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SEMA Show, Day Two: A Hunter-made tire changer?!

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Hunter Engineering Co. introduced its first company-produced tire changer at the 2013 SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) Show in Las Vegas.

The Revolution Tire Changer is fully automatic, according to the company. It utilizes the following patent-pending features:

* leverless tool head that demounts without levers and prevents damage to the tire and rim;

* "go" pedal designed to control the tire changer's progress;

* built-in wheel lift that lifts the tire directly into position;

* powered press arms that mount virtually any tire;

* touchscreen interface.

The Revolution, which is manufactured in the United States, also includes 15 on-board training videos; animations that help train the operator "on the job"; and a video library of special procedures.

"Changing today's tires and wheels with traditional equipment requires an ever-expanding set of skills," says the company. "The Revolution has these skills built in, simplifying the role of the technician. In short, the technician becomes a machine operator."

Hunter says the Revolution Tire Changer is easy to use. The operator selects the clamp size; sets the tire pressure monitoring system sensor and rim diameter; uses the press arms as needed; and sets the inflation pressure.

The SEMA Show, and its companion event, the Global Tire Expo, will run through Friday, Nov. 8.

For more information on the tire changer, visit

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