New tyre changer from Trade Group
Garage equipment specialist The Trade Group, who are a main distributor for leading wheelcare company Hofmann Megaplan, successfully launched their new, high specification Trademaster T2520 Fully Automatic Tyre Changer, at the recent Harrogate MechanEx equipment exhibition. They are confident their range of wheelcare products is now suitable not only for the smallest garage but right up to the largest tyre shop, fast fit or even CV workshop.
As Trade Group’s Stefan Bullworthy explained: “We generated a lot of interest at the show and visitors were interested to learn that because modern wheels and tyres are developing all the time, many older tyre machines in the market are now unable to cope with the size of the wheels and tyres or the sophisticated rims and high performance tyres, which places greater demands on the equipment and tyre technicians.
“Equipment must have an efficient, wide ranging performance, to minimise the risk of damage to these expensive wheels, yet be able to tackle cosmetic demands such as hidden balance weights etc. Our new T2520 Tyre changer was designed and developed not only for increased capacity, quality, reliability and ease of performance but for its outstanding value. We believe Trade Group’s longstanding experience and local, technical service support, provides peace of mind for all users when selecting wheel care equipment.”
Bullworthy continued: “The new Trademaster T2520 offers both increased size and high performance, combined with versatility. Everything about the T2520 remains familiar to the tyre technician, however, it utilises ‘lever-less’ technology; in simple terms there is no longer any need for a tyre lever, eliminating the stress to the machine and operator and the safety issues that go with using a tyre lever. Instead, a push-button-controlled ‘finger’ simply picks the tyre up and removes it swiftly and with ease. An air-operated tilt back column speeds set-up time, whilst in line with its ‘flagship’ specification, the T2520 provides a turntable clamping capability up to 26″ diameter and there is also a powerful, pneumatically operated robotic ‘assist’ arm which enables the handling of difficult, stiff, low profile and run-flat tyres. The Trademaster T2520 is a heavy duty, high performance tyre changer that boasts an industrial build quality. As with all equipment from The Trade Group, we include direct delivery, installation and comprehensive training.”