Ken-Tool introduces Blue Cobra truck tire tool
Ken-Tool's new Blue Cobra truck tire tool is ergonomically designed to allow a technician to demount a tire in three easy motions without lifting the tire and wheel assembly, thus reducing service technician back strain and the time needed to remove the tire.
The Blue Cobra tool is designed to service 20-, 22.5- and 24.5-inch rims mounted with tube- or tubeless-style wheels up to 13-inches wide.
The tool’s head is made from premium grade steel and is equipped with two heavy-duty, industrial nylon rollers which protect the rim and provide rolling fulcrum points to reduce user fatigue. The head is press fit into the ergonomic-shaped handle, fabricated from heavy gauge steel tubing and equipped with a non-slip handle grip.
When servicing the new generation of wide tires, a forged aluminum bead support above the head grabs the top bead when lifting the bottom bead off the rim, improving the technician’s efficiency.
Ken-Tool says that while the Blue Cobra is not likely to damage steel or alloy wheels, it includes a leather wheel protector with each tool so that technicians can show their customers that every step is being taken to protect their wheel investment. Ken-Tool also offers a service kit to replace worn rollers with two nylon rollers and roll pins.
The Blue Cobra tool is easy to learn how to use, says the company. A video demonstration on how the Blue Cobra can be used to change four truck tires in about a minute is available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QG7OV-RfSyY.
For more information, see the company's Web site at www.kentool.com.