Hofmann Megaplan Launches New Mobile Tyre Changer
Hofmann Megaplan UK, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of high-performance tyre equipment, has launched the megamount 401 XL Racing – a new tyre changer designed to be used in a mobile fitting van.
The device has been developed from the ‘swing-arm’ principle popularly used in mobile fitting vans, but that has also presented limitations in terms of the range of wheels they can handle. The new apparatus represents an attempt to overcome these limitations by utilising the ‘Quadraclamp’ turntable system from Hofmann Megaplan’s 701. In conjunction with the “megafit” arm this allows a much larger clamping size than previous mobile fitter models.
Also new on the changer is a 12-volt motor that, the company suggests, will deliver 30% more torque than previous and existing 12v machines. “The megamount 401XL has been fitted with a new motor that guarantees the same level of torque and performance as a 3 phase machine in a workshop”, claims Hofmann Megaplan MD James Boon. The machine is already in use at Micheldever/Pro-Tyre and Event Mobile Tyres.