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Looking at truck/tractor tyres for flipping, dragging and hitting with a sledge

I literally have no idea as to the starting weight i should be looking at?
I weigh 15stone, can deadlift over 150kg.
 
I was thinking a 120kg tyre would fit the bill for all of the title of the thread?
 
They go up to 400kg and 120kg is the lightest they do. Have seen lots of various ones on ebay but weight is the most important factor I would think?
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Re: Looking at truck/tractor tyres for flipping, dragging and hitting with a sledge 2017/02/15 19:03:11 (permalink)
If your not bothered go to a farmyard and pick one up for next to nothing. I'm just thinking about the weight and the one at the gym is probably 18 inches high and five foot across I reckon it's 200kg but remember your not going to lift it like a bar.

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Re: Looking at truck/tractor tyres for flipping, dragging and hitting with a sledge 2017/02/15 19:16:20 (permalink)
Local tyre place should have a few, not quickfit or places like that but back st places that do remoulds etc should do.

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Re: Looking at truck/tractor tyres for flipping, dragging and hitting with a sledge 2017/02/15 19:43:30 (permalink)
Not sure I could shift a 200kg one! Will check those re mould places as your the second person to advise that.
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Re: Looking at truck/tractor tyres for flipping, dragging and hitting with a sledge 2017/02/15 20:06:19 (permalink)
120kg tyre will be very light for flipping, 200kg isn't all that heavy either when you flip it. Might be worth getting the lighter one for dragging and a heavier one for flipping if you can.

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Re: Looking at truck/tractor tyres for flipping, dragging and hitting with a sledge 2017/02/16 08:06:14 (permalink)
You're not picking it up, you're levering it. So 200-kilos will be fine. In fact I'd say 250kg is what you'll want.

 
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Re: Looking at truck/tractor tyres for flipping, dragging and hitting with a sledge 2017/02/16 10:21:07 (permalink)
As above.
 
Every tyre is different, and weight is often heavily misjudged. I've flipped tyres labeled as 400kg with ease, and then struggled on one claiming to be 250kg.

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Re: Looking at truck/tractor tyres for flipping, dragging and hitting with a sledge 2017/02/16 11:16:53 (permalink)
Bald or treadless are bastards lol

 
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Re: Looking at truck/tractor tyres for flipping, dragging and hitting with a sledge 2017/02/16 11:36:32 (permalink)
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Bald or treadless are bastards lol




Yep.
 
An old worn out one with no treads to grip, and a surface as smooth as Dirty Vests head makes it a real bugger to grip and flip.

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Re: Looking at truck/tractor tyres for flipping, dragging and hitting with a sledge 2017/02/16 12:10:09 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby I Am A Myth 2017/02/16 15:29:33
The heaviest part of the lift is the initial lift off the floor, essentially half the weight of the tyre. As the angle increases this changes, at 45 degrees the weight required on a 200kg tyre is 70.7kg assuming the lifting force is perpendicular to the tyre. Technique plays a massive part in how heavy it feels.

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Re: Looking at truck/tractor tyres for flipping, dragging and hitting with a sledge 2017/02/16 13:23:47 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby I Am A Myth 2017/02/16 15:29:21
I always used to describe it like pushing the pack when in a scrum. Once it's at chest height it out to be a done deal for the flip. Great fun to drag or pound on as suggested. Get a chain (if only for wear and tear where it drags - u can fix a rope to the chain) and a good hammer (4-7lbs at least)

 
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Re: Looking at truck/tractor tyres for flipping, dragging and hitting with a sledge 2017/02/16 15:29:15 (permalink)
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You're not picking it up, you're levering it. So 200-kilos will be fine. In fact I'd say 250kg is what you'll want.


Second person to recommend the 250kg one to me. Hadn't properly considered the lever action on the lift. 
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Re: Looking at truck/tractor tyres for flipping, dragging and hitting with a sledge 2017/02/17 18:11:40 (permalink)
I'd say 250 minimum personally given your lifts. Like others have said it's totally different to a deadlift.

Also agree to go to a farm and pick one up. The farmer would need to pay to get rid of any tires so should really be keen to offload to you free of charge.

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Re: Looking at truck/tractor tyres for flipping, dragging and hitting with a sledge 2017/02/17 18:19:02 (permalink)
Indeed. The scrapping fee for big tires is high enough they'll let you have it for free.

 
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