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Economy Solid Wheelchair Tire Installation Tool

Item #: M040E  
The Economy Solid Wheelchair Tire Installation Tool features a simple design that clamps into a bench vise and allows you to install solid wheelchair tires onto most wheelchair rims.
Regular Price$29.99
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Economy Solid Wheelchair Tire Installation Tool

  • Clamps in a solidly mounted bench vise and works for a variety solid urethane wheelchair tires
  • For use with 22" to 26" tires
  • Included pegs are 7/16", and 5/8" (the 7/16" peg is used for 7/16", 1/2", and 12 mm inner diameter bearings). The 5/8" peg is used for stretching the tire.
  • Made from steel pegs and heavy gauge square tubing
  • Sold individually (each)
Most solid wheelchair tires are made smaller than the rim they fit and require a substantial amount of stretching to install. With this tool you can mount the wheel and tire onto the tool and as you turn the wheel the large steel peg will stretch the tire onto the rim. It makes quick work of installing solid wheelchair tires of all types onto most wheelchair rims.

Economy Wheelchair Tire Installation Tool Instructions

Video showing the Economy Wheelchair Tire Installation Tool in use

Please Note
Your bench vise has to be mounted securely to a solid surface (such as a work bench). The work bench (or other surface) itself must be securely fastened to the floor or wall. Remember, you will be using a great deal of force to stretch the tire onto the rim and using an unsecured work surface could pose a danger. ANY MOVEMENT OF YOUR VISE OR WORKBENCH NEGATES THE FORCE YOU ARE PUTTING ON THE TIRE WHILE STRETCHING AND AS A RESULT IT WILL NOT WORK!

Economy Solid Wheelchair Tire Installation Tool
AC072000, EYLM040E
 Average Rating:  4 Star Rating
 based on 40 Customer Reviews  
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   Helpful, May 5, 2023  By Anonymous (altamonte springs, FL)(Verified)
I use spinnergy rims and this tool makes it easier to put solid urethane tires on for my caregivers
   Wheelchair tire installation tool, April 29, 2023  By Anonymous (dade city, FL)
I love the product idea but I am having trouble turning it to put the tire on the rim.

Thank you for all you do.

   Used for wheel chair tires, April 18, 2023  By Teresa Davis (Oakland City, IN)(Verified)
Has the tires on in minutes. Thank you
   It works, March 30, 2023  By ROBERT (Fort Myers, FL)(Verified)
Ii struggled to install tires I bought for two weeks and finally relented and purchased this tool. It's amazing to me that something so simple did the job. Don't purchase unless you have a vise (luckily my neighbor had one). Not the best quality tool but you absolutely need it!
   Didn't work, March 25, 2023  By Anonymous (Davie, FL)
Try as I might I couldn't come close to getting it on. If I could get a refund I sure would appreciate it.thank you
   Had to wait!, March 7, 2023  By J Hicks (Jacksonville, FL)(Verified)
no one had these in stock for the longest time but finally able to buy. Instructions were clear. I did leave the tires out in the sun for an hour to soften them up (a tip I saw from a review on amazon where I bought the tires). Received the tool in two days from California.

Thank you!
   Worth every penny, November 13, 2022  By Anonymous (Warner Robins, GA)
I've been installing motorcycle tires without tools for decades. Lucky for me, I did some research about wheelchair tires before trying to install mine. Urethane tires are totally different than pneumatic tires. I got my tire installation tool in about 3 days, read the supplied instructions and most helpful, watched the video. I'm a senior, in good condition, but still old. The 1st tire went on with only a good bit of effort required. The 2nd tire was a lot harder because I'd used up my strength reserves. The tool works well, it did not slip in my 5" jaw vise, and soapy water sprayed on everything helped a lot. Once tire is on the rim and removed from the tool, bouncing it on the floor many times gets it completely seated evenly in the rim. It was worth every cent of the price, and shipping was reasonable. Thank you
   Useful tool if guides added, November 6, 2022  By Jesse Blancas (Pasadena, TX)
First of all; Could I have mounted the wheelchair tires without an installation tool? Absolutely not! I bought this economy installation tool because this was going to be used once. I'm fixing up my mom's wheelchair. I don't have a wheelchair repair shop. I'm rather handy and have an above average amount of tools that I own. I watched several tire installation videos before the install. I set up the tool in my vise and began. I quickly found that it was very difficult to keep the tire in the rim channel when turning. After using several different methods to keep the tire seated I found the best way was to use two tie wraps. I placed them between the spokes, side by side to initially secure the tire to the rim channel. As I turned the rim and the tire moved into the channel, I used one tie wrap between the rest of the spokes to keep the tire seated. I quickly found that as I turned the rim with a lot of effort, the tool base began to bow slightly allowing the spindles to tip towards each other. This would allow the rim hub to slide up and out from the spindle. The tire would also rise on its spindle. My solution was to place a large fender washer over the rim hub and secure it with a pair of vise grip locking pliers. Then I did the same for the spindle that stretches the tire. After solving those issues, I found that I unfortunately did not have the strength to turn the rim enough to complete the tire seating. I had to get my wife to help me turn the rim the rest of the way. As the rim turned and seated the tire, I began to cut off the tie wraps as they got closer to the stretcher spindle. I removed the wheel from the tool as per the videos and used a rubber mallet to finish seating the tire into the rim channel evenly. The first tire mounting took me about 45 minutes. The second one, with my additions and learned mounting technique took about 5 minutes. The tool and the videos are unquestionably necessary but both need tweaking to be useful. To improve the tool, I suggest to add retaining washers to each spindle and reinforce the spindle base. The base bent at one of the spindle mounting holes which allowed the spindles to tip towards each other. This tool is sold as an "Economy" tool but with these additions, it could perhaps be useful out of the box.
   Economy Wheelchair Tire Installation Tool;, October 14, 2022  By Anonymous (Bourget)(Verified)
October 13, 2022 (Purchased On 09/09/2022)
Mike here
NOTICE: Please do NOT display my Email address. Thank you
Really …, you should include, your ‘neighbours’ to the north of you (CANADA) too!
Anyway, let me FIRST say, your personnel, who take your calls, should be better listeners and try to be better listeners? Please don’t hesitate to ask me why!
Regarding the Economy Wheelchair Tire Installation Tool; YES … absolutely, the BEST! However, I would like to add some advice, if you’d care to ask.

