Separates scrap tyres from steel and alloy rims in seconds

The fastest way to separate scrap wheels and tyres
  • Complete separation in approximately 15 seconds, allowingyou to process up to 240 wheels per hour*
  • The WheelPopper can process steel, alloy, light commercial & 4×4 wheels
  • The design reduces bending & stretching, which in turn reduces operator fatigue & risk of injury
  • Easily moved with a forklift truck
  • Built to last
  • The compact design allows the machine to be located in the Depollution bay to maximise efficiency

*Requires a different technique to be used between steel and alloy wheels.


  • Power options:
    • Diesel (UK/EU approved)
    • Petrol/Gas (UK/EU/EPA approved) Honda engine
    • 3 phase 208 volt
    • 3 phase 240 volt
    • 3 phase 400 volt
    • 3 phase 480 volt
    • 3 phase 575 volt
  • Height 230cm x Length 170cm x Width 130cm
  • Net Weight 700kg
  • All steel construction
  • Optional polycarbonate guard available

This is a very powerful machine and requires the operator to understand the instructions before attempting to use it, otherwise damage to the machine could occur.

Due to transport restrictions these machines are delivered without hydraulic oil

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Service and Support

WheelPopper’s are designed to be serviced and maintained by a competent person using standard tools.

Technical support is offered through email, telephone, text and FaceTime, and the languages our technicians speak are English, French and Spanish.

In the event that any spares are required, they can be sent overnight in the UK, and the rest of Europe and around the World in a couple of days using companies such as TNT and DHL.

Further support and spares for the petrol and diesel engines can be found in most countries around the World from the engine manufacturers support networks.

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“… we were able to successfully POP and clean all the wheels from our yard…it was pretty quick too…they did about 1000 wheels and popped them in less than a week …”

Erik Zwilsky
Potomac Metals USA

“For the last 5 years we have been using WheelPopper’s in all of our state branches in Australia. They allow us to quickly and safely separate rims from scrap tyres, resulting in major costs savings. Support from the local dealer ensures continuous operation and the machines require minimal maintenance. I would highly recommend the WheelPopper to every Vehicle Recycling company.”

Tim McKenzie-McHarg, Operations manager Tyrecycle WA.
Tyre cycle is the leading tyre recycler in Australia, part of ResourceCo. Australia

“More than 2 years ago, we bought the WheelPopper. We are delighted with our purchase! Being a car dismantler, this investment has enabled us to save a lot of time and energy! Therefore, we can recommend this purchase which was very quickly profitable!”

Directeur: David Lereau
Société LEREAU David Colombiers (34) France


Q. Does this machine do alloy wheels?
A. Yes it does, but a different technique is employed compared to steel wheels. Most alloy wheels are brittle compared to steel wheels. Be prepared to go slower and if the alloy wheel breaks and sticks into the tyre, be ready to reposition. Please watch the video.

Q. Can you supply the WheelPopper with a 240v single phase electric motor?
A. No, this machine is only supplied with three phase motors, petrol or diesel engines.

Q. Is it ok to use this machine outside?
A. No, it is best to use under cover and protected from wet weather.

Q. Can I use the WheelPopper on more than one site?
A. Yes, it is designed with integral forklift pockets (see the gallery above) and electric versions can be easily unplugged. Ensure a correctly rated vehicle is used and the machine is strapped down.

Q. Do WheelPopper’s come with hydraulic oil?
A. No, due to restrictions we cannot transport WheelPopper’s containing hydraulic oil. Each machine is tested, then drained of oil before dispatch. You will require approximately 75ltres of ISO 32.

Q. What is the “Spoke Pusher” used for?
A. This is an additional tool to be used when separating alloy wheels with spokes that have large gaps between them. It should not be used for steel or normal alloy wheels.


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