This falls under the “little things that make life easier” category. When you take off a wheel and tire — whether to change the tire or just to inspect your brakes — you have to bend over and grab the whole dirty assembly. Then you have to hold it in place while you try to put the lug nuts back on.
Or, you can just stick the Lock Technologies’ “Little Gorilla” tire caddy under the tire, push down on the handle, and lever the tire right into (or out of) place. Steel wheels with roller bearings on the ends of the Gorilla’s fork-like assembly let you roll the tire around the garage easily, while steel pins keep the tire from sliding off.
The Gorilla will carry a 14” to 19” passenger car or light truck tire. A detachable handle and slim design make it easy to hang in the shop or put away when space is limited. Lock Technologies calls it a “back saver,” and we tend to agree.
The “Little Gorilla” is widely available, and with a bit of price hunting can find you one for around $25.
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