John Bean introduces heavy-duty wheel balancer

John Bean 9800The new John Bean 9800 Heavy-Duty Wheel Balancing System is ergonomic, easy to use and for shops that perform multiple heavy-duty balancing jobs daily, according to an announcement.

“The new John Bean 9800 meets the heavy-duty wheel balancing needs of today’s shops, while exceeding their expectations,” says Kyle Harris, John Bean product manager. “Featuring an intuitive user interface, the John Bean 9800 is operator-friendly and designed to balance truck, bus, RV and automobile wheel and tire assemblies quickly and easily.”

Capable of handling wheel ranges from 12 in. to heavy-duty sized wheels as big as 24.5 in., plus super-single tires, the John Bean 9800 has all the tooling included for cars through light trucks and even heavy-duty trucks. Other key features include:

  • Pneumatic wheel lift: Aids in proper wheel mounting and reduces strains caused by lifting heavy tires.
  • Semi-automatic data entry: Makes setup easy and eliminates errors as it inputs diameter and distance utilizing the inner input arm.
  • Self-calibration by operator: The operator can recalibrate the balancer in two steps, ensuring accuracy while saving on costly service calls.

“With its rugged digital display, the John Bean 9800 balancer stands up to the demands of heavy-duty service use,” says Harris. “It is also extremely versatile and can even balance sensitive alloy wheels by hiding weights behind spokes. Shops will see dramatically improved productivity when they start using the John Bean 9800 wheel balancer.”

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