Hunter Heavy Duty customers can now diagnose tire wear conditions in 1/3 of the time. New technology from Hunter Engineering provides accurate, 3-axle wheel alignment readings in just 4 minutes. Hunter’s previous generation aligner took approximately 12 minutes.
Hunter’s improved Winalign HD Alignment System uses four or six revolutionary DSP700T heavy-duty alignment sensors. DSP700T sensors use exclusive roll-forward compensation to compensate all sensors at once without the need to jack each axle. The new system decreases setup time and equipment wear through a completely reengineered setup process.
DSP700T sensors are cordless and are compensated at the same time by Hunter’s unique pusher. Hunter’s DSP700T sensors are accurate to a range of 600 inches (1,524 centimeters) to cover all truck, bus and trailer lengths. When equipped with the timesaving capabilities of Hunter’s optional Fully Integrated Alignment Turnplate Kit (FIA), the system produces full vehicle measurements in as little as 4 minutes.
Hunter sensors are engineered to be shop-tough and protect impact-prone areas. Each sensor is protected by a lightweight, durable and rubberized shell. Hunter’s self-centering wheel adaptors offer high-versatility for trucks and buses, which often have low- hanging bumpers or air dams, and fit steel and aluminum wheels ranging from 15 to 28 inches (38 to 71 centimeters) in diameter.
The new WinAlign HD Alignment software allows Hunter customers to align trailers without unhooking the power unit. The system can also align trailers without a power unit using an optional kingpin adaptor.
New WinAlign HD Alignment Systems also feature new, copyrighted adjustment videos to guide technicians through the alignment procedure. Just-in-time videos help train new technicians and make sure each wheel alignment is completed properly
Hunter now offers Fully Integrated Alignment (FIA) for heavy-duty vehicles. Hunter’s patented FIA process streamlines the alignment process by eliminating trips around the vehicle.
Hunter’s heavy-duty PowerSlide turnplates automatically lock and unlock at appropriate times, saving technicians time and hassle. They also reduce maintenance cost by relocking automatically after each alignment, so technicians will not drive off the turnplates with lock pins out.Hunter’s heavy-duty PowerSlide turnplates can operate on the floor or with an alignment rack. All PowerSlide turnplates feature built-in turnplate bridges for Hunter’s exclusive rolling compensation.
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HD Alignment’s effect on Fuel Economy
Volvo recently completed a test showing that wheel alignment and tire choice/condition can cause up to a 15% loss in fuel economy. Highlights include:
“Two-thirds of Europe’s truck rigs are driving around with incorrect wheel alignment.”The
up-to-15% loss can be attributed to:
A.) Alignment 2.5%
B.) Tire inflation 1%
C.) Tire Selection (rolling resistance) 11%“
There is a lack of awareness in the transport industry about the importance of checking tyres and wheel alignment, on both the truck and the trailer.
“One-third of fuel consumption stems from the tyres’ rolling resistance
The fuel economy benefits of alignment are seldom considered. Please feel free to share this with all your customers.