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Hunter Introduces Automatic Tire Changer

November 12, 2013 - Press Release

Photo courtesy of Hunter Engineering.
Photo courtesy of Hunter Engineering.

Hunter Engineering Company has combined its technological leadership and innovative style to produce the first tire changer designed and built in the USA in many years—the Revolution.

The Revolution uses the same fully automatic process for all tire and wheel combinations, saving time on today's diverse assemblies. The fully automatic process also eliminates the need for a skilled operator and reduces the experience gap of tire-changing teams by turning all technicians into experts. The Revolution's intuitive touchscreen interface indicates the operator's current step and monitors progress throughout the procedure. The touchscreen also stores 15 helpful on-board videos.

The fully automatic process places the operator away from the machine, increasing technician safety and eliminating pinch points. The Revolution also increases tire and wheel safety as all rim contact or near rim contact is plastic. The Revolution constantly monitors TPMS location and will not allow the tire to be mounted or demounted in an unsafe position.

The leverless tool head demounting hook automatically deploys to catch and lift the bead and the mount head is designed to work with clad, raised spoke and other unique wheel designs.

The Revolution features powered press arms for use when necessary for maximum control. Powered press arms adjust automatically when the diameter is set and power clockwise to prevent tire slippage. Damage free bead loosening rollers loosen even the most stuck on soft sidewall tires.

The Revolution is the first electric tire changer listed to UL201 Garage Equipment Standard, meeting national electrical code requirements for electrically powered shop equipment.

View a video of the Revolution here. To schedule an on-site demonstration in North America, click here.

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