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Hunter HD Elite Wheel Balancer

Eliminate wheel-related vibrations in heavy-duty assemblies.

Unmatched vision system

Achieve faster cycle times

Easily measure runout

To reduce vibration and increase tire life

Ensure proper centering

With automatic CenteringCheck®

Hunter HD Elite

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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

Faster balancing

Eliminates dimension entry and runout measurement to save time

Higher-quality balance

Patented algorithms enhance precision while using less correction weights

Reduce operator error

Automatically measures wheel dimensions, selects weight mode and measures rim runout

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Wheel Dimensions

Automatically determines weight plane locations

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Weight Mode

Selects clip or tape weight usage

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Rim Runout

Calculates ForceMatch® solution

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Rim Profiled

Creates a three-dimensional model of the rim

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SmartWeight® Optimized

Allows more single-weight solutions

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Spoke Location

Prioritizes hiding tape weights behind spokes

Touchscreen interface

Powerful controls and real-time 3D graphics at your fingertips

Easy-to-use tools & features to provide the best balance

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  1. One-touch to display rim dimensions
  2. Rim cutaway displays selected weight mode
  3. Switch text language with the push of a button
  4. TruWeight™ provides live navigation through selection and placement of wheel weights
  5. ForceMatch® panel displays assembly runout value and limits

Automatic CenteringCheck®

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.

ForceMatch® prediction

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.

On-board videos

Video tutorials help technicians better understand features and functions.

 

 

Send a message to your local Hunter representative to receive a free pricing quote or product demo.

 

 

Efficiency & innovation

Save time & money with exclusive features

Take control of your savings and valuable shop time

Single-weight solutions

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.

Touchscreen interface

Intuitive, easy-to-learn controls

Wheel lift

Easily lift wheel assemblies up to 500 lbs. and ensure a proper mount.

HammerHead® system

Optional

Top-dead-center laser system assists in easy weight placement.

Accessories stand

Standard

Adaptor tree conveniently stores oversized balancer accessories.

 

 

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.

 

Customer satisfaction

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.

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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.

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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.

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Match dual assemblies to maximize tire life

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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.

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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.

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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.

See how you can provide a smooth, over-the-road ride for your customers.

HunterNet® connectivity

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

Maximize productivity

Easily see shop performance over time and ensure utmost utilization

Stand out

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
 

 

 

Specifications

 

 

Your local Hunter service representative can answer questions, help with equipment operation and provide on-site training.

 

 

Documents

Brochures

Specification Sheets

 

 

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