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Old 04-30-2014, 06:46 AM
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Default anyone have a manual for a "May Tire-A-Matic" ?

Yes, the old tire machine.

Google only leads to forums where others are also looking
for the manual.

Yes, I already E-mailed John Bean (no reply, thanks)

Yes I watched the u-tube video.

No it didn't help, I'm missing something in the "how" of running of it.
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Old 04-30-2014, 09:59 AM
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Can you post some pics?
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Old 04-30-2014, 10:08 AM
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http://home.comcast.net/~davidtief/toys.html

Here's a couple, scroll down past the Linde welder.
(and you can see, he needs the manual as well.)
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Old 04-30-2014, 11:13 AM
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Heh. I saw one of those get used last summer, it didn't appear too hard but was certainly different from what I was used to. I had a couple blowouts on the horse trailer and went to the little tire shop in Brownwood to get some cheapies put back on the spares for the trip home. The guys had the old ones off and the new ones back on in just a jiffy.

I can't help on a manual, or even remember enough about how the process worked now to tell you how to do it. It must've been an extremely versatile machine though. That shop does everything from passenger cars up to semi/ag equipment and that was their only machine.
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Old 04-30-2014, 12:12 PM
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I poked around, and it appears May Brothers was bought by John Bean which is part of SnapOn.

Maybe this is an avenue of investigation. Maybe there are some old Snappy manuals that have enough info to solve your problem. Perhaps snapon was private labeling the Mays.

What kinds of problem are you having?
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Old 05-05-2014, 11:13 AM
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I poked around, and it appears May Brothers was bought by John Bean which is part of SnapOn.

Maybe this is an avenue of investigation. Maybe there are some old Snappy manuals that have enough info to solve your problem. Perhaps snapon was private labeling the Mays.

What kinds of problem are you having?
I thought my original posting pretty much covered all that your asking.

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Yes, the old tire machine.

Google only leads to forums where others are also looking
for the manual.

Yes, I already E-mailed John Bean (no reply, thanks)

Yes I watched the u-tube video.

No it didn't help, I'm missing something in the "how" of running of it.
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Old 06-24-2015, 09:12 AM
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UPDATE

I called as in using the telephone...to John bean tech support.

Talked with "ready for retirement" tech, who built these on the assembly line.

I got a scan, not perfect, but a scan with parts breakdown, and
a name/number to a guy that keeps them going.

With all the request for this manual ,
you would think John Bean would have a summer intern make
a nice scan of it, and post it on their website....
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Old 10-10-2017, 03:51 PM
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Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
Have one of these old machines & needed this kind of info to get it up & running.

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I hate to revive such an old thread, but I figured it was better to do so than start a new one. I have one of these machines too (May Tire Matic M62-B) and have always had trouble mounting tires.

I can't put enough weight onto that arm that swings down and hooks onto the rim. It seems like you also have to pull that arm against the rim to keep that hook latched onto the rim while you spin the tire and that hook forces the bead onto the rim. That hook (and therefore arm) keep popping out.

I've seen the 3 YouTube videos (only found those 3), 2 from the same guy, but both those machines are slightly different from mine. Davemotohead's blue one looks like it has a modified arm that adjusts and locks, and the other guy's doesn't have this arm at all.

This is the only site I've found anywhere with any info on this machine (those manuals are a Godsend - thanks!) so I was hoping someone out there could give us some insight on mounting!
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Welcome to SFT, Thrasher.
We have no qualms about old thread revival.
I hope you have some luck finding & sharing the help you're looking for.
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