Vehicle Service Group (VSG) has introduced a line of Rotary brand tire changers. The line includes leverless, tiltback and swing-arm models.
There are five tire changers in the new Rotary line. Descriptions of each tire changer follow.
R1150 Leverless: VSG says the R1150 is a high-performance, true leverless tire changer that offers a safe and efficient way to change a wide variety of tires and wheels. Featuring the patented Auto-Touch Function, the risk of marring a wheel or damaging a bead is non-existent because all contact with the tire and wheel is made on durable, non-abrasive components. The R1150 can handle the most challenging tire and wheel combinations and is great on low-profile and run-flat tires, as well as exotic rims and other specialty jobs, according to the company. The R1150 can handle a rim capacity range of 10 to 30 inches and a maximum tire width of 15 inches.
R145 Tiltback: VSG says the R145 Tiltback is a top-of-the-range model with a double-acting bead breaker cylinder. The R145 Tiltback is designed to work on low-profile and large-sized steel or alloy rims. Featuring an extra-wide heavy-duty frame, the pneumatically tilting column ensures peak rigidity to prevent rim damage. The R145 has a rim clamping capacity range of 10 to 28 ½ inches and a maximum tire width of 17 inches.
R145D Tiltback VSC: Featuring an electric motor inverter, the R145D is an automatic tire changer that provides the ability to regulate the table top rotation speed, reducing the stress on the bead to avoid damaging the tire. Designed for large and wide tires, the R145D is equipped with the Fast Inflation (FI) configuration for tubeless tires, according to VSG.
R146 Swingarm Pro: Designed for the high-volume tire center, the R146 high-performance model provides the torque necessary for today’s difficult assemblies. VSG says the large and reinforced frame adds greater rigidity to the structure and table top, and the gear box is installed between two steel plates to avoid flex during operation. The extra height of the vertical post and tool shaft allow operation on wheels with a maximum width of 15 inches and a rim clamping capacity range of 10 to 28 ½ inches.
R1401 Swingarm Shop: At an entry-level price, this heavy-duty swing arm structure guarantees proper working conditions for every job, according to VSG. The exclusive 110v single-speed motor provides needed torque and the rigid self-centering chuck with a wide clamping range handles a variety of needs. The R1401 is equipped with a galvanized, double-operating bead breaker cylinder and is suitable for tires with a maximum width of 12 inches.
Rotary offers tips for choosing tire changers in its Tire Changer Buyers Guide available for free download.
For more information about Rotary wheel service equipment, including tire changers, wheel balancers and alignment equipment, visit www.rotarywheelservice.com or call (800) 640-5438.
The Rotary brand is part of Dover Corp.'s Vehicle Service Group.