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2015 SEMA Show, Day 4: Bosch Adds Air Motor to Swing Arm Tire Changer

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2015 SEMA Show, Day 4: Bosch Adds Air Motor to Swing Arm Tire Changer

Bosch Automotive Service Solutions LLC highlighted new and upcoming features for its TCE 4275 tire changer at the 2015 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show.

Bosch has added an air motor to its TCE 4275 swing arm tire changer, which was introduced at the 2014 SEMA Show. A power assist lift will be available in the second quarter of 2016.

The TCE 4275’s bead roller for mounting and demounting adds versatility, according to Debo Sadare, product manager.

“The tire changer can service passenger, run-flats, and ultra high performance tires. With external wheel clamping, it can service up to 28-inch tires without the need for add-on adapters,” he says.

The TCE 4275 runs on 110-volt power, providing the same features as competing machines requiring a 220-volt electrical supply, according to the company.

The tire changer is competitively priced, according to Sadare. It ranges from $5,195.00 to $7,195.00 depending on configuration.

The tire changer’s features are:

* 28-inch external and 30-inch internal clamping capacity with locking jaw cross system and perfectly balanced opposed cylinder system;

* electronically-controlled two-speed (7 and 15 RPM) turntable with moto-inverter for faster tire removal and mounting

* 4-position bead breaker, 40% faster than previous versions

* A helper arm is available on the TCE 4275 depending on configuration. The assembly features a two-point pressing system for more precise control during the tire changing process.

In addition, the OCL8850 on-car brake lathe was among the many wheel service equipment products in the Bosch Automotive Service Solutions booth.

“If there’s any kind of run-out in the vehicle’s hub assembly, the driver is going to encounter pedal pulsation,” says Julie Jones, business development manager. “The on-car lathe addresses customer complaints about pedal pulsation. Our unit mounts to the caliper. It will travel in the same plane to automatically compensate for run-out in the hub assembly.”

Recommended price for the on-car lathe is $8,995.00. The lathe comes standard with adapters for 90% vehicle coverage, according to Jones.

Also on display was Bosch’s OTC brand 3838 wireless tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) tool. It’s a standalone reset, relearn and reprogram device with an OBD II dongle to plug into the vehicle, allowing technicians multiple ways to ensure TPMS sensors are correctly installed and programmed.

The tool will also read OBD II generic codes and test key fobs, according to the company. 

The OTC 3838 features an exclusive wireless OBD-II module for TPMS registration and includes three years of software updates.

More information on Bosch wheel and tire service products can be found at www.BoschDiagnostics.com.

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