Originally Posted by mike72903
.. I hate the idea of giving up and admitting to the mower service people I can't do it myself and just paying them to do it. Probably take them 30 seconds....
Could take it to a tire shop instead.
They can be really nasty for sure to remount. Once I poked a hole in my new tube trying to get the tire back on.
Given that I might not be the best one to offer ideas.
But I would try heating it up good to make it a little softer, get the rim in a spot that it can't move, then find two to four more hands to help hold it while you pry on it.