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How far are ‘they’ willing to go? – I bet we go further!

Going the extra mile

We like to think we are dedicated to every installation we carry out. Quite often you’ll see posts on this very blog about installations in most remote of places. This one is no exception! With the products checked and PDI at our Huntington base, the products were loaded ready for our engineer to install at the most northerly tip of the British Isles, Shetland. The customer required a complete tyre changing and alignment setup including, lifting equipment, wheel aligner, tyre changers and finally balancers.

shetland1The Shetland island is the UK most northerly group of islands and putting that into perspective their nearest neighbour is Orkney, 50 miles (80km) to the south-west. In fact it’s only 200 miles (320km) away from Norway.  It’s a 12 hour ferry ride, something our engineers know all about!

In such remote locations services can be expensive and  the customer need to know that their equipment would be well made and stand the test of time, so not to incur any costly call outs.

 What was installed?

TSX3200 Min Height LRScissor lift – TSX3000

At the heart of the installation are the two new TSX3000 scissors lifts, recently added to Hofmann Megaplan range. Boasting a lifting capacity of 3 tonnes and minimum height of just 110mm making it great for installations directly to the floor. Their strength and versatility make them ideal in a situation like this.

Tyre changer – 503 Racing

megamount 503 Angled 2The fully-automatic megamount 503 Racing is simply fantastic value for money; providing the typical build quality customers have come to expect from a ‘megamount’ model, combined with a versatile specification and highly competitive price tag. A best seller and common sight amongst tyre shops, garages and main dealers across the globe!

Laser Aligner – megaline

Representing great value for money and incredible return on investment, the megaline system 4 is a must for any garage or tyre shop; even those with existing computerised systems would value the megaline as a way of getting measurements quickly for customer checks.

Lifts – megalift 4000-2 

A fairly recent addition to the Hofmann Megaplan range, the megalift 4000-2 lift as a an electro-hydraulic 2 Post lift represents excellent value for money, combining an economic design typical of entry-level lifts, but with the added peace of mind of being a Hofmann Megaplan product with all its associated qualities such as build, reliability, long-term spares availability and reputation.

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Finally the megaspin 200-3 was added is just makes perfect sense! Small, and loaded with features normally only associated with ‘top end’ machines. The megaspin 200 is a motorised wheel balancer utilising low speed technology to eliminate the need for a wheel guard, making it an excellent solution for workshops where space is at a premium.

This particular install was sold by Andrew Page where you can get a range of Hofmann Megaplan products.

Happy July 4th – From Hofmann Megaplan USA

Hofmann Megaplan USA take another giant leap forward

Following a exceptionally well received launch in Las Vegas back in February, the Hofmann Megaplan trans-Atlantic offering is really starting to take shape. With two impressive premium wheel balancers and  two feature driven tyre (tire) changers in their armory to unleash on the US market.

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The 420 is really special and contains The most advanced technology the industry has seen in a wheel balancer. The combination of revolutionary new technology, incredible simplicity, and typical Hofmann Megaplan reliability make this, in our opinion, the best value wheel balancer on the US market today.

Boasting ‘No Checkspin’ technology and 6 O’clock weight positioning, the megaspin 420 only requires the operator to select the weight position(s) and lower the hood – it’s that simple! There is no possibility for error, no chance of the machine throwing up an extra 5 or 10gms, and absolutely NO CHECKSPIN REQUIRED!

Like its sister model, the 820 shares the accolade of offering the most advanced technology the industry has seen in a wheel balancer. All packaged up with a highly visible LCD screen, which delievers acurate results.

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Click to see the machine in action

As for the tyre changers, we are offering something really special and groundbreaking that should get the American market talking.

The new ‘Twister Evo” tyre changer from Hofmann Megaplan is a ‘game changing’ piece of Italian engineering that makes tyre changing ‘a dream’ for fitters. Its revolutionary design unitises an ‘up and around’, fully-automatic side-swinging motion, unseen in the market until now. One handed operation is here and could change the way a modern tyres are fitted.

Seeing is believing, so give us a call to see just how special this machine is.

 

usafillThe machines featured at the ToolExpo in Orlando, FL last week as part of the ISN groups annual customer tool show. Like everything in America this event is simply massive!

 

 

  • 170 + Vendor Booths
  • New cars, trucks, motorcycles, ATVs, electronics and more given away to lucky winners 40 Training Forums
  • Live Demos, New Products and Exclusive Deals
  • “Nuclear Deals” in every booth
  • ISN’s complimentary SPA – hair, makeup, nails (this one’s for Mick) and massages

We’ll certainly be back for more next year!

Finnies Garage (Isle of Lewis)

Getting your vehicle serviced and tyres changed on the on the Island of Lewis has long been limited but thanks to a lot of hard work and determination, Finnies Garage is now open for business.

This is a brand new company aiming to offer the highest quality of service and hence choose Hofmann-megaplan’s machines to kit out their workshop.  For those not familiar with Lewis, it is the southern part of the Scottish Hebridean island of Lewis and Harris. It’s known for sandy beaches like Luskentyre and Scarista on the west coast, and for rugged mountains in the north. Getting there is ‘no mean feat’, however it was a pleasure for our Service engineer to visit and get them all set up

They are now the proud owner of The megamount 713 ‘leverless’ evolution, megaspin 200-3s wheel balancer and the wall mounted laser alignment system.



If you find yourself on the Island of Lewis and you car develops a fault, make sure to drop by:

Finnie’s Tyre Services (Isle of Lewis) – 01851 701113

17 Inaclete Rd, Stornoway HS1 2RB

To find out more about how Hofmann Megaplan can help your business, visit the main Hofmann company website or to arrange a demo please contact our team on 01480 89-10-11

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.

 

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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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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Take a Look – Lookers Landrover (Heathrow)

Lookers Landrover have their new tyre equipment installed into their brand new site based in West London.

The megamount 603 racing and megaspin 420…. able to grapple with large rims and tyre to deliver so seriously accurate results!

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By upgrading their tyre changing and balancing equipment, they are now able to quickly and accurately remove and balance  large tyre and rim sizes, leaving their customers with same smooth and luxurious ride they experienced when they first picked it up.

For more details on their opening times and services visit them at:

http://www.lookers.co.uk/land-rover/contact-us/west-london-land-rover/

Visit www.hofmann-megaplan.co.uk
Or give us a call on 01480 891011

 

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