The Gradeall Tyre Sidewall Cutter is one of the machines available in our high quality tyre recycling equipment range. The cutter has been designed in-house for the purpose of providing a simple and safe solution when cutting the sidewall of tyres.
The Gradall Sidewall Cutter deals with a wide range of tyres, from 15″ car tyres, up to large Truck Tyres and Agricultural Tractor Tyres.
Gradeall Sidewall Cutter (Base Unit) Brochure
Gradeall Sidewall and Tread Cutter Brochure
A tyre sidewall is one of many elements which makes up a standard tyre. Tyre sidewalls are the vertical part on the side of the tyre and they are important for various reasons, mainly because they stop air escaping from the tyre and increase stability which is key for overall safety.
Whole tyres are brought to the tyre cutter machine which then picks them up and cuts the sidewalls using a tool steel grade cutting blade. Once this is done, the machine deposits the cut tyre back onto the ground. After this process, you are left with two sidewalls and one tread section.
For a tutorial on how to cut the sidewall of tires, please click here.
With safety guards built into the Tyre Sidewall Cutter, it has been designed with the safety of the operator 100% in mind, preventing any accidental injury during operation. In addition, as a result of there being no need to lift these potentially heavy tyres, the risk of back injury is minimal.
A control system that requires the user to use two hands behind the guards when cutting the sidewall of tires means the operator is standing safely out of the way while using the machine. For an added layer of safety, the Sidewall cutter is equipped with 3 Emergency stop buttons.
The Tyre Tread cutter can be purchased as a bolt-on option, which is an excellent upgrade to the Tyre Sidewall Cutter. After cutting the sidewalls, the Tread cutter allows you to cut up the remaining tread section into smaller pieces.
While handy on smaller tyres, the main advantage here is that for larger truck and agricultural tyres, cutting the tread sections allows the large pieces of tyres to be stored or baled much easier.
The image below shows a number of super single truck tyres that have been through both the sidewall cutter and tread cutter.
In addition to preventing the possibility or risk of any injury, there are two more safety factors each Tyre Sidewall Cutter is equipped with. These are three emergency stop buttons within a hand’s reach, for the operator to use in the event of anything going wrong during the process. Moreover, the operator of the cutter stands well away from the working part of the machine, operating the two-hands control system.
As unusual as the concept of cutting tyre sidewalls is, the benefits reaped from this simple, yet it is an intricate process. These benefits can be divided into several groups, as follows:
Cutting the sidewalls of the tyre helps in facilitating the shredding process that ensues:
Cutting the sidewalls enables safe isolation of the metal belt of the bead, hence not only protecting the shredding machinery but also facilitating the shredding process of the tread even further.
An MKII Tyre Baler can compress the tyres of a truck so easily, after the removal of the sidewalls. This means there’s no need for separate balers for different tyre sizes. Our Tyre Sidewall Cutter can flawlessly handle tyres starting from the 15” car tyre, truck tyres and the tyres of the agricultural equipment.
Companies around the globe have been watching their environmental impact. Using the Tyre Sidewall Cutter proved to have great environmental benefits.
Recycled tyres can be used for a range of other purposes, such as:
Removing the sidewalls from tyres allows for the reusing of both the tyres and sidewalls for different purposes, especially in the agricultural field. This helps in reducing rubber pollution as tyres are made of rubber and plastic and both materials have a significant impact on the environment.
With our Tyre Sidewall Cutter, we can help you neutralize the tyres you have, in the safest way, all while making sure you are doing the best you can to help the environment.
Deals with tyres up to 1800mm diamater
Generate sidewall rings, a valuable commodity which fuctions superb as silage pit covers
Ideally suited to deal with Truck tyres
Quality tool steel blade, full spare parts availablity with short lead times
Simple to operate hydraulic controls
Easy to move around on site
Automatic power shut off
Portable Trailer Version
Car tyre cutting head
The small footprint of the Gradeall sidewall cutter has allowed it to be shipped in many ways:
Sidewall cutter dispatched in a shipping container.
Gradeall have sent the sidewall cutter to countries including Australia, Argentina, South Africa and Iceland. Contact us for shipping prices.
MK2 Tyre Baler and Sidewall cutter in 20ft shipping container
3 Sidewall cutters in 20ft shipping container
Up to 7 Sidewall cutters in 40ft shipping container