Reifen debut for three Gaither products
Netherlands-based Gaither Europe B.V. returns to the Reifen show this year, and in addition to displaying its established range of truck tyre changing and bead breaking equipment the company will use the exhibition as a platform for launching three new products.
Taking centre stage on the Gaither stand (hall 1, stand 218) will be the all-new Bead Bazooka XL, the second model in the Bazooka range following the 2011 introduction of the original Bead Bazooka 6L, a unit Gaither says ‘broke new ground’ in modern bead seating tools through its reduced size and weight in comparison with other available models. Gaither adds that the Bazooka 6L became the most powerful automatic Rapid Air Release (RAR) system on the market. Now the Bead Bazooka XL will make the same technology available for larger truck wheels. The Bazooka XL incorporates a new, more ergonomic grip design, which is also now standard on the Bazooka 6L. During the June show the Bead Bazooka 6L will compete in the Reifen Essen Innovation Awards 2012; Gaither believes the unit’s “totally unique” size and weight will make an impression on the judges.
Another new Gaither product coming to Essen is the low profile, 45/20T capacity GT4532 jack. This item, which takes pride of place as ‘flagship’ of the company’s industrial jack range, incorporates three adaptors along with a free pan extension (saddle with large models). Gaither comments that no other jack ranges can offer comparable features at the same low price. All models are supplied with a three-year warranty. Other key features include an automatic pressure regulator plus an automatic water filter – items Gaither describes as being crucial for any telescopic air service jack within a workshop environment in order to combat against constant misuse and abuse.
Finally, Gaither Europe will introduce a totally new manual tyre changer – the GT 12770. This unit is designed for use on wheels up to 22 inches. The manufacturer says the main advantage this all-new manual tyre changing station offers is convenience; namely, that it accommodates all tyre changing operations within a single piece of equipment, which also incorporates a number of accessories. The GT 12770 has been produced to support the company’s existing Bead Saver System (GT 12280) and has been added to the Gaither range following numerous requests at previous European trade shows for a tyre changer suitable for smaller wheels.
“Reifen 2012 has always been a very important event for Gaither Europe in recent years and we will be looking to promote the Bazooka XL, GT 4532 Jack and GT 12770 manual tyre changer to visitors to our stand, which will be backed by a general representation of the complete Gaither range,” shared Ralph Dubbeldam of Gaither Europe. “Live demonstrations of all three new products will be taking place on a regular basis. The show has always been and will continue to be the perfect event for Gaither to meet existing customers as well as potential new clients and business partners from around Europe and beyond.”