The S-60 heavy duty tire spreader from Tire Service Equipment Co. Inc. operates full circle and will spread all passenger- and truck-size tires from 10 to 28 inches in rim diameter, the firm said. Quartz halogen lamps illuminate the spreader as heavy tires are lifted onto it by a lift assembly. The unit, which weighs about 500 pounds, operates on 150 psi air pressure and fits in a 6x8-foot working space.
Contact: Tire Service Equipment Co. Inc., Dept. TB, 3451 S. 40th St., Phoenix, Ariz. 85040. (800) 223-4540 or (602) 437-5020.
Bee Line Co.'s TLC 200 alignment computer uses laser alignment based on the centerline of the vehicle to an accuracy of 0.001 inches.
The TLC 200 comes with a swivel color monitor, an IBM-compatible computer with a hard drive and floppy drive that serves as a customer database for alignment records.
Contact: Bee Line Co., Dept. TB, 2700 62nd St. Court, Bettendorf, Iowa, 52722. (319) 332-4066.
Skin Coat from Skin Coat North America, is a blend of organic substances that link skin proteins into a protective web that protects skin from noxious substances like antioxidants, epoxies, solvents, metal compounds and petroleum products, according to the company.
The product, available in 4- and 12-ounce bottles, is rubbed on the hands and any other exposed skin and lasts from four to 24 hours, the company said. Regular soaps and hand cleaners remove Skin Coat after work.
Contact: Skin Coat North America, Dept. TB, P.O. Box 533, Verdugo City, Calif. 91046. (800) 600-1881.
The S-50 Universal Frame Lift from Tire Service Equipment Manufacturing Co. Inc. has a lifting height of 32 inches, with adjustable pads that spread from 26 to 55 inches, and can support vehicles up to 6,000 pounds.
The S-50, which rolls and swivels on two center wheels, has an extension hose that allows the operator to stand in a safe area while operating the lift, the firm said. The adjustable pads allow the lift to reach frames beyond obstructions, including pointed grills and splash guards.
Contact: Tire Service Equipment Manufacturing Co. Inc., Dept. TB, 3451 S. 40th St., Phoenix, Ariz. 85040-1905; (800) 223-4540 or (602) 437-5020.
Challenger Lifts Inc.'s two-post lift features asymmetric, heavy-duty arms that allow open-door access on any vehicle or can be used as standard arms for pