Hunter Updates WinAlign for Bigger Trucks on Quick Check System

Oct. 31, 2022

Hunter Engineering Co.'s newest version of its alignment software, WinAlign 17.1, is available and on display during the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show.

Hunter is exhibiting the software’s new capabilities in booth No. 42017 in South Hall Lower of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The new software provides two important benefits for Hunter Quick Check Drive and Quick Check Commercial unmanned inspection system customers.

Expanding the passenger system for bigger trucks

The 17.1 bridges the gap between passenger vehicle and heavy-duty inspection systems by measuring those trucks too heavy or wide for the passenger tread system, but not tall enough for the full HD system.

The new configuration allows for medium-duty vehicles, such as bucket trucks, to be accommodated on Hunter’s Quick Check Drive unmanned inspection system.

“Dealers and fleet owners who service big trucks want to be able to read duallies and some medium-sized trucks, such as the upper end of the Ford F-series,” says Alex Smith, Hunter product manager. “These vehicles may weigh too much or be too wide for the passenger tread system, but with 17.1, they can cover everything from a Fiat 500 all the way up to a Ford F-650.

“Now, the customer gains the medium without losing the small,” Smith says. “The ability to inspect medium-duty trucks won’t preclude them from testing typical passenger cars, or vice-versa.” This capability would particularly benefit dealers in rural locations.

Capturing dual license plates

The second big upgrade to WinAlign17 is dual license plate capture, giving fleet customers the ability to track the tractor and trailer as separate assets.

“Previously, you had to catch them still attached before getting the trailer to an alignment rack,” Smith said. “Now you’ll still know which tractors and trailers need attention, even if they’re detached.”

WinAlign provides fast alignment readings, comprehensive pre- and post-alignment graphic printouts, along with integration with shop and dealer management software. Hunter says there are more than 100,000 units with WinAlign in use worldwide.

Latest in Retail

Pirelli & Cie SpA
J.D. Power 2024 U.S. Original Equipment Tire Customer Satisfaction Study