MADISON, Ind., May 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Chief, North America's leading collision repair equipment manufacturer, introduces Chief Heavy Duty - a product line designed to help heavy-duty body shops improve technician ergonomics, shop efficiency, repair quality and cycle times. The equipment also makes it possible to write more comprehensive estimates upfront and document repairs.
The new Chief heavy-duty product line includes:
- New Centurion heavy-duty frame rack.
- New Cam Scan HD™ photogrammetric measuring system.
- New Vulcan ADU adhesive debonding unit.
- New Chief heavy-duty rivet gun.
- New Chief blind rivet attachment for PNP90 rivet gun.
- Rotary® Lift Mach Series mobile column lifts.
- Chassis-Liner Heavy-Duty Trucker™ frame rack.
"Heavy-duty collision repair shops face unique challenges stemming from the sheer size of the vehicles being repaired," explains Lee Daugherty, Chief global data product manager. "There are no OEM specifications to follow when straightening frames that can be 60 feet long or bringing multiple axles back into alignment. Squaring up a trailer that has rolled and repairing a cab that's manufactured with a mix of steel, aluminum and other materials also can be tricky when relying on traditional measuring and repair tools. The new Chief heavy-duty product line draws on our more than 40 years of collision repair experience to provide fleets, independent repair shops and dealers with modern equipment that is faster and easier to use, reduces the chance of technician injury, speeds up the repair process and makes it possible to meet the growing need to document repairs."
To learn more about the Chief heavy-duty product line, visit www.chiefautomotive.com/Chief-HD/ or call 800.445.9262. Chief is also active on Twitter, twitter.com/ChiefAutomotive and Facebook, www.facebook.com/ChiefAutomotive. For video, visit chiefautomotive.com/video-library.
Chief, a Vehicle Service Group (VSG) brand, is one of the world's largest manufacturers of high-quality collision repair products and services. The Chief product line includes frame-pulling equipment, vehicle-anchoring systems, measuring systems, vehicle frame specifications and joining equipment including welders, rivet guns and fume extractors. Chief is also a leading provider of comprehensive training on structural analysis, measuring, collision dynamics, aluminum repair, and design based repair.
VSG comprises nine global collision repair and vehicle lifting brands: Chief, Elektron, Rotary Lift®, Forward® Lift, Direct-Lift®, Hanmecson®, Revolution® Lift, Blitz® and nogra®. VSG also has exclusive North American marketing rights to the Chassis Liner and Globaljig brands. With its North and South American headquarters in Madison, Indiana, VSG has operations worldwide, including ISO 9001-certified manufacturing facilities on three continents. VSG is part of the Engineered Systems segment of Dover Corporation, a multi-billion dollar, global producer of innovative equipment, specialty systems and value-added services.
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