New Hunter tyre changer faster, bet­ter

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A Hunter tyre changer that is faster, more pre­cise and more ver­sa­tile has been in­tro­duced to the New Zealand mar­ket at a very com­pet­i­tive price.

The new Hunter TCX54 has been cre­ated with New Zealand cus­tomers in mind, ac­cord­ing to lo­cal Hunter dis­trib­u­tor, Stocks Equip­ment.

“This new model has all the great fea­tures that New Zealand tyre out­lets are look­ing for in a tyre changer,” says Wil­liam Sin­gle­ton, gen­eral man­ager of Stocks Equip­ment.

“It is 24-inch ca­pa­ble and comes equipped with a tilt arm, tube­less in­fla­tion and runs off sin­gle phase power, so it can be quickly in­stalled to be up and run­ning straight away.”

Built in Italy to Hunter’s ex­act­ing stan­dards, the TCX54 com­bines Amer­i­can technology with Euro­pean pro­duc­tion flair and eye for de­tail, he adds.

As the lat­est mem­ber of Hunter‘s line of table-top tyre chang­ers, it fea­tures a fast and fa­mil­iar con­ven­tional table-top clamp­ing style with Pow­erOut bead break­ers. The dou­ble-act­ing bead press sys­tem pro­vides tremen­dous power and con­trol, sim­pli­fy­ing mount­ing and de­mount­ing pro­cesses. The new ma­chine de­liv­ers 20 per­cent more torque than typ­i­cal air or elec­tric mod­els and it is claimed to be 15 per­cent faster than al­ter­na­tives.

The TCX54 has a bead blaster tank fit­ted to the back of the ma­chine, which pro­vides air to the turntable. It comes with a 230V sin­gle phase mo­tor, which negates the need to pro­vide ex­pen­sive three-phase power, and it also has a two-speed mo­tor to en­able the turntable to be slowed right down from 16 rpm to 7 rpm for han­dling dif­fi­cult wheels or to al­low it to be sped up for quicker tyre changes.

There are two help arm op­tions of­fered to cus­tomers in New Zealand by Stocks Equip­ment to as­sist tyres shops to more eas­ily ac­com­mo­date low pro­file tyres. The choice in­cludes Hunter’s usual bead press sys­tem on the left hand side, with two disc­style mount­ing rollers with a cam and a lift­ing disc, or the tra­di­tional New Zealand right-hand-side help arm, with a mount head roller and bead press with a lift­ing disc.

The breaker pad is also fixed, so no is­sues with un­due move­ment dur­ing tyre chang­ing op­er­a­tions.

The new TCX54 of­fers in­creased ver­sa­til­ity over main com­peti­tors, ac­cord­ing to Mr Sin­gle­ton, with a greater in­side wheel clamp range than sim­i­lar ma­chines. It can also hold a slightly larger di­am­e­ter wheel, up to a max­i­mum of 43.3 inches.

All jaws ad­just si­mul­ta­ne­ously for mis­take-free clamp­ing and the spe­cial Hi-grip cov­ers for the jaws add mount­ing torque and pro­tect the wheels at the same time.

The TCX54 com­ple­ments the other Hunter tyre changer mod­els car­ried by Stocks Equip­ment in­clud­ing the TCX56 (non lev­er­less) and TCX57 (lev­er­less), both of which have been pop­u­lar with New Zealand tyre out­lets.

The TCX54 tyre changer is com­pet­i­tively priced at only $7,595 plus GST, with the help arm an op­tional ex­tra and, as with all Hunter equip­ment, it is cov­ered by a full three-year parts and labour war­ranty.

More info at­ or con­tact Stocks Equip­ment toll­free on 0800 863 784 or email: equip­ment@george­

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