JACKSONVILLE, Ill. — Gaither Tool Co. has engineered a mobile tire-service platform called the E-Cube that it claims offers "considerably" more space inside the vehicles typically used for mobile tire service.
Gaither Tool will display the E-Cube in the U.S. for the first time at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show, Oct. 30-Nov. 2 in Las Vegas.
The E-Cube, designed by Netherlands-based TechnoMarketing Group (TMG) in partnership with Gaither Tool, is a compact single unit for use in the mobile tire-service sector.
According to Gaither Tool, a typical mobile tire-service unit has five to six different pieces of tire-servicing equipment inside a light commercial truck, leaving a tight space for tire technicians.
The E-Cube platform, by contrast, offers considerably more space, the Jacksonville-based company said.
Gaither Tool President Richard Brahler said the system "elevates professional mobile tire servicing to an extremely high level and provides an additional profit-making workshop facility to not only tire dealers, but also enterprising car dealers, car workshops, garages and even auto dealerships, plus other types of companies providing automotive services in the industry."
The platform is scheduled to debut at the Automechanika show in Frankfurt, Germany, in September.
The E-Cube does not replace traditional garages and car workshops, the company said, which still carry out heavy services including alignment and outer body repairs.
Instead, the single unit allows more working space within a vehicle, the company said, and eliminates the need for a generator, allowing for an environmentally friendly alternative to mobile tire servicing.
Mr. Brahler said his company is looking forward to showcasing the product at SEMA and demonstrating how the E-Cube platform makes tire servicing "fast, easy, and convenient...outside of the workshop."