ST. LOUIS — Hunter Engineering Co. has introduced the TC33 series of tire changers designed for shops with limited space and mobile service vans.
The TC33's shop-focused benefits include an ability to handle tough assemblies with a floating three-point arm that is faster than a swing-arm design, the company said, and an ergonomic control handle of the PowerOut Bead Loosener to help break tough beads.
The cam platen adjusts to three height positions for operator comfort, allowing a wide range of wheel widths, Hunter said. The cam action also multiples the clamping force, with no need for flange plates on many reverse wheels.
Fully variable speed matches the optimal RPM for every tire-changing scenario.
The TC33M model was specifically designed with mobile service in mind, Hunter added. The tank has been relocated to create a much smaller footprint, fitting any truck or van platform while allowing easier loading and unloading.
Compact roller bead breaking saves valuable floor space by eliminating the need for a side shovel, Hunter said.
All units in the TC33 series provide wheel protection by clamping to the hub instead of the rim edge and feature plastic protectors on the side shovel and a polymer mount head.
An optional wheel lift and two optional press systems offer additional benefits for larger and more challenging tires. Both press systems can be installed simultaneously for maximum capability.
"If you don't have a lot of space, but still need to get a lot of tire changing done, the TC33 is exactly what you're looking for," Jim Hudson, Hunter product manager, said. "And while it's compact, it still allows for a high degree of customization to handle even the toughest of tires."