Hunter Engineering said its new Hawkeye XL alignment system is designed for speed, durability, and ease of use for a wide range of commercial vehicles, providing accurate measurements in four minutes or less.
“With our old system, I was doing 15 trucks in one 10-hour day,” said technician Vernon Embree of Prime Inc., who tested the Hawkeye XL with Prime’s large fleet of newer trucks. “Now I’ve hit 26 trucks in one day.”
At the heart of the Hawkeye XL, which is expanded from the Hawkeye Elite alignment system, is new camera technology with extra-long range and extra-large targets.
The aligner features lightweight, three-dimensional extra-large targets that the company said are highly durable, low-maintenance, and non-electronic.
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 extended range delivers extended results, enabling the XL to easily align 53-foot trailers, according to Hunter. With a moveable camera beam and portable cabinet, technicians can perform alignments on either the floor or a lift, in any bay.
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. For more speed and wheel protection, optional Quick Grips are available in both heavy-duty and passenger versions.
Hawkeye XL connects to the HunterNet 2 customer portal, allowing shop owners to monitor alignment performance remotely and in real-time.
“Technicians love the simplicity and ease of use of the HawkeyeXL,” said Alan Hagerty, Hunter product manager. “It’s perfect for heavy-duty shops looking to speed up and supersize their alignment capabilities.”