How to make a tire drag

Pulling a Tire: How to Make and Train with a Tire Drag

People who don’t run will see this picture of me with a tire drag and wonder what the hell I’m doing. But if you’re a runner, I bet you recognize this contraption and have wondered how to set one up for yourself.

Good thinking. I’ve used this training method for years, including 1.5-hour road drags in preparation for my run across America. Using a tire drag is the best form of sport-specific cross-training a runner can do. When you pull a tire, you change the points of resistance and load on your body, and you train your muscles in a way that’s slightly different from your regular running gait.

The key is the light to medium resistance on your mid-section that you get from pulling the tire, something like a husky hauls a sled.

By doing this, you get core and strength training while you run, along with the bonus of entraining your mind with your body as you put one foot in front of the other. In other words, your body and mind work constantly to make micro changes in your gait, working together to keep you upright and moving forward in an unbalanced situation.

Tire Drag: Major Benefits

  • It’s better than “regular” running: it’s lower impact, requires you to run upright, recruits muscles you don’t normally use, and more intensely works out your calves, quads, and upper body.
  • The tire drag targets some of the hard-to-tone muscles like abs and glutes. Nothing like it for the stomach and butt!
  • Pulling a tire trains you to run using the midsection. After training this way, you’ll run from your core even when you aren’t pulling the tire.
  • You’ll improve your form, especially if you pay attention and concentrate on that (see “How to Train Pulling the Tire” below).
  • Using a tire drag simulates running hills, which is especially helpful if you live in a flat place but need to train for a hilly course.
  • You’ll strengthen your knees and improve overall balance.

Ready to go? Gather up these parts and get started …

What You’ll Need to Make Your Tire Drag

Old tire. Any brand, 13-, 14-, or 15-inch rim diameter. The bigger you are, the bigger the tire. Source: any junk yard.

Leather weight belt. Choose one that’s wide, 3 to 4 inches on the back, with some padding. Make sure it’s a comfortable fit for you. Source: sporting goods store.

Nylon cord or rope. The cord should be 1/4 to 3/8 inches in diameter. You’ll need two pieces, one about 12 inches long, and another one about 8 feet long. Source: hardware store.

Stiff bungee cord. This should be hard to expand and 48 inches long, with carabiners on each end. Source: hardware store.

Phillips screwdriver or drill. You need something capable of getting through the weight belt padding and the tire. source: hardware store.

How to Assemble Your Tire Drag

1. Punch a hole through the weight belt in the back, through the padding on the top and bottom, and thread the cord behind the padding. Loop it around the back of the belt and tie securely, leaving an inch slack or gap between the back of the belt and the cord.

2. Attach the bungee cord to the rope on the weight belt using the carabiner.

3. Attach another piece of nylon cord or rope to the other end of the bungee cord by making a loop in the cord and attaching it to the carabiner.

4. Drill a hole in the center of the tire that’s just big enough for the cord to be punched through with a Phillips screwdriver or something similar.

5. Thread the cord through a quarter-inch washer and then tie a double or triple knot (one on top of the other), big enough so it won’t pull back through the hole in the tire.

That’s it! Now you’re ready to pull!

Where to Train With a Tire Drag

A gravel road usually provides the least resistance, a concrete bike path more resistance, and somewhat rough asphalt provides the most resistance. You can use any of these surfaces for your training, depending on how hard you want your workout to be. (Trails aren’t appropriate for pulling a tire.)

On the flat, you can pull the tire to increase the benefit of Fartlek or interval training.
On hills, pull hard going up to develop your glutes and calves, and run at a brisk pace going down to develop your quads or take an easier pace on the downhill for recovery.

How to Train With a Tire Drag

Choose the appropriate location (surface, grade) depending on the goals of your workout.
Secure the weight belt in a comfortable position and place the tire behind you.

Pull from your midsection in a purposeful manner. Envision a string drawing you forward from your navel.

Stay upright and with your shoulders back to open the chest and airways, and keep your chin up and your eyes looking forward down the road.

Pump with your arms bent at a 90-degree angle.

Lift your legs high. Use a shorter stride for form, or a longer stride for power.

Start training by pulling the tire one-half mile.

Increase distance by 1/4 to 1/2 mile in one to two-week increments until the pulling distance is 3 to 6 miles, or about 45 minutes to 1.5 hours if you’re training for a marathon or working to get in optimum shape.

You can run longer distances/times pulling the tire if you’re training for races longer than a marathon.

