Hunter Engineering Co. announced a new four-post lift family and TC3900 leverless, center-clamp tire changer, as well as enhancements to itsTC3700 center-clamp tire changer, at this week’s SEMA Show/Global Tire Expo (booth #41047).
The new four-post 18,000-lb. capacity models are available in open or closed front, standard or long runway configurations, according to Hunter, which added the new generation lifts allow easy access to adjustment points on both standard or long length runway racks. Extra-wide runways accommodate wide vehicles and rub rails enhance drive-on safety and help reduce vehicle damage. The lifts also feature Hunter’s patented 9,000-lb. capacity swing air jacks to lift vehicles off the runway, the company added.
Hunter said its new TC3900 high-performance center-clamp tire changer, with a bead press arm to assist in mounting difficult assemblies, features a leverless mount head that positions the bead without a lever to prevent damage to the tire and rim. The TC3900’s split bead roller system allows all bead breaking to be performed upright and makes bottom bead demounting of heavy and large tires easy, the maker said, adding the optional wheel lift package eases servicing of large assemblies and allows for more careful handling of expensive wheels.
Upgrades to the TC3700 include a new split roller, bottom bead demount system that assists demounting of heavy, wide and large-diameter wheel assemblies. The new vertical locking mounthead offers enhanced rim protection for clad wheels and wheels with other delicate surface finishes, Hunter said.
The company also announced its QuickComp brake lathe is now made in the USA. The lathe features a two-way adjustable compensation adaptor that works with Hunter’s patented ProComp computerized compensation to adjust for lateral runout of the hub in seconds, the company said, adding that patented anti-chatter technology oscillates machining speed to prevent buildup of vibration.