This thing has been kicking my poor butt all day. Friggen lawn mower tire. The old one was a giant PITA to unseat and remove. I ended up using a bottle jack to unseat the bastard. Finally got it off the wheel. Then the new one fought me tooth and nail getting it mounted. I thought I finally had it licked. Now I can't seat it. I've tried the old brake cleaner on fire trick at least 5 times-- nearly burnt the garage down on the final attempt--, the rachet strap trick, everything I could think of. The thing is, as you can see, this tire was distressed in shipping or storage and it's flat on the bottom. I didn't think it would matter but that seems to be what's stopping it from seating. Any ideas? SO thinks I'm an idiot for not taking it to a tire shop and blowing a whole Saturday on it. Perhaps she's right.