This Dannmar 6-gallon Bead Seater Kit is a portable seating and inflation device for tubeless tires. With a powerful blast of air between the tire and rim, the Tornado seats stubborn beads fast. When used with an inflation hose, the Tornado forces sidewalls to seal on the wheel. Typical Application Bead seater. Large welded steel tank delivers plenty of power Nonmarring, flared nozzle tip Industrial-grade steel tank Precision micro-smooth slide valve allows complete tank discharge in less than 1/100th of a second Portable and easy to carry Pre-set safety release valve Pneumatic check valve for safe refilling of tank Easy-to-view pressure gauge accurately monitors tank air volume
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I work for a manufacturer of wheels and tires and part of what we do for our customers is mount our wheels on our tires before they ship. This process is done on a wheel and tire machine (hunter) but unfortunately some of our wheel and tire combos require a bead blaster to get them to set the bead. If you plan to use this product to inflate ANY tire to set the bead for inflation, DO NOT BUY THIS.
We loved the fact that the unit was sturdy and the weight of the tank could remain on the ground while you blast (unlike the cheetah blasters we typically use which are clunky and heavy). The equipment is well made, very high quality, and the hose allows the user to (in theory) blast the tire assembly like a fireman would attack a fire.
The problems: All of this (again in theory) is a great setup for our industry/use, but the main problem is the speed in which the air leaves the hose. A typical cheetah blaster allows a very quick, rush of air to leave the nozzle, quickly filling the cavity of the tire. This unit, with an awkward release "sleeve", putters our the air as if releasing a big breath. Problem #2, The "quick" release nozzle for the airline is not very user friendly. In order to get the air line hooked up, you need incredibly small pigmy hands to finesse the hose on and each blast requires you to hook up and release the airline. This unit by default should have two valves, one to cut off the main air and the other at the tip of the hose for a quick release of air, instead of the "sleeve" design.