Hunter Engineering used the 2018 SEMA show to launch its Quick Tread Edge drive over tire tread depth measurement tool. The tool can be installed either as a standalone unit with two mounting options or it can also be integrated in a flush mount configuration using Hunter’s touchless alignment inspection system, Quick Check Drive.
Quick Tread Edge gives users a detailed diagnosis of the tire’s condition in a short time and it also offers the added benefit of edge wear detection. Thus, they will get an improved analysis of overall tire condition. Using Quick Tread Edge, service providers can now better identify tire wear on the “edge” of every tire and perform an informative, in-depth inspection.
Commenting on Quick Tread Edge, Alex Smith, Hunter product manager said that a worn edge is in contact with the road when a vehicle is moving, and it is particularly dangerous when the road is wet as it cannot shed water during wet conditions. This results in a loss of traction. Service advisors may not be easily able to identify a worn inner-edge on the service drive, and thus Quick Tread Edge with its automatic edge wear detection is particularly useful. It provides a complete summary of a tire’s overall tread depth.
Quick Tread Edge can be installed as a standalone unit with two mounting options, or integrated in a flush mount configuration with Hunter’s touchless alignment inspection system, Quick Check Drive. Quick Tread Edge has a pedestal-free design, thus taking up less shop space from a service provider’s perspective. Both systems are connected with Hunter’s online business intelligence tool, HunterNet, which automatically displays digital inspection findings through Flightboard, allowing customers to quickly see their results first-hand. Quick Tread Edge is also compatible with Hunter’s automatic vehicle identification system, Quick ID.
Hamid Moaref has always been fascinated by cars and the automotive industry. His family has a longstanding association with the industry and has been in the tire business for the past 35 years. Raised in Dubai, Hamid attended Capilano University in Vancouver where he graduated with a BBA in marketing before attending an intensive course in magazine publishing in 2005. He has been the publisher and chief editor of Tires & Parts magazine for the past ten years.
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