Originally Posted by sanjaun2
Thanks for the info, I will print out your ad and take it to my local harbor freight. I'll check out the parnes website also. You the man... It seems that almost every Oregon member has this set up but no one up here that I know of.
Proud to be of service, Brian.
When you get the tire mounter home, remember that it needs to be secured to the ground so it doesn't tip when you put that elbow grease into it. I have seen some folks who mount it to 4x4 lumber. I found some sleeves at Lowes. Drill the hold in the concrete, insert the sleeve and secure it by tightening the bolt, then back out the bolt so you don't have to leave it in the middle of the garage/driveway. I have some concrete patch material to make the hole nice & smooth around the sleeve.
Can bolt it in place when I need it, and unbolt it and shove in a corner when I don't.
Also, buy some Plasti-Dipt or similar product and dip the wheel grabber bits two or three coats into that goo. Puts a rubber coating on them so they don't scratch up the wheels. HomeDepot and Lowe's didn't carry it, but the local Ace Hardware had it in several colors.
Don't forget a couple of tire spoons. Found some at a local motorsports shop. Many here talk about the NoMar brand spoons and rods.
It's a bunch to get up front, but a couple of tire changes and you're probably ahead, especially at the HF sale price on the changer.