For over five decades, IMT tyre hand attachments continue to prove their reliability within the global mining sector. Since the supply of the first IMT tyre hand into the Southern African market some 32 years ago, the dependability and improved uptime provided by this unique machine has proven invaluable to customers the world over. Customers who place emphasis on effective total cost of ownership, overall reliability and most importantly - impeccable safety, making IMT the undisputed leader in the field of tyre manipulation, both locally and internationally.

Various models of IMT tyre hands are available and they interface with a wide variety of host vehicles such as articulating cranes, fork lift trucks and front end loaders. In addition to being compatible with all the major manufacturers such as Caterpillar, Hyster, Komatsu, Clark, Wiggins and TCM to name but a few. The ability to interface to a host vehicle with minimal modifications ensures that OEM warranties are not at risk and that the host vehicle is of the same safe standard when originally purchased from the OEM. As with all of our products, the overall experience is enhanced by the ongoing commitment to customer satisfaction, which extends to well beyond the point of sale, with on-site inspections of equipment as well as preventative maintenance and even full factory strip down and refurbishment options.


Gripper tyrehands are designed specifically with underground mining and safety in mind. With 3 gripping points the Gripper tyrehand offers a unique level of safety and accuracy when handling tyres and wheel assemblies, and at the same time offers extended safety if inflation of tyres is required in onsite-tyreservice situations. Offering 2nd generation tools for 3 or 5 - piece lock ring handling, the Gripper offers the end user the perfect solution for tyre removal and fitment and is ideal for LHD's, ADT's, surface or underground mining due to its compact design.

With the flat top gripping arm mounted, damages on vehicles with little clearance between tyre and fender can be avoided. Gripper tyrehands offer a complete plug n' play control system, with an integrated camera system and monitor, built-in heavy duty LED work lights, and can be mounted to a fork lift truck using the quick shift module which fits ISO/FEM class 3 fork carriage or pallet trucks. The Gripper Compact is designed to be mounted on to small loaders, telehandlers or Truck Cranes and can be customized to fit existing coupling systems such as CAT Fusion couplings, Volvo quick couplings, truck cranes etc.