The invention is a portable hoisting device that aids in moving and lifting tires on trucks, rvs and sport utility vehicles.
As anyone who performs a lot of physical work will attest, nothing beats having the proper tool for a job. The proper tool can save time, save money, produce a higher quality job, reduce damage to equipment, and provide for the increased safety of the worker. Such tools can save time and effort even if not involved in the exact working process. One such example is in the replacement of large tires used on large pickup trucks, sport utility vehicles and vans. As these vehicles have become larger, so have their tires, each of which can weigh over 100 pounds. Not only is it difficult to move such tires around, but it almost impossible for a single person to lift such tires on and off of the vehicle axles. Often two or more people can manhandle the tire on and off, but risk of injury, especially to backs is great. Also, many times a single driver may have to change the tire by themselves in a remote location. If the driver is elderly or small in stature, it is almost impossible. Accordingly, there exists a need for a means by which large tires can be easily removed, moved and installed in a manner without the disadvantages as described above.
A retiree, inventor Arthur Kilpatrick of Apache Junction, Arizona has developed the Portable Tire Hoist- a clever innovation which aids in lifting heavy tires for trucks, rvs, and sport utilities.
The invention is a metal frame fork-lift which is durable and maintenance free. By offering a fulcrum lever for raising and lowering, the invention prevents back and other types of injury and allows almost anyone to change a tire. Additionally, the invention has wheels allowing for easy maneuvering, installation, and removal of a tire. The use of the Portable Tire Hoist allows for the quick removal, moving and placement of large tires in a manner which is not only quick, easy and effective, but safe for both the user and the tire.