Ferodo America Inc.'s Automotive Products Division has introduced its HyperMet Severe Duty line of molded, semi-metallic disc brake pads designed for specialty applications, including police and emergency vehicles, taxicabs, delivery vehicles and farm and construction pickup trucks. The pads are chamfered, slotted and shimmed as specified at original equipment and come complete and ready to install.
Contact: Ferodo America Inc., Automotive Products Division, Dept. TB, One Grizzly Lane, Smithville, Tenn. 37166; (615) 597-6700.
Rema Tip Top/North America Inc. has developed Special Cement BL for both tire repairing and retreading operations. The company said the cement has an optimized drying time, a unique color and appearance, higher initial adhesion during the first three hours and improved cured adhesion and high-temperature bonding strength.
Contact: Rema Tip Top/North America Inc., Dept. TB, 200 Paris Ave., Northvale, N.J. 07647; (201) 768-8100.
Iowa Mold Tooling has added its Model 1296 TireHandler ag tire service vehicle to its ``Ready-to-Roll'' delivery program.
The 12-foot-long vehicle features the IMT Diamond Air compressor, a liquid-ballast pumping system, a liftgate, as well as options, including a tire-handling crane and pressurized water tank.
The company guarantees two-week shipment of the truck upon receipt of a chassis.
Contact: Iowa Mold Tooling, Dept. TB, P.O. Box 189, Garner, Iowa 50438-0189; (515) 923-3711.
The OTC Brake System Bleeder and corresponding OTC Pressure Brake Bleeder Adapter from the OTC Division of SPX Corp. force clean brake fluid through the master cylinder and brake lines to calipers and cylinders using shop air, the company said. The bleeder features a rubber diaphragm to guard against contaminants. The company's three adapters work on any 1986-92 General Motors Corp. vehicle.
Contact: OTC Division of SPX Corp., Dept. TB, 655 Eisenhower Drive, Owatonna, Minn. 55060-1171; (507) 455-1480.
The GM strut tool No. 72-700, produced by the Plews Division of Stant Corp., is designed to ease the removal and replacement of strut cartridges in General Motors Corp. ``W'' cars.
The two-piece, steel tool removes cartridges through the strut tower on GM-10 or ``W'' model cars, including the 1988 to 1994 models of the Buick Regal, Pontiac Grand Prix and Olds Cutlass.
Contact: Plews Division of Stant Corp., Dept. TB, 6775 Shady Oak Road, Eden Prairie, Minn. 55344; (612) 944-7255.
Specialty Products Co. is offering what it calls the ``first'' camber adjuster for LH body and other non-adjustable applications. The 87440 camber adjuster provides up to 1 1/2 degrees total rear camber change for the 1993 and later model Dodge Intrepid, 1993 and later model Chrysler Concorde, 1993 and later model Eagle Vision, 1995 Nissan Maxima and 1987 and later model Nissan Stanza.
The company said one-time installation of the adjuster allows tuning for the life of the vehicle.
Contact: Specialty Products Co., Dept. TB, P.O. Box 923, Longmont, Colo. 80502-0923; (800) 525-6505 or (303) 772-2103.
International Marketing Inc. has redesigned the applicator for its Equal Tire Performance wheel balancer. The Equalizer II has a new chamber design for faster delivery, swivel handle, twist-lock filler cap and heavy-duty plastic housing and features a compact, one-piece, stand-up design, the company said.
Contact: IMI, Professional Arts Building, Suite C, Dept. TB, P.O. Box B, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201; (800) 233-7086.
Link Dynamo wrench
The Link Dynamo tool from Link Industries Inc. features secure latching between wrench, sockets and extensions, the company said. The 3/8-inch drive ratchet is compatible with standard sockets and attachments. The tool is sold alone or with a 6-inch extension bar, seven sockets and a carrying case.
Contact: Link Industries Inc., Dept. TB, P.O. Box 14609, Chicago 60614; (800) 800-5465.
Patch Rubber Co. has released a 26-page tire repair products catalog and four new brochures for bias and radial section repairs
The full-color catalog features repair units for passenger, truck, light truck, tractor and giant tires.
