Hunter's Latest Drive-Over Tread Depth Tool Measures Edge Wear
Hunter Engineering Co. has released its next-generation drive-over tire tread depth measuring tool, Quick Tread Edge.
The company says Quick Tread Edge delivers detailed tire condition diagnosis in less time. Edge wear detection capability is a new feature that provides a greater analysis of overall tire condition. Service providers can now better identify tire wear on the ‘edge’ of every tire, while providing customers with informative, in-depth inspection results.
“When a vehicle is moving, a worn edge is actually in contact with the road and cannot shed water during wet conditions, resulting in a loss of traction,” says Alex Smith, Article manager.
“A worn inner-edge may be invisible to advisors on the service drive, making automatic edge wear detection a critical piece in providing a complete summary of a tire’s overall tread depth.”
Quick Tread Edge can be installed as a standalone unit with two mounting options, or integrated in a flush mount configuration with Hunter’s touchless alignment inspection system, Quick Check Drive.
Quick Tread Edge has a durable, pedestal-free design, allowing service providers maximized shop space.
The Quick Check Drive and Quick Tread Edge systems are seamlessly connected with Hunter’s online business intelligence tool, HunterNet, which automatically displays digital inspection findings through the Flightboard display. Flightboard allows customers to quickly see their vehicle's results themselves. Quick Tread Edge is also compatible with Hunter’s automatic vehicle identification system, Quick ID.
For more information, visit www.hunter.com