Portable Off-Highway Manual Tire Changing!
For decades we have sublet tire service. We ended that with Gaither Tool Company products. Manual tools and equipment now enable us to change tires at our shop. We can even perform tire service by the side of a remote trail.
Hand service tools are available for passenger car, van, truck and powersports tires. With basic fabrication work, we transformed a Gaither 12772 Manual Tire Changer into portable equipment for dismounting and mounting tires in the back country, at a motocross race pit or even a roadside rest.
We modified the Gaither 12772 Manual Tire Changer for portable use. The components break down quickly, optimal for toting the tire changer to a 4×4 off-road event, hare-and-hound race or the motocross pits. For light tires and use as intended, this machine works very well. We pushed the 12772 Manual Tire Changer to its limit while changing out our 10-ply, Load Range E rated tires!
In the instructional video coverage, see how Gaither’s manual and air operated equipment has enhanced our shop’s capability and independence. We can stow these tools in an off-road utility trailer, ready to service tires at a remote campsite or along an overland trail. If a 4×4 has sufficient on-board air capacity, these shop tools can create a portable tire shop in the field.
Gaither Tool Company supplies equipment to the commercial truck tire industry. Gaither tools also work well for automobile and light truck service shops. These tools are cost effective and can meet the needs of serious DIY techs and 4×4 enthusiasts.
Note: See the GT12-1US in operation at: https://4wdmechanix.com/how-to-gaither-gt12-1us-precision-tire-balancing/
In our next how-to video coverage, we demonstrate the versatile and portable Gaither GT12-1US manual tire balancer. The accuracy of this hand-spin, computer based tire balancer is optimal for testing tires. For our shop’s in-house tire service, manual spin balancing is a sensible alternative. The compact GT12-1US balancer stores neatly between uses.
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