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Versatile Balancer Does It All From Kias To Kenworths


Conway, AR – Sept. 5, 2018 – Ergonomic and easy-to-use, the new John Bean® 9800 Heavy Duty Wheel Balancing System is perfect for shops that perform multiple heavy-duty balancing jobs day in and day out.


“The new John Bean 9800 meets the heavy-duty wheel balancing needs of today’s shops, while exceeding their expectations,” said Kyle Harris, product manager for John Bean. “Featuring an intuitive user interface, the John Bean 9800 is operator friendly and designed to balance truck, bus, RV and automobile wheel and tire assemblies quickly and easily.”


Capable of handling wheel ranges from 12 inches to heavy-duty sized wheels as big as 24.5 inches, plus super-single tires, the new John Bean 9800 has all the tooling included for cars through light trucks and even heavy-duty trucks. Some of the other key features include:


Pneumatic Wheel Lift – Aids in proper wheel mounting and reduces strains caused by lifting heavy tires.


Semi-Automatic Data Entry – Makes setup easy and eliminates errors as it inputs diameter and distance utilizing the inner input arm. 


Self-Calibration By Operator – The operator can recalibrate the balancer in two easy steps ensuring accuracy, while saving on costly service calls.


“With its rugged digital display, the John Bean 9800 balancer stands up to the demands of heavy duty service use,” said Harris. “It is also extremely versatile and can even balance sensitive alloy wheels by hiding weights behind spokes. Shops will see dramatically improved productivity when they start using the John Bean 9800 wheel balancer.”


To learn more the John Bean 9800 wheel balancer and other wheel service products, call 877-482-4866.


About John Bean

John Bean is a world leading source for automotive undercar service equipment solutions and is one of the many brands that Snap-on offers repair shop owners and managers. Snap-on Incorporated is a leading global innovator, manufacturer and marketer of tools, equipment, diagnostics, repair information and systems solutions for professional users performing critical tasks. Products are sold through the company's franchisee, company-direct, distributor and Internet channels. Founded in 1920, Snap-on Incorporated is a $3.4 billion, S&P 500 company headquartered in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

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