Gaither's Rubberhead Beadkeeper - 3rd Hand: ref 52-555RCW
Gaithers Beadkeeper is the original tool for assisting in the tyre mounting process. Being made of drop-forged steel, the Beadkeeper simply locks onto the flange of the wheel and holds the tyre bead in place to eliminate standing on the tyre and/or chasing the bead around the wheel. Rubberhead is coated to protect aluminium wheels from being scratched, but it can equally be used on steel wheels. This Blue Rubberhead has a wider jaw opening for alloy wheels with a thicker section.