our bead breakers work on the following types of vehicles

OFF ROAD / ATV

  • ATV’s
  • UTV’s (aka. Side x Side’s)
  • 3-Wheelers **

MOTORCYCLES

  • Motorcycles – Street
    • Goldwings
    • Custom Choppers
    • Adventure Bikes
  • Motorcycles – Dirt
  • Scooters

TRUCKS

  • Full Size Trucks
  • Jeeps
  • Modified 4×4’s
  • Rock Crawlers
  • Mud Bogs
  • Monster Trucks
  • Military Trucks 
    • Light & Heavy
  • Semi Tractor Trailers

CARS

  • Passenger Cars
  • Race Cars
    • Sprint Cars
    • Dirt Track
    • 1/4 Midgets
  • Go-Karts
  • Buses

TRACTORS

  • Lawn Mowers
  • Garden Tractors
  • Small Farm Tractors
  • Full Size Farm Tractors
  • Agricultural and OTR Wheels

OTHER

  • Trailers
  • Light Aircraft
  • Light Industrial Equip.
  • Heavy Industrial Equip.

ATV’s are the most difficult of the regular-sized wheels to break the bead on, and the BeadBuster XB-45X series tools were designed specifically for this most challenging application

BeadBuster Application Infographic

REFERENCE TABLE FOR COMPATIBLE VEHICLE RIM CODES 

4, 5 Rim Code [Diameter (inches)]

4 = 45X series (XB-450, 451, 454 PRO, 455)         5 = 55X series (XB-550 HD)

ALL TERRAIN

4      AT [7, 8]**

4, 5 AT [9-15]

MOTORCYCLE

4      MT [15-23]

4      TLA [19-21]

4      Cylindrical Bead Seat (small) [10, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21]

4      Cylindrical Bead Seat (med) [10, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21]

4      Cylindrical Bead Seat (large) [10, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21]

4, 5 D [16]

4      MT [15-23]

4      MT [15-23]

AGRICULTURAL

4, 5 W (small) [20]

     5 W (med) [16]

     5 W (large) [16-30, 34-42, 46-54 (evens)]

     5 W (X-large) [16-30, 34-42, 46-54 (evens)]

     5 DW-A (small) [24-50 (evens)]

     5 DW-A (large) [24-50 (evens)]

     5 DW-B (small) [26-50 (evens)]

     5 DW-B (large) [26-50 (evens)]

     5 DH [32]

     5 DH-B [32]

     5 DD [38, 42, 46]

     5 9, 11 [18]

     5 MW-A [34, 38, 42, 46]

     5 MW-B [34, 38, 42, 46]

     5 W-C, W-CH [16.1]

PASSENGER

4, 5 J (ISO) [13-26]

4, 5 T (temporary use) [13-18]

INDUSTRIAL

4, 5 I-55, I-70, I-90 [6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14]

4, 5 JA [10, 12, 14, 15]

     5 6.00SP [10]

     5 6.00ST [10]

     5 9.00 [12,15]

     5 S [12]

     5 BD [15]

     5 4.33R [8]

4, 5 2.50C [4, 8]

4, 5 3.00D [8, 9]

4, 5[9]

4, 5 E [8, 9, 10]

     5 F [6, 8, 10, 16]

4, 5 2.50C divided [4, 8]

4, 5 3.00D divided [8, 9]

     5 8.00G divided [12]

4, 5 4.50K & 5.50K divided [9]

4, 5 E divided [8, 9]

     5 F [6, 8, 10]

     5 5.000S divided [12]

LIGHT TRUCK

4, 5 K [15-16]

     5 L [15-16]

4, 5 Type A – J, JJ [14-24]

4, 5 Type F – J, JJ, E, K, L, LB [14-24]

4, 5 Type G – J, JJ [14-24]

4, 5 KB [14-16]

     5 LB [14-16]

4, 5 C [9-20]

4, 5 D [9-20]

4, 5 E [9-20]

4, 5 KA [9-20]

4, 5 F [9-20]

4, 5 J, 5 deg [14-20, 22, 23]

4, 5 K [15, 16]

     5 L [15, 16]

OFF-THE-ROAD

     5 8.00TG [20, 24]

     5 15deg Drop Center [56.5]

     5 15deg Drop Center [59.5]

     5 12.00LR [25]

     5 13.00LR [25]

     5 DWM [32]

TRUCK/BUS

     5 I(1) [15, 20, 22, 24]

     5 I(2) [15, 20, 22, 24]

     5 II(1) [15, 20, 22, 24]

     5 II(2) [15, 20, 22, 24]

     5 III(1) [20, 22, 24]

     5 8.5 [21, 25]

     5 12.00 [21, 25]

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  1. ** 7″ & 8″ ATV wheels require a Spacer (BB1-SPCR) to be used with the XB-45X series bead breakers. These smaller ATV rims, typically found on 3-wheelers and mini-quads, have a shallower rim depth (see diagram) and need the spacer to prevent the feet from catching the bead retainer.
  2.  If you don’t know your Rim Code, and aren’t sure if the BeadBuster will fit on your rims, you need to measure the Rim Lip Thickness and Width (see diagram), and compare to the limits for the XB-45X series tools shown below.  Small wheels are usually not a problem for the tool, but some very large agricultural/tractor wheels can have a lip that is too large for the tool to properly clamp onto, for the XB-550 HD was designed for use on these larger wheels.
  3. There are some cast aluminum and alloy wheel designs used on passenger vehicles and some trucks that have a rim profile that prevents the tool from properly clamping. If the opposite side of the lip (where the clamp would make contact) is very contoured or angled, or otherwise has obstructions, that is what will present a problem. The BeadBuster needs an approximately parallel surface (with respect to the clamp arm) to make secure contact for clamping. (see illustration)

differences between beadbuster models

description of beadbuster models

XB-450 ($104)

BeadBuster XB-450 Tire Bead Breaker

ALL PURPOSE

The XB-450 is our original and most popular model. Its overall design is repeated in all of the XB-45X series tools. It was originally designed for the most challenging ATV tires, but it works just as well on a large variety of vehicles, shown in the chart above.  The XB-450 will work on the majority of ATV wheels that the average rider will encounter. For simplicity, the clamp arm has the hinge pin welded in place, so it cannot be used with other clamp arm styles.

ALL PURPOSE & ATV’s w/ REINFORCED RIMS

The XB-451 is a follow up to the original XB-450, when a few customers started telling us that they had difficulty using it with their ATV wheels that had a reinforcing ring on one or both sides.  These “Rock Rings” or Reinforced Rims (not to be confused with Bead Locks) prevent the standard clamp arm from clamping properly on the wheel.  The XB-451 comes with a removable clamp hinge pin, and a separate ‘clamp post’ that fits inside the holes found in reinforcing rings. The XB-451 will work on 100% of the ATV wheels that you will encounter, with this additional clamp arm.

XB-451 ($139)

BeadBuster XB-451 Tire Bead Breaker

XB-454 PRO ($199)

BeadBuster XB-454 PRO Tire Bead Breaker

PROFESSIONAL GRADE

ALL PURPOSE & ATV’s w/ REINFORCED RIMS

Designed for the Professional Mechanic and Race Team, the XB-454 is made out of the very best materials (4140 Chrome-Moly steel, Grade 8 Hardware), comes with extra hardware, and every style of clamp arm we make.

If you change alot of tires, you need our finest Professional Grade tool.  The whole tool is heat treated and hardened to HRC 57-58, giving the ram feet at least twice the strength as the other models.  We give it a full 3 year Warranty as well. The original XB-450 is good, but the XB-454 PRO is nothing short of AWESOME!

ALL PURPOSE

We love making our tools in the USA, but we also love keeping the price reasonable to our customers. Unfortunately this meant that the only way that we could offer our tool for wholesale, and give appropriate markup to those customers, was to source a model from over-seas.  The XB-455 is an identical design the XB-450, the only difference is its made in Taiwan.

Our manufacturing partner in Taiwan is top-notch, and specializes in PowerSports products.  They keep a sharp eye on quality, and we continue to work with them closely to ensure that the quality of the tool always meets the BeadBuster standard.

XB-455 ($99)

Distribution Only

BeadBuster XB-455 Tire Bead Breaker

XB-550 HEAVY DUTY
($249)

HEAVY DUTY

The XB-550 HEAVY DUTY is our newest, biggest and baddest bead breaker.  Designed for farm tractors, agricultural and industrial OTR wheels, heavy trucks and military vehicles…the XB-550 will take care of all of your large tire changing needs.  The patented design has a 4-way configurable Ram Foot to accommodate a wide range  of  rim sizes…all the way down to 9″ and larger ATV/UTV wheels.

We have included many new features in the design making the tool extremely rugged and durable.  It will pop the bead on big tractor and truck tires that you would previously have to use an expensive hydraulic bead breaker on.  If you have a Heavy Duty tire, BeadBuster has got your covered with the XB-550.