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Bill in Brunswick
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:21 pm    Post subject: Takes awhile to graduate from Rookie status Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Just had to share my recent experience in buying a new rear rim for my TO30 at a local tire shop to replace a calcium eaten rim that was on there.

Tire shop dismounts the 12.4 x 28 tire and shows me the rim is not salvageable. They'll order me a new rim. I mention it's a 9" rim but it's noisy and busy in there and he says he'll handle it.

I pick it up a few days later and things don't look right. I trailer the wheel home, roll it next to the tractor..... Arrrgh !!!!! it's an 11" rim.

They tell me that's what the computer says a 12.4 goes on. I tell them they did not have computers in those days. (Actually I didn't say that but I wish I'd thought of it then)

They said they can't get 9" rims. I mentioned they are all over the internet.

Ok, they get the 9" rim. Dismount the tire from the 11" and mount it on the 9".

I get it home..... they didn't ask me what side of the tractor the tire came off of and I didn't think to tell them...... So guess what...... the tire tread direction is wrong !!!! I now have 2 left wheels Smile

I'm a veteran now !!! If there ever is another time I need to get tires/rims messed with by the local tire shop..... I'll know what to say up front and then I'll watch em like a hawk Smile
 
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:44 am    Post subject: Re: Takes awhile to graduate from Rookie status Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I once scared off a potential buyer who noticed I had mounted both in wrong direction after rim painting. lol
 
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:03 am    Post subject: Re: Takes awhile to graduate from Rookie status Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Got a neighbor who mounted both his new rear tires on backwards. I ask why and he said they would last longer. Got his pickup stuck and tractor wouldn't pull it out just spin. Well they will last on his Belarus and he's 84. LOL
 
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:18 am    Post subject: Re: Takes awhile to graduate from Rookie status Reply to specific post Reply with quote


I had my rear tires replaced on my TEA 20 ten years ago. The tire shop wanted to make sure they did not make THAT screw-up. Check out the arrows, still there after all that time. Rolling Eyes I guess I need to get out the paint can. Kind of tired of looking at them. Laughing

 
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:41 am    Post subject: Re: Takes awhile to graduate from Rookie status Reply to specific post Reply with quote


They are to remind you of which end is the front Ron Laughing
 
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Takes awhile to graduate from Rookie status Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Love the arrows !!!!
I'll have to do that next time !
 
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Takes awhile to graduate from Rookie status Reply to specific post Reply with quote

One tire backwards means not only can you get stuck, now you have one tire to pull you out.
 
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