The new HTH-1400 Hanging Tire Handler from LiftWise is a high-capacity machine 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-in. and 53-in. and diameter, and up to 19-in. in width.
The design of the HTH-1400 allows a tire to be positioned by a single operator for various applications. 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. Also, a 25-degree bi-directional tire rotation ability makes for easier alignment of studs with the tire bolt pattern. Adjustable pins further allow correct tire orientation.
Battery powered and operated by a tethered controller, the unit is factory set for deliberate, controlled operational speeds. Given this equipment design, installation and removal times are expedited compared with alternative methods, but movement speeds can be adjusted to meet more demanding application requirements.
For safe operation and stability, the HTH-1400 includes a tilt feature that adjusts to shifts in the load’s center of gravity. Also, lights illuminate on the machine when sufficient clamping pressure has been applied to the tire.
Other standard features include a 24V maintenance-free battery system, a self-contained hydraulic power unit (HPU), an onboard battery charger and integrated forklift pockets. An optional extended mast is available from LiftWise for accessibility. Furthermore, the company can offer units with modified weight capacities to meet specific application requirements.