Difficult to mount tire changer and method for handling thereof

  • US 6,056,034 A
  • Filed: 05/20/1998
  • Issued: 05/02/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/20/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A difficult to mount tire changing machine for use in mounting and demounting difficult to mount tires on wheels, wherein said tire changing apparatus comprises:

  • a swing arm style tire changer having a base, an elongated upright stem extending from said base, a swing arm rotatively attached to said elongated stem, a tool assembly attachment to said swing arm, said tool assembly being movable downwardly and a means for rotation of said difficult to mount tires on wheels;

    wherein said swing arm includes a difficult to mount tire changing device;

    wherein said difficult to mount tire changing device comprises a force means for applying a force downwardly to a side wall of said difficult to mount tires via a roller means mounted on a shaft said roller means being capable of applying a force to a tire wall from said swing arm;

    said tool assembly and said force means being capable of being movable downwardly independently of one another andwherein said difficult to mount tire changing device further comprises a control means for controlling said force to said side wall from said swing arm.

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