American Crane Inc. said its hydraulic system can replace the air-over-hydraulic pumps that have been the mainstay for operating jacks, rams and bead breakers in OTR tire changing. Available in two models, the company’s Hydraulic SuperCharger can be connected to any tire or mechanic service truck with 6-40 GPM of hydraulic flow and 2,500-4,500 PSI of working pressure. Model SC10A is the single hydraulic hose reel version with pressure up and gravity down, while the SC10AD has two hydraulic hose reels with pressure up and pressure down for use on large jacks. Either one is available in 12- or 24-volt versions. Standard equipment includes a T-line system with quick couplers and shut-off valves so that two jacks or bead breakers can be operated individually or at the same time. A thermostat-controlled heated reservoir holds four gallons of hydraulic oil for operating the jacks and bead breakers.
American Crane Inc.