American Crane Inc. has developed a hydraulic system that it says can replace the air-over hydraulic pump when operating jacks, rams and bead breakers for on-the-road tire service. The ACI Hydraulic SuperCharger can be connected to a tire or mechanic service truck in the field; the only requirement is that the hydraulic system has at least 6 gpm of hydraulic flow and between 2,500 and 4,500 psi of working pressure.
The SC10 is standard with 4 gallons of hydraulic oil for operating the jacks and bead breakers. The hydraulic oil reservoir is equipped with a 12V thermostat-controlled heater so that the oil remains warm. The system is radio-remote controlled with a manual override switch for emergencies.
It comes standard with a high-pressure hose reel with 45 feet of hose and quick couplers. When the hose is not in use, it is connected to a quick coupler line back to the reservoir so that cold oil can be cycled out of the hose reel and back into the tank before operating on cold days.
Standard equipment includes a T-line system with quick couplers and shutoff valves so that two jacks or bead breakers can be operated individually or at the same time. The heavy-duty remote-control unit is equipped with a magnet.