The new Hofmann Monty 1675 Swing Arm Tire Changer features a compact design and a quick and easy setup and is ideal for handling passenger cars, light trucks, and high-performance wheel and tire assemblies, according to the undercar service equipment company.
“The ergonomic design and safety-enhancing features of the new Hofmann 1675 tire changer provides the user a safe work space when changing a variety of tires,” said Adam Brown, director of product management for Hofmann. “The 1675 is easy to set up, simple to use and offers a large range of capacity.”
The Hofmann swing-arm tire changer features the patented smartSpeed technology, which automatically minimizes risk of damage to tires. This technology also optimizes the torque applied to the wheel and automatically sets the maximum rotation speed of the wheel. The 1675 offers variable speeds from seven to 18 RPMs for maximum productivity.
The Monty1675’s design, including precision-cast and machined shoes with strong cast jaws, makes for precise, slop-free clamping. The heavy-duty pneumatic valves are simple to operate, according to Hofmann. A powerful electric motor generates 1,200 Newton/meters (Nm) of torque to the table top to mount stiff, difficult tires.
Additionally, the Hofmann Monty 1675 features a newly designed bead breaker control that is simple to operate and prevents the technician from having to straddle the assembly during bead breaking. An integrated pressure limiter helps stop air flow once pressure has reached 55 PSI, preventing accidental tire over-inflation.