The repair brochures, printed in English and Spanish, outline procedures and tools recommended for industry-approved repairs and are illustrated with black-and-white photographs.
Contact: Patch Rubber Co., Dept. TB, P.O. Box H, Roanoke Rapids, N.C. 27870; (919) 536-2574.
Hunter Engineering Co. has introduced three wheel balancers that use digital signal processors, the DSP 8500, DSP 9000 and DSP 9500. Display panels incorporate wheel graphics and a 360-degree weight position display. The direct measure entry allows balancing in one spin.
The company's Patch Balance procedure solves excessive lead or adhesive weight balance problems on oversized light truck tires by using a weighted patch inside the tire, the company said.
Contact: Hunter Engineering Co., Dept. TB, 11250 Hunter Drive, Bridgeton, Mo. 63044; (314) 731-3020.
Challenger Lifts Inc. has introduced two two-post lifts with asymmetric heavy-duty arms that allow open-door access on any vehicle or that can be used as standard arms to lift pickups and vans.
Model 37000 has a lifting capacity of 7,000 pounds and a lifting height of 78 1/2 inches. It is available with an air/electric work station, which comes with a filter regulator. Challenger's Model 39000 can lift up to 9,000 pounds.
Both lifts come with an overhead padded shutoff bar to protect tall vehicles, a single-point air-actuated lock release, automatic arm restraints and offer rigid, one-piece column construction with oversized, interlocking overhead beams, according to the company.
Contact: Challenger Lifts Inc., Dept. TB, 1402 West Main St., Louisville, Ky. 40203; (502) 625-0700.
Truck tire guide
Kumho U.S.A. Inc. has published a new ``Truck Tires'' booklet for selection of replacement tires for a variety of commercial applications, the company said. The 20-page booklet presents the complete line of Kumho truck tires, a selection guide, an application/comparison chart and a tread depth chart.
Contact: Kumho U.S.A. Inc., Dept. TB, 14605 Miller Ave., Fontana, Calif. 92336; (909) 428-3331.
International Brake Industries Inc. has released its new Carlson Quality Brake Parts Catalog No. C-101, updating the catalog last issued in January 1992. The 388-page volume has a complete list of brake hardware, lines and fittings plus disc brake pad shims for domestic and imported vehicles, the company said.
Contact: International Brake Industries Inc., Dept. TB, 1840 McCullough St., Lima, Ohio 45801; (419) 227-4421.
Progressive Custom Wheels has released four one-piece aluminum wheels for truck tire applications, the Pro-19, Pro-57, Pro-77 and Pro-87.
The Pro-19 is available in sizes 15x8.5, 15x10, 15x12, 15x14, 16x7.5 and 17x8. The five-spoke Pro-57 is available in a 15x9-inch wheel size. The rear-wheel drive Pro-77, which has seven silver spokes, is available in 15x7- and 15x9-inch sizes. The Pro-87, also a rear-wheel drive wheel but with five windows and silver accents, is available in the 15x8.5-inch size.
Contact: Progressive Custom Wheels, Dept. TB, 3100 Jefferson St., Riverside, Calif. 92504; (800) 726-5335 or (909) 785-4700.
ACT, a unit of Ronal International, has released a seven-spoke wheel for performance cars, the ACT SX. The three-piece, full-face-cap wheel has an all-aluminum center with cold-rolled aluminum rim halves and is available in 16-inch through 18-inch sizes.
Contact: Ronal International, Dept. TB, 15692 Computer Lane, Huntington Beach, Calif. 92649; (714) 891-4853.
Software Store Products Inc. has introduced The Invoice Store version 3.1 DOS-based software package that automates accounting for small retail businesses.
The software uses 512 K memory and performs computational and data base management functions including generating invoices and tracking accounts receivable.
The program has invoicing, maintenance, receivables and reporting functions.
Contact: Software Store Products Inc., Dept. TB, P.O. Box 562, Oakdale, N.Y. 11769-0562; (516) 244-6927.