SEMA: Hunter shows new Road Force Elite balancer
If you want to see the latest innovation in wheel balancing, Hunter Engineering’s new Road Force Elite balancer is currently being exhibited at SEMA. Hunter says it is the fastest diagnostic wheel balancer on the market, performing both a traditional balance and road force measurement in less time than it takes to complete a conventional balance.
How does the Road Force Elite balancer work?
The vision system determines wheel dimensions and wheel runout measurements to save time, eliminate data entry errors, ensure accuracy and improve usability. The vision system also completes a 3D scan of the wheel, enhancing Hunter’s SmartWeight technology, which Hunter says makes the Road Force Elite the “most accurate and efficient balancer on the market.” The system also features automatic spoke detection to guide technicians to place wheel weights behind the spokes.
The Road Force Elite is Hunter’s fifth-generation design to use a loaded roller since the platform was introduced in 1997. The load roller applies up to 1,250 lb. of force against the tire to measure the assembly as it would under the weight of the vehicle. Force Matching guides the technician to index and match the lowest spot on the rim with the stiffest spot on the tire, to capture the best possible ride and prevent problems.
The load roller also automatically measures lateral force with StraightTrak, which diagnoses and solves tire pull, which can only be measured accurately when the tire is under load. The Road Force Elite also sends reports to HunterNet, Hunter’s web-based data service, which features work management tools, supplies data in real time to track machine usage and performance and creates reports.
Visit Hunter at SEMA
Hunter is offering SEMA visitors the chance to win a Smart Weight Touch wheel balancer by uploading a photo or video of a favorite piece of Hunter equipment to social media using the hashtag #HunterAtSEMA.
More information on the new Road Force Elite balancer is available on the website or by visiting Hunter representatives at SEMA in booth #41029.