Hunter’s new TCX575 leverless rim clamp tire changer combines traditional design elements with advanced capabilities to service everything from simple steel wheels to challenging low-profile tires on large-diameter rims.
The TCX575’s automatic swing-arm saves space over tilt-column designs. With the push of a button, the swing arm locks to preset wheel diameter and width positions to speed service of same-size wheels.
The twin-cylinder tabletop clamping system handles 12- to 30-inch wheels and adjusts to two work positions. The table design allows easy access to the bottom bead while ensuring rigidity for large diameter wheels.
The powerful 110V/220V motor and unique two-speed drive system operates at a low speed with increased torque to prevent damage to wheels and tire beads when servicing tough combinations. Technicians can apply the faster speed when servicing less difficult assemblies.
The leverless tool head operates with one switch to smoothly insert itself and lift the bead over the rim edge effortlessly. The elimination of bead levers lessens the stress on the operator and prevents potential damage to beads and rims.
The patented Bead Press System includes multiple pressing arms and a locking lower roller disc arm to aid in clamping, lubricating, demounting and mounting difficult wheels. The wheel press arms simplify external clamping and aid in blocking and pressing stiff low-profile tire beads into deep drop-center wheels. The locking lower arm helps lift heavy tires during demounting and holds tires in place while spinning the rim to complete match-mounting service.
An optional pneumatic wheel lift is available to assist the operator with heavy assemblies.
Hunter Engineering is the leader in alignment systems, wheel and tire service, brake service and inspection lane equipment. Hunter equipment is approved and used by vehicle manufacturers, automobile and truck dealers, tire dealers and service facilities around the world.
For additional information, visit www.hunter.com or contact Robert Bruce, Advertising Manager, Hunter Engineering Company, 314-731-3020 (x443).