The newest version of the Tire Rider Tuff tire cart from Martins Industries Inc. has been redesigned to carry more weight, handle better and operate with a steel spring mechanism instead of a gas cylinder.
The company says tire industry workers will no longer have to worry about changing the tire cart’s gas cylinder – the piece of the mechanism that opens and closes the clamps to pick up the tires. A steel spring mechanism that is much more solid and durable and comes with a lifetime warranty has replaced the gas cylinder.
Other improvements include an increased carrying capacity, which has grown from 109 kg (400 lb) to 250 kg (550 lb), and better handling due to the cart’s lighter weight (from 48 kg/106 lb to 36 kg/79 lb).
The company says all new components of the Tire Rider Tuff have been factory-tested, with very convincing results:
Mechanism tests (breaking point): 756,000 opening cycles on the clamps, representing 31½ years of use at 100 strokes per day x 240 business days.
Weight tests: 201,600 back and forth cycles with a load of 250 kg/550 lb.
“Our painstaking, tireless work has paid off. The test results have exceeded our expectations. We are very pleased to offer our customers the ideal version of what a tire cart should be,” says Ian Fournel from quality control and technical services.
The gas cylinder tire cart has been on the market for 20 years. It can move up to eight tires at a time. It was one of the first products sold by Martin Industries.
Two years ago, the manufacturer modified the colours to orange and black to make it easily identifiable.
For more information, visit the company’s website.