How Often to Train With a Tire Drag

  • Once a week while you’re in training.
  • Not at all if you feel a muscle starting to pull. Muscles should tighten up, but not to the point of pain.

Happy Tire Pulling!

Sure, it’s a “drag” … but you can have fun with it. Enjoy!


Unconventional Training Tools: DIY Tire and Drag Harnesses

Unconventional Training Tools: DIY Tire and Drag Harnesses

The tire and drag harness is probably the cheapest and most effective training tool in our arsenal. Its simple design and execution allows athletes of all levels to train 3 distinct types of fitness and is a great substitution exercise for injured athletes.

Unlike barbells which are expensive and require more technical instruction and practice, an old tire and a $25 dollar trip to Home Depot can have even the least experienced athlete sweating hard with about 20 minutes of work with no technical instruction.

Besides being able to train strength, anaerobic capacity and aerobic capacity, the tire is a great tool for athletes that struggle with running. Athletes that carry an excessive amount of mass can really do a number on their lower body joints when doing long slow runs. The great thing about the tire is there is little to no impact, but it keeps the heart rate high. My heart rate ranges from 140-150bpm during a moderately paced drag. So if you’re a heavy hitter that avoids running because it hurts, now you have no excuse.

For athletes going to the mountains, this is a great way to train the legs concentrically for extended periods of time to mimic a long ascent. Add in some jumping lunges and jump squats after and you’re getting the eccentric portion of a descent. I’m currently working through a 5-week program that revolves around this training tool in preparation for a month long elk hunt and it’s no joke. The first long drag was such a humbling experience that we actually now use a 2000 meter drag as punishment in our gym. Needless to say it usually only takes once to get the message across.

What You’ll Need to Build a Rig

  • 1 Old Tire Made for a 16” Wheel
  • 3” Eye Bolt with Large Washer and Nut
  • Carabiner or Snap Link
  • 6 Feet of Light Chain
  • 12 Feet of Seat Belt Webbing, Tow Strap, or Fire Hose
  • Something Heavy

Putting it Together

  1. Drill a hole in between the tread of the tires.
  2. Insert the eye bolt, place the washer and nut on the inside of tire and snug down.
  3. Take the tow strap and connect the ends using a water knot or make two overhand knot loops on the ends.
  4. Connect one end of chain to eye bolt with carabiner then run the other end through the loops of the strap.
  5. Connect the other end of the chain to eye bolt and carabiner.
  6. Add weight.

Training Sessions Using the Tire and Harness

Below are 3 different training sessions with just the tire and bodyweight. Each one trains a different fitness attribute – Stamina, Strength and Work Capacity. For unfamiliar exercises check out our Exercise Library on Atomic Athlete.

Stamina Session

  • Warmup: 3 Rounds
  • 300 Meter Run
  • 10x Squats
  • 10x Pushups
  • 5x Hydrants Each Side

1) 1000m Tire Drag

  • Load Tire to 45lbs
  • 25lbs Vest / Pack is Optional

2) 2 Rounds

  • Jane Fonda Complex – 20 Seconds Per Movement, Per Side
  • 50x Shoulder Handjob Each Side – 2. 5lbs

Comments: The pace of this is meant to be a slow walk, very similar to walking uphill under load. The dragging surface is very influential in how fast you are able to drag – look for a smooth, gravel free surface. The Tire drag alone should take 20 minutes per 1000 meters, more fit athletes can take this up to 2000 meters if they choose. The second part of the session is durability designed to increase shoulder and hip stabilizer strength. If you are a soldier or a hunter we suggest carrying a sledge hammer to mimic carrying a rifle.

Strength Session


  • 1 Mile Run
  • Movement Prep Complex

1) 6 Rounds

  • 50 Meter Tire Drag – Increase Weight Until Difficult But Doable
  • 3x Jumping lunges Each Side
  • 3x Mantis

2) 6 Rounds

  • 5x Pull Ups – Any Grip
  • 10x Dips
  • 15x Pushups
  • 15 Second Instep + Quad Stretch Each Side

3) 6 Rounds

  • 8-10x Tire Thrusters
  • 3x Burpees
  • 20 Seconds 3rd World Stretch

Comments: The drag during part one should be slow and heavy. Find what ever you can to increase the load. Small children work fine if you are a family man. Part 2 is bodyweight upper body strength. If you don’t have a dip bar folding chairs work fine. Part 3 will make you breath heavy by design. You should feel fairly rested each round so take an additional 30-45 seconds rest if needed. Tire thrusters are just like barbell thrusters except the head will go in the tire in the bottom of the squat.

Work Capacity Session

  • Warmup: 4 rounds
  • 10x Pushups
  • 10x Squat Jumps
  • 200 Meter Run
  • 3x Dynamic Instep Each Side

1) 8 Rounds

  • 50 Meter Max Effort Tire Sprint – 45lbs
  • 30 Second Rest

Rest 3-5 Minutes

2) 5 Rounds for time

  • 10x Burpees
  • 25 Meter Run
  • 10x Squat Jumps
  • 25 Meter Run
  • 10x Pushups
  • 25 Meter Run
  • 10x Jumping Lunge – 5 Each Side

Rest 3-5 Minutes

3) 3 Rounds

  • 30 Seconds Situps
  • 30 Seconds Flutter kicks
  • 30 Seconds Hello Dolly
  • 30 Seconds Front Bridge
  • 30 Seconds Rest

4) 3 Rounds

  • 30 Seconds Glute Leg Lift
  • 30 Seconds Y+L

Comments: Two hard efforts back to back followed by some core and durability. Part 1 utilizes the tire in an interval format and Part 2 is a rounds for time format with all bodyweight exercises. On the tire sprints rounds 1 and 2 can be done at moderate pace to warmup but each subsequent round needs to be max effort. These intervals should leave you gasping for air. If you see a large decrease in output go ahead and adjust the rest to 45 seconds, if you are still suffering then take it to a full minute. For part 2 I recommend starting out a little slower as well to get a feel for the pace then cranking up the intensity as you work through. The standard for this is sub 10 minutes. The core circuit is meant to be done with all the exercises back to back – it’ll take 2 minutes exactly. Take a short rest then hit it again. Finish off with some durability.

Editor-in-Chief’s Note: Jake Saenz is a former Special Operations soldier that lives and coaches in Austin, Texas. His gym, Atomic Athlete, is a performance based strength and conditioning company that focuses on making athletes stronger, faster and harder to kill. Their training focuses on outside performance and uses well thought out programming and periodization to get athletes of all types to elite levels of fitness. As a partner gym of Military Athlete, Jake has the opportunity to travel across the nation assisting Rob Shaul in preparing soldiers for combat deployments and missions.

Do-it-yourself tire fitting: manual tire changer

The list of troubles that await drivers on the road is confidently headed by a punctured tire. And in this situation, a dilemma becomes before the motorist, whether to do tire fitting with his own hands or contact a technical center where there is all the necessary tools and experienced craftsmen.

In the first case, the owner of the vehicle can save money. Yes, and the nearest service station can be located quite far away or accept customers only by appointment. However, in order to properly perform tire fitting yourself, you need to have certain skills and tools.

Solving the problem yourself

A punctured wheel does not cause serious problems if you have a spare. In the absence of such, special blades will help to solve the problem, allowing you to tear the tire from the disk. The procedure can be significantly simplified with a conventional tow rope and a car jack.

Punctured tire on the road?

Having prepared the specified tools, we perform the following steps in sequence.

  1. Remove the wheel and clean it of dirt.
  2. Stir it with the nipple up and let the air out.
  3. Place the jack as close to the wheel rim as possible.
  4. We pass the cable through the hole in the disk.
  5. Putting the cable on the jack bracket, we connect its ends.
  6. Rotate the jack handle, making sure that the landing ring moves down and the cable pulls up.
  7. Remove the chamber by lifting the sidewall of the tire.
  8. We change the chamber and place it in its place by inserting the fitting into the corresponding hole from the inside.
  9. We carry out the flanging, pumping up the camera a little.
  10. Install the wheel on the car and inflate the tire.

Tire mounting with jack and tow rope
On paper, all these steps look simple. But it is very difficult to fulfill them, especially if everything happens in the field, and even in bad weather. The quality of homemade tire fitting always leaves much to be desired, and you need to be prepared for this.

Disassembly by collision with wheel

The main difficulty of the work is that even the weight of a person is not enough to separate the tire from the disc. This is also affected by the decrease in rubber elasticity over time. Drivers sometimes use a car to run over a defective wheel when there is no other way to repair it.

To distribute the load more evenly, you can use a piece of wide board with a length of at least 1 meter. This method is good because there are no shock loads, but often the rubber becomes unusable. This work is recommended to be carried out with an assistant in order to regulate the speed of arrival and the force generated.

Manual tire changer: assembly instructions

A device for quickly beading wheels is called a machine. Diagrams and drawings of such mechanisms for tire fitting with your own hands are easy to find on the Internet. There you can also find a detailed description of the process of their manufacture in artisanal conditions. But is it worth the time?

