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SEMA Show, Day Two: Bosch adds two tire changers

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SEMA Show, Day Two: Bosch adds two tire changers

Robert Bosch LLC has added tilt-back and swing-arm styles to its tire changer line. The company introduced the TCE 4275 swing arm and TCE 4475 tilt back models at the 2014 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas.

The new machines accommodate larger tires than earlier models. Both tire changers have 28-inch external clamping capacity and 30-inch internal clamping capacity.

The new tire changers run on 110-volt power, providing the same features as competing machines requiring a 220-volt electrical supply. A standard moto-inverter and two-speed turntable allows for finesse and productivity when servicing the toughest wheel and tire combinations at the most competitive price point in the market.

“There’s a huge gap in the market for a 110-volt tire changer that does everything the 220-volt machines do, but at a much better price,” says Debo Sadare, Bosch Automotive Service Solutions product manager.

“All the standard equipment and features combined with the lower voltage means a greater value for the shop owner and a reliable, easy-to-operate machine for the technician.”

In addition to increased rigidity and a larger turntable, Bosch says the TCE 4275 and TCE 4475 tire changers have:

* 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;

* four-position bead breaker that is 40% faster than previous versions; and

* a helper arm that comes standard on the TCE 4475 and is available on the TCE 4275 depending on configuration.

The assembly also features a two-point pressing system for more precise control during the tire changing process. For easier operation, a technician can engage and disengage the bead breaker by tilting a hand lever instead of pressing a foot pedal.

The company says both machines will change nearly any car, light commercial vehicle and motorcycle (with special accessory kit) tire.

The company says the equipment includes the Bosch Wheel Service Promise program, guaranteeing that a machine will be restored to operating condition within 48 hours of the repair appointment call. If that commitment is not met, Bosch will extend the equipment’s original labor warranty an additional six months.

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