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The Proper Way to Handle a Tire

Improper handling of tires can lead to damage, especially to the beads. Therefore, it is necessary to prevent excess pressure from being exerted on the beads.


When using a fork lift to lift a tire: 

  • Lay the tire vertically across the fork, or

  • Use a round fork at least six-inches in diameter.

  • Do not insert a flat type fork within the tire.

the proper way to handle a tire


When lifting tires by crane:

  • Use a wide nylon or rubber sling.

  • Do not hook the tire beads.

  • Do not use a rope sling.

the proper way to handle a tire