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Inventing a better way to handle large-scale tires for heavy duty equipment

Darcy Goossen understands that working on a farm comes with a measure of risk. He has spent the better part of 40 years as a grain farmer and custom sprayer focused on creating ways to improve efficiencies and protect his workers. In fact, when he’s not in the field, one might find Darcy working on one of his inventions.  

Knowing that storing, handling and changing large tires on heavy duty equipment was labour- and time-intensive, not to mention dangerous, Darcy decided he had to find a better way. The seeds for a large-scale tire handler were planted and five years later, The TireGrabber was introduced to market. Twenty-five devices came off the assembly line, and sold out in a matter of months. 

Engineered for safety and efficiency when handling oversized tires

The TireGrabber is a  3-armed large tire handler that can be affixed to any piece of equipment with a hydraulic source such as a skid-steer loader, tractor, forklift, front-end loader telehandler, or crane. The patented device works like a claw to securely grip, lift, manipulate and mount large-scale tires up to 4,000 Ibs and 95” in diameter with amazing precision. A single operator can change an oversized tire on heavy-duty equipment in about 5 minutes! Watch our tire handler in action. 

Since his first device, Darcy has added several TireGrabber products to the line including the TG Equipment Jack and custom plates – with more exciting projects already taking shape.

Made from strong, memory-shape steel, The TireGrabber is industry-certified and engineer-approved with a magnetic particle inspection (MPI) for integrity and life-long durability. The TireGrabber components are manufactured in Western Canada, products are assembled outside of Camrose, Alberta, Canada and shipped to customers across North America, Europe and Australia. 

TireGrabber mounted to skidsteer
1st Place Farm Safety Award

Award-winning device ideal for all heavy-duty equipment industries 

The TireGrabber can be used in any industry where large vehicles and/or equipment with tires are needed – agriculture, construction, mining, military, machine assembly, trucking companies, quarries, factories, sea ports, and tire dealers.   

The TireGrabber has earned generous praise from customers, and handily won several awards including the Farmyard Inventions Award at Canada’s Farm Progress Show in Regina, Saskatchewan in 2018, and First Place in Farm Safety two years in a row (2020, 2021) at Innovations Showcase at Manitoba AG Days in Brandon, Manitoba. 

Interested in purchasing, selling or distributing the TireGrabber? Let’s talk!

Meet the TireGrabber team

Darcy Goossen
President

780-678-4288
1-877-314-2017 (toll-free)

[email protected]

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Gerard Zentner
CEO

780-902-1244

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Frequently asked questions about The TireGrabber large tire handler

There are currently three models of the TireGrabber – each one is built to handle any tire up to 4000 lbs. The TireGrabber can easily lift and move large-scale tires for any heavy-duty equipment making it an ideal device for any industry that used oversized tires such as:

  • Agriculture
  • Construction
  • Mining
  • Machine assembly
  • Trucking companies
  • Quarries
  • Factories
  • Sea ports
  • Tire dealers

Learn more about the different TireGrabber products.

Large-scale tractor and industrial-sized tire and wheels range from 1,500 to 3,500 lbs. To put this into perspective, the average car weighs between 3,000 and 4,000 lbs. The TireGrabber large tire handler makes moving and replacing these oversized tires on heavy-duty equipment easier, faster and safer. And one operator can change a tire in about five minutes! 

Yes. The TireGrabber’s 45-degree rotation mechanism and 3-arm configuration make it easy to grab a tire from flat on the ground or a trailer, or pull it directly off a piece of equipment, and rotate a large-scale tire to line up the studs or bolts to attach the wheel.