The first thing I needed to do was find a tire. I was able to pick from a few my neighbor had in a pile and of course chose the heaviest one known to man because I liked the tread pattern. I would recommend using a car rather than tractor tire like I did. That is unless you have a strong back and a team of horses.
I washed the tire off with a garden hose and removed any water that I accidentally sprayed in with a spare turkey baster I keep in my garage for situations such as this.