RAMMING TYRES BY HAND WAS HARD WORK SO WE DESIGNED THE TYRE PESS PICTURED BELOW.
POUNDING A 265/70/15 TYRE BY HAND TOOK 40-45 MINUTES AND I’D BE KNACKED BY THE END OF THE DAY. USING THE PRESS TOOK ABOUT 10 MINUTES AND ENABLED US TO PRESS TYRES ALL DAY WITHOUT ANY FATIGUE
2-way hydraulic ram running at 1200psi presses clay into the tyres. The steel band around the tyre is needed to constrain it or the tyre just elongates. Note how swollen the tyre is.
For anyone contemplating building a press I’d suggest using a ran with a two stage spear for easier operation, and making the plates at the end of the ram as big as the tyre walls can be spread apart..
Wade & Clinton (15yrs) using tyre press. Together they could press 30 265X70X15” tyres in a morning and still have energy to play sport in the afternoon.
Below. Tyres are simply rolled up the planks and put into place. Center of tyres are filled once they are on the wall.