Things to consider when choosing a tyre changer
Purchasing garage equipment is expensive and it’s easy to make a decision based on initial cost. However there are other factors that will affect the relationship between you and your equipment over its lifespan that you will need to consider before installation – does it come with warranty? Do you have a clearly laid out servicing and calibration plan?
See our tips below on things to consider when choosing the right system for you.
The side shovel arm and mechanism is the most abused component on a tyre changer. The size and heft of this system is an “easy-to-spot” indicator of the tyre changer’s durability.
While there is not a direct correlation between weight and durability, stronger tyre changers generally weigh more.
Press Arm Option
More difficult tyres usually require press points. Verify that press arms are available for any model you select. Are they available as an upgrade? You may want them later.
Bredth of product
Various tyre changers are optimized for certain types of tyres. The best companies offer varying styles of equipment, not “one-size-fits-all” offerings.
This is vital with today’s high performance specialty wheels. All reputable equipment has wheel protection built into every contact point with the rim or tyre.
Today’s tyres take more torque to service than historical equipment. Pay particular attention to the power choices available, especially 220V options.
Filters, Lubricants and Regulators
High quality tyre changers use high quality air conditioning components to ensure proper operation and long service life.
Does the manufacturer offer training at installation, on-site training, training videos, a decent operation manual, etc?
All products break or need adjustment over their lifetime in the shop environment. Be sure to purchase from a manufacturer with a solid service organisation.
Study your choice of supplier. Do they demonstrate knowledge of tyres, wheels and proper service techniques? Do they have knowledge resources available? Do they challenge themselves by demonstrating difficult assemblies? Or are they simply a reseller? There are enough specialized tyre changer companies with broad product choices – there is never a reason to choose a “reseller” option.
Contact an experienced Hunter Engineering representative who can help you choose the right tyre changer for your shop.
Hunter Tyre Changers
Hunter Tyre Changers are premium quality and robust in their construction. With the end operator very much in mind, they offer great performance and reliability.
Revolution – Advanced robotics makes this the most fully automated ‘No Effort’ tyre changer in the aftermarket today! Saves time, effort, mistakes and improves safety!
Auto34 – The effortless operation and motion of this most advanced leverless tyre changer, makes changing the world toughest performance tyres and wheel assemblies simple!
TC3900 – Intuitive push button and pedal controls deliver quick tyre changing times, easy to learn and reduces chance for error, regardless of size, design or fitment of wheel assemblies!
TCX Range – Offers a wide choice depending on the workshop’s own individual requirements. Based on a standard/ traditional tyre changer layout – it is a workhorse for high volume, can help with low profile tyres/ rims, or can be an entry into leverless tyre changing for the first time.
You’ll find no lightweights here!