Hennessy said the three new models were designed to help tire dealers add revenue and generate repeat business.
“These new balancers are ideal first or back-up machines for shops that want to keep balancing services in-house,” said Don Vanderheyden, Hennessy’s group marketing manager for wheel-service solutions. “All three models have self-calibration accuracy to within 1/100 of an ounce, making balancing fast and efficient, even for a new technician.”
The three new space-saving balancers also include features found on more expensive machines, said Hennessy, such as an integrated LED matrix display, which provides technicians with a keypad and easy-to-read visual cues to help promote proper balancing techniques and faster bay turnaround times.
The Coats 775 can handle tires up to 100 pounds; the Coats 875 and 1175 models were designed for larger volumes, holding tires as heavy as 130 pounds and 150 pounds, respectively.
“After talking to customers, we confirmed that shops needed even more options for light- and medium-duty balancing,” Vanderheyden added. “Our 875 and 1175 models were designed to provide those options, such as Automatic Distance and Diameter Entry. These automatic offset and diameter measurements make every balancing job quick and precise.”
The Coats 875 and 1175 models also include direct Tape-A-Weight placement, featuring audible beeps to guide technicians to perfect placement every time. In addition, the 875 and 1175 models feature auto-start hoods and expanded weight trays for easily reachable storage. (Tire Review/Akron)