LiftWise has released the 6500 Series Wheel Handler, which the company says is designed for any operation that needs a safe method for transporting and changing large tires, and is able to be used by one person.
According to the company, the Wheel Handler allows the operator to stand in the best vantage point for dialing in the proper position of the wheel for mounting. Wheels or tires can be lifted, rotated 38 degrees in both directions, and side shifted 3 in. left or right all from the convenience of the hand-held control. The control adjusts the upper and lower jaws to accommodate different wheel sizes, includes an integrated safety switch and is magnetic for attachment.
The standard unit can handle steel compaction wheels with diameters of 55 to 79 in., can be raised or lowered 20 in. and has a maximum capacity of 6,500 lbs.
The Wheel Handler includes an onboard battery charger and is hydraulically actuated using seven cylinders for the multiple wheel-positioning functionality. Custom decals are available to adhere to the jaw arms, offering an easy guide to adjust to commonly handled sizes. Several optional tire racks are available that can store up to four tires and be loaded using the Wheel Handler. For handling larger tires, other equipment configurations are available through LiftWise.