BeadBuster XB-550 HD (HEAVY DUTY) Tire Bead Breaker. The BeadBuster XB-550 HEAVY DUTY is the big brother of the original XB-450 (comparison picture shown for reference). All of the 45X series tools have the same design geometry, the 550 is larger in every way. Heavier steel, thicker walls, more extension; the XB-550 was designed to handle the BIG tires that youll find on farm tractors, agricultural and industrial OTR wheels, large trucks, military vehicles, etc.
However, we created a patented configurable ram foot that can accommodate a large range of rim lip sizes, and it will still work on ATV/UTV. Its still far more portable than any other large tire bead breaker, and much less expensive. If you are a farmer, business owner, or a large vehicle enthusiast; you can now can easily change your own tires whenever, and wherever you want. Heavy OTR (Off The Road) Tires.Heavy, Highly Modified Trucks (Monster Trucks). It does not require floor mounting and can be operated with hand tools, it is small and light enough to take on the trail for emergency tire changes.
The BeadBuster applies a reaction force directly against the lip of the rim and wont bend lightweight aluminum rims from high compressive forces. It has a padded clamp and will NOT SCRATCH your rims. The BeadBuster is ruggedly designed, built entirely from steel with solid welds, uses Grade-5 zinc-plated screws, and is proudly MADE IN USA! The XB-550 HD is a much better value.
Alternative to a Hydraulic Bead Breaker. Other large bead breakers require hammering the tool to get the feet in the bead, but not the XB-550 HD!
Its patented design uses leverage of the clamp arm, and is very easy to use. The BeadBuster is a tried and true design that does the job right. Size: 10 x 9 x 3.Max Rim Lip Depth Range (foot length): 0.585 to 1.50. Max Rim Lip Width (clamp opening): 2.70. Max Rim Lip Thickness: 1.75. Max Ram Extension (throw): 2.756. A 15/16 wrench is required to drive the clamp and ram bolts.
Hand wrenches will work, power tools are recommended. You can use an impact wrench, but use caution with a 1/2 pneumatic impact to not over-torque the bolts. A 3/8 or 1/2 cordless impact wrench is ideal.Tire Irons are required to finish the job of removing the tire from the rim. Very large tires >48 dia. May require even larger tire irons. The XB-550 will NOT work on 7-8 ATV wheels.
It will work on 9 or larger ATV wheels. Certain cast aluminum and alloy passenger vehicle rims have a profile that prevents the tool from clamping properly. See the specifications above; if in doubt, measure your rims and compare to the tools spec. Select Padded Flat Rate Envelope at checkout. BeadBuster XB-550 HD HEAVY DUTY TIRE BEAD BREAKER, Made in USA" is in sale since Wednesday, March 15, 2017.
This item is in the category "eBay Motors\Parts & Accessories\ATV, Side-by-Side & UTV Parts & Accessories\Wheels, Tires". The seller is "bead_buster" and is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped worldwide.