New Hunter tyre changer faster, better
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 www.georgestock.co.nz or contact Stocks Equipment tollfree on 0800 863 784 or email: email@example.com.