This article has been updated to remove "is safe for plastic clad wheel clamping."
WARREN, Mich. (April 12, 2016) — Bosch Automotive Service Solutions has expanded its wheel service product line with the addition of the TCE 4295 swing arm center-post tire changer.
The machine combines a traditional swing arm with a modern center-post to handle nearly any wheel and tire combination safely, the company said. A center-post design allows for a wide range of applications.
Bosch's TCE 4295 uses a rigid frame for strength and durability. Both the air and electric motor changers feature increased capabilities for larger wheel and tire combinations with a clamping capacity of up to 32 inches.
Other features include: larger clamping capacity with maximum wheel diameter of 47 inches and maximum width of 15 inches; a patent-pending Ergo Control hand-actuated bead breaking system for more precise control of the bead breaker; a helper arm system with bead depress device and dual-height bead rollers; and a standard three-year parts and labor warranty
The electric turntable TCE 4295 runs on 110-volt power, providing the same features as competing machines requiring a 220-volt electrical supply, the company said. The electric motor changer uses a standard two-speed turntable to allow the operator to maintain optimum torque while removing and installing tough beads. The enhanced control over the tire changing process helps avoid damage to expensive wheel-and-tire combinations, Bosch said. The TCE 4295 is available exclusively through Myers Tire Supply until November 2016.
The company's air-operated TCE 4275 requires a minimum of 120-150 PSI shop air and is recommended for low-humidity environments. It offers increased starting torque for versatility, installing tough beads and changing difficult tires, Bosch said.
For more information, visit Bosch's website.