American Crane Introduces Hydraulic Tire Changing System

American Crane Inc., Garner, Iowa, has developed a hydraulic system to replace the air over hydraulic pumps for operating jacks, rams and bead breakers in the world of OTR tire changing. The new ACI hydraulic SuperCharger can be connected to any tire or mechanic service truck in the field today, according to the company. The only requirement is that the hydraulic system has at least 6 GPM of hydraulic flow and between 2500 & 4500 PSI of working pressure.

The SC10 comes standard with 4 gallons of hydraulic oil for operating the jacks and bead breakers. The hydraulic oil reservoir is equipped with a 12-volt thermostat-controlled heater so that the oil is always warm.  The system is radio-remote controlled with a manual override switch for emergencies. 

The system is equipped with a hi-pressure hose reel with 45 feet of hose and quick couplers.  When hose is not in use it is connected to a quick coupler line back to the reservoir so that cold oil can be cycled out of the hose reel and back into the tank before operating on cold days.  Therefore, equipment is always working with warm oil in the tools.

Standard equipment also includes a T-line system with quick couplers and shut-off valves so that two jacks or bead breakers can be operated individually or at the same time. The heavy-duty remote control unit is equipped with a magnet.

The Hydraulic Super Charger System operates jacks and bead breakers from your crane hydraulic system; hydraulic flow does not slow down under load; and the system can be added to any OTR service truck in the field

Power up and power down options, with dual hose reels for double acting cylinders, are available.