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TOOL REVIEW

Product description
The Hunter ForceMatch

Heavy Duty Wheel
Balancer is a heavy

Hunter ForceMatch Heavy
Duty Wheel Balancer
Out of all the wheel balancers the
reviewer has tried, he feels that Hunter's
ForceMatch was the best of them all.
When performing repairs, technicians want
the best tools they can find. Kenny Smith, technician at Don Tire in Dunn, North Carolina,
feels the Hunter ForceMatch Heavy Duty
Wheel Balancer is the best of the best.
Smith has used previous versions of the
Hunter wheel balancer. Though he says the
old version is "not much different" than this
new version, the old version did not have
Road Force on it or many of the attachments.
Additionally, the old version couldn't set up
the big wheels.
Included with the wheel balancer were
some accessories.

"It came with a lift to help you lift the tires up
[and] put them on the shaft," he says. "It [also]
came with all the attachments that I needed."
Smith used the Hunter wheel balancer for
its primary use of balancing tires.
"[It can] do about any tire I can do, from
a truck tire to a passenger tire," Smith says.
The feature Smith enjoyed most about the
wheel balancer was its Road Force matching.
Though he liked pretty much everything about
the tool, Smith says the only feature it doesn't
have is the ability to top off the air pressure
on the tires, and that's not a big deal because
he says the shop has air compressors anyway.

TOOL REVIEW

Clore Automotive
SOLAR 12V 100A
Flashing Power Supply
and 100/40/10A
Battery Charger
The quality and performance of
this device was enough for the
reviewer to label it "a home run."

Modern vehicles include computers for
virtually everything the vehicle does, from
fuel ratios to the infotainment system. Many
of these modules require memory to be stored,
so even when the vehicle is not running, there
is some amount of drain on the battery. Many
vehicle system updates and reprogramming
require the vehicle's ignition to remain in the
on position without any dips or spikes in power.
Eric Moore, fleet manager at Griffin Pavement
Striping in Columbus, Ohio, had been dealing
with all of these issues using different devic-

duty bus and truck wheel
balancer featuring full
diagnostic capabilities
designed to solve vibration
issues. The load roller
detects the high spot
of the tire allowing for
matching while also measuring the entire contact
patch for accurate results.
The wheel-lift lifts wheel
assemblies up to 500 lbs
and the CenteringCheck
ensures proper centering.
Any size wheel can be balanced, including cars and
light trucks. The balancer
uses standard adaptors.

-Emily Markham
To read the full review, visit
VehicleServicePros.com/21132615

Product description

es and workarounds.
Then he discovered the
Clore Automotive SOLAR 12V 100A Flashing
Power Supply and 100/40/10A Battery Charger,
No. PL6800, and managing electrical systems
became a lot more convenient.
"The Clore PL6800, that thing is rock solid,"
Moore says. "You can actually set the voltage
where you want it to be, and it stays there the
whole time. It's really nice."
In addition to using the PL6800 as a maintainer, Moore and the technicians at Griffin
also use it in its other capacity: as a battery
charger. Moore explains that much of their
equipment sits idle during the winter months,
and the cold and lack of use eventually drains
the batteries of most of their charge. The
PL6800 has a solution for that as well.
The recovery feature is part of the PL6800's
"smart" charging capability which uses microprocessor-controlled logic to automate the
battery charging process. This also allows it
to charge batteries more quickly.

The Clore Automotive
SOLAR 12V 100A
Flashing Power Supply
and 100/40/10A Battery
Charger, No. PL6800,
is designed to provide
stable power on-demand, up to 100A, to a
vehicle electrical system
to support module
reprogramming. It also
provides full-service
battery charging capability from 10 to 100A.
The PL6800 features a
voltage output range of
13.1-14.9V, adjustable
in 0.1V increments. It
also features fast load
responsiveness for quick
recovery from system
demand increases.

-David Brierley
To read the full review, visit
VehicleServicePros.com/21133363

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