Hunter Engineering Co. has introduced the TC3300 center-clamping tire changer.
The quick clamp design allows for fast, simple clamping of popular wheel designs, says the company. The center wheel support gives the flexibility to easily mount large assemblies with overall diameters up to 50 inches. Wheels clamp to the machine safely through the hub, not on the rim edge, where marring damage can occur.
The powerful, high-torque electric motor exerts 800 ft.-lbs. of torque to handle difficult assemblies.
The floating, articulated mounting arm allows the polymer mounting head to follow the rim edge smoothly, reducing stress to beads. Made of a wearing material, the polymer head removes the potential of marring damage.
All TC3300 models include a bead-loosening side shovel and blast inflation hose to help seat the bead during inflation.
Options include a Plus Device assist tool to aid in lubricating, lifting and guiding the tire into the drop-center position, a Bead Press Arm specialized for high-performance tire service, and a wheel lift to help prevent potential injuries and fatigue from manually lifting heavy wheels into place.
For more information, see the company’s Web site at www.hunter.com.