How To Put A Lawn Mower Tire On A Rim – Easy Guide

A lot of people out there who ride lawn mower for cutting their yard grass or for convenience. You should know how to put a lawn mower tire on a rim. The tires of lawn mower are durable enough, however, sometimes it needs to be replaced. You can either change the tire by yourself, or you can hire a professional.

Hiring professional costs a lot. On the other hand, if you know how to properly put a lawnmower tire on a rim then it is not a tough job. It’s a simple job. You can do yourself without any trouble. We will make it easier to understand the process of put a lawnmower tire on a rim.

What you need to do is to follow the steps I am going to write down. By following these steps, you can also change the tires of a golf cart, rototiller, and wheelbarrow.

 How To Put A Lawn Mower Tire On A Rim: Step by Step

Let’s check out the steps of putting a lawn mower tire on a rim.

1. What Will You Need?

  • Dish soap or oil or lubricant or grease
  • 3 tire irons
  • Screwdrivers
  • Something for removing nuts or axle pin

2. How To Remove A Lawn Mower Wheel

The first thing, of course, you need to do is to remove the wheel. Maybe you know how to do it. If you don’t, let me tell you. Here is how to remove a lawn mower wheel.

It is simple. First of all, you need to jack the wheel up and support it with a stand. Then remove the nuts or axle pin. Sometimes, the axle pin or nuts does not open due to rust. In that case, you can use dish soap or grease or oil. After removing the nuts, simply remove your wheel. You are done.

How To Put A Lawn Mower Tire On A Rim3. How To Deflate A Lawn Mower Tire

Now, it is time for deflating your tire. Without deflating, you cannot remove the tire from the rim and go to the next step. In order to deflate the tire, you can simply push the valve and hold it down until all the air comes out. Also, you can use any cheap valve stem tool that will help you to unscrew the valve and thus you can remove the valve.

The latter is preferable. The reason is that with the tool, you can easily and fast deflate the tire. In addition, when you will re-inflate the new one, this will help to inflate the new tire faster and at the same time seat the bead lot easier. By following the steps now you know how to remove a lawnmower wheel.

4. How To Break The Bead On A Lawn Mower Tire

Next, you will have to break the bead of both sides. This can be a tricky part. Here is how to break the bead on a lawn mower tire.

You know, the tire is attached to the rim with strong glue and tight seal. So you need to break the glue and seal to remove the tire from the rim first.

In order to do that, you have to push that tire down as close as you can. Don’t panic. There is an easy way to do that. You can put the tire on the ground, put a ramp or board down with the one end on your tire close to the rim. With one’s watching, drive your car slowly onto the board until the mass of the car pops down the tire makes the tire free from the rim.

Now, let’s move on to the next part. In this part, you will need three tire irons. And also, a dish soap, oil or grease. This will make your job much easier. Add the oil to the top of the rim and under the tire. Use the irons and break the bead. Place the iron top of the rim and under the tire and by using them, create a gap between the tire and the rim. The 3 irons must be placed equally apart from the tire rim.

Then apply dish soap to the gaps you have created with the irons. With the combined use of tire irons and pliers, work your way into separated the tire from the rim.

Here, you might need some extra force. Give the extra force if necessary and pull off the tire. Once one side is done removing, you can easily pull off the tire from the other side.

By doing these steps now you know how to break the bead on a lawnmower tire.

5. Clean The Rim and Lube Of Lawn Mower

When you separate the tire from the rim, you will see some gunk or other lubricant type things on the rim. You have to clean that because the edge of the rim that is going to contact the bead has to be clean and fresh to ensure better sealing. Once you have clean the rim, add some oil or dish soap or lubricant and also add it to the inner side of the new tire.

How To Put A Lawn Mower Tire On A Rim


6. How To Put A Tube In A Lawn Mower Tire

Ok. You are done removing the old tire. It is time for you to mount the new one on the rim. Here is how to put a tube in a lawn mower tire.

Now put a lawnmower tire on the rim at about 45-degree angle and push down the tire with some force. Try it several times. You will be able to get almost half of the tire bead over the slippery rim. Then use the tire irons and work the bead around all over the rim. Now you know the process of how to put a tube in a lawn mower tire.

7. How To Re-inflate The Lawn Mower Tire

Now attach an air hose to the valve and inflate the tire. You can do it with a manual pump as well. However, it will be a lot easier if you have an inflator. If you don’t, take the tire to the nearest garage and inflate your tire with good pressure. Before inflating, add as much dish soap as possible to wet the bead and press the tire from outside so that the bead can touch the rim from each of the sides. You are done. Isn’t it simple?

Final Verdict

As you can see, it is a simple job. You can do it easily even if you do it for the first time. And it takes only 20 minutes even if you are doing it for the first time as well. This will save you money and also doing this kind of job help you in an emergency situation. Who knows when you need replacing your lawn mower tire by yourself?

I hope after reading this article, you will be able to do it. if you can, just thank me and that will be enough for me. Please feel free to contact me anytime.

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Henry Smith

Smith is passionate regarding all matters about automotive and prefers to share his knowledge. He has good experience in all sorts of automotive accessories. Before joining The Grabbable, he spent the better part of two decades as an automotive writer, reporter, and editor for various publications.

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David Powell - November 24, 2020

There are two types of mowers driving mowers and walk behind mowers, so definitely choosing right tire for your mower is very important for you. This right selection will save you your time, energy and specially money. In deciding for right mower types you need to be aware of the type of terrain too on which you need to work.


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