LiftWise introduces the new HTH-1400 Hanging Tire Handler, a high-capacity machine for handling, controlling and maneuvering tires for reliable installation, removal or maintenance.
With a capacity to lift tires weighing up to 1,400 lb., LiftWise says the HTH-1400 is fully adjustable to handle tires between 30 and 53 in., and diameter, and up to 19 in., in width.
The unique design of the HTH-1400 allows a tire to be easily and precisely positioned by a single operator, maximizing productivity and efficiency for any application. The unit securely clamps to the tire and can rotate it 90 degrees from a horizontal position to a vertical position, and back again, allowing tire assemblies to be delivered to the machine flat on a pallet, the company says. Also, a 25-degree bi-directional tire rotation ability makes for easier alignment of studs with the tire bolt pattern. Adjustable pins further ensure correct tire orientation, the company adds..
Battery powered and operated by a tethered controller, LiftWise says the unit is factory set for deliberate, controlled operational speeds. Given the unique equipment design, installation and removal times are expedited compared with alternative methods, but movement speeds can be adjusted to meet more demanding application requirements.
To help ensure safe operation and stability, LiftWise adds the HTH-1400 includes a tilt feature that naturally adjusts to any shifts in the load’s center of gravity. Also, lights illuminate on the machine when sufficient clamping pressure has been applied to the tire.
Other standard features include a 24V maintenance-free battery system, a self-contained hydraulic power unit (HPU), an onboard battery charger and integrated forklift pockets. An optional extended mast is available from LiftWise for enhanced accessibility. Furthermore, the company can offer units with modified weight capacities to meet unique application requirements, the company says.