ST. LOUIS — Hunter Engineering Co. has updated its Auto34 tire changer series with the Auto34R model, which is designed to service the broadest range of assemblies and reduce the opportunity for wheel damage through operator error.
The Auto34R's speed and ease of use derive from its "innovative telescoping chassis," which brings the tire/wheel assembly to the rollers and tool heads.
The new mechanism clocks the rollers and tool head to match the curve of the wheel. Direct rim tracking lowers the stress on beads during mount and demount cycles, saving operator time and reducing the risk of wheel damage.
The compact sliding chassis reduces the need for floor space and the bead press arm is center-mounted for a smaller swing radius. The new chassis also eliminates many moving parts.
The new model features electric actuation and a three-button control panel.
"The Auto34R is so easy to operate, because diameter changes are so simple to make precisely," Jim Hudson, Hunter tire changer product manager, said.
"It's a great machine for shop owners, too. The unique design eliminates many common tire changer wear points like cables, telescoping arms and locking cylinders, all while reducing the floor space needed to install it."