MONTREAL — Martins Industries Inc. has revamped its Tire Rider Tuff tire cart with an increased carrying capacity and an improved clamping mechanism.
The manufacturer, who creates equipment to store, handle, inflate and display tires and wheels, has replaced the Tire Rider Tuff's gas cylinder — the piece of the mechanism that opens and closes the clamps to pick up tires — with a steel spring mechanism that is much more solid and durable, according to the company.
The spring mechanism comes comes with a lifetime warranty.
Other improvements to the Tire Rider Tuff:
- Increased carrying capacity, to 550 pounds from 400 pounds; and
- Better handling due to the cart's lighter weight (79 pounds versus 106 pounds).
Martins said factory testing has shown the new cart has a longer life and carries more weight. The breaking point of the cart was tested at 756,000 opening cycles on the clamps, representing 31.5 years of use at 100 strokes per day over 240 business days. The cart can handle 201,600 back and forth cycles with a load of 550 pounds.