Rotary Unveils R1200 Leverless Pro Tire Changer
Rotary says its new R1200 Leverless Pro tire changer is designed "to address some of the common challenges facing today's modern shops" and helps technicians more easily change high-performance tires and rims.
“With so many different wheel types out on the road, we knew it was important to have a tool that can meet our customers’ needs, whether they are changing a run-flat, low-profile or light truck tire,” says Kevin Jones, wheel service product manager for Rotary.
“Over the years, we’ve received feedback from shops on what they need and want in a tire changer and the R1200 delivers on those insights. From the synchronized arms, automated features and ergonomic design to the wheel lift and leverless demount tool, the R1200 is designed to help make what technicians do every day easier.”
Features include a quick-locking, adjustable center post that offers three different height options. Technicians can select the height "that works best for each tire, helping to increase productivity and improve efficiencies, as well as reduce the change of injuries," according to Rotary officials.
The R100 Leverless Pro can handle wheel diameters up to 30 inches and widths up to 19 inches, as well as a maximum tire diameter of 47 inches.
The machine uses "a patented, air-operated, high-strength, polymer-modified mount/demount tool and comes standard with a wheel lift. The changer also comes equipped with variable speed control, which allows the operator to determine the rate of speed at which the tire spins. Having slower spin speed options allows for more control and helps avoid damage to specialty rims and tires.
"The changer’s dual bead rollers work to easily separate the tire from the wheel. Each bead roller can be used independently or the arms can be fully synchronized. This removes the need for a camera or mirror to check the tire placement."
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