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Error 26 on the Eagle Wheel Balancer

Eagle Equipment currently sells 3 types of computer wheel balancers – the EB-1040, the EB-1070, and the EB-1090. Each of these tire balancers offer a different variety of balancing modes to fit the needs of the customer. From time to time, an issue may arise with your balancer. These issues can vary from having the hood open when trying to balance, or a computer PCB board going out. When this happens, the balancers are programmed to flash an ERROR code on the main screen. In the back of each balancer’s user manual, an ERROR code directory lists the problems you may encounter. The solutions to fix the balancer are also listed with the Error Codes.

Recently we have had a few of EB-1070 high-speed digital balancers flash an “ERROR 26” during the calibration process.  As with all of our balancers, each unit must be calibrated before the first use.This video shows you how to calibrate the EB-1070 wheel balancer.  

During the calibration process of the Eagle EB-1070 balancer, some customers see ERROR 26 when it is time to add the calibration weight to either the inside or outside of the wheel. ERROR 26 is a code that is easy to fix and can be done by the end user in a short amount of time.

ERROR 26 shows that there was a failed sensor on the balancing shaft. See diagram below.

error26_1What this means is that one of the sensors has come loose and is not allowing the main board to read it. To fix this issue, you have to remove the weight tray of the balancer and determine which sensor is loose. Once this determined, use an allen wrench and tighten the bolt that is holding the sensor on the shaft. It is important to not over tighten the loose sensor – the ball bearing should be able to rotate against the shaft, which will allow the board to read it. See the pics below of one of the sensors and its location on the shaft. Once this is reinstalled correctly, run through the calibration process again.

error 26_2error26_3As always, we’re hear to assist you in anyway we can. Give us a call! 800-336-2776!

 

Calibrate Your Wheel Balancer

Do you have Eagle Equipment’s EB-1040 or EB-1070 wheel balancer? Does it need to be calibrated?

You need to calibrate your balancer in one of three cases:

1. When you receive your new machine
2. If you replace the main computer board
3. The main reason a balancer needs to be re-calibrated is because it begins to “chase weight”. “Chasing weight” means the balancer continues to ask for more weight once the first weight is applied. At this point, the machine needs to be calibrated.

Here, Zach and Andy show you how to calibrate your Eagle EB-1040 and your Eagle EB-1070- it takes only a few minutes to get your balancer back in working order!

EB-1040

EB-1070

If you are having trouble, please give us a call at 800-336-2776 with any questions. We are happy to assist you.

Your Auto Shop Spring Cleaning Checklist

Eagle Lifts in this clean and organized shop.
Eagle Lifts in this clean and organized shop.

Winter is hopefully coming to an end and spring is around the corner! I could not be happier to see this miserable Winter on it’s way out.  As I get ready for Spring, there are a few spring cleaning checklists that I am working on. I want to share with you some tips for your Auto Shop Spring Cleaning.

The first step I do in my spring cleaning efforts is to get rid of items that are obsolete or have not been used in years.That’s right…. this is where the hoarder in me goes through the stuff and gets rid of all the junk that is taking up space. Hard at first to toss (I might need this), but trust me …. it get’s easier and feels really good at the end. Continue reading Your Auto Shop Spring Cleaning Checklist

Winter Weather and Your Shop Equipment

As we wait for another winter storm to hit, we are planning for snow, rain, ice, sleet and extremely low temperatures. While winter weather is normal, it seems to be a little cruel this year.

From more car accidents to traffic delays and school closing… this type of winter causes a lot of glitches that can delay our normal day-to-day life.

The Midwest, Northeast and Southeast parts of the country have encountered extremely cold temperatures, dropping well below freezing … pass the 0 degree mark.  Weather is out of our control, but protecting your wheel service equipment is not.

Something that you might not consider is that this coldness changes the performance of your equipment. Our wheel service equipment should not be used if the temperature is below 32 degrees. This type of cold increases the risk of the balancer’s computer board or the tire changer’s motor failing. While this is not a common issue, we have seen a rise in these types of problems this year because of the cold weather. If you live in an area where the temperatures are below freezing, you need to protect your equipment and move them to a warmer area to protect the computer boards on the balancer and the motor on the tire changer. Please take the necessary precautions to ensure that your equipment remains in service.

The South Gets Hit in 2014 Winter Weather Storm

Another major inconvenience this weather has caused our customers is shipping delays. We have all seen the pictures of the Atlanta area after the most recent ice storm to hit the south. That ice storm was so severe that it shut down every major road in and around Atlanta. This type of road closure will also cause all shipments, UPS or LTL to delay until the roads are cleared. Anytime you have winter storms that impact different parts of the country, it can delay even the smallest orders.

During the ordering process, communication is key to us. We keep an eye on your shipment and will notify you of any delays that will disrupt the delivery process. You won’t have to wonder where your order is. We do everything we can to deliver orders as promised, but once they leave our dock; it is out of our control. If you have any concerns about the delivery time of your product, please feel free to contact our customer service department for an update.

Now, go get your milk and your bread and get ready to build some snowmen!

Fall Show

Eagle Equipment attends automotive shows because they offer us an opportunity to do business face to face with our customers instead of over the phone or through e-mail.  Our team enjoys discussing auto lifts, motorcycle lifts, tire changers, wheel balancers, and other automotive repair equipment.  Eagle has been in the automotive equipment business for almost 40 years and would love to share our product expertise with you.  Please be sure visit the Eagle Equipment booth to learn about our special show pricing.

Fall Carlisle Collector Car Swap Meet & Corral
Show Schedule:
September 29 – October 3, 2010
Carlisle Fairgrounds – Carlisle, PA
Look for us on Manufacturer’s Midway
www.carsatcarlisle.com

Guidelines for Receiving Freight

Eagle Equipment’s products are designed to be shipped via common carrier freight lines and we recommend that customers pick up their products at a freight terminal.  Having a product shipped to a business address or freight terminal is also less expensive than shipping to a residential address because of carrier restrictions on residential delivery.  Freight companies have terminals located throughout the USA and our sales team will help find the one closest to you.  Eagle does everything possible to ensure the timely arrival of your automotive shop equipment.  Customer service will call you after your order has shipped with an estimate as to when you should receive your equipment, but we cannot guarantee it will be delivered on this date.  After a product leaves the warehouse, the delivery process becomes the responsibility of the freight carrier.

Once the product arrives at the freight terminal, the dispatcher will contact you to arrange a pick up time.  Any and all products should be picked up within 48 hours of this notice.  One of the benefits of receiving freight at a terminal is having their staff to load the product onto your trailer or truck. When freight is received at a business or residential address it is always the customer’s responsibility to unload the product from the back of the truck.  Sometimes two people can unload the equipment by themselves.  However, lift gates, forklifts, roll back trucks, or similar equipment will often be needed in order to complete this task.  Lift gates can be used for unloading products such as tire equipment and motorcycle lifts.  Larger equipment such as two post and four post car lifts require a forklift to offload from the truck.  Lifts will also require a trailer to be transported to their final destination.

For convenience, we will allow customers to pick up their equipment from our warehouse within the following guidelines.

Customer Pick-Up Guide Lines

  1. All orders picked up will be subject to applicable North Carolina sales tax unless buyer has provided a NC Sales Tax Exemption Certificate.
  2. Customers are not allowed in the warehouse area without a salesperson.  Customers may not assist or interfere with the loading of the equipment.
  3. Customer is responsible for any damages to the equipment and/or their vehicle resulting from the loading and transporting of the equipment.
  4. Vehicle weight restrictions will be strictly observed.  Customers may be asked to provide weight restriction information on trailers.
  5. Eagle recommends side loading of lifts onto vehicles.  When this is not possible, the equipment will be rear loaded.  Eagle will make its best effort to center the load weight.  However, customers will be responsible for any shifting or falling of equipment or off-centered load that results in damage.
  6. Equipment will only be loaded right side up.
  7. Customers are responsible for strapping down their equipment on the vehicle.  No load will be allowed to leave the premises without being strapped down.
  8. Pick up vehicles must have sufficient width and length to insure that the equipment does not protrude illegally from the vehicle.  Trucks with tailgates must be able to fully close the tailgate with the equipment inside.
  9. Lifts will not be loaded onto pick-up trucks.
  10. Equipment will not be loaded onto vehicles that appear to be unsafe or lack proper equipment.  This will be determined at the sole discretion of the Eagle warehouse supervisor.

These requirements have been established to help insure the safety of you, your vehicle, and your equipment.  If your vehicle does not meet the above requirements, we suggest that you let our logistics department obtain the best shipping quote possible for your equipment.

Please call Eagle Equipment at 1-800-336-2776 for more information on receiving freight.

Wheel Balancer Benefits

The right wheel balancer used the right way can help customers enjoy the ride of their car, increase tire life and help get more mpg!  It is important to use your wheel balancer correctly to achieve the maximum results.

Certain wheels such as alloy wheels or oversized wheels can be more difficult to balance properly especially when they have hidden tape weights.  The good news is that most modern wheel balancers  will accommodate the hidden weights.

The key to success in using a wheel balancer correctly to achieve desired results is to mount the tire correctly.  Wheel balancers cannot adjust readings if the wheel is mounted incorrectly.

Shop Wheel Balancers at Eagle Equipment.

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