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Old 02-07-2017, 09:52 PM   #1
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Tire balancer

So my boss is on a kick and wants to get a tire balancer at our shop. Basically put me in charge of finding one but I don't have much experience with them so I'm turning to the experts.

Main things I see we need to be able to do are dually style rims and tires and under 35" tall tires.

He gave me a budget of roughly $1200 before any additional parts for dually rims or things we may need.

So, who has suggestions?
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Old 02-07-2017, 09:55 PM   #2
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Stay away from tires all together that's all nothing useful.
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Old 02-08-2017, 08:42 AM   #3
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For $1200, maybe you can find a used manual rotating one. Otherwise you could get one of these for less than that!

Works great for motorcycle tires! ha ha
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Old 02-08-2017, 02:22 PM   #4
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Stay away from tires all together that's all nothing useful.
I tried, he won't budge. Once it's in his head, it's there.
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Old 02-09-2017, 09:26 AM   #5
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Only tire balancer he is going to buy for $1200 is going to be one that gives constant headaches.

Buy new.... last I looked Coates machines were in the $3000-3500 range.
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Old 02-09-2017, 09:31 AM   #6
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We have an ollllllllllllddddddd FMC machine that has been awesome for us. Its like a 1990. It works great and we use it daily on a high volume shop. Im sure you could pick up an old one like that cheap.
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