How to invert a tractor tire

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How to invert a tractor tire
Invert a tractor tire to use as a gardening spot. (Tire Swing image by Luke Haverkamp from

Old tires can be used for many cool things. Among other things, old tires are used for roads, shoes and playground mats. Many people now use them for their garden or landscaping. One of the really fun things to do with an old tractor tire is to make a giant pot for a tree or vegetable garden. The tractor tire pot will make for great conversation piece when your friends and family visit.

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  • Tractor tire
  • Small backhoe tractor

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    Lay your tractor tire down flat and start up your backhoe. It's a good idea to let your backhoe warm up for a little while first before beginning work.

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    Become familiar with the workings of your backhoe. You will notice that you can sit forward or backwards. In the backwards position, you will be working the backhoe apparatus. You will see three or four handles that work the backhoe movements. One of the handles will open the jaws of the backhoe; the other handles will lift it up and down and side to side.

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    Grab hold of your large tractor tire with the jaws of your backhoe. Lift the tire up just a bit making sure that the bottom part of the tire still touches the ground. Now use the handle that controls the movement of the head in a downward motion. This will push on the tractor tyre's sidewall and flit it inside out. This may take some practice before you get the hang of it but keep trying as you move around the tire, one position at a time, until it is completely inverted. At this point, you have a finished planter to use for your garden.

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