I had some old crusty, peeling-chrome aluminum wheels that I wanted to scrap, but they had some worn out tires that I didn’t want to pay $10 each to dismount at a tire shop. So, with just a pair of precision needle nose electronics pliers to unscrew and remove the valve cores, a section of 4x4 dimensional lumber, a 6,000lb truck, a couple of big pry bars and a bottle of soapy water, I proceeded to remove them myself.
What a workout that was. Took about 2 hours for four tires from start to finish. But since I saved $40, that’s about $20/hour plus some good core strength exercise.