MADISON, Ind. — Vehicle Service Group's Rotary Lift business recently released the R1200 Leverless Pro tire changer, which the company claims decreases repair time, increases accuracy and more easily changes high-performance tires and rims without causing damage.
The R1200 has a quick-locking and adjustable center post that offers three different height options. The changer can handle wheel diameters from 10 to 30 inches, tire widths of up to 19 inches, (depending on wheel offset) and a maximum tire diameter of 47 inches.
The R1200 uses a patented air-operated, high-strength polymer-modified mount/demount tool and comes standard with a wheel lift. The changer also comes equipped with variable speed control, which allows the operator to determine the rate of speed at which the tire spins. The slower spin speed options allows for more control and helps avoid damage to specialty rims and tires, Rotary said.
The changer's dual bead rollers separate the tire from the wheel. Each bead roller can be used independently, or the arms can be fully synchronized. This removes the need for a camera or mirror to check the tire placement.
"With so many different wheel types out on the road, we knew it was important to have a tool that can meet our customers' needs whether they are changing a run-flat, low-profile or light truck tire," said Kevin Jones, wheel service product manager for Rotary.
"Over the years, we've received feedback from shops on what they need and want in a tire changer, and the R1200 delivers on those insights. From the synchronized arms, automated features and ergonomic design to the wheel lift and leverless demount tool, the R1200 is designed to help make what technicians do every day easier."
Rotary also is launching the "We Hear You" hotline, where customers can leave feedback on Rotary products by calling 866-770-0187.