What to Look For in Wheel Care Equipment?
The Trade Group boasts a wealth of experience in every area of garage equipment and, the company believes, nowhere more so than in wheel care products. As Trade Group spokesman Terry Bullworthy explains, “We not only select and specify the most advanced, most user friendly and most cost effective equipment but we will always offer our customers a choice to suit their budgets and because of this our range includes market leaders Hofmann Megaplan, Beissbarth and also the newly introduced range of Trademaster tyre and wheel equipment.
The Trade Group believes that the best money-saving solution in the long run – perhaps unsurprisingly – is to invest in the best possible equipment allowed by customers’ budgets. Bullworthy continues, “The ability to remove a run-flat tyre in complete confidence can define the true value of a tyre changer, and the facility to balance a wheel to zero first time, with weights hidden discreetly behind the spokes, defines the real capability of a wheel balancer. Above all, the most important criteria when choosing tyre equipment is to recognise that so-called ‘budget’ machines rarely provide good value, being limited in their capability and longevity. In these testing financial times investing in quality equipment provides the real long term value and peace of mind for businesses.”
Ask a Trade Group representative what the typical, industry-standard tyre changer is and the response will gravitate towards the Hofmann Megaplan Megamount 701XL. Featuring a patented, interchangeable fitting head system with four different heads for varying applications (standard, low profile, raised spoke & plastic), the model also incorporates the ‘dual assist’ low profile/run-flat tyre handling system. The Trade Group describes the 701XL as possessing “an unrivalled build quality and 26” clamping capability (24” external) ensuring its future capability and performance.” Full installation and after-service, complete with training programmes, come as standard with the Trade Group service.