Thanks to the tireless work of the MARTINS research and development team, tire industry workers will no longer have to worry about changing the tire cart’s gas cylinder – the piece of the mechanism that opens and closes the clamps to pick up the tires. The manufacturer has replaced the gas cylinder with a steel spring mechanism that is much more solid and durable and comes with a lifetime warranty.
But the MARTINS INDUSTRIES team didn’t stop there. With its lofty quality standards, the manufacturer took the opportunity to revisit the whole product in order to build improvements into their tire cart. The improvements include an increased carrying capacity, which has grown from 109 kg (400 lb) to 250 kg (550 lb), and better handling due to the cart’s lighter weight (from 48 kg/106 lb to 36 kg/79 lb).
All new components of the Tire Rider Tuff have been factory-tested, with very convincing results:
- Mechanism tests (breaking point): 756,000 opening cycles on the clamps, representing 31½ years of use at 100 strokes per day x 240 business days.
- Weight tests: 201,600 back and forth cycles with a load of 250 kg/550 lb.
“Our painstaking, tireless work has paid off. The test results have exceeded our expectations. We are very pleased to offer our customers the ideal version of what a tire cart should be,” explained Ian Fournel from quality control and technical services at MARTINS.
The tire cart, a greatly appreciated product
The gas cylinder tire cart been on the market for a good 20 years. It is one of the products that is most appreciated by tire maintenance workers, since it can move up to eight tires at a time. It was also one of the first products sold by MARTIN INDUSTRIES.
For more information about the Tire Rider Tuff: martinsindustries.com