What tyre changer would be best for a large tyre bay? What is the best choice for someone looking to get an additional equipment for their car service? You often query us about these things. That’s why we prepared this short guide – a kind of a tyre changer rank.
What is the best tyre changer? Read the article!
For this comparison, we only used the tyre changers manufactured under our own brand – which is REDATS.
Because we know them best.
We know their key features.
Under the REDATS brand, there are so many models to choose from that we are certain you can easily find the best solution for your needs.
Tyre changers – what wheel sizes can it work on?
Look at the following parameters:
- External clamping
- Internal clamping
The first parameter is important for ALU wheels. The second is important for steel wheels.
How do REDATS tyre changers appear here? Check this out:
|Model||Internal clamping||External clamping|
| REDATS M-111|| 12″ – 22″||10″ – 19″|
|REDATS M-120||12″ – 24″||10” – 22”|
|REDATS M-130||7” – 24”||7” – 24”|
| REDATS M-201||12″ – 24″||10″ – 21”|
|REDATS M-205||14″ – 26″||12″ – 23″|
| REDATS M-211||12″ – 24″||10″ – 21″|
| REDATS M-215||8″ – 28″||8″ – 28″|
|REDATS M-221|| 12” – 24”||10” – 21″|
|REDATS M-230||12” – 24”|| 10” – 22”|
|REDATS M-250||12” – 23”|| |
14” – 26”
Tyre changer – 230V or 400V?
We know that many of you work with one-phase power source. That’s why we introduced the 230V models into our offer. They work as efficiently as their 400V counterparts.
What should you choose? Analyse your actual needs. Consider what power source you got at your car/tyre service. We provide both one-phase, as well as three-phase models.
How to recognize them? Our models with one-phase power source have the “F” symbol in their name.
Would the 230V tyre changers work less efficiently? No worries. The parameters are almost identical.
Tyre changer with an arm
Does it make any sense?
We think that an additional arm designed for low profile/RUNFLAT tyres is just essential. After all, you perfectly know how many tyres of that type you work on everyday, don’t you?
Would you be able to do that without an arm?
Of course you would. But! Just think – does it make any sense? Waste time? If you can make it so easily?
Gone are the days when tyre changers with an additional arm were priced double the price of a regular unit. It’s a standard today! So the prices went down, too!
Tyre changer with an arm – which one?
There are two types of tyre changer arms available on the market:
- RUNFLAT/low profile
See how they work
RUNFLAT arm – how does it work
The structure is relatively easy. It comes with 3 parts:
- pressure roll, plate, third hand
Helper arm – price
The price really depends on the model. Does it make sense to pay extra money?
We think yes. As you’re going to save loads of time.
And money, too!
Just imagine working with 305/30/21 tyres, for example. And get it damaged during the work – having gotten the RUNFLAT arm you can rest assured you are safe working with these.
How do leverless arms work? Watch this short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRppF9sGxkw
Used tyre changers
We often hear that it’s better to get a “premium” used tyre changer than a new unit like ours. This might be a dilemma.
And we understand it.
But remember that there are no straightforward answers. It is really about your needs and expectations.
Do you want your equipment to be premium? Or should it rather make money and provide return on investment? Making better money off your business?
We’re not trying to tell you that all used tyre changers are going to break down. It’s just all about the risk. If you get a used unit, the risk is higher than in case when you got a brand new tyre changer.
Can you afford losing clients that choose another service, as your tyre changer has broken down?
Dacia and Mercedes
We’d compare these dilemmas to car choices. If you look for a car for hard work and driving around town – would you choose a used Mercedes? Or a brand new Dacia?
That depends on your actual needs. And budget. Anyways – we think that if you’re looking to make as much money off your work as possible, it’s a better idea to get a brand new, “non-premium” units.