The Auto Channel
The Largest Independent Automotive Research Resource
The Largest Independent Automotive Research Resource
Official Website of the New Car Buyer

BADA Announces Two Major Wheel Weight Line Expansions

PHOTO (select to view enlarged photo)

Launches Medium- and Heavy-duty Steel Truck Wheel Weights, New Steel Tape-A-Weights

GREEN, Ky. March 16, 2010; BADA has launched a line of steel wheel weights for medium- and heavy-duty trucks and several new styles of steel Tape-A-Weights as part of an expansion of what already was the industry's most complete line of steel wheel weights, Hennessy Industries' vice president of marketing Kevin Keefe announced today.

The medium- and heavy-duty truck steel wheel weights are for trucks weighing more than three-quarters of a ton. Like all other BADA steel wheel weights, the new line of truck weights features a special metallic coating that enhances corrosion resistance and a patented clip-in-mass design which puts the clip in the mass of the weight for superior fit.

"We've taken our patented clip-in-mass design from our passenger car and light truck steel wheel weight line and developed an industry-first line for medium- and heavy-duty trucks," Keefe said. "I'm proud that BADA continues to expand the industry's most comprehensive steel wheel weight line by adding even more quality products for our customers."

BADA has also launched several new styles of steel Tape-A-Weights, all of which are designed to fit the needs of soft-line wheels that do not accept traditional clip-on weights. Every Tape-A-Weight style features a patented Tape-On-Top design which keeps the weight strip rigid and enables easy, accurate, one-handed application. BADA's new Tape-A-Weights for light truck, SUV, and one-ton-plus applications are available in low-profile strips of 576 half-ounce segments or 288 one-ounce segments.

The company has also launched new colored break-a-way weights available with black or white coating, in addition to the regular steel-colored coating. The colored weights come in low-profile strips of 200-count segments. Each segment is a quarter-ounce.

About Hennessy Industries

Hennessy Industries manufactures COATS, AMMCO(r) and BADA(r) products, and is the largest full-line wheel-service equipment manufacturer in North America. Hennessy is recognized for its state-of-the-art technology in the manufacturing of COATS tire changers and wheel balancers, AMMCO brake lathes and lifts, and BADA wheel-balancing weights.

Hennessy Industries, Inc., is a wholly owned subsidiary of DH Holding, a subsidiary of Danaher Corporation , a Fortune 500 company. Hennessy is headquartered in La Vergne, Tenn., with manufacturing facilities in Tennessee and Kentucky.

To learn more about Hennessy and BADA, visit or follow us on Twitter at