Drawing of a manual tire changer

Manual machine of our own production is an analogue of equipment used in car services. With such equality of functions, it has its advantages, among which, in addition to financial savings, one can note:

  • simplicity of design and compactness;
  • durability and maintainability;
  • hand drive available;
  • easy and quick disassembly of the mechanism;
  • lack of special service and storage conditions.
  • independence from the workshop;
  • fast repair even in the field.

It should be mentioned that most of the tire changer drawings available online are for light vehicles. However, for owners of commercial vehicles on the Internet there are also recommendations, diagrams and video instructions for the manufacture of more powerful mechanisms.

Experienced tips

Construction of a tire changer.

How to make a machine with your own hands:

  • The angle between the tip for flanging and the lever must be made sharp: the smaller it is, the better the rubber will be put on the disk. But this angle cannot be made too sharp either, in this case the lever will scratch the disc when flaring. You need to find the optimal degrees of the angle.
  • Do-it-yourself homemade tire changer is best done with drawings. It is up to you to prepare them.
  • Consider anchoring to the floor. The machine itself is light, so it must be securely fastened. If the floor is concrete, secure the machine with anchor bolts. If the floors are wooden, use self-tapping screws.
  • To reduce damage to rims and wheels, lubricate the tips and rim with a thick soapy solution. And do not forget to wash the wheel before work.
  • Sometimes the wheels can differ in the number of mounting holes and the distance between them. For such cases, we make metal adapters with studs with a thickness of 1 cm.

Design Features

Manual Tire Changer Assembly
This machine has many options. We will consider the design of a classic tire fitting mechanism, which consists of the following components and parts.
  1. Frame. The structural element, which is the basis for the entire mechanism, is formed from a rectangular steel profile, the parts of which are connected by welding. Experts advise placing metal pipes in parallel, and strengthening the structure with metal corners. To increase the service life of the machine, the use of stainless steel, or at least the painting of frame parts, allows.
  2. Pipe. This element of the machine is necessary for the subsequent attachment of the handle. Therefore, it must be durable, since it will play the role of a lever in the process of carrying out activities for the dismantling of tires.
  3. Riser. Structural detail mounted on the frame of the machine. This item is required to install the rim. It should also be durable, as it will take significant loads.

The high forces and loads that will affect the structural elements of the tire changer require the use of durable and reliable materials. For the same reason, it is highly recommended to reinforce all connections with screw fasteners.

Breaking with a sledgehammer

The most common way to break wheels is impact. It uses a metal corner, a sledgehammer or a large hammer. This method was used by tire mechanics and drivers when there were no special devices.

Attention! The corner must not have sharp edges, so as not to damage the rubber.

Assembling the device

Assembling a manual car wheel beading machine according to the drawing. The whole process includes the following procedures.

  1. Strong and high-quality profile pipes are selected for the base. The distance between the jumpers of the frame must be at least 70 centimeters. You should also observe their parallel arrangement relative to each other. The fulfillment of these conditions will ensure the stability of the entire structure in any operating conditions.
  2. The frame elements are connected using a welding machine. At all important nodal points, it is necessary to use steel corners, which will significantly strengthen the entire structure.
  3. If necessary, the frame is provided with feet that allow you to adjust its height and/or position on uneven ground. The mobility of the device will be added by roller wheels, which must be equipped with stoppers.
  4. Pipe fastening is carried out after the final formation of the frame. The recommended diameter of this metal element is 30 mm. Before welding, it is necessary to install a flange, which is located at a height of 50-60 cm.
  5. The final stage is the installation of the machine arm, which requires preliminary fastening of a special plate that acts as its basis. The lever itself is a separate unit consisting of a paw and a shoulder.

It is obvious that without the use of a welding machine the mentioned works cannot be carried out. Also note that after assembling the mechanism, the entire structure should be primed and painted to protect against corrosion.

Self-made tire changer

Often a punctured wheel or a slotted car tire, especially in villages remote from cities, makes the car owner want to make a self-made tire changer. There are weighty facts for such a decision

  1. Always available
  2. No need to go anywhere
  3. Time saving
  4. Cost savings
  5. Materials of manufacture can be found everywhere
  6. Drawings of the device are essentially not needed
  7. Easy to manufacture for the maintenance of such a device
  8. for your car, we will need the following materials

    • Channels and angles
    • Bulgarian
    • Welding machine
    • Old unnecessary ordinary metal disk from a car wheel
    • A few bolts and nuts

    Getting started

    The machine can be made both mobile and stationary, the difference, in fact, is only in the presence of the wheels themselves.

