Tire removal tool

  • US 5,123,470 A
  • Filed: 11/26/1990
  • Issued: 06/23/1992
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/26/1990
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A tool for removing a tire from a wheel rim, the wheel rim having axially spaced flanges at a radially outward edge, the tire having axially spaced beads at a radially inward edge, the beads disposed prior to removal between the flanges of the wheel rim, the beads having a circumference smaller than a circumference of the wheel rim, the tool comprising:

  • an elongated body member defining a handle end and a tool end;

    a tool head at the tool end of the elongated body member, the tool head having;

    a tire engaging member extending from the elongated body member and terminating in laterally spaced apart tire contact parts dimensioned for insertion between one of the flanges and one of the beads; and

    a rigid, L-shaped wheel rim engaging member extending from the tire engaging member and terminating in a wheel rim contact part, said wheel rim contact part being sufficiently spaced from the tire engaging member to accept a wheel rim flange therebetween, said wheel rim contact part, when disposed on the wheel rim, defining a pivot means for enabling pivoting of the tool head about the wheel rim contact part.

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