Modern Tire Dealer

APR 2017

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MTD April 2017 TBC has new Sailun SUV all-season performance tire The new Sailun Atrezzo SVR LX+ high- performance all-season tire from TBC Brands is designed for SUVs, sport trucks and crossover vehicles. The SVR LX+ is available in H-, V- and W-rated extra-load sizes from 20 through 24 inches sizes with M+S ratings for a wide range of OE and plus-size fitments. The tire's aggressive directional tread design with large tread blocks is designed to provide responsiveness and improved handling. Other features include symmetric V-shaped channels that provide excellent water evacuation for improved wet traction and reduced hydroplaning and wide open shoulder tread blocks that enhance high-speed cornering stability and handling. It is backed by a 40,000-mile tread wear warranty. TBC Brands LLC Quik-Link: (800) 687-1557, ext. 14170 Robinair machine services standard and hybrid air conditioning systems The Robinair AC1234-6 was the first commercially available fully automatic R1234YF machine to meet the SAE's requirement for recovering, recycling and recharging vehicle A/C systems with the new refrigerant, according to Bosch Automotive Service Solutions. Capable of servicing both standard and hybrid vehicle A/C systems, the AC1234-6 includes an integrated refrigerant identifier that samples the refrigerant prior to recovery. Other features include programmable vacuum operation to help get to the necessary vacuum level in any condition quickly, system leak test to identify gross leaks in a system, and automatic oil drain to show how much oil was removed during service. BOSCH AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE SOLUTIONS Quik-Link: (800) 687-1557, ext. 14171 Hunter adds AutoComp Elite brake lathe Hunter Engineering Co.'s new AutoComp Elite brake lathe features automatic compensation technology that directly determines the position of the internal plates to maxi- mize speed and accuracy without operator intervention. The new 7-inch touch screen allows technicians to quickly look up re- quired adaptors, operate the lathe including changing cutting direction and speed, and view instructional videos. The BitMinder feature monitors bit life and recommends replacement to improve cut quality and re- duce waste. The company says the patented Anti-Chatter Technology (ACT) eliminates the buildup of vibration (chatter) that can occur when machining rotors at a fixed speed. HUNTER ENGINEERING CO. Quik-Link: (800) 687-1557, ext. 14172 Coats GTS-90 services tires up to 24 inches in diameter The Coats GTS-90 tiltback tire changer from Hennessy Industries Inc. services tires from 6 to 24 inches in diameter. The GTS-90 features a powered roller disk to help with bead loosening, bottom bead removal and top bead mounting. It also assists with tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) access. Hennessy says the tire changer's two-speed electric motor provides total control. The Robo-Arm's cylinder is in line with the piston to allow direct articulation and maximize power. A single-point sealer concentrates air flow to seal beads more efficiently. HENNESSY INDUSTRIES INC. Quik-Link: (800) 687-1557, ext. 14173 Rein Automotive brand offers brake hose solution The standard practice of visu- ally inspecting a brake hose for cracking or leaking will not reveal potential trouble inside, according to CRP Automotive. After five years of use, the ID (inner diameter) of the hose can swell (shown at left) or collapse (shown at right) due to moisture and heat, restricting the proper flow and contaminating the brake fluid. When replacing a brake hose, CRP Automotive recommends replacing the hoses on both sides of the axle to ensure even braking performance and wear. The company offers its Rein Automotive Brake Hoses as direct replacement for OE assemblies on popular European vehicles. CRP AUTOMOTIVE Quik-Link: (800) 687-1557, ext. 14174 Toyo unveils all-season Open Country Q/T for CUVs and SUVs The new Open Country Q/T from Toyo Tires U.S.A. Corp. is a touring all-season tire available in 35 sizes for CUVs and SUVs. Contributing to the quiet ride and all-season performance is a unique tread design with several key features. Toyo says Silent Wall technology provides a quieter ride by reducing pipe resonance. Four wide circumferential tread grooves improve wet traction by evacuating water. Open lateral slits in the tread also improve water drainage for better wet performance. The Open Country Q/T comes with a 65,000-mile tread wear war- ranty and is backed by the Toyo Tires 45 Days/500 Miles No Regrets Trial Offer. TOYO TIRES U.S.A. CORP. Quik-Link: (800) 687-1557, ext. 14175 Products 68

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