    • To begin with, we will weld a structure in the form of an ordinary letter T from channels, this will be our base
    • I used channels 10 cm wide, 60 cm long and another 80 cm long
    • All this was welded with a welding machine as in the photo below stepping back from the welding joint of about 5 centimeters, I welded a pipe with a height of 80 cm and a diameter equal to half the width of the channel, that is, 5 cm, in reserve along the edges I reinforced it with corners so this pipe will be affected by quite a large force when disassembling the tire from the disk
    • By the way, I do not recommend taking the thickness of the pipe less than 3 mm, but rather 4 mm so that it certainly does not bend from the effort
    • Then on this main pipe I weld the so-called ear-metal rectangle about 20 * 10 cm thick 4-5 mm

    • In it I drill a couple of three holes, in them I will put a release lever on the bolt to apply pressure on the cord to tear it off the disk, to the end of which I weld a piece of the cut-out part from the old disk - this is something like foot

    • Up the pipe, approximately, so that it is waist-deep, I weld the old hub or any round or square piece of iron - a frame on which you need to strengthen a couple of bolts like on the hub, so that later put the wheel on them and fix the disk with these bolts from rotation

    • After that, I make such a lever for disassembling a tire

    That's actually all

    The process of disassembling a wheel on a home-made tire fitting machine

    1. First, I put the wheel on the floor and press it with a paw
    2. Then I put the wheel on the frame
    3. I fix it with bolts from rotation
    4. I pry off the tire and put the lever there
    5. Leaning the lever on the pipe, I go along with it around the tire from the wheel, thereby removing

    Since it is rather difficult to explain in words and even more so to imagine, we will use folk wisdom, which says that it is better to see once than hear a hundred times

    Therefore, I recommend that you watch a video of self-made tire fitting, and then the overall picture will form correctly in your head, and you will probably even come up with a different way of making a device of this type

    If you succeeded, you can describe your work in the comments or even share a link in the photo of your homemade wheel breaking machine.

    How to remove a tire from a rim

    How to remove a tire:

    1. Clean the wheel of dirt.
    2. Unscrew the nipple.
    3. Place a rubber mat where the wheel will be placed so as not to scratch the rim.
    4. Raise the foot of the tire bumper and place its base on the rubber without hitting the rim.
    5. Lubricate the rubber seat with soapy water.
    6. Insert the lever (amplifier) ​​into the fender tube.
    7. Now press the lever. Walk around the perimeter of the wheel.
    8. Then turn the wheel over and also separate the rim from the tire.
    9. After that, you need to put the wheel on the pipe and bolt it to the hub.
    10. Lift the seat of the tire with a fitter and insert the straight tip of the lever under it.
    11. Lubricate the tip of the lever, rim and landing board with soapy water.
    12. Next, rest the lever against the pipe above the wheel and pull it towards you. The tire bead during this action will be dismantled.
    13. Remove the inner tube from the tire.
    14. Insert the prybar under the second cord and pull the other side towards you. The cover has been removed.

    Helpful Hints

    When performing tire fitting work, the following tips should be observed:

    1. The edge of the rim must not be subjected to severe mechanical stress. This is due to the fact that if you make a mistake, you can create serious problems for yourself in the future with the installation of rubber. Most of the difficulties arise when installing tubeless tires.
    2. Grease is used to lubricate the edges in order to exclude the possibility of damage to the rubber. It should be borne in mind that the tire should be lubricated with each installation. Due to the use of a lubricant, the likelihood of a tear in the rubber is significantly reduced.
    3. At the time of installation, it is recommended to use a soapy compound or other lubricating compound. Due to their use, the installation process is greatly simplified.
    4. When installing rubber on the rim, make sure that there is no gap between them. This can cause the wheel to deflate or damage the edge of the rubber.
    5. There are quite a few different special tire fitting kits on the market. Their use makes the job much easier. Special kits are represented by sealing harnesses and pry bars of various sizes.

    Do-it-yourself tire fitting: manual tire changer -Articles

    The change of seasons requires car owners to purchase two sets of tires. Off-season tires do not provide stability on an icy road and a comfortable ride in hot weather. The best solution is to purchase winter and summer tires. To save on service fees, you can use manual tire fitting when you need to change tires between seasons.

    Insurance companies require timely replacement of tires. This ensures safety when moving in changing weather conditions. In the CASCO agreement, a separate clause states when to change tires to winter and vice versa. You can try to ensure high-quality tire fitting and comply with the requirements of the agreement on your own.

