Tire Grabber invention wins farm safety award

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Farmer Darcy Goossen invented the Tire Grabber to help farmers safely change large-scale tires.

Goossen wanted to make it easier and safer to change his own large tires and do tire repairs on-farm himself. It took him about five years to get the product to the final version.

“I originally started this to keep my own employees safe. That is what matters most, keeping people safe.”

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The Tire Grabber is a three-arm device that attaches to tractor, Bobcat, or skidsteer. It balances the tire for safer and easier handling. Large-scale tires can be manoeuvred quicker and much more safely saving operators time and keeping them safe.

The invention won Goossen a first place award at Ag Days in Brandon, Man., and previously, the Tire Grabber won the people’s choice award for farmyard invention at Canada’s Farm Progress Show in Regina.

“Ten years ago, if someone had told me I was going to get to a show and win a prize, I would have told them they didn’t know what they were talking about because that’s not me,” Goossen said.

For more information, visit thetiregrabber.com.

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