A new wheel alignment system for commercial vehicles which aims to help fleets significantly reduce their running and maintenance costs has been launched in the UK by Pro-Align.
The Hunter system is capable of providing live alignment readings on three axles simultaneously. This capability, along with other features such as single roll compensation, means that workshops are now able to obtain a full wheel alignment diagnosis in just four minutes.
Pro-Align expects the system will be used extensively by fleets to maximise fuel efficiency and reduce tyre wear.
“Fuel costs remain the number one priority for most operators and correct wheel alignment is an important factor in helping improve fuel consumption,” said Brett Hickey, commercial vehicle specialist at Pro-Align.
“While many already appreciate the need for properly aligned wheels, current measurement systems often take in excess of 30 minutes or more to obtain the results, meaning that vehicles don’t get checked as regularly as they should.
"By slashing measurement times, the new Hunter system is much more efficient and usable and therefore offers the potential for substantial cost savings in both fuel and tyres.”
The new Hunter system has been developed utilising its advanced technologies from its established car and LCV alignment systems, along with its extensive experience in the commercial vehicle industry.
“Independent tests carried out between two major global tyre and truck manufacturers found that use of the Hunter commercial vehicle alignment system could save fleets as much as 2.5% just by correcting their alignment," said Hickey.
The Hunter system can be used on trucks, trailers, buses and coaches.