The Stellar TM28 Tire Manipulator is ideal for larger tires needed heavier-duty lifting power. - Photo: Stellar Industries

The Stellar TM28 Tire Manipulator is ideal for larger tires needed heavier-duty lifting power.

Photo: Stellar Industries

By utilizing a forklift or loader as a tire handler, the Stellar TM28 tire manipulator brings increased user efficiency and equipment value to the market. 

The Stellar TM28 is available in either a long or short arm version. With a rated capacity of 28,000 pounds, the TM28 is equipped to handle large construction and mine equipment tires. The long arm clamping span can accomodate from 38- to 171 inches. The TM28 short arm can accomodate tires from 40- to 162 inches.

Featuring 110-degree body rotation and 360-degree continuous rotating pads, the TM28 allows operators full control. An optional side shift allows for 8-inches of right and left movement to align the tire to the hub.

“Stellar Industries is the worldwide market leader in truck mounted tire manipulator machines and our customers have been asking us to enter the loader and forklift mounted space for some time,” said Tim Davison, Sales and Marketing Manager at Stellar Industries. “It was important for us to make a product that could increase the productivity of our customer and not just create a product with the same value proposition as our competitors. We need to be able to give the customer more features, better performance and more value for their investment.”

The TM28 also provides added versatility through its ability to attach and detach to equipment. By adding Stellar’s TM28 to existing equipment, professionals can increase equipment value by eliminating the need to buy dedicated equipment, according to the manufacturer.