The model 2500 multi-use tire vulcanizer from Lincoln Manufacturing Co. handles repairs on light and medium construction equipment, agricultural tractors and logging, skidder and mining equipment. The vulcanizer, which has two curing heads, accommodates mid-range tires from 20.5x25; OTR sizes up to 29.5x35 and skidder tires up to 30.5x32, and has a contour plate system that conforms the heating surface to tire contours for tread, shoulder and sidewall repairs.
Contact: Lincoln Manufacturing Co., Division of National Dynamics Corp., Dept. TB, P.O. Box 30303, Lincoln, Neb. 68503; (800) 221-4109 or (402) 464-7418.
Lanair Division of Lenan Corp. has introduced an 180,000 Btu heater that burns used engine oil, a disposal method approved by the Environmental Protection Agency, according to Lanair.
The model HI-180 features a six-sided, 10-gauge combustion chamber.
Contact: Lanair Division, Lenan Corp., Dept. TB, 2347 Kettering St., Janesville, Wis. 53546; (800) 753-1601 or (608) 752-1601.
The TireMate pressure monitoring system from Advantage TireMate Inc., a division of Advantage Enterprises Inc., uses a valve stem cap that detects pressure in truck and recreational vehicle tires and sends a radio signal to a monitor mounted in the vehicle when the pressure drops below a preset point.
The unit has both a visual and audible warning signals.
The latest version, which measures 1x4x6-inches, offers the option of a sleeker-looking monitor than previous models, according to the company.
Contact: Advantage TireMate Inc., Division of Advantage Enterprises Inc., Dept. TB, 1610 Elm St., Harrisonville, Mo. 64701; (800) 959-3505 or (816) 887-3505.
The American Retreaders' Association has released its new, Buffed Radius and Width Guide for retreading.
The 40-page guide, which is compiled from information supplied by new-tire manufacturers, contains radius, buffed rim width and recommended buffed width for 21 brands of truck and light truck radials. More than 78 sizes of tires are covered ranging from 8R17.5 to 445/65R22.5
The manual is written in English and Spanish and can be purchased by ARA members for $5; non-members for $7.50. The guide also is available on 5.25- or 3.5-inch computer diskettes for WordPerfect 5.1 to members for $29.95; non-members for $39.95.
Contact: ARA, Dept. TB, P.O. Box 37203, Louisville, Ky. 40233; (800) 426-8835 or (502) 968-8900.
A new catalog detailing the Tru-Flate line of air line accessories and tire maintenance and repair items is available from the Plews Division of Stant Corp.
Included in the catalog (No. 90-200) are listings for nipples and couplers, tire gauges and air line chucks, inflator gauges and components, blowguns, water valves and barb-type hose fittings and an interchangeability guide for common nipples and couplers.
Contact: Plews Division, Stant Corp., Dept. TB, 6775 Shady Oak Road, Eden Prairie, Minn. 55344; (612) 944-7255.
The CH-80 II Adjustable Bead Seating System from Tire Service Equipment Manufacturing Co. is designed to seat the bead on large tractor and commercial tires in either a vertical or horizontal position.
The unit is adjustable for tires from 24- to 54-inch bead diameter and operates on a basis of high volume, low pressure.
The system contains an 80-gallon air supply, two 8-foot-long, 2.5-inch discharge hoses and a 20-foot whip hose with a shut off valve stem, the company said.
The stand allows the bottom bead to rest against the wheel.
Contact: Tire Service Equipment Manufacturing Co. Inc., Dept. TB, 3451 S. 40th St., Phoenix, Ariz. 85040; (800) 223-4540 or (602) 437-5020.
Ferodo America Inc.'s Automotive Products Division has introduced a line of riveted and bonded drum brake linings with application-matched friction formulations.
Linings in the Grizzly product line are tailored to meet the requirements of duo-servo and non-servo brake systems, the company said. The complete line includes: Saftigrip 6000 riveted asbestos-free, non-metallic; Saftigrip 500 riveted organic, Saftigrip 4000 bonded asbestos-free; Tru Guard bonded organic; Commercial Silvertip riveted organic truck set; and Saftigrip 1000 riveted asbestos-free truck set.
Contact: Ferodo America Inc., Automotive Products Division, Dept. TB, 1 Grizzly Lane, Smithville, Tenn. 37166; (615) 597-6700.
TSW Alloy Wheels has introduced the Invader, five-spoke wheel for fron-wheel-drive applications.
The wheel is a low-pressure, die-cast, light-weight alloy available in silver clear coat or chrome finish for 14x6- and 15x7-inch sizes. The company said the five spokes extend to a softline outer rim designed to give the wheel a more aggressive appearance with a track-like appeal.
