The bigger the tire, the harder it is to remove and replace a wheel on the vehicle. At some point the wheel gets larger than you can safely handle — that’s when you pull out the Wheel Mate from OTC Tools.
OTC constructs the Wheel Mate from structural steel tubing, and its U-shaped base gives it clearance to fit around the wheel and under the vehicle. It moves freely on heavy-duty ball bearing casters and locks with a foot-operated lever so it won’t go rolling about.
The truck wheel rests on rollers that allow you to spin the wheel so you can align the lugs, and it has 14″ of vertical travel to get the wheel to the right height. The Wheel Mate will hold most truck tires without the need for restraining chains.
You’ll pay at least $2,000 to buy a Wheel Mate new.