We recently posted a synopsis of a variety of CEMB tire changers and to whom they are best suited for... So we thought it fitting to follow up with a varied list of wheel balancers and their "ideal" owners. We hope this information helps you make the right decision when purchasing a wheel balancer. Take a look...
C-29 Wheel Balancer: Gas stations, small and medium size garages requiring basic computer
K-8 Digital Wheel Balancer Wheel balancing for automobiles and light trucks Entry level customer looking for value with features and benefits. Well beyond leading competitively priced machines. Features to include items such as 165 lb weight capacity, ability to split and hide weights, and a quick release nut for mounting and dismounting. (C-29 is hand spin and K-8 is motorized)
K-9 Wheel Balancer: Same physical size as the K-8 balancer, but has automatic data entry for distance and diameter as well as stick on weight location program for exact placement.
C-71 Wheel Balancer: Medium to large size garages, car dealers, tire shops or any shop that wants to be able to balance all aluminum wheels with precision, speed, accuracy, and ease of use. Customer should realize the amount of features this medium-priced balancer has to offer, including automatic parameter data entry, automatic start when dropping the hood, the ability to place stick-on weights right the first time without respinning. Optional modes include automatic width reading sonar and pneumatic chucking.
C-73 Wheel Balancer: This customer wants all the high end features available plus the ability to merchandise his wheel service business with this video display balancer with a user friendly menu. This balancer comes in various models which can include automatic width reading, pneumatic chucking and radial run out.
C-88SE Wheel Balancer: This balancer will to to the high-end market with the features that are standard: touch screen monitor, pneumatic chucking, width, radial runout and lateral sonar. Other features in the software tells you if the tire and wheel need to be optimized. It even tells you where to place the tire on the car.
NEWER SERIES BALANCERS
ER80: This balancer will probably do the best at the tire shop level. It appears that the access to the wheel along with the light and laser weight positioning will make this very quick and easy to use with stick on weights. Steel wheels will be just as easy with the electronic brake and sonar width reading.
ER100: When balancing wheels and diagnosing tire and wheel issues, there is no better product on the market. The customer who buys this machine will be looking to solve ride complaints as well as balancing tire and wheel assemblies as correctly as possible. The customer needs to feel confident that the vehicle owner will get the best ride possible with the tire and wheel assemblies balanced on the ER100.