Tire testers ESCO's new Model TD-1 tire tester locates air leaks in tubeless truck tires and rims and truck inner tubes, the company said.
Heavy truck tires and rims are positioned by an air-operated lifting device that places the unit in a liquid-filled inspection tank where it can then be positioned by hand.
Complete cycle time is about 40 seconds per tire/rim assembly.
The company said the unit can inspect all truck, agricultural and off-highway tires and wheels 14-32 inches in diameter.
Contact: ESCO, Dept. TB, 15424 Flight Path Drive, Brooksville, Fla. 34609-0112; (800) 352-9852 or (904) 754-1117. Fax: (904) 754-4508.
Lincoln, a unit of Pentair Inc., has introduced two air/hydraulic service jacks: the Banner model B67422 2-ton jack and the Winner model H68073 22-ton jack.
Both jacks feature automatic overload protection and a low-profile chassis. The units operate at 80 to 160 psi.
Contact: Lincoln, a Pentair Co., Dept. 418355, Sect. TB, One Lincoln Way, St. Louis, Mo. 63120-1578; (314) 679-4300.
SKF USA Inc. has introduced heat-resistant gloves, designated TMBA G11, that reduce the risk of contamination during hot and cold bearing mounting applications.
Made of non-asbestos, synthetic fiber, the gloves are rated for temperatures up to 330 degrees Fahrenheit.
Contact: SKF USA Inc., Attn: Communications Dept., Sect. TB, 1100 First Ave., King of Prussia, Pa. 19406; Fax: (610) 265-8047.
Chilton Book Co. has released computer versions of its well-known automotive manuals in a package called Chilton-On-Disc.
Volume one of the CD-ROM program, which runs on IBM-compatible computers with the Microsoft Windows operating environment, covers 1985- to 1992-model domestic and imported cars and light trucks. Updates will appear every three months, the firm said.
Contact: Chilton Professional Automotive, Dept. TB, One Chilton Way, Radnor, Pa. 19089-0230; (800) 466-3472.
Centrum Business Systems Inc. has produced two management software packages the firm said are suited to franchised and independent repair shops.
The Centrum P and Centrum PR packages track customer and service data and write repair orders. The PR package also tracks materials consumed, technician productivity and provides users with invoice summaries, a spokeswoman said.
Contact: Centrum Business Systems, Dept. TB, 1050 Walnut St., Suite 320, Boulder, Co. 80302. (800) 875-8912 or (303) 939-8888.
Chicago Pneumatic Tool Co.'s new CP-873 low-speed and CP-871 high-speed, hand-held tire buffers are designed for increased operator maneuverability and comfort, the firm said.
The CP-873 offers a free-speed of 2,500 rpm; the CP-871 version, 22,000 rpm. Both have rear exhaust and a lock-off throttle.
The company also introduced two impact wrenches, the 3/8-inch CP-724, which offers 180 ft.-lbs. of torque, and the 1/2-inch CP-726, with 200 ft.-lbs of torque. Both wrenches feature a one-year warranty, a rubber scuff guard and a power regulator that matches power and speed to different applications.
Contact: Chicago Pneumatic Tool Co., Dept. TB, 2200 Bleecker St., Utica, N.Y. 13501; (800) 367-2442 or (315) 792-2600.
Snap-on Tools Corp. has introduced its Shock Wave, 1/2-inch-drive impact wrench that can generate 550 ft.-lbs of forward torque and 600 ft.-lbs of reverse.
The wrench offers directed exhaust vents and a thumb-operated forward/reverse lever.
Contact: Snap-on Tools Corp., Dept. TB, 8570 28th Ave., Kenosha, Wis. 53141-1410; (414) 656-5372.
Stellar Industries Inc. has introduced a mid-size, off-the-road tire service truck designed to handle small and medium-sized construction and large farm tires in delivery and off-road service situations.
The truck features a National Model N-50 hydraulic articulated crane with a 17 1/3-foot maximum horizontal reach capable of handling tire sizes up to 27.00x49. The body provides more than 70 cubic feet of storage space.
Contact: Stellar Industries Inc., Dept. TB, 280 W. Third St., Garner, Iowa 50438; (800) 392-3015. Fax: (515) 923-2812.
Dismar Corp. has introduced a 52-page product guide entitled, 6 More Ways To Create Measurable Sales Increases for Less Than $100.00, the company said offers ``hundreds of affordable, in-stock promotional items designed to build store traffic and convert inventory into cash.''
Contact: Dismar Corp., Dept. TB, 4415 Marlton Pike, Pennsauken, N.J. 08109; (800) 347-6271 or (609) 488-0100. Fax: (609) 488-1664.