ST. LOUIS — Hunter Engineering Co. has begun offering the Hawkeye XL alignment system designed for trucks, trailers, buses and other commercial vehicles.
The new system is designed for maximum speed, durability and ease of use for a wide range of vehicles, and provides highly accurate measurements in four minutes or less, Hunter said.
The Hawkeye XL will be on display for the first time in the Hunter booth at the upcoming SEMA Show in Las Vegas.
The new system features "visionary" new camera technology with extra-long range and extra-large targets, expanded from Hunter's Hawkeye Elite alignment system
The aligner's lightweight, three-dimensional XL targets are highly durable, low-maintenance and non-electronic. The system's precise high-definition camera offers extra-long-range sight and captures measurements in a single rolling compensation and displays live alignment readings for up to three axles at once.
The Hawkeye XL can align 53-foot trailers and has a moveable camera beam and portable cabinet, allowing technicians to perform alignments on either the floor or a lift, in any bay.
It also has an optional fully integrated alignment with Hunter's L494HD alignment rack, or FIA-compatible turnplate kits to streamline processes. Standard self-centering adaptors fit wheels from 15-28 inches. Optional Quick Grips are available in both heavy-duty and passenger versions.
The aligner connects to the HunterNet 2 customer portal, allowing shop owners to monitor alignment performance remotely and in real time.
Hunter said the aligner's efficiency, versatility and low maintenance combine to yield more uptime and a lower cost of ownership.
"Technicians love the simplicity and ease of use of the Hawkeye XL," Hunter Product Manager Alan Hagerty said. "It's perfect for heavy-duty shops looking to speed up and supersize their alignment capabilities."
For more information, see Hunter's website.