    Timing for changing tires

    It is important for drivers to distinguish between warm and cold seasons in order to understand when to change tires for summer or prepare a vehicle for operation in winter. Experts advise relying on weather data, using self-made tire fitting under such temperature conditions:

    • +5 ... + 7 - to change tires for winter. Do-it-yourself tire fitting is necessary, because at night the temperature often drops to minus levels. Summer tires are not able to provide reliable grip on icy roads.
    • +10 and above - winter tires are no longer suitable for driving during the day at this temperature, since the transport is difficult to control.

    In order to ensure safety while traveling, it is important to change the tires in time. I use a special tool and an understandable video about tire fitting with my own hands, you can try to cope with the work yourself.

    Do-it-yourself tire fitting requires a special machine that will save you:

    • Means. You can use the device not only to change wheels on your vehicle. Large queues at workshops will help to find car customers.
    • Time. The driver does not need to sign up in advance and wait in line to change tires. Security can be ensured with your own hands.

    How to assemble the machine?

    Having decided to make a tire changer with their own hands, a manual tire changer is assembled first. You can find suitable models in stores, but you can assemble them yourself using available materials.

    To do tire fitting with your own hands, the drawings are studied, and then everything you need is purchased. You can collect different types of devices. It is recommended to pay attention to functional and convenient models, which consist of several nodes:

    • Skeleton. This is the frame of the device. It is made of a profile pipe or two rectangular sections.
    • Vertical stand. It is fixed on the base, used as a platform for discs and for mounting a lever for removing tires.
    • Lever. Made from a pipe, used to remove the wheel.

    It is recommended to choose high-quality rolled metal for the construction. Elements must withstand increased loads. The design must remain intact, not pose a threat to the master. Having decided to do the tire fitting with your own hands, the drawings for the manual tire changer are used as in the picture below.

    Features of the workflow

    To perform tire fitting with your own hands, hand tools are assembled in stages:

    • Choose a high-quality skeleton - strong metal structures that can withstand increased loads without deforming.
    • Observe a certain distance between the metal structure - from 700 mm. This ensures the stability of the machine during operation.
    • To strengthen the structure and ensure stability, the integrity of the pipes is arranged in parallel.
    • Install adjustable feet or casters, wheels. The latter make it easy to move and transport the product.
    • Create a frame with subsequent installation of a pipe with a diameter of 20-30 mm.
    • Mount the flange in front of the welding pipes at a height of 40–60 cm.
    • Fix the steel plate fastener used to further fix the lever.

    Last install the lever, which consists of a paw and a shoulder. The first element will be required to remove the tire. Having assembled the structure, you can understand how to do tire fitting with your own hands. To do this, use the video guide below, photos and explanations of the masters.

    Using a manual machine

    In the absence of a special machine, it is almost impossible to dismantle or install rubber yourself. After assembling the device, you can start changing tires, for which you should learn how to do tire fitting. The process is carried out in several stages:

    • A wheel is installed on the base under the lever, from which the rubber is to be removed. You can only work with a stationary product.
    • Guide the paw so that it hits the butt of the disk with rubber.
    • Press the lever firmly so that the tire moves away from the disc. The process is repeated several times - from several sides, so that the tire moves away from the disk completely.

    Further work can be done with a simple pry bar of great length (elements with a welded handle) to completely rid the disc of rubber. To do this, it is necessary to insert the mount with a narrow part under the rubber in order to bring it out of the rim.

    Useful tips

    After installing it on a homemade machine, fix the wheels using a special clamp.

    • Do not use excessive force when handling the mount. Otherwise, the edges of the rim may be damaged. In this case, it is difficult to install new tires.
    • Before work, it is recommended to lubricate the edges of the wheel with grease. The composition allows you to maintain the integrity of the product. After processing, the rubber becomes soft and pliable.
    • The soap solution used to lubricate the rim makes it easy and quick to install the rubber.
    • After installing a new tire, you need to check the product for gaps, deformation, loose fit to the disk.
    • For work, it is recommended to prepare a set of tools in advance. The kit includes sealing harnesses, a mount. All this is necessary for independent work.

    It should be understood that the process of changing tires is quite laborious and complicated. It is necessary not only to assemble the machine with your own hands, but also to use it correctly, helping yourself with additional tools. It is not always possible to do such work, so you have to look for high-quality tire fitting.

    How to find professionals

    When deciding how to choose a tire service, it is recommended to pay attention to several points: