Bigger Tyre Changer Turntables for Increasingly Bigger Wheels
Snap-on Equipment has introduced two new tyre changers under the Hofmann and John Bean brands to meet what the company perceives as a growing need for tyre shops and garages to handle the larger wheel rim diameters fitted to an increasing number of cars on the road: the Hofmann monty 3300-24 and John Bean T4500-24.
Both machines feature a new off-centre, pedal-controlled turntable with sliding clamping jaws capable of handling rims with a diameter of up to 24 inches. The turntable also has two speeds for faster tyre changing and both machines are certified by WDK, the Association of the German Rubber Industry, for the safe handling of run-flat and ultra high performance tyres. A two-year warranty, installation and training are also included as standard.
Chris Behan, general manager, Snap-on Equipment, comments: “Our new tyre changers are ideal for workshops with a medium to high volume of tyre service business and enable them to confidently handle the growing number of large wheel rims and run-flat tyres fitted to vehicles in safety.”