I like the hand extension idea and have never thought of doing that, BUT I may do that now. I dont do a lot of weedeating now (I prefer to hire some teenagers to do that) but I do have the same problem with having to stoop so I do see a project in the future.A couple of new creations.
After being quoted $20/tire to have tires dismounted for my trailer project, and needing at least 8-12 done in total, I decided I could likely build my own bead breaker/tire remover. In the past I used a bottle jack under a drop hitch, which works fine when in the field or for one or two, but I wanted something easier.
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The original bead breaker was flat, but wouldn't bite into the old trailer tires, so I welded some teeth on it, of course the teeth are no good for tires I am reusing, which is why there is a cap made out of electrical conduit taped on it.
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The bead remover needs some work, the spoons I have are short, and trend to want to flt back at you when under tension. They work well with cheater tubes on them, but plan to buy a good bead remover tool, and design a hub that allows me to walk it around removing the bead over the rim edge.
Also made this,
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While not a tool, it makes using a tool much more comfortable,
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Now no more stooping due to weed eaters being made for average height or shorter people