Patent Number: 6,305,245

Title: Multiple lug nut removal tool

Abstract: A housing has five sockets extending beyond the front face thereof, spaced to simultaneously engage the lug nuts securing a wheel to a vehicle. Each socket has secured to a peripheral portion a satellite gear that engages a universal gear. The universal gear has a drive surface allowing it to be driven in a conventionally opposite direction to simultaneously remove the lug nuts and then driven in the opposite rotational direction by a pneumatic wrench to simultaneously secure the lug nuts securing the replacement wheel to the vehicle, greatly reducing the time needed for a wheel/tire change. This tool has the potential for greatly reducing the time required for a pit stop in stock car racing giving a huge advantage to the team so equipped.

Inventors: Kress; Joseph M. (Erie, PA)


International Classification: B25B 17/00 (20060101); B23P 19/06 (20060101); B25B 023/02 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018