Contact: TSW Alloy Wheels, Dept. TB, 311 E. Alton Ave., Santa Ana, Calif. 92707; (800) 578-4879 or (714) 435-1665.
Freedom Design has added a 14-inch size to its Style 2007 series of one-piece, alloy road wheels.
The new wheel is available to fit most domestic and imported front-wheel-drive vehicles, the company said.
Contact: Freedom Design, Dept. TB, 750 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, Va. 22304; (800) 296-1792 or (703) 823-5606.
The six-spoke AR-760 rear-wheel-drive wheel from American Racing Equipment is clear coated for protection against oxidation, the company said.
The AR-760 is available in 15x7 and 15x8 sizes for foreign and domestic light pickup trucks.
Contact: American Racing Equipment, Dept. TB, 19067 S. Reyes Ave., Rancho Dominguez, Calif. 90221; (310) 635-7806.
BBS of America has introduced its Signature Line of Bugatti and Pinifarina 17-inch, multi-piece wheels with chrome-plated rim sections and six different center finishes. The wheels also use Textron's ``Liquid Bright'' finish in Black Bright, Gold Bright or Gunmetal Blue.
Contact: BBS of America, Dept. TB, 5320 BBS Drive, Braselton, Ga. 30517; (800) 422-7972 or (404) 967-9848.
P & B Manufacturing Co. has introduced its Power-View I Lighted Cordless Floor Creeper with a rechargeable, waterproof halogen work lamp.
The adjustable lamp is attached to the head of the creeper and is powered for up to two hours of use by a 12-volt battery. The Power View I consists of a 40-inch, six-wheel tubular steel frame and a padded vinyl bed and headrest.
Contact: P&B Manufacturing Co., Dept. TB, P.O. Box 5413, Deptford, N.J. 08096; (609) 228-7677.
The model 600 ``Rolling Jack'' from Hydra Lift Industries Inc. works with most above-ground vehicle lifts and racks to free wheels for independent service, the company said.
The wheel-free jacking beam has a 6,000-pound capacity and is powered by an air-over-hydraulic pump.
Contact: Hydra-Lift Industries Inc., Dept. TB, 15 E. Beaver Creek Road, Richmond Hill, Ontario L4B 1B3; (905) 731-2464 (main office).
U.S. office: 1286 Citizens Parkway, Suite D, Morrow, Ga. 30260; (800) 387-5718.
The model SRS-85 Stellar hydraulic screw air compressor from Stellar Industries Inc. is designed for high-volume air applications, the company said.
The unit is capable of producing 85 cfm and operating pressures up to 150 psi, but comes in a compact and light-weight design, according to Stellar Industries.
The company said both a fully enclosed and underbody unit without enclosure are available along with other air system options.
Contact: Stellar Industries Inc., Dept. TB, 280 W. Third St., Garner, Iowa, 50438. (800) 321-3741.
Van Norman, a division of Hein-Werner Corp., has introduced its 243XV combination brake lathe, featuring three spindle speeds of 95, 140 and 220 rpm.
The unit will accept an optional two-inch arbor, allowing operators to machine a range of discs, drums and flywheels, the company said.
Contact: Van Norman, Dept. TB, P.O. Box 148, Winona, Minn. 55987; (800) 533-8008 or (507) 454-4330.
Equipto has upgraded its V-Grip wire racks, the company said.
The new racks have smooth edges and capacities over 2,600 pounds. The units allow light, air and water to pass through for easy maintenance, the company said.
Contact: Equipto, Dept. TB, 225 S. Highland, Ave., Aurora, Ill. 60506-5592; (800) 833-3314 or (708) 859-1000.
MotorVac Technologies Inc. has introduced its IDT-4000 (Industrial Diesel Tune) diesel engine-cleaning system to remove deposits from the upper engine, including the fuel injection system, combustion chamber surfaces and top compression rings.
The unit automatically dispenses a special solvent into the diesel engine's fuel injection system.
MotorVac said independent tests have shown the unit can reduce exhaust particulate opacity by an average 24 percent, boost engine horsepower by an average 19 percent and increase fuel economy by an average 3 to 9 percent.
Contact: MotorVac Technologies Inc., Dept. TB, 1350 Reynolds Ave., No. 103, Irvine, Calif. 92710; (800) 841-8810 or (714) 549-8810.
The MT3500 Emission Analyzer from Snap-On Tools Corp. features a built-in, one-touch ``help'' key for screen information and messages and can be powered by 12 volts DC or 120 and 240 volts AC, the company said.
Displays in English, French, German and Spanish and has graph displays for HC, CO, CO2, O2 and RPM readings.
Contact: Snap-On Tools Corp., Dept. TB, 8570 28th Ave., Kenosha, Wis. 53141; (414) 656-5372.