M. Wood
   Instalation tool, September 4, 2022  By Anonymous (Granite Shoals, TX)(Verified)
Made of good quality heavy materials and works exactly as described. It is a must for tire instalation!
   Wheelchair tire replacement tool, June 30, 2022  By Leonard Thomas (Duluth, GA)(Verified)
When ordering replacement urethane wheelchair tires, I also ordered this wheelchair tire replacement tool in the same shipment. The tool worked great and enabled me to perform the tire replacement myself. It took some muscle, but without the tool, it would not have been possible. Enable Your Life shipped the tires and the tool the same day I placed the order and the shipment arrived two days later. Thanks for the prompt support.
   Needed this!, June 15, 2022  By Anonymous (MA)
I purchased new wheelchair tires for my mothera wheelchair. Tried to get them on with a lever and zip ties. No matter what i did, it wasn’t stretching enough. With this tool, and a well anchored vice, some soapy water, and a little elbow grease, the tire went around rim. Absolutely needed it.
   IT WORKS, June 12, 2022  By Anonymous (NASHVILLE, TN)(Verified)
   Got the job done., June 12, 2022  By Anonymous (Elgin)
Got the job done.
   Tool worked great!, May 7, 2022  By Ron Boyer (camarillo, CA)
Needed tool install 2 new tires, so needed the tool. Worked great, but a lot of muscle was needed. Fortunately, my neighbor helped.
   Tire install tool, March 17, 2022  By Anonymous (Baton Rouge, LA)
It’s a must have item
   Tire Install Tool, March 16, 2022  By Anonymous (Delmar, DE)
I bought the economy model. It did the job, however if I were going to install many tires I would get the better model.
   Wheelchair Tire Installation Tool, March 3, 2022  By Anonymous (MANALAPAN, NJ)(Verified)
If you buy a Solid Urethane Wheelchair Tire, you must have this Wheelchair Tire Installation Tool and a well secured vice. It makes life so much easier. I would even say that if you don't have installation tool don't buy the tire.
   It did the job, February 16, 2022  By Bob in Georgia (GA)
I guess for the price you are not complaining but this tool IS NOT Snap-On quality. A little mad that the other place we purchased the tires from did not mention we need this tool for mounting rubber tires.
   Works just great., November 19, 2019  By Anonymous (CENTRAL ISLIP, NY)(Verified)
Worked perfectly. Definitely read the instructions but it's pretty simple. Easy enough just requires warming the tire, zip-ties, vice and some force. Definitely better then attempting to just pry the tire on.
   Heat the tire first, October 9, 2019  By Anonymous (Silver City, NM)
For the extra small solid tires, (the cheapest ones) heat them in boiling water first. It will make installation much much easier.
   Works good, October 2, 2019  By Anonymous (Casco, ME)
This worked well to install the Medline 24 pyramid style tires I purchased. I bought the newer, larger ones that are $5.00 more each. I had priced the replacements at $150.00 per wheel so the $70.00 purchase, including the tool, seems like a bargain to me. I am sure you could use some other tools to make the installation but I appreciated this pre made tool and it was worth every penny of the $22.49! It literally took me 20 minutes to install the first one (learning curve) and 5 for the second one.I soaked the tires in hot water for 20 minutes before installing which I am sure helped them stretch. The nice thing is there was no damage to the composite wheels utilizing this tool. A++++ in my book
   A Necessary Evil, September 1, 2019  By Anonymous (Wilmington, DE)
Don''t expect it to be as easy as in the video. Like others I questioned whether I got the correct tire it looked too small. My first attempt failed miserably. Two tricks I used.

1) I heated the tires in a toaster oven at 150 degrees for 15 minutes to help them stretch

2) Liberal use of zip ties to keep the tire from jumping off during installation.

My main gripe is that the tool does not hold down easily in a vice. It really needs a welded flange to help it. Yes it''s simple and if you have spare steel laying around and want to drill holes in it you can make one. I would NOT make this out of wood as I can''t imagine it holding up to the stress.

I cannot imagine installing the tires without this type of tool.
   This Job is a Class A Knuckle Buster!!!, August 6, 2019  By Anonymous (San Antonio, TX)
A lot to like about this website. Rapid order fulfillment and shipping. Prices are fair. Videos are a big help. I''m an active, healthy 74 years old but I found this job to be quite a struggle to install two 24X1-⅜ tires. Got em on, but if I had to do it again I''d get a professional to do it. The economy tool is no bargain. The baseplate isn''t strong enough to maintain proper alignment as you stretch the new tire. I used large, heavy duty washers under the post nuts to spread out the load but the baseplate bar still ended up being crushed and deformed. Get the tires, forget this tool!

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