Harbor Freight Tools Mini_Tire Changer Product manual

Specifications
Tire Rim Capacity
Height
Includes
4″ to 12″ Rim
16″
(2) Bead Breaker Handles
21″ Long Mounting/Demounting Tool
Aluminum Centering Cone
(2) Nylon Spacers
Important Safety Information
1. Do not exceed max. tire capacity.
Do not use on tires with rims
exceeding 12″ diameter.
7. Verify that mounting surface has
no hidden utility lines before
drilling or driving screws.
2. Wear ANSI-approved safety goggles
and heavy-duty work gloves during
assembly, mounting and use.
8. Lubricate Breaker Handles when
removing tire from rim; failure to do
so can lead to property damage.
3. Use as intended only.
This Mini‑Tire Changer has been
designed for ATV’s, golf carts, and
small car maintenance. Use only with
vehicle tires for which it was designed.
9. Keep work area clean and well lit.
4. Do not modify Mini-Tire Changer
to perform tasks for which
it was not designed.
5. Use only with accessories included
with the Mini-Tire Changer.
6. Mount only to a secure, level
surface able to support weight of
Mini‑Tire Changer and tire assembly.
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10. Keep bystanders out of
the area during use.
11. Do not use when tired or when
under the influence of drugs,
medication or alcohol.
12. This product is not a toy. Do not allow
children to play with or near this item.
13. Inspect before every use; do not use
if parts are loose or damaged.
14. Maintain product labels and
nameplates. These carry
important safety information.
If unreadable or missing, contact
Harbor Freight Tools for a replacement.
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Mounting Instructions
Read the ENTIRE IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION section at the
beginning of this document including all text under subheadings therein
before set up or use of this product.
1. The Mini Tire-Changer can be mounted
temporarily in a vise (not included)
or permanently to a secure
workbench or surface.
2. For permanent mounting, use
pencil to mark installation holes.
Use mounting hardware (not included)
to mount the Base onto a secure
workbench or stand, making sure
that there are no hidden cables or
wiring below installation surface.
5. For temporary mounting to a vise,
position the Base between vise jaws
with the Base Pin accessible from the
sides of the vise. Tighten vise jaws,
Use vise jaw guards to prevent damage
to Holder surfaces. See Figure B.
Holder (11)
Vise
3. Verify that all hardware
(use 7/16″ or 1/2″ bolts, flat and lock
washers and nuts) is secure and that
base is mounted evenly and is level.
4. Insert Holder (11) into Base and lock
together using the Base Pin (9).
See Figure A.
Figure B
Holder (11)
Base (10)
Base Pin (9)
Figure A
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Operation Instructions
Read the ENTIRE IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION section at the
beginning of this document including all text under subheadings therein
before set up or use of this product.
Removing Tire
1. Remove balancing weights,
if any, from rim edges.
2. Remove tire valve core
to deplete the tire.
3. Place tire rim over Threaded Shaft (13).
See Figure C.
Locking Nut (3)
Tire
Asm.
Spacer (2)
Alignment Disc (1)
8. Insert Breaker Handle (4) through
the slot in Forcing Handle and
attach the rubberized Grip (8) to the
Breaker Handle, making sure that
the finger grip end of the handle
is towards the Locking Nut.
9. To break tire beads, Breaker Handle
foot should rest horizontally
over the tire at edge of rim.
(Use combination of adjustment holes
in the Forcing Handle and Breaker
Handle and if required, remove one
of the Spacers). See Figure D.
Grip (8)
Pin (6)
Breaker
Handle (4)
Holder (11)
Threaded Shaft (13)
Base (10)
Forcing Handle (5)
Figure C
4. Install cone end of the
Alignment Disc (1) over the
Threaded Shaft (17).
Figure D
10. Pull down on both handles until
the bead slides off the rim.
5. Place both Spacers (2) over the shaft.
11. Remove mounting components and
flip the tire up, forcing it off the rim.
6. Thread the Locking Nut (3) over the
Threaded Shaft (17) and tighten.
12. Remove Pin and Forcing Handle asm.
from the Locking Nut.
7. Attach the end of the Forcing Handle (5) WARNING! Sharp edges can be left on
the rim. Wear heavy-duty work gloves
to the tab of the Locking Nut (3)
and use caution when handling.
using one of the Pins (6).
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13. Lubricate each bead with to facilitate
sliding of the bead over the rim.
(Window cleaner is a good
lubricant substitute.)
14. Push down on tire until there is
enough room to place the ball end
of the Mounting/Demounting Tool (7)
under the bead on the opposite
end of the tire. See Figure E.
17. Raise tire so that lower bead is just
under the upper lip of the rim.
See Figure F.
Clockwise rotation
Mounting/Demounting Tool
Mounting/Demounting Tool
Figure F
18. Position the ball end of
Mounting/Demounting Tool
under lower bead of tire.
19. Push down on handle to push
lower bead above the rim.
Figure E
15. Push Mounting/Demounting Tool’s
handle down, raising the bead
above the rim. See Figure 5.
16. With ball end still under the bead, pull
handle of Mounting/Demounting Tool
around clockwise. Hold tire to prevent
it from turning. See Figure 5.
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20. Pull Mounting/Demounting Tool’s
handle clockwise to remove bottom
bead from the rim. See Figure 6.
21. WARNING! Failure to use
Bead lubricant when removing
the tire from the rim may result
in damage to the bead.
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Installing Tire
1. To mount a new or repaired tire,
lubricate the inside and
outside both tire beads.
2. Push the lower bead onto the rim as far
as it will go without forcing it.
See Figure G.
Mounting/Demounting Tool
Figure H
4. Pull the hook at the end of the
Mounting/Demounting Tool snug
against the edge of the tire rim.
Holder (11)
Figure G
5. Push the tire down at a spot
opposite the hook of the
Mounting/Demounting Tool.
See Figure H.
Note: With proper use of bead lubricant, the
first bead should slide complete onto the rim. 6. Hold the tire to keep it from turning while
pulling the Mounting/Demounting Tool
In cases where it does not,
clockwise. This will force the bead over
use the Mounting/Demounting Tool
the rim’s upper edge. See Figure 9.
to install the first bead.
3. Place the cut-out center of the
Mounting/Demounting Tool over
the Locking Nut. See Figure H.
Mounting/Demounting Tool
Figure I
7. Once the lower bead is completely
over the edge of the rim, install the
upper bead, by following Steps 2-6,
as described above.
8. Remove the Mounting/Demounting Tool
when the tire is on the rim.
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Maintenance Instructions
1. After each use, wipe any excess
bead oil off of Mini-Tire Changer.
2. Regularly inspect Mini-Tire Changer to
ensure that all connections are secure.
Parts List and Diagram
Part
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
Description
Alignment Disc
3" Spacer
Locking Nut
Breaker Handle
Forcing Handle
Pin
Mounting/Demounting Tool
Grip
Base Pin
Base
Holder
Protector Ring
Threaded Shaft
Handle Sleeve
Qty
1
2
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
6
3
13
2
5
1
12
14
11
4
10
9
8
7
Record Serial Number Here:
Note: If product has no serial number, record month and year of purchase instead.
Note: Some parts are listed and shown for illustration purposes only,
and are not available individually as replacement parts.
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THE MANUFACTURER AND/OR DISTRIBUTOR HAS PROVIDED THE PARTS LIST AND ASSEMBLY
DIAGRAM IN THIS DOCUMENT AS A REFERENCE TOOL ONLY. NEITHER THE MANUFACTURER
OR DISTRIBUTOR MAKES ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND TO THE
BUYER THAT HE OR SHE IS QUALIFIED TO MAKE ANY REPAIRS TO THE PRODUCT, OR
THAT HE OR SHE IS QUALIFIED TO REPLACE ANY PARTS OF THE PRODUCT. IN FACT, THE
MANUFACTURER AND/OR DISTRIBUTOR EXPRESSLY STATES THAT ALL REPAIRS AND PARTS
REPLACEMENTS SHOULD BE UNDERTAKEN BY CERTIFIED AND LICENSED TECHNICIANS,
AND NOT BY THE BUYER. THE BUYER ASSUMES ALL RISK AND LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF
HIS OR HER REPAIRS TO THE ORIGINAL PRODUCT OR REPLACEMENT PARTS THERETO,
OR ARISING OUT OF HIS OR HER INSTALLATION OF REPLACEMENT PARTS THERETO.
Limited 90 Day Warranty
Harbor Freight Tools Co. makes every effort to assure that its products meet high quality
and durability standards, and warrants to the original purchaser that this product is free from
defects in materials and workmanship for the period of 90 days from the date of purchase.
This warranty does not apply to damage due directly or indirectly, to misuse, abuse, negligence
or accidents, repairs or alterations outside our facilities, criminal activity, improper installation,
normal wear and tear, or to lack of maintenance. We shall in no event be liable for death,
injuries to persons or property, or for incidental, contingent, special or consequential damages
arising from the use of our product. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of
incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation of exclusion may not apply to you.
THIS WARRANTY IS EXPRESSLY IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS.
To take advantage of this warranty, the product or part must be returned to us with transportation
charges prepaid. Proof of purchase date and an explanation of the complaint must accompany
the merchandise. If our inspection verifies the defect, we will either repair or replace
the product at our election or we may elect to refund the purchase price if we cannot readily
and quickly provide you with a replacement. We will return repaired products at our expense,
but if we determine there is no defect, or that the defect resulted from causes not within
the scope of our warranty, then you must bear the cost of returning the product.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also
have other rights which vary from state to state.
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