LiftWise has introduced its new HTH-1400 Hanging Tire Handler.
The high-capacity machine can be used for handling, controlling, and maneuvering tires for reliable installation, removal, or maintenance.
With a capacity to lift tires weighing up to 1,400 lbs, the HTH-1400 is fully adjustable to handle tires between 30 and 53 in. in diameter, and up to 19 in. in width.
HTH-1400’s Precise Design
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, Work Truck reported.
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.
Additionally, 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 unit is factory set for deliberate, controlled operational speeds, battery-powered and operated by a tethered controller. 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.
Putting Safety First
To help ensure safe operation and stability, the HTH-1400 includes a tilt feature that naturally adjusts to any shifts in the load’s center of gravity. Lights illuminate on the machine when sufficient clamping pressure has been applied to the tire, making it easy for operators to know when the tire is securely positioned.
Other standard features include:
- 24V maintenance-free battery system.
- Self-contained hydraulic power unit (HPU).
- Onboard battery charger.
- Integrated forklift pockets.
An optional extended mast is available from LiftWise for enhanced accessibility. The company can also offer units with modified weight capacities to meet unique application requirements.