How To Change the Tire on a Semi Truck

Changing the tire on a semi truck is no simple task. Due to the equipment involved and the weight of a spare tire, most truckers opt to notify their dispatcher and pull in at the nearest truck stop, which are usually found every 30 to 60 miles on highways in the continental U.S. If making it to a truck stop isn’t an option, there are ways to change a tire on the side of the road.


An industrial tire changer such as an EZ Way is used to break the bead seal on the flat tire. A tire bead is the edge of a tire that sits on the wheel, where there is a groove that keeps the tire in place and keeps the tire pressure from escaping. The EZ Way is used so the tire can be changed without having to lift up the truck. The remains of the bad tire are removed and a new spare tire, which weighs around 300 pounds, is put in place on the axle with the aid of a tool such as the Accu-Turn 4560MR. The nuts are replaced and the new tire is then firmly in place and ready to roll.


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