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Chief Introduces New Heavy-Duty Collision Repair Line

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MADISON, Ind., Sept. 29, 2015—Chief Automotive Technologies on Tuesday introduced a new product line aimed at heavy-duty collision repair shops.

Chief said the line is designed to help heavy-duty body shops improve technician ergonomics, shop efficiency, repair quality and cycle time by making it possible to write more comprehensive estimates upfront and document repairs.

The new product line includes a new Centurion heavy-duty frame rack, Cam Scan HD photogrammetric measuring system, self-piercing rivet gun, blind rivet attachment and Mach Series mobile column lifts.

Chief offers a wide range of standard and custom frame rack lengths to accommodate larger trucks, trailer and buses, as well.

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

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