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On-Site Demonstrations of Ssence 3D Alignment System

We are pleased to advise that we have taken delivery of the first of our brand new ‘3D Demonstration Unit’.

As well as demonstrating our hugely popular ecoline systems, we are now able to perform an on-site demonstration of our 3D aligner model.

What’s more, is that due to the design of our demo unit we are actually able to provide accurate readings – no excuses about not being calibrated or unable to perform a full demo!

moneyWhat’s the real cost of owning a 3D Wheel Aligner, and how much income could your business make from this revolutionary piece of garage equipment? Find out by using the Hofmann Megaplan Revenue Calculatorclick here for more details….

Find out more about our 3D Wheel Alignment Systems on the main company website or to arrange a demo please contact our team on 01480 89-10-11

Alignment made easy – Hi-performance (Sunderland)

Having your car tyres aligned has a number of key benefits which would ultimately mean you saving on running costs and improving vehicle safety.

Hi-Performance Auto Centre (Sunderland) have just taken delivery and installation of their new Hofmann alignment system installed by one of our specialists. The ecoline 88 complete with ‘GrabClamps’ which mean that the measuring head is mounted with 3 nylon locators on the rim, ensuring there is no metal to metal contact leaving your precious alloys unmarked.

Main reason for wheel alignment;

1.  Increase Fuel Efficiency. Correct alignment mean your wheels are working together and  not against each other, so all the engine’s efforts go into propelling the car – thus using less fuel. Great as prices keep increasing.

2.  Increase Tyre Life. Your tyres are one of the most expensive ongoing costs you’ll experience and with most families running a minimum of two sometimes three vehicles, it is important to get the most from them. For the same reason as above tyres wear better if they are not in conflict with each other.

3.  Experience Smoother Driving. When your car’s wheel alignment is not right you will usually notice that your car drifts slightly even though your steering wheel is pointing straight ahead. Constantly adjusting your steering to overcompensate for bad alignment is inefficient, tiring and distracting (or dangerous)

4.  Reduce Expensive Repairs on other parts of the car. Driving with a bad alignment causes the parts in your car to wear unevenly and prematurely. Each time you hit a pothole or bump in the road, your steering and suspension “feel it”. When your tyres aren’t evenly helping with the impact, certain areas of these systems take the hit harder than others, causing them to fail sooner. Failure = more cost.

 

Compact and extremely simple to use, the ecoline 88 takes advantage of the very latest infra-red and wireless technology to provide a high-spec system.

The ecoline 88 is based on the same platform as the 58, but includes some luxury additional features such as 3-point ‘GrabClamps’, heavy duty mechanical turnplates and advanced measuring heads making full 4 wheel alignment even easier and faster.

 

So if the parts on you car, especially the tyres are wearing unnecessarily quickly or you are fighting to keep the car straight the next question should be “where do I get my wheels aligned” – pick an expert who chooses equipment that is right for the job and have had expert training.

Keeping a successful family business running at full speed – Shorts Group Ltd

When you’re a busy family business, running efficiently and having all your vehicles and equipment working at full capacity is vital to keep your clients and customers happy. Any down time, can result in difficult trading conditions, so a investing in machinery you can trust is vital.

With this in mind Shorts Group Ltd have just had two Hofmann machines installed into their garage workshop. A megamount 752 truck tyre changer and the megaspin 200-3s car and van wheel balancer.

The megamount 752 is a heavy duty tyre changer for truck and plant applications. Boasting a rim diameter capability of 14” to 56”, O.D of 2300mm (90.5”), and rim width up to 1065mm (42”), this model is a great ‘all-rounder’ for anything from buses to heavy plant machinery. Again, a 2 speed chuck and portable control unit complete the luxury specification. Available in 1ph or 3ph.

The megamount 752 is a heavy duty tyre changer for truck and plant applications. Boasting a rim diameter capability of 14” to 56”, O.D of 2300mm (90.5”), and rim width up to 1065mm (42”) Available in 1ph or 3ph.

 

Now boasting 3D fully-automatic data input using our unique I.W.A. technology, the megaspin 200-3 is capable in any environment, regardless of volume. Handling up to 30” rim diameter and a comfortable 70kg in wheel weight, the 200-3 is deceptively high spec’, yet retains its main characteristic of minimising footprint and offering the ‘eco-drive’ low-spin motorised technology.

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Founded in 1957 by David Short, Shorts Group started life as Shorts Timber Services with its primary business focussing on tree clearance. The company cleared acres of forest to make way for the construction of the M2 and M4 motorways during the 1960’s. More recently, in 2009 Shorts Agricultural Services were granted a Royal Warrant for the contracting services they supplied to the Queen’s local farms.

It is an accolade Shorts are proud to continue to hold today.

In its continuing commitment to recycling, Shorts opened a second MRF site in Aldershot in 2011 enabling the company to expand its skip hire and waste management services further into North Hampshire and Surrey. Having been based in Ascot for 50 years the company outgrew its former offices and moved to Bracknell in 2014 to allow for further expansion.

 

SDM Toyota

SDM Toyota remove their old tyre changer and replace it with one of ours.

Ecomount 22 plus….

An excellent choice for garages and MoT stations who cannot justify a premium tyre changer, but need to be able to handle run-flat tyres.

The fully-automatic ecomount 22 Plus eliminates the risk factor in buying an unknown brand for the sake of price. Also available without assist arm (model ecomount 22).

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The old…….

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Find out more about our full range of Wheel Changing machines on the main company website or contact our team on 01480 89-10-11

West Mercia Police transport department

West Mercia Police transport department upgrade from their old equipment with some new machines.

This is just one of many emergency services that have chosen Hofmann-megaplan to put new tyre equipment into their workshop.

Protect and serve? Well their wheels certainly will do with these machines.

(Both complete with motorbike adaptor kit)

Megamount 603 racing tyre changer and megaspin 420 wheel balancer.

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Out with the old…..

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Burlington Aggregates

Burlington Aggregates replace their old tired truck tyre changer with one of our bigger machines.

The megamount 752…

A heavy duty tyre changer for truck and plant applications. Boasting a rim diameter capability of 14” to 56”, O.D of 2300mm (90.5”), and rim width up to 1065mm (42”), this model is a great ‘all-rounder’ for anything from buses to heavy plant machinery. Again, a 2 speed chuck and portable control unit complete the luxury specification.

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Paul Jarrold Tyres (Monmouth)

Paul Jarrold Tyres add to their Hofmann-megaplan equipment.

Installed into their workshop is the megaspin 120 complete with motorbike adaptor kit.

Small is beautiful….
The megaspin 120 represents a massive step forward in wheel balancing technology. For a start, it is the first ‘handspin’ balancer ever to include fully-automatic (3D) data input. This is achieved using traditional 2D input for the diameter and distance via the measuring arm, and revolutionary new software (IWA) for the width.
I.W.A. (Intelligent Width Assessment) calculates the width of the rim by taking into account the 2D settings, wheel mass and typical rim data collated from thousands of assemblies. The result is a balancer with high performance capability, packaged into a small footprint and low investment. For the first time ever, mobile operators, or those garages where space is at a premium, can have a machine that is every bit as good as ‘flagship’ models 5 times the price!

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Seeing Red – Customised Twister Tyre Changers that Leave Our Customers Feeling Quite the Opposite.

When we say:

We work with you, to fit seamlessly into your surrounding

We mean it! We’ve just completed and installed a Twister Evo Tyre Changer in a customised colour scheme for our customer Tyre Shack. Not only will it mean they can clamp unto 26″ but they also benefit from some great Italian engineered features like SmartClamp®, SmartBeam® and of course the smart Twist Up® Vertical Arm.

It is also revolutionary in its introduction of the first all-electric bead breaker, not only twice as powerful as its pneumatic counterpart, but also free of the issues which can be associated with air cylinders.

A new TWIST (excuse the pun) on an old classic

Hofmann Megaplan can tailor your Tyre Changer or Wheel Balancer to your individual corporate theme.

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For more information on our full range of products see our main website www.hofmann-megaplan.co.uk or call our team on 01480 891011

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