Thanks guys! :up: I've been dreading this for weeks, but it worked out perfectly. I had to use my brain though -- that was tough! :lol: Had alot less people present than planned -- just me & my brother & the wife got home from work right as we were getting the 2-wheeler to the edge of the first step. We had to pry the wheels to the edge of every step, then have the wife tap the winch button to lower. The stud was making me nervous ( was watching it twist & flex under the weight -- & we both were in the line of fire if it were to bust! ) so I nailed a piece of pressure-treated 2 x 6 scrap across all the studs. That wood was so hard it was bending all the nails!! That made me feel a bit safer! :D :lol:
Richard S. wrote:Don't try this at home and you didn't hear this from me :P , Spray a little ether, hairspray or other flammable that can be sprayed in a fine mist into the tire and throw a match at it.
I learned that one from my grandfather - works great on stubborn beads! ;) I did it last year on a snowblower tire that was impossible to get back on -- took a few tries, & I had the bead ablaze :lol: but it eventually worked. :up: If my air hose won't reach, that'll be the next step.
Yeah, it's a big relief -- I was even tossing around the crazy :crazy: idea of dropping $1,700 on one of those battery-powered stair-climbing handtrucks :shock:, just to make this problem go away. I started to think, that money would be better spend on a BULKHEAD! I want to get some parts from an old scissor-lift & make a hydraulic elevator wired to an electric motor, & be able to slide in movable stairs. That's next years project. ;)
That ATV is great -- you can play on it, & you can get impossible jobs done with ease. It's a Polaris Sportsman 800 (parallel twin cylinder) -- has some SERIOUS power! :punk: It's rated for 1500lb towing capacity & can pull waaay more than that if you want to! :D