The Atlas® Quick Change Head Assembly is designed for the tire service center that works on both factory steel wheels and alloy custom rims. All Atlas® tire changers come standard with a metal mount/demount head. These metal heads have two plastic inserts that help to protect the wheels from contact with the metal head. However, many customers feel more confident using a COMPLETE PLASTIC M/D HEAD when changing after market alloy wheels.
We understand it takes quite a while to remove a metal head and attach a plastic head to your wheel clamp tire changer. It can take over 5 minutes and a lot of tools to make the change and even longer to change back. We have developed a quick change system that allows the tire changer operator to switch mount/demount heads in less than 30 seconds.
If the customer uses a steel head (even with the plastic protector inserts), there is still the risk of damage to an alloy wheel. If the customer uses a plastic mount/demount head for steel wheels, then the plastic head will not last very long. Plastic heads are expensive. The Quick Change Head Assembly helps solve both problems by allowing the user to switch between the two in seconds. Use the metal head on steel rims allowing the plastic head to last longer, use the plastic head on alloy rims to avoid damaging them.
The Atlas® quick change kit includes everything you need to protect the most expensive alloy rims and also service the multitude of steel rims that come into your shop.