ST. LOUIS — Hunter Engineering Co. has introduced a series of heavy-duty pit racks designed to service a wide variety of trucks.
The P490HD accommodates a wide variety of vehicles. Its compact 226-inch runway allows for any number of rear axles on the concrete apron.
The P491HD features a 360-inch runway for longer-cab vehicles, with rear-axle adjustments performed on slip plates.
The P490 and P491 are for extended vehicles such as motor coaches, whose length and low clearance often prevent them from accessing a traditional rack.
Both models can accommodate 35,000 pounds, with 30-inch-wide runways and built-in slip plates and turnplates. Versions that include Hunter's PowerSlide functionality are also available.
The 30-inch pit allows technicians to move around the vehicle. No pre-installation kits are required for the P49HD series. The pits are simple to pour, including an optional deeper pit of 58 inches for full underside serviceability, Hunter said.
The new racks will also accept many accessories from Hunter's 494 heavy-duty four-post lift, including jacks.
"Today, we're all feeling the pain of constraints on freight," Pete Liebetreu, Hunter vice president of marketing, said. "That builds a corresponding need for very quick and efficient service. The 490 and 491 are convenient, fast and efficient options for our customers to provide exactly that."