Love’s Travel Shops has added Hunter Engineering’s new Hawkeye XL alignment system at five of its locations. The new aligner is designed for maximum speed, durability, and ease of use for heavy-duty, medium-duty, and light-duty vehicles, and Hunter said it delivers accurate measurements in four minutes or less.
“Hunter has proven to be a leader in heavy-duty alignment with industry-leading training and support. The Hawkeye XL aligner will allow Love’s to continue to grow offerings to serve our customers’ needs,” said Eric Daniels, vice president of total truck care for Love’s.
The centerpiece of the Hawkeye XL is visionary new camera technology, with extra-long range and extra-large targets, expanded from the Hawkeye Elite alignment system.
Hunter said the lightweight, three-dimensional targets are highly durable, low-maintenance, and non-electronic. The company added that precise high-definition cameras provide extra-long-range sight, capturing measurements in a single rolling compensation and displaying live alignment readings for up to three axles at once.
The expanded range delivers expanded results, Hunter said, enabling the XL to easily align 53-foot trailers. With a moveable camera beam and portable cabinet, technicians can perform alignments on either the floor or a lift, in any bay. The aligner’s capabilities extend from Class 8 down to passenger vehicles.
The XL offers optional fully integrated alignment with Hunter’s L494HD alignment rack, or FIA-compatible turnplate kits to streamline processes. Standard self-centering adaptors fit wheels from 15 to 28 inches. Hunter said for even more speed and wheel protection, optional QuickGrip adaptors are available in both heavy-duty and passenger versions.