Tyre Handlers

Machinery Contractors provides a proven solution to your tyre handling needs.

We supply a range of Tyre Handlers, proven to be successful at some of the biggest Coal, Diamond, Platinum, Copper and Iron ore mines in South Africa, Africa and abroad.

Products TyreHandler

Operation & Control Functions

The MC Tyre Handler is a hydraulic and electronically controlled system with major vertical up and down and tilt functions, controlled from the machine operator’s cab. The Tyre Handler is controlled by means of a wireless remote control system and operated by a ground control Tyre Handler/operator. The remote control function and two-way radio systems does not only provide maximum safety to the operating crew, it also eliminates unnecessary breakdown time and prevents damage being caused to wheel stud threads during wheel and rim replacement. This usually happens when the operator uses a forward movement of the Wheel Loader to align the wheel and wheel studs for wheel replacement.

Control functions include:
  • Forward and backward telescopic extension of approximately 380 mm for quick and accurate extraction and control of the tyre and rim from the studs of the truck.
  • Level Rotation of 180º.
  • Side Shifting (left and right) to a maximum of 320 mm.
  • 360º Front Wheel station rotation.
  • The MC Tyre Handler is fitted with front rotation motors, delivering 17 000 N·m torque.
Machine Attachment Options

The Tyre Handler can be attached via our Quick Coupling System or as a direct attachment to Wheel Loaders, Cranes and Forklifts.

Safety Features

Machinery Contractors Tyre Handlers can be fitted with a safety catch and grab cylinder protection, fall arrest arms for roll back protection and load holding valves at an additional cost.

The Tyre Handler’s remote control function and two-way radio systems provide maximum safety to the operating crew during wheel & rim replacement. Our Tyre Handler system’s remote control and telescopic function controls precise movements when carrying out delicate and precision movements such as wheel replacement.

MC Tyre Handler Range

Our Range of Tyre Handlers include:

  1. MC 3200 Light Duty Tyre Handler (Wheel Loader or Crane attachment)
  2. MC 3200 Tyre Handler Heavy Duty (Forklift and Front End Loaders )
  3. MC 4400 Tyre Handler (Forklift and Front End Loaders)
  4. MC 4600 MEGA Tyre Handler (Coming in 2015)

MC 3200 Light Duty tyre Handler

Wheel Loaders (2 800 kg Capacity)

The MC 3200 Light Duty Tyre Handler can be directly attached to a Wheel Loader.

When attached to a Wheel Loader, it is fitted with hydraulic spring loaded reels to accommodate the pressure and tank lines from the machine to the Tyre Handler’s control valve.

MC 3200 Light Duty Tyre Handler Specifications (Wheel Loaders)

Specifications
MC 3200 Light Duty Tyre Handler - Wheel Loader

Maximum opening of grab arms 

R49 ± 2870 mm diameter

Minimum Tyre Diameter

R24 ± 1260 mm diameter

Tyre Handler Mass

± 1 600 kg

Maximum Lifting Capacity

± 2 800 kg

Front Rotation Hydraulic Worm Gear

17 000 N·m torque, 360º rotation

Rear Rotation leveling Device

360º

Hydraulic function

4 Bank PVG Proportional Control Valve

Front Tilt Function

92º (Cylinder fitted with load holding valve for safety)

Lighting

24 Volt low Hydrogen Spotlights (remote controlled)

Electrical Function

12 volt / 24 volts

Delivery

See MC Terms & Conditions

Warranty

1 Year Standard warranty (See MC Terms & Conditions)

MC 3200 Light Duty Tyre Handler

High Up Cranes (2 800 kg Capacity)

The MC 3200 Light Duty Tyre Handler can be directly attached to a Crane.
The unit is hydraulically controlled with a four-bank control valve and comes complete with port and main relieve valves.

The Crane is fitted with hydraulic pressure and tank lines from the machine to the Tyre Handler’s control valve.



The MC 3200 Light Duty Tyre Handler Specifications (High Up Cranes)

Specifications
MC3200 Light Duty Tyre Handler - High Up Cranes

The Maximum Opening of Grab Arms 

R49 ± 2 870 mm diameter

The Minimum Tyre Diameter

R24 ± 1 260 mm diameter

Tyre Handler Mass

± 1 600 kg

Maximum Lifting Capacity

± 2 800 kg

Front Rotation (Hydraulic Worm Gear)

17 000 N·m torque, 360º rotation

Rear Rotation (Leveling Device)

360º

Hydraulic Function

4 Bank PVG Proportional Control Valve

Front Tilt Function

92º (Cylinder fitted with load holding valve for safety)

Lighting

24 Volt low Hydrogen Spotlights (remote controlled)

Electrical Function

12 volt / 24 volts

Delivery

See MC Terms & Conditions

Warranty

1 Year Standard warranty (See MC Terms & Conditions)

MC 3200 Heavy Duty Tyre Handler

Wheel Loader & Forklift Attachment (8 000 kg capacity)

Machinery Contractors designs and manufactures the MC 3200 Tyre Handler for direct or quick coupler coupling on Wheel Loaders and Forklifts.

The MC 3200 Tyre Handler has a lifting capacity of 8 000 kg and is fitted with front rotation motors, delivering 17 000 N·m torque.
The Tyre Handler is a hydraulic and electronically controlled system. Vertical (up and down) and tilt function is controlled from the machine operator’s cab.

The Tyre Handler is controlled by means of a wireless remote control system and operated by a ground control Tyre Handler/operator.

MC 3200 Heavy Duty Tyre Handler Specifications

Specifications
MC3200 Heavy Duty Tyre Handler

Maximum opening of grab arms 

± 3 273 mm diameter

Minimum Tyre Diameter

± 1 200 mm diameter (Based on a Michelin tyre rim)

Tyre Handler Mass

± 6 100 kg

Maximum Lifting Capacity

± 8 000 kg

Side Shift

320 mm

Telescopic Function

380 mm

Front Rotation (Hydraulic Worm Gear)

17 000 N·m torque, 360º rotation

Rear Rotation (Leveling Device)

180º

Front Tilt Function

92º (Cylinder fitted with load holding valve for safety)

Hydraulic Function

Proportional remote control (Cab control - Pressure, tank line and case drain to the machine)

Lighting

24 volt low hydrogen Spotlights (remote controlled)

Electrical Function

12 volt / 24volts

Attachment

MC Quick Coupler System or Direct Attachment

Delivery

See MC Terms & Conditions

Warranty

1 Year Standard warranty (See MC Terms & Conditions)

MC 4400 Tyre Handler

Wheel Loader and Forklift attachment  (12 000 kg Capacity)

Machinery Contractors designs and manufactures the MC 4400 Tyre Handler for Wheel Loader attachment and Forklifts.

The MC 4400 Tyre Handler has a lifting capacity of 12 000 kg and can be attached via our Quick Coupler System or as a direct attach.

MC 4400 Tyre Handler Specifications

Specifications
MC 4400 Tyre Handler

Maximum opening of grab arms 

± 4 200 mm diameter, 63inches diameter

Minimum Tyre Diameter

± 1 200 mm diameter, 25inches diameter (Based on a Michelin tyre rim)

Tyre Handler Mass

± 6 500 kg

Maximum Lifting Capacity

± 12 000 kg

Side Shift

320 mm

Telescopic Function

380 mm

Front Rotation (Hydraulic Worm Gear)

17 000 N·m torque, 360º rotation

Rear Rotation  (Leveling Device)

180º

Front Tilt Function

92º (Cylinder fitted with load holding valve for safety)

Hydraulic Function

Proportional remote control (Cab control - Pressure, tank line and case drain to the machine)

Lighting

24 volt low hydrogen Spotlights (remote controlled)

Electrical Function

12 volt / 24volts

Attachment

Quick Coupler System or Direct Attachment

Delivery

See MC Terms & Conditions

Warranty

1 Year Standard warranty (See MC Terms & Conditions)

MC 4600 MEGA Tyre Handler

Wheel Loader & Forklift Attachment (14 000 kg Capacity)

We can supply you with a new improved MEGA Tyre Handler of which the previous Models which a number of units have proved itself to be successful at some of the biggest mining companies in South Africa, Africa and Overseas Companies such as the Coal, Diamond, Platinum, Copper and Iron Ore mines.

All the units supplied to date were based on Quick Coupling systems and direct coupling on Front End Loaders and Forklifts.

The new MC MEGA Model Tyre Handler is fitted with a Hydraulic Brake System. The unit is fitted with proportional Hydraulic System.

The major vertical up and down and tilt function is controlled from the Operators Cab of the machine. The Tyre Handler is controlled by means of a wireless remote control system and operated by a ground control Tyre handler operator. The Tyre Handler functions include a forward/backward telescopic function of approx. 380 mm for the quick and accurate extraction and control of the tyre and rim from the studs of the truck. Other functions are the new Level rotation of 180º to be fitted with a Hydraulic Braking System, as well as Side Shifting, Left and Right – Maximum 320 mm, also featuring a 360º Front Wheel Station Rotation. The Remote Control will be fitted with an on and off switch that will control the LED System to ensure maximum visibility for the Operator.

MC 4600 Mega Tyre Handler Specifications

Specifications
MC 4600 Mega Tyre Handler

Maximum opening of grab arms 

± 4 600 mm diameter, 68inches

Minimum Tyre Diameter

± 1 200 mm diameter, 25inches (Based on a Michelin tyre rim)

Tyre Handler Mass

± 6 800 kg

Maximum Lifting Capacity

± 14 000 kg

Side Shift

320 mm

Telescopic Function

380 mm

Front Rotation (Hydraulic Worm Gear)

17 000 N·m torque, 360º rotation (New Hydraulic Break System)

Rear Rotation (Leveling Device)

180º (New Hydraulic Break System)

Front Tilt Function

92º (Cylinder fitted with load holding valve for safety)

Hydraulic Function

Proportional remote control
(Cab control - Pressure, tank line and case drain to the machine)

Lighting

24 volt low hydrogen Spotlights (remote controlled)

Electrical Function

12 volt / 24 volts

Attachment

MC Quick Coupler System or Direct Attachment

Delivery

See MC Terms & Conditions

Warranty

1 Year Standard warranty (See MC Terms & Conditions)