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Hunter’s ‘WalkAway’ Innovation for Revolution Tire Changer Wins Global Honors

Posted on November 14, 2017

Hunter Engineering Co.’s Revolution tire changer with WalkAway operation was recognized as a 2018 Global Media Award winner at the 2017 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show.

The Revolution tire changer with WalkAway operation frees up the operator to perform balancing procedures or other shop tasks during the longest portion of the tire changing process.

The company says the WalkAway feature reduces operator effort and potential errors making it an automatic and autonomous solution to save technicians time, effort and mistakes. When paired with balancing, over 25% time savings is possible. 

The SEMA Global Media Awards Program recognizes those companies that manufacture specialty equipment products and accessories that would have mass appeal to consumers in countries outside the United States. The products are voted on by a prestigious group of international journalists who serve as judges.

“The idea of customization and personalization has been growing throughout the world,” says Linda Spencer, director of international and government relations for SEMA.

"Our goal is to have media experts from around the world determine which new products are likely to succeed in their home markets. The automotive specialty-equipment market is made up of enthusiasts who are passionate about the hobby, and so it’s exciting to see how their love for cars, trucks and SUVs is impacting those throughout the world.”

This year’s program included 30 judges from 19 countries. Each judge carefully reviewed and evaluated nearly 3,000 product entries at the SEMA Show before selecting the products that they felt would resonate and appeal most to consumers in their home countries. 

For more information on the new WalkAway capability for the Revolution tire changer, see Modern Tire Dealer’s coverage at the SEMA Show: “Hunter's Latest Revolution Brings Autonomous Tire Changing to Shops.”

Related Topics: 2017 SEMA Show, Hunter Engineering Co., Hunter Revolution, tire changers

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