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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 after five years of rigorous testing, 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 from 3,000 lbs all the way up to 12,000 lbs and 95” in diameter with amazing precision. A single operator can change an oversized tire on heavy-duty equipment in about 5 minutes!

Designed for easy transport, the TireGrabber fits neatly into the back of a standard pick-up truck. If you have an unexpected flat out in the field or on the job site, the TireGrabber can have things rolling again quickly.

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, tensile steel, The TireGrabber is industry-certified and engineer-approved with a magnetic particle inspection (MPI) for integrity and life-long durability. The TireGrabber is manufactured and assembled in in Western Canada, with each product 100% inspected and tested before shipping to customers in various industries 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


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Gerard Zentner


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Frequently asked questions about The TireGrabber large tire handler

There are currently five models of the TireGrabber –  engineered to accommodate a diverse range of tire sizes from 3,000 up to 12,000 lbs.  TireGrabber can easily lift and move large-scale tires for any heavy-duty equipment making it an ideal device for any industry that uses 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 tires can range from 1,500 to 12,000 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.