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Old 01-12-2018, 11:03 AM
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We had a commercially made "Cheetah Tank" when I was mechanic at the sod farm, ....
FIL and I took a skid steer tire to a repair place we had not been to before a couple weeks ago. The bead did not want to set so they broke out a cheetah tank like you mentioned. I had not ever seen one before--we occasionally use the ether trick which I do not care for.

Fast forward a half hour later, at another shop getting a hydraulic hose made, they had one too! I learned a lot that day, especially after the amount of tires I have fought with, I cannot believe I had not heard of it before.
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Old 01-12-2018, 11:25 AM
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This is more fun.. (for idiots anyway)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-3U-TRkJx8

The tanks on Ebay/Amazon sell way too cheap to build one. (IMO)

I use a tank when I have too, but bead blasts jets can really help too.Just tried them out yesterday..
Some have a wand style also.The air tank in this one, is in the round column
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Old 01-12-2018, 11:34 AM
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FIL and I took a skid steer tire to a repair place we had not been to before a couple weeks ago. The bead did not want to set so they broke out a cheetah tank like you mentioned. I had not ever seen one before--we occasionally use the ether trick which I do not care for.

Fast forward a half hour later, at another shop getting a hydraulic hose made, they had one too! I learned a lot that day, especially after the amount of tires I have fought with, I cannot believe I had not heard of it before.
I had never seen one until I went to work in that shop. They are very handy, and for what they cost I would rather buy one than weld on a tank, but I would be just as happy never mounting a tire again
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Old 01-12-2018, 11:47 AM
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Tire soap is water soluble - easy cleanup. It is more like whipped cream also, less dense than grease. https://youtu.be/mg4W_UO9tNU
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Old 01-12-2018, 11:50 AM
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Note sure why you would dilute it, probably if you want to use it for lube. Click image for larger version

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Old 01-12-2018, 12:01 PM
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I do dilute mine in a spray bottle and use it for lube to mount tires. Very slick stuff.
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Old 01-12-2018, 01:10 PM
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My son made a potato cannon from a 20 lb propane tank and a 10 foot steel pipe. He found a pneumatic dump valve cheap on ebay. The fast-acting one used for blowing out ducts and whatnot. Maybe 1 1/2" ID. Scary.
I've seen similar with 1000 psi of gas off a well and some odds and sods from around a rig. Never did find the 2" projectile.

I've seen mobile tire service guys use these bead blasters to reseat tires still on the truck. Lots of the newer triaxle trucks have a lot of tire scrub while maneuvering around to spot equipment. Most tires are tubeless, so too much sideways force beaks the bead and the tire goes flat. The tire guys just clean up the bead seat, apply the magic bead blaster, and Teddy truck driver is on his way. Usually for a mere 300$ mobile repair fee.
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I have used mine on tubeless trailer tires a couple times.

I have a (bad?) habit of hooking on to a trailer, pulling it to the shop door at the farm, then checking/airing up tires. However there’s usually a sharp turn in there, and if the tire is low on pressure.....

Can be a bit of a fight on the 14.5” centreless tires as they are so stiff, but usually 1-2 tries and away it goes.


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Old 01-12-2018, 01:26 PM
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Explosive potato guns work with hair spray, and I suppose starting fluid. You just need a BBQ igniter. (So I am told). Don't try this at home.
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Old 01-12-2018, 01:38 PM
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Explosive potato guns work with hair spray, and I suppose starting fluid. You just need a BBQ igniter. (So I am told). Don't try this at home.
That would make for a fun rodent gun as long as the background was clear.
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