Bead Breaking Irons:
are designed to break down the bead from the rim of a truck tire. Most of these tools are used like a chisel, driving the bead downward from the rim and eventually breaking the bead seat. Although several models of automatic equipment exist, stubborn beads frozen to the rim by rust and heat must often be driven off manually. Due to the extremely high cost of automatic equipment, and the number of small tire shops performing truck tire service, the use of these tools is frequent, and continual growth in this product category can be expected.