What is a tyre changer machine?
A tyre changer machine is a piece of equipment used to remove and replace tyres on wheels. It is typically used in automotive workshops, tyre shops, and other facilities that service vehicles.
What types of tyre changer machines are available?
There are several types of tyre changer machines available, including manual tyre changers, semi-automatic tyre changers, and fully automatic tyre changers. Manual tyre changers require the operator to manually mount and demount the tyre, while semi-automatic and fully automatic machines use motorised components to assist with the process.
What are the benefits of using a tyre changer machine?
Using a tyre changer machine can save time and reduce the physical effort required to remove and replace tyres on wheels. It can also improve accuracy and consistency, which can result in better performance and longer-lasting tyres.
How do I use a tyre changer machine?
The specific steps for using a tyre changer machine will depend on the type of machine being used. However, below is a four-step process that is applicable to most tyre changers:
- Begin by positioning the tyre changer machine in a safe and accessible location. Make sure that the machine is securely anchored to the ground and that there is enough space around the machine to work comfortably.
- Next, remove the valve core from the tyre to release any air pressure. Use the machine’s bead breaker to loosen the tyre bead from the wheel rim, then use the tyre lever to pry the tyre off the rim.
- Place the new tyre onto the machine’s mounting head, making sure that the tyre is properly aligned. Use the machine’s mounting arm and bead pressing tool to seat the tyre onto the rim.
- Inflate the tyre to the recommended pressure, then check the tyre for any leaks or damage.
- Finally, use the machine to remount the wheel onto the vehicle. Make sure that the wheel is properly aligned and tightened to the manufacturer’s specifications.
Can a tyre changer machine handle all types of tyres and wheels?
The type of tyre changer machine used will depend on the size and type of tyres and wheels being serviced. Some machines are designed for specific sizes or types of tyres and wheels, while others are more versatile and can handle a wide range of sizes and types.
At AAQ, our AutoMount 103819M is designed for motorcycles, quad bikes and ATV tyres. Our AutoMount 103826 is designed for car and commercial tyres. Finally, our AutoMount 103603 is design for tractor and truck tyres.
How do I choose the right tyre changer machine for my needs?
When choosing a tyre changer machine, consider the types of tyres and wheels you will be servicing, as well as the volume of work you expect to handle. You should also consider factors such as ease of use, durability, and cost.
Is training required to use a tyre changer machine?
Yes, proper training is required to use a tyre changer machine safely and effectively. The operator should be trained in the specific procedures for using the machine, as well as any safety protocols that need to be followed. Training may be provided by the manufacturer or by a third-party training provider.
How do I maintain and care for my tyre changer machine?
Proper maintenance and care are important to keep a tyre changer machine in good working condition. This may include regular cleaning and lubrication, as well as periodic inspections and repairs. The manufacturer’s instructions should be followed carefully to ensure the machine is properly maintained.
How much does a tyre changer machine cost?
The cost of a tyre changer machine can vary greatly depending on the type and model of the machine, as well as its features and capabilities. Generally speaking, manual tyre changers are the most affordable, with prices ranging from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars.
Semi-automatic tyre changers are typically more expensive, with prices ranging from around AU $1,500 to $5,000 or more. At AAQ, semi automatic tyre changer’s range from AU $1,950 to $7,225. Fully automatic tyre changers are the most expensive, with prices ranging from around AU $5,000 to $20,000 or more. At AAQ, our fully automatic tyre changer AutoMount 103603 (truck and tractor tyre changer) costs AU $13,325.