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New Hunter WalkAway

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Hunter’s fully-automatic Revolution tyre changer delivers more efficiency improvements and safety benefits for workshops thanks to a new upgrade. 

The new Revolution WalkAway offers 80 seconds of unattended bead breaking and demounting, meaning that technicians can perform other tasks such as wheel balancing while other tyres within a set are being demounted. Hunter estimates that the process of changing and balancing a complete set of four identical wheels and tyres is 25 percent faster than traditional methods. 

“After carefully examining every element of the overall tyre replacement procedure, [Hunter’s engineers] have introduced the WalkAway, which enables technicians to carry out multiple processes simultaneously by using the autonomous demounting capability,” explains Paul Beaurain, Managing Director of Pro-Align. “In doing so, a considerable amount of time can be saved changing each set of wheels, helping to not only improve workshop efficiency and profitability but also the customer experience.” 

The new Revolution WalkAway is ideal for workshops who are changing a large number of end-of-life tyres in sets of four or two of same size tyre and wheel assemblies. After ‘educating’ the WalkAway on the first tyre, when demounting a tyre from then on in, technicians then simply need to load the tyre assembly, orient TPMS, and activate WalkAway, and finally offload the old tyre. A ‘traffic light’ status indicator system shows when the machine is in operation, stopped, or requires operator input. Operators just have to make four critical decisions during operation compared with 17 for conventional tyre changers, streamlining training and ease of use. 

“Essentially, the new WalkAway option gives workshops added capacity without any investment in additional equipment or additional space requirements,” continues Beaurain. “Not only can more jobs be completed in a day by the same number of technicians but customers can be given an even faster service.” 

To find out more about the Hunter Revolution WalkAway and other tyre servicing equipment from Hunter including wheel aligners, tyre changers and advanced diagnostic balancers, visit www.pro-align.co.uk. 

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