Rupes continues its legacy of delivering top-tier and innovative detailing tools within the industry. In 2023, they unveiled their latest ground-breaking products: the BigFoot iBrid HLR21 and HLR15 Polishers. While we currently lack a confirmed release date (anticipated in early February 2024) and pricing details for these units, we pledge to keep you informed with updates, announcements, and pre-order opportunities. In the meantime, explore the key highlights of this thrilling release:
These units are battery-powered, offering the flexibility to use a cord if desired.
- The included batteries are high-performance Li-ion 10 cell 18-volt units with a 5 Ah capacity.
- They are sold as comprehensive kits, featuring 2 batteries, 1 charger, along with pads and polishes.
- A corded option is scheduled for release later in 2024.
- A dual battery charger allows simultaneous charging of both batteries.
- The battery runtime varies from 30 to 50 minutes, averaging around 40 minutes.
- The batteries maintain minimal power loss from start to finish during usage.
- These polishers operate at 5160 oscillations per minute (opm) throughout their battery life cycle.
- Employing brushless motor construction ensures longevity and efficiency.
- They exhibit the same remarkable power as the Mark III BigFoot units.
- Utilizing new polyfiber material enhances durability and reduces weight.
- With a weight of approximately 5 lbs (including the battery), they offer a 15% reduction for the HLR15 and a 24% reduction for the HLR21 compared to the Mark III units.
- Their sleek, ergonomic design provides a comfortable grip.
- The PrecisionPro backing plate boasts a low center of gravity and protective rubber border.
- An Anti-Spinning Ring minimizes friction and heat generation.
- Operating these polishers results in substantially reduced vibration (1200hz) and a quieter operation (73Db).
- A distinctive blue LED indicator runs along the tool's side, with two flashing settings: a slow flash for low battery and a rapid flash when excessive pressure is applied to the tool.
Stay tuned for more information as we approach the release date and pricing details. Rupes continues to redefine excellence in the detailing industry with their innovative tools.