they lift semi truck tires up with long crow bars to get them aligned on the studs, but I doubt that is the end all for your problem.
     
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    But in all seriousness....If he cant lift, there is no use in him trying to rig something up that could cause more hurt to him. Just call the local LEO agency to come help or AAA.
     
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    I had elbow trouble for 5 yrs and just got surgery 6mnths ago
    Couldnt lift wheels (285s) so i used a 2x4 block and flat crow bar
    I would step on bar with foot and guide tire with hands onto studs
    To set up i would alway have 1stud top center and try to have rim holes pretty lined up before lifting
     
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    Don't raise the truck too much, that way very little lifting is necesary.
     
  8. Dec 11, 2017 at 4:56 PM
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    How does he loosen the lug nuts if he can’t lift a tire. Battery impact wrench work great if he doesn’t already have one. Really like my Milwaukee model #2861 for tire use. Maybe just carry a small aluminum floor jack and only jack up as far as he needs to just to slide tire on and off.
     
  9. Dec 11, 2017 at 4:58 PM
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    If he can't lift the tire though, how is he going to get it out to put it on, or put the flat away is another question. :/
     
  10. Dec 11, 2017 at 5:04 PM
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    all good points. Im just asking for him and he does not know that im asking. I know he has a long time till he CANT do it in a must situation. Our thought was that he has a burly roof rack so we were thinking using a pulley of some sort for mechanical advantage to pull up the tire and swing it into place
     
  11. Dec 11, 2017 at 5:04 PM
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    Easier for him to pick it up and put it in the trunk, then would be to bend over and put a tire on for sure, I’m thinking anyways.
     
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  12. Dec 11, 2017 at 5:05 PM
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    im just thinking proactive for him right now not a huge problem. if i was not just down the street i know he could do it himself just easier with me and got me thinking on what he could do to make his life easier
     

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