Setting the bead with fire on a huge tractor tire, redneck style

Posted by: Jesse Kleib on 11/18/2021

When it comes to whatever task is at hand, there are probably multiple ways to do whatever job it is that needs to get done. While some might see the alternative methods as improper, others wouldn’t do it any other way.

We have all seen the method of mounting a tire to a wheel that uses a combination of combustible materials and fire to get that bead set and this time it’s on a whole different scale.

Instead of just any old tire and wheel combination, this time, we check out rubber and rim off of a rather large tractor and as you could imagine, that means the explosion is bigger, too!

When we first saw this video, we had this gut feeling that it would either end really well or really horribly and thankfully, we were present pleasantly surprised.

Check out the video below that shows this farm equipment maintenance made interesting that goes oh so right. We aren’t sure that we would really try this for ourselves, but watching this guy do it is pretty satisfying.