Miscentering during wheel balancing procedures is the number one cause of improper balancing and customer comebacks. Automatic CenteringCheck® always monitors wheel centering to reduce setup errors.
Hunter HD Elite™ Wheel Balancer
Eliminate wheel-related vibrations in heavy-duty assemblies
Hunter HD Elite™
HD Elite™ wheel balancer at-a-glance
Measure runout and balance faster than any traditional balancer
Eliminate error opportunities with the patented laser vision system
Solve vibration problems by detecting and matching the high spot of the tire using the diagnostic load roller
Ensure proper centering with patented automatic CenteringCheck®
Maximize efficiency using SmartWeight® technology
True self-calibration with patented eCal auto-calibration
Wheel lift assists up to 500-lb. assemblies and provides proper mounting
Service car and light-truck assemblies as well
Thomas Tire relies on Hunter to maintain trust with HD and commercial customers
Customers have long relied on Thomas Tire in Asheville, NC to take care of their HD vehicles, says co-owner Sally Thomas. In turn, Thomas relies on Hunter equipment to maintain that trust. “Our dad was always a firm believer in investing in quality, and that’s what we’ve done,” she says.
Hunter's HD Elite™ With New Laser Vision System for Touchless Wheel Measurement
Hunter's HD Elite™, a heavy-duty wheel balancer that combines cutting-edge features of Hunter’s Road Force® Elite and ForceMatch® HD balancers to help eliminate wheel-related vibration and increase truck tire life.
Laser vision system
Patented vision technology provides more benefits in less time
Automatically determines weight plane locations
Selects clip or tape weight usage
Calculates ForceMatch® solution
Creates a three-dimensional model of the rim
Allows more single-weight solutions
Prioritizes hiding tape weights behind spokes
Automatic features reduce effort and errors
- Eliminate manual dimension entry and runout measurement
- Automatically select weight mode
- Hide wheel weights through patented algorithms
NEW SmartSpot weight placement pinpoints the exact tape weight location. This removes any confusion and saves time by reducing weight chasing, or repeated trial and error.
Powerful controls and real-time 3D graphics at your fingertips
- One-touch to display rim dimensions
- Rim cutaway displays selected weight mode
- Switch text language with the push of a button
- TruWeight™ provides live navigation through selection and placement of wheel weights
- ForceMatch® panel displays assembly runout value and limits
Simple graphics illustrate how to optimize assembly. Live, color-coded graphics show the technician force variations.
Assembly diameter display
Easily accessible to make matching dual assemblies a snap.
High spot display
Mount dual assembly high spots 180 degrees apart to increase tire life.
Video tutorials help technicians better understand features and functions.
Send a message to your local Hunter business consultant to receive a free pricing quote or product demo.
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HeavyDuty Elite ROI
Boost your returns with ForceMatch
Turn ForceMatch into a new profit center and service all assemblies to avoid comebacks
Make Forcematch a profit center
Advertise your vibration diagnostics service to attract new customers.
Solving 2 new customers vibrations per month @ $120 per session, could generate:
$2,106 Gross annual profit (30% labor & parts)
Forcematch every assembly and avoid comebacks
Comebacks are inconvenient to your customers, take time away from your service techs and could cost your business $1,800 in opportunity cost annually.
1 Comeback per Month x 1.5 Hours to diagnose and fix x $100 Shop Rate
$150 Opportunity cost monthly
Eliminate wheel-related vibration for a smooth ride by matching the tire to the wheel assembly
1. An unknown force vibrates the spindle
The customer notices strong vehicle vibrations. Vibration is transferred from the wheel through the steering column to the driver.
2. Specialized sensors measure the assembly
The HD Elite™ wheel balancer automatically measures runout (eccentricity) of a tire and wheel assembly. The roller measures the entire contact patch of the tire, detecting if the assembly is out-of-round.
3. Match-mounting cancels the vibration
Match-mounting the high spot on a tire to the low spot on a rim makes the assembly roll as smoothly as possible. Runout-related vibration is minimized, ensuring your customer a smoother ride and longer tire life.
Match dual assemblies to maximize tire life
Opposing high spots
Dual tire assemblies with aligned high spots (1) behave like single assemblies with runout. Marking and installing wheels with high spots 180 degrees opposed (2) makes the dual assembly more round than the two assemblies alone and reduces vibration.
Unequal load on duals
Mismatched diameters on dual tires causes the larger tire (2) to carry more load, thus generating more heat and reducing tire life. The lesser diameter tire (1) may develop premature tire wear due to slippage relative to the road surface.
Revolutions per mile
Dual tire assemblies with mismatched diameters cause the smaller tire (1) to turn faster and thus be dragged along with the larger tire (2). For example, if one tire has just 1/8-in. less tread depth than the other, it will be dragged 33.3 feet per mile traveled.
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Cancel vibrations by match-mounting!
When combined with one of Hunter's heavy-duty tire changers, the HD Elite™ provides match-mounting capability for achieving the smoothest possible ride.
Efficiency & innovation
Save time & money with exclusive features
SmartWeight® technology determines optimal weight placement to avoid excessive use and save money.
View your savings
Track your weight usage savings on-screen.
Any wheel size
Never turn down a customer. Service car and light truck wheel assemblies as well.
Intuitive, easy-to-learn controls
Easily lift wheel assemblies up to 500 lbs. and ensure a proper mount.
Top-dead-center laser system assists in easy weight placement.
Adaptor tree conveniently stores oversized balancer accessories.
See how you can provide a smooth, over-the-road ride for your customers.
HunterNet® 2 Portal
Take control of your equipment, numbers, and profitability
Real-time business tool to manage your most profitable equipment
- Maximize your shop's performance
- Monitor your equipment ROI
- Buy genuine Hunter consumables
Receive automatic, daily reports
- Automatic daily snapshots in addition to a 7-day overview of performance trends
- View inspection rates and opportunities
- Measure alignment numbers and conversions
- Track balancing and ForceMatch® utilization
Your local Hunter service representative can answer questions, help with equipment operation and provide on-site training.
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