Esco Adds Pneumatic Truck Tire Bead Breaker
August 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
Esco says its new pneumatic truck tire bead breaker breaks both tough-to-break truck tire beads at the same time.
Esco Model 20425 pneumatic truck tire bead breaker can handle all truck tires/wheel sizes 19.5 inches through 24.5 inches.
The Model 20425 eliminates the need to lift and turn the 200-pound heavy truck tire/wheel assembly over to break the second bead. Now the tire technician simply rolls the tire/wheel assembly into the bead breaker and breaks both beads at the same time in seconds.
The Model 20425 is powered by standard shop or tire service truck air at 100 psi to develop a bead breaking force of over 5,000 pounds. The unit will handle all truck tires/wheel sizes 19.5 inches through 24.5 inches, including wide-base tires/wheels.
The Model 20425 has a shop floor footprint of only 28 by 32 inches operating space. Due to its small footprint, the Model 20425 can also be installed on the power lift gates of all tire service trucks.
The bead breaker also helps comply with the OSHA regulations that forbid the striking of the tire wheel assembly with steel duck-bill tire hammers. In addition, the Model 20425 helps reduce workers compensation claims for back strain from lifting heavy objects.