Hennessy Industries has launched a new heavy-duty wheel balancer, the Coats 6450-3D, which the company said was “designed to quickly and accurately balance the most demanding heavy-duty truck tires.”
The direct drive 6450-3D is based on the Coats 6401, said Hennessy, but adds several features from the popular Coats 1250-3D model, including one-touch automatic data entry system for all three parameters, a “stop and lock” feature that holds the wheel in place until the weight is installed, and an auto-indexing feature that automatically moves the wheel to the next weight position, holding it until the weight is installed.
“The 6450-3D is going to be especially beneficial for high-volume shops with heavy-duty demands,” said Kevin Keefe, Hennessy Industries’ vice president of marketing. “We’ve adapted many of the upgrades and value-added features from our 1250-3D model to create a heavy-duty balancer that’s as quick and accurate as any front-line, high-volume balancer on the market.”
The Coats 6450-3D can handle even larger tires than does the Coats 6401, with a maximum tire diameter of 52 in., and it comes with an AC vector drive motor that cuts 20 seconds off a typical 22.5-in. wheel spin. Additionally, the new balancer features a laser weight placement feature that tells the operator precisely where to position Tape-A-Weights.
Coats also offers a new air-operated lift to accompany the balancer. The 550 Scissor Wheel Lift attaches directly to the new heavy-duty balancer, making it easy for operators to lift tires weighing up to 500 lbs. onto the balancer. The 550 Scissor Wheel Lift can also be retrofitted to Coats 6401 balancers, according to the company.