Same here. I’ve done so many with ratchet straps and fought with them for hours. Finally tried some starting fluid as safely as I could on some difficult rear tractor tires and it seated instantly.Yep. I tried the tricks to get them mounted and finally gave up and used the carb-cleaner and torch method. BOOM! Instant bead lock. lol.
How much money did you save? All I do is let my local tire guys know what I want/need and I've never had an issue. How much could I have saved? Who cares.Ordered front tires for my 445 off the internet. This is what showed up. In this the way tires are shipped? I suspect it's going to be a fight to get these tires mounted and under pressure. Anybody else get squished up tires like this? View attachment 285962 View attachment 285963
Pace-car, I followed your advice and put tubes in. It was a chore but but all worked out well. Aired them up slowly, beads popped and tires are good to go.I've dealt with this before on other tires. I put a cheap tire tube in them and air it up slowly. Putting them in the sun or in front of a heat source usually does the trick. Please refrain from using ether (starting fluid) and a match to get it to mount. Hope this helps. Jim.