SERVICE ALL TYPES OF TYRES,
EFFORTLESSLY, EVERY DAY
MODERN VEHICLES DEMAND MODERN TECHNOLOGY
The core of any high-volume tyre shop is the efficient mounting of tyres on the wheels of your customer’s vehicles.
Today’s modern cars and trucks run a variety of wheel and tyre combinations that can be a challenge for machines that are not up to the task.
Professional tyre changers can handle a variety of rim widths and tyre types, and are designed to help you increase your garage’s overall productivity with a combination of speed, versatility, and safety.
Whether you service municipal fleets or own a high-volume garage – there’s a tyre changer to fit your unique needs.
INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY, SAFETY, AND PROFITABILITY
Technology is at the forefront of all great businesses and high-grade tyre changers bring in the latest technology to achieve all these goals and more.
Our comprehensive line of tyre changing machines help you keep your garage running with a level of efficiency that keeps your technicians from getting burnt out, while also servicing as many customers as possible throughout a busy day.
This balance of time and services is crucial for a garage to remain productive and profitable.
TYRE CHANGERS FOR EVERY TYPE OF SHOP
John Bean® offers the following types of tyre changing machines to meet the needs of your garage.
LEVERLESS TYRE CHANGER
Designed to minimise operator effort, and automate specific processes; leverless machines are at the forefront of tyre-changing technology. These workhorses allow technicians to perform quick work, with minimal risk of damage. Features like an easy to use bead breaker, pneumatic lift, and helpful cameras. For high-volume workshops, the leverless machine is a productivity booster.
Today’s modern cars and trucks utilise large wheel and tyre combos that can be challenging to work on. The head assembly on tilt tower machines is designed to tilt back via foot pedal operation in order to accommodate larger tyres for easier positioning on the turn-table. Once a position is set, the head returns to the same position for subsequent wheels. This leads to less operator fatigue and less chance for wheel damage, making the Tilt Tower design perfect for high-volume tyre centres and dealerships that work on a variety of wheel sizes.
Centre-post Tyre Changer
Designed for ease-of-use by technicians of all skill levels, centre-post tyre changers offer speed and precision for efficient tyre-changing operation. With less clamping restriction than a turntable design, the risk of wheel damage is drastically reduced. An anti-rotational pin allows the centre-post clamp to accommodate a wide range of wheel sizes, and the pneumatic bead assist enables efficient single-operator mounting and demounting of the upper bead. For high-volume tyre shops that need a tyre changer machine with optimum technology, the centre-post design is a definite game changer.
SWING ARM TYRE CHANGER
FEATURES THAT INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY
John Bean® tyre changing machines are designed with various features to keep operators safe and allow them to perform their job with ease, including:
- Fast, Accurate Wheel Clamping
- Lower Bead Camera Assistance
- Easy Bead Breaking For Low Profile and Run-Flat Tyres
- Easy Mounting and Demounting
- User-Friendly Controls
- Precise, Safely Located and Ergonomic Foot Controls
- Integrated Pressure Limiter
- Wheel Protection
When making the commitment to purchasing a tire machine, you should consider the following:
- How many vehicles does your shop service in a day?
- What type of vehicles do you regularly work on?
- Do you work on run-flat and low profile tyres?
- What’s the experience level of personnel in your shop?
- What’s your budget?
John Bean® offers five types of tyre changing machines:
- Tilt Tower
- Swing Arm
Each type of wheel service equipment has a distinct set of advantages but all of these options make changing tyres easy and profitable.
Leverless tyre changers can work on nearly any type of wheel/tire combo with speed, precision, and low operator fatigue. Due to their higher cost over other machine variants, leverless machines are great for high-volume tire shops that will see a large enough productivity boost to justify the higher cost.
Since a tilt tower mechanism allows easy access to the turntable and returns to the same location each time; this design is perfect if your shop regularly works on larger wheels and tyres with a higher level of volume.
For smaller shops with lower wheel service volume or shops looking to stay on budget; swing arm machines work on a wide variety of wheels but require a bit more labor and a bit more adjustments on the fly during each tyre change.
For commercial vehicles or extra large wheels, a heavy duty tyre changer offers a rugged design and wide clamping range that can handle rims between 14 and 58-inches.
UHP stands for Ultra High Performance and designates tyres that have an ultra-low profile (sidewall thickness) and are typically found on high-performance vehicles. RFT stands for Run Flat Tires and designates tires that can run for a preset distance with little to no air left in the tire itself. Each of these designs poses a challenge to properly mount and dismount due to the stiffness of the sidewall.