Tire changers are absolutely vital to being able to change a modern car tire. Almost every auto, body, oil, and tire shop has one type of model or another. Many car owners rely on these machines to make sure their expensive tires don’t get damaged while the wheel is being repaired. There are several different types of such shifters.
Semi-automatic tire changer
The semi-automatic changer is an affordable alternative to the fully automatic version. We will discuss the automatic model in a moment. The semi-automatic changer requires a little more hands-on experience to operate than the automatic. Most of these rig styles come with a swingarm and a 20″ wheelbase to accommodate changing up to a 20″ wheel. Other wider versions for larger wheelbases are available for slightly more than the standard 20″.
Most of this advanced tire changing equipment combines the rocker column effect with a turntable that is only 665mm off the ground, making the process easier and more efficient than previous models. The semi-automatic version is ideal for mounting and dismounting any car, van or motorcycle wheel.
automatic tire changer
The automatic model is by far one of the fastest and most efficient means of changing a wheel in any workshop. Many automatic changers are used to change wheels that are up to 24″ in size. The size and weight of the tire make using semi-automatic equipment too dangerous, not to mention time consuming.
The tilt column is pneumatically controlled and requires much less manual work. Shifters of this size often have a wheel bead breaker unit, a reinforced frame to withstand the added stress and weight of heavier wheels and tires, and a fully automatic turntable to keep things running much smoother and faster. . All the mechanic has to do is set up the machine and keep their fingers safe! These auto changers are ideal for changing wheels on SUVs, large cars, and trucks.
The newest tire changers
I wouldn’t make a “new” machine-only header like this if it wasn’t necessary. There is a new variety of Tire Changer making its way into world markets. It is revolutionizing the features, devices and appearance of the standard options of automatic or semi-automatic tire changing machines; the Corghi-Artiglio 500, to be exact. This specific model is at the forefront of quality, speed, and safety for this niche.
It is one of the few models to come with dual bead breaker discs so wheel mounting and removal is twice as fast. This model also features a newly designed detachment system and improved clamping bracket to ensure there is no slippage of any kind.
At the end of the day, there are many different types of tire changing equipment that you can choose from. Deciding on your budget, and which is the most efficient type, is up to you and your business plan. If you can’t afford the best, then the semi-auto version may be the choice you want to make.