Looking for Best Tire Changer?With so many different tire changers on the market, many customers ask for our guidance in how to choose the best one for their immediate needs. See our advice below:
Tire Machine for High-Volume ShopsConsider a tire changer that can handle the stresses involved, as well as be able to change a wide variety of tires. Suggest you purchase a tire machine that can handle both large and small wheels—and can handle low profile tires too. Low profile tires are becoming more and more prominent these days. And if you don't have a tire machine specifically designed for them, you risk damaging pricey alloy wheels. Damage to an expensive set of rims can cost you thousands of dollars.
Speaking of specialty wheels, consider a tire machine that has a power assist, mounting helper arm. Even though it will increase the cost of the tire changer or wheel balancer, it will be worth it. Changing specialty tires can be a lucrative venture. Think of it as an investment that can pay off itself quickly. And it’s near impossible to change flat tires unless you have the right equipment.
Note with some tire machines, you can add the mounting helper arm at a later time.
Tire Machine for Low-Volume ShopsYou should be fine with a basic tire machine that clamps onto the rim. Yes, the old center post tire changers had their day, but this is the 21st century. Unless you plan to exclusively do steel rims, you're going to need a modern machine that clamps onto the rims. Not only do they make changing tires much easier, but they also are much less likely to damage aluminum wheels.
If you want to quickly grow revenue:
Check out our Ranger R80DTXF tire changer. It’s extremely high performing where an operator doesn’t even have to touch a wheel during the process. Changer also comes with a built-in wheel lift minimizing the need to bend over and break your back on those heavy wheels.
Looking for something less? Then check out our Ranger R980XR tire changer. It has all the features of a premium brand, but without the high ticket price. Most major manufacturers have only a 1.5 HP motor, while Ranger tire changers have a 2 HP motor. Cabinets on each Ranger tire machine are beefier than most meaning less flex. Foot pedals are also stronger—made from forged steel. And finally, fittings for air lines, contained within its cabinet, are less likely to leak.
If you’re looking for an entry-level machine:
We recommend that you don't sacrifice quality. Our Workhorse tire changers are a great choice for folks looking for a solid tire machine at a very reasonable price.
If you want a premium brand:
You can’t go wrong with one of our Corghi tire changers. Made in Italy, they're everything you'll ever need in a tire machine: premium quality, best warranty and service, plus the finest Italian craftsmanship you'll ever find.
Give us a call if you need further assistance. We've been around for more than 20 years, and we know tire machines better than others.
"Wanted to drop you a line. I took pictures all along the way from initial load off the trailer 'till my truck was in the air. Wanted to say that due to the weight of this lift it is remarkable that it all arrived safely and no damage. I am really thankful I have a engine hoist as assembly would be next to impossible all by myself without it. The guys at Yellow Freight were very helpful getting it loaded on my trailer. I picked it up on Thursday and started assembly that night, by Saturday morning I had it all working. I am Very Impressed with the overall piece of equipment, absolutely outstanding. It will see lots of use. The roller 4500 lb jack is also a nice add-on. Was a good choice to go with BendPak."
Many customers choose to pick their shipment up at the freight carrier's terminal near them. Many of these products are too large for a liftgate, which is the only option a freight company can offer to help unload it from their delivery truck. So if you have a car trailer, or utility trailer, or you can even rent a U-Haul, then you can pick it up at the local terminal.
They will load it into your truck or trailer, and once you get it back home, you can take apart the package, and unload it piece by piece by manpower, or with the aid of an engine hoist. Don't want to worry about all that? No problem, we'll set you up with a local installer who can handle all of the logistics for you. No worries.