Remember getting your first car? The open road beckoned, and the thrill of having the world at your fingertips was almost too much to bear. Perhaps you had one of those dads who refused to give you the keys until you could demonstrate that you could check the oil and change a tire by yourself. If so, you no doubt tackled those tasks with joy, knowing that they were the last obstacles standing between you and complete freedom.
As challenging as changing your first car tire may have felt, learning to change a truly big tire is a much more challenging matter.
Big tires are necessary to run big machines. They’re helpful and useful, but of course they need to be replaced from time to time. The problem is that changing truly big tires can often be a hassle. One company, however, has set out to simplify the process.
The new mobile M-500 Mobile Wheel Lift from Rotary Lift aids in the removal or repositioning of wheels weighing up to 500 pounds. According to Fleet Owner, use of such a device can streamline the process of changing big tires, causing it to take less time and require only a single technician.
There’s another benefit to using a lift:
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, back injuries account for one in five workplace injuries or illnesses. The majority of those injuries occur when employees attempt to lift heavy or awkward objects. “By equipping technicians with the MW-500 wheel lift, shop owners can limit their liability for worker’s compensation claims and reduce downtime due to injury,” says [Ron] Lainhart (School Transportation News).
Less time, less labor, and fewer injuries. That’s good news all around.
If you work with big tires, remember to take care during the tire-changing process. Also, when it’s time for a fresh set, remember that we carry a full range of OTR tires. We also have a large selection of OTR tire changing equipment to choose from to make your tire changing duties a lot less stressful. For more information on safe and effective tire-changing techniques or to discuss our current deals on new tires, please feel free to contact us.
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