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Chief Introduces Heavy-Duty Repair Line

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May 23, 2016—Last last week, Chief introduced its Chief Heavy Duty lineup designed to help heavy-duty body shops improve technician ergonomics, shop efficiency and cycle times as well as make it easier to write accurate estimates and document repairs. 

"Heavy-duty collision repair shops face unique challenges stemming from the sheer size of the vehicles being repaired," Chief global data product manager Lee Daugherty said. "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."

The new Chief heavy-duty product line includes:

  • Centurion heavy-duty frame rack
  • Cam Scan HD photogrammetric measuring system
  • Vulcan ADU adhesive debonding unit
  • Chief heavy-duty rivet gun
  • Chief blind rivet attachment for PNP90 rivet gun
  • Rotary Lift Mach Series mobile column lifts
  • Chassis-Liner Heavy-Duty Trucker frame rack

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