Maintenance

Tire bead breaker is efficient, small

Posted on July 26, 2012

ESCO has introduced a new pneumatic truck tire bead breaker.

The Model 20425 reportedly eliminates the need to lift and turn a truck tire/wheel assembly over to break the second bead. Now, a tire technician can roll the tire/wheel assembly into the bead breaker to break both beads at the same time in seconds, company officials said.

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 can handle truck tire/wheel sizes at 19.5 inches through 24.5 inches, including  super singles and X-One type wide base tires/wheels.

Due to its small footprint, the Model 20425 can also be installed on the power lift gates of tire service trucks.

The bead breaker helps tire dealers to comply with the OSHA regulations that forbid the striking of the tire wheel assembly with steel duck bill tire hammers, according to the company.

For more information, contact ESCO at (800) 352-9852, or visit the company's website to see a video of the unit in action.


Other recent articles on tires:

Hit the Road: Choosing the Right Tires

Researchers studying new way to make tires

Collision strips rear tire off of bus

Related Topics: tires

Comments ( 0 )
More Stories
Article

5 New School Bus Shop Tools

An app that helps track maintenance and fuel, a remote-controlled mobile column lift, and a portable LED work light are among the latest offerings that can assist in school bus maintenance.

News

Titan Bus Names First 2 Dealers

The Type A school bus newcomer launches its dealer network with Bobby’s Truck and Bus Repair in Ohio and Signature Bus Sales in New England.

Product

Timer Switch

The 5600 Timer Box is designed to provide flexible, efficient switching of LED lights in a compact unit.

The 7.7-liter DD8 medium-duty diesel engine will be offered for the Thomas Built Saf-T-Liner HDX school bus starting in 2018.
News

New Detroit DD8 Engine Revealed

The 7.7-liter medium-duty diesel engine will be offered for the Thomas Built Saf-T-Liner HDX school bus starting in 2018.

Titan Bus will soon start production of its own take on Type A school buses. In the background is the new company's facility in Ottawa, Ohio.
News

Titan to Bring New Type A to School Bus Market

Brian Barrington, an industry veteran and VP of the new venture, says that the Titan Bus line will boast a wider body and entry door, along with standard equipment like LED lighting, tinted glass, and a multiplex system.

Leonard Bus Sales was recognized as the IC Bus 2016 School Bus Dealer of the Year for business performance, customer satisfaction, and community service.
News

IC Bus Names Dealer of the Year for 2016

Leonard Bus Sales is recognized as the OEM’s North American School Bus Dealer of the Year for business performance, customer satisfaction, and community service.

Be the First to Know

Get the latest news and most popular articles from SBF delivered straight to your inbox. Stay on top of the school bus industry and don't miss a thing!