Complimenting The Bulky Clamp Cart
Every tire employee is familiar with a tire clamp cart. I remember when I first started in the business, all clamp carts were oak-framed with metal reinforcement and clamp apparatus. Yeah, I know… I’m an old-timer. What a great invention, though! Grab a stack of tires with the cart and move it where you want it.
But I can’t count how many times I went to a storage rack to gather a set of tires for installation and rejected the idea of using a clamp cart, and for multiple reasons.
Often it was too far away to bother with, this because it is bulky and is stored out of the way, or again because it is bulky, it was a pain to maneuver down aisles and around corners. Or because they are expensive, it was a shared tool, and therefore, rarely where you expected to find it. Using it… first involved finding it.
Then there is the amount of space needed to maneuver it. It doesn’t require a large footprint while standing at rest, but to operate it, one must tilt it back. Now it requires much more room, due to the extra length while keeping it balanced, tilted backwards on two wheels, especially challenging while turning sharp corners. How often have I hit the wall or doorway or even other employees with the front of the load while steering a bit blind from behind the load?
Here is where the TruStack tire dolly comes in. It may never replace the clamp cart, but it will go a long way to complimenting it. It's light, inexpensive, simple to use. Keep a dozen on hand. They nest well enough to store 12 in a 5' section of tire rack.
Carry it to the rack, roll it back. Simple, easy, safe, and efficient.