Hennessy Industries launched the new Coats Leverless Power Duckhead Bead Lifter, a mount/demount system that retrofits the Coats APX, 9024 and 70X series rim clamp tire changers.
The bead lifter’s leverless design eliminates traditional tire tools that can mar the tire’s surface due to application difficulty or operator error, resulting in improved shop efficiency and better tire-changing results, the company said. It features a highly intuitive, easy-to-use design that eliminates metal-to-metal contact, taking the tire bar out of the operator’s hands and ensuring a controlled mount-and-demount process.
During demounting, the leverless tool hooks the lip of the bead and effortlessly lifts it just above the rim. According to Hennessy, the tire then comes off the rim safely and easily with a simple rotation of the tabletop. The leverless tool can also be used as an additional helper device when mounting a tire’s top bead.