For fleet and rental companies, the number of sets of tyres that need changing may not be significant, in comparison to some full time garages, but the requirement can make significant savings. Northgate Vehicle Rental in Norwich had a requirement to change the tyres of returning vehicles but wanted a tyre changer with great functionality but with a price tag that justified the investment – The Ecomount 22 plus fitted that bill to the letter.
To help with the range of tyres Northgate needed change Hofmann Megaplan installed the simple but very effective Ecomount 22 plus with assist arms. The Ecomount is cost effective, fully-automatic tyre changer designed for use in garages usually that deal with lower volume situations – like rental or anybody looking for a well-priced unit capable of handling difficult tyres such as run-flat and ultra-low-profile.
Unlike other ‘budget’ models, the eco series from Hofmann Megaplan is designed to meet the price of those customers whose low volume dictates the need for a realistically priced unit, without compromising on reliability and long term support.
In with the new…..
Out with the old…. Much used and loved but it’s time for something newer and better
No building is to big or trailer to small, we will always be able to do the install….
With a limited amount of space and just one operator, dancing around a tyre changer was not the ideal solution for Discount Tyres (Kent). So a Megamount 303R seemed like just the ideal solution.
The megamount 303 Racing is a semi-automatic, space saving, high performance tyre changer designed for extreme/intensive use. Which it most certainly gets from Discount Tyres. Unlike discount ‘swing-arm’ machines, which are generally designed to meet a price point and not a quality standard, the megamount 303 is built for those customers who need a machine capable of handling the toughest rim & tyre combinations, but who don’t have the space for a typical high-performance machine.
Boasting 10” to 24” clamping (22” external) and extra-tall turret to cater for wide rims, the megamount 303 incorporates our unique ‘megafit pro-duo Lite’ robotic arm system to handle run-flats and low-profile tyres all from a 12v format, ideal for a mobile operation like this.
Find out more about our 303 Racing on the main company website or to arrange a demo please contact our team on 01480 89-10-11
When you’r a busy repair workshop, being able to put a car back on the road as efficiently as possible is vital to keep the flow of customers happy. Aligning the cars is just one of many jobs that needed to be carried out and with a new Ecoline 88 from Hofmann, M&E Accident Repair Leicester have a mobile, flexible system that can be wheeled around and deliver excellent results.
For garages the ecoline 88 has a simple function, to bridge the gap between laser alignment and fully computerised systems with printout.
The eco line 88 is supplied with a comprehensive vehicle database from recognised industry name, Autodata and offers a before and after printout – showing the customer exactly how much of an alteration is needed to bring the vehicle back to optimum standard.
Scope of supply:
More information here: http://www.hofmann-megaplan.co.uk/products/wheelaligners/ecoline-58.html
Find out more about our Ecoline Wheel Alignment Systems on the main company website or to arrange a demo please contact our team on 01480 89-10-11
About the customer:
Complete customer care, focus, satisfaction, attention to detail. Where providing our customers with total peace of mind is paramount. Vehicle technology has progressed at an alarming rate and your vehicle has to go through quality controlled repair procedures. Accidents do happen and you must ensure you’re repaired by “M&E Accident Repair Centre”.
When you get a phone call from from the Middle East asking you about your expertise in bulletproof tyres, the word ‘surreal’ springs to mind. The next step was to head ‘google’ to find out just what a bullet proof tyre involves. A number of phone calls and picture exchanges later, a sample arrived at Hofmann HQ for us to apply our years of experience.
As it turns out the call was from a the embassy of Baghdad who needed Hofmann-Megaplan’s equipment to help change their tyres on their armoured vehicles. The specialty tyres are fitted with a run flat insert… much bigger than you’d find on your average BMW, but that will allow the vehicle to make a swift exit, even if they are damaged by tyre trauma like gunfire.
The changing technique however was similar to that of a BMW run-flat tyre change, with a very shallow bead break. The megamount 603 is great all round machine favoured by a number of different dealerships and suited this application perfectly
Mercedes Benz upgrade from their old tyre changer for one of our new machines.
The megamount 713XL….
Find out more about our full range of Tyre Changing Equipment on the main company website or to arrange a demo please contact our team on 01480 89-10-11
Beacon hill garage have their new Ssence 400m installed into their workshop.
They only have a pit but still have the room….
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
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.
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.
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.
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.