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Hi, I wanted to get some of your input as to what tire changers you recommend that can handle a multitude of rim types and tires such as run flats, low profiles, light truck tires, etc... Preferably looking at leverless tire changers to minimize rim damage with the tool bar.

 

I was originally look the Ranger RX3040 and the Hunter Auto28, or the Hunter TCX575. I haven't seen many reviews on the Ranger RX3040 but it seems like a nice machine. The Hunter machines are quite pricier.

 

Can anyone share their thoughts as to what would be the best recommended tire changer for ease of use and flexiblity in regards to the different rims and tires on the market? Would you recommend any of the ones above or have reviews of all 3 of those models?

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When it comes to tire changers Coats is the brand that I swear by.

 

 

Thanks Joe and xrac. It seems there isn't a tire changer that can handle it all it seems?

 

Hi Xrac, do you have a specific model for the Coats you recommend that can handle it all or the best all around?

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We have an older Coats changer. I would like to get a newer one with the second arm eventually. We struggle with run-flats and extreme low profiles. However, I know we have a brand new Discount Tire up the street from us. They use all Coats changers and balancers except they do have one Hunter road force balancer. I am friendly with those guys so I will check Monday and see what model they use. Discount is the largest tire seller in the nation and I figure they know what works. Just my thoughts!

 

Thanks Xrac. I have the Hunter GSP9700 roadforce balancer and its a great machine.

 

Appreciate the help of your findings on Monday. I looked at Coats and it seems it is quite a popular tire changer. Your findings will help me chose which will work best for my use.

 

Thanks!

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We use a coats 5065ex for most work, we also have a brand new coats 70XEH3 with the robo arm for the low profiles and more sensitive wheels. The 5065EX does 3000 tires a year easily and my guys beat on it hard. The larger tire stores near me all use Coats equipment, must be a reason. I just sold my old coats center post machine it was 30 years old and still working.

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