Tech Tip: Mounting heavy truck wheels

When mounting heavy truck wheels on a wheel balancer, many users find themselves multi-tasking as they're forced to first lift the wheel over the wheel balancer shaft, choose the prescribed mounting cone, elevate the wheel to allow clearance for the mounting cone then tighten the wheel mounting nut.

Ranger Products recently introduced the RB24T truck wheel balancer with a quick-chuck kit that reduces operator fatigue and decreases setup times. Users simply raise and hang the wheel onto the quick-chuck that features auto-centering hardened steel wheel-holding supports. Then using a special quick-chuck wrench the wheel is automatically centered and secured in just seconds.

The three-jaw chuck features a forged steel body and hardened wheel-supports and gear slides.