Hunter offers new wheel balancer

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Hunter says its GSP9600HD ForceMatch wheel balancer offers vibration management and wheel uniformity measurement to a wide range of vehicles, including heavy-duty trucks. The universal balancer uses loaded roller contact to measure runout (eccentricity) of a tire and rim assembly and minimize wheel-related vibration, according to the company; with pinpoint accuracy and a robust structural design, the GSP9600HD can balance wheels with rims from 10 to 30 inches in diameter and assembly weights up to 500 pounds.

Hunter says the GSP9600HD includes many features found on its existing wheel balancers to improve accuracy and speed of heavy-duty truck service. Using the loaded roller, the GSP9600HD is designed to automatically measure wheel assembly diameter and locate the true high spot with every balance; with this information, technicians can match-mount tire high spots and rim low spots to optimize the rolling uniformity of a wheel assembly, and properly mount dual wheels by diameter and eccentricity to maximize tire wear and ride quality.

The company says its standard SmartWeight balancing technology minimizes correction weight usage and maximizes productivity over conventional static and dynamic methods; on automotive and light-truck applications, SmartWeight balancing can reduce service time with more single-spin balances and provide a better overall balance. A standard integrated wheel lift is designed to easily lift the heaviest wheel assemblies for effortless mounting on the balancer; the lift controls are conveniently located on the balancer hood, so the operator can control the lift and easily position the wheel on the balancer shaft using the gliding wheel trolley.

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