Massive earthmover tire explosion shows why you should cage ’em before you inflate ’em

Updated Dec 12, 2016


While being within 10 feet of this explosion means you’re going to have a bad time regardless, this incredible video from the folks at Ken-Tool shows how having a tire inflation cage can save your life or livelihood.

In the video below, Ken-Tool’s 10-bar EarthMover tire inflation cage is put through OSHA certification explosion testing. A 29.5R25 L-3 Earthmover with three-piece steel wheel is inflated to 150 psi at which point it explodes in terrifying fashion. While the blast puffs the cage out like a blowfish, the cage effectively absorbs the explosion and, according to Ken-Tool, keeps all of the tire and wheel components from escaping.