Ken-Tool’s latest tire changing tool set, the 17.5 Sidewinder Kit, features five unique tools designed to demount and mount 17.5-inch diameter truck tires.
According to the tool manufacturer, the Sidewinder kit allows a single technician to quickly service these tires and wheels.
The kit features the 17.5 Sidewinder Demount Tool and the Gap Tool, which creates an opening between the wheel and tire bead to insert the demount tool. According to Ken-Tool, the Gap Tool also has a spooned end to provide added bite for easier mounting when regular tools may be too thick to be inserted.
For mounting 17.5-inch tires, the kit features Ken-Tool’s 17.5 Sidewinder Mount Tool and its newly designed Bead Holder deliver “maximum leverage and prevent slippage for increased efficiency,” the tool manufacturer said. The kit also includes the Leather Rim Protector to keep tools from marring alloy or chrome wheel surfaces.