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.
Unmatched vision system
Easily measure runout
Ensure proper centering
With automatic CenteringCheck®
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.
Laser vision system
Patented vision technology provides more benefits in less time
Automatic features reduce effort and errors
Eliminates dimension entry and runout measurement to save time
Patented algorithms enhance precision while using less correction weights
Reduce operator error
Automatically measures wheel dimensions, selects weight mode and measures rim runout
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
Powerful controls and real-time 3D graphics at your fingertips
Easy-to-use tools & features to provide the best balance
- 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.
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
Measure & match the tire to 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.
Improve your visibility and credibility by letting customers easily find your shop based on their location.
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- Refine search by distance within miles from location
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
Take control of your savings and valuable shop time
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.
Set goals, track productivity, generate results
Equipment utilization management helps you reach business goals
Set goals and identify opportunities
Easy-to-understand report measures output, opportunities & achievements
Easily see shop performance over time and ensure utmost utilization
Customers can find your shop using Hunter's equipment locator.
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
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
WinAlign® HDAlignment System
Reduce setup times and see live measurements on three axles on multi-axle trucks using self-centering, cordless sensors.
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Hunter deploys the largest service force of highly-qualified representatives in the industry.
Learn from knowledgable trainers in hands-on equipment usage and classroom learning.