Greg Smith Equipment Sales is proud to be the exclusive importer for the Atlas® product line in the USA, Canada, Mexico, and other countries. Wheel clamp tire changers and computer wheel balancers may appear to be the same from the outside, but the quality of component parts, availability of repair parts and technical support is what separates the Atlas® brand from all other Asian wheel service assembly factories...
Many of our customers who purchase an Atlas® Tire Changer have never operated a wheel clamp tire changer. After you have read the manual that comes with each tire changer, click here香港三级经典在线播放 for a guide on Breaking the Bead and Demounting and Mounting the Tire with a wheel clamp tire changer.
If you are doing any thick ply sidewall skid steer tires, then assist arms are a must.
香港三级经典在线播放That's a tough question to answer! Wheel and tire manufacturers never consult the equipment manufacturers BEFORE new wheels and tires are produced. The tire and rim industry depends on "US", the wheel service equipment manufacturers, to provide all the necessary equipment to service their "new ideas"...
Just because the "outside clamping" range of a tire changer is twenty-one (21) inches, does not mean that this tire changer will effectively clamp a twenty-one (21) inch rim. A twenty-one (21) inch rim is normally LARGER than twenty-one (21) inches in diameter. Measure a decorative wheel in your shop, and determine the exact measurement. (Include the rim lip) Remember that the clamping jaws need to have a clamping range of about two inches larger than the outside lip of the chrome wheel for the tire changer to be effective. The jaws need to expand out further than the rim's edges for the rim to be properly positioned. The jaws must also have enough "travel" (back toward the center) to exert the pressure needed to hold the rim in place. A tire changer with an "outside clamping" range of twenty-four (24) inches WILL NOT change a twenty-four (24) decorative rim. You will need a tire changer with a twenty-six (26) "outside clamping" range to change the twenty-four (24) inch rim. Atlas® large rim adapter and motorcycle adapter sets INCREASE the "outside clamping" range of our tire changers. ATV adapters DECREASE the "outside clamping" range of our tire changers...
Steel automotive and truck wheels are "clamped" onto the wheel clamp tire changer using the INSIDE CLAMPING METHOD. Decorative wheels are "clamped" onto the wheel clamp tire changer using the OUTSIDE CLAMPING METHOD.
Of course, these jaws may damage a rim, so all Atlas® tire changers come with a set of plastic jaw protectors. If your shop is doing a lot of decorative rims or drop centerrims, then you may want to consider the Atlas® center post adapter to eliminate the possibility for rim damage.
Click here for a Guide on Breaking the Bead, Demounting, and Mounting the tire with a wheell clamp tire changer.
A tire changer's bead blaster system delivers a large volume of highly pressured air into the cavity of a tubeless tire to help "seat the beads" of the tire to the wheel assembly. Many tubeless tires have extremely stiff sidewalls and the beads of these tires will not seat properly by just pumping air through the valve stem. (Even with the valve core removed)...Click here for more information.
Some operators are just more skilled than other operators and can effectively change expensive chrome wheels on standard "wheel clamp tire changers". Our Atlas® CPA helps those "experienced operators" prevent rim damage when used with a standard wheel clamp tire changer (either swing arm or tilt back) by eliminating the wheel clamps from contacting the rim.
The best answer to changing expensive rims may actually come from your employees. Ask them to watch our videos or stop by one of our locations香港三级经典在线播放 for a demonstration and then offer their comments.
All Atlas® brand tire changers and wheel balancers have a one year LIMITED parts only warranty. We do not provide in field service for these machines. We stock all the parts for our machines. We will be glad to provide over the phone technical support to help you replace a part or diagnose a problem. We believe that you (or someone in your company) are mechanically inclined-or you would not have bought this equipment. If you will follow our instructions, you can easily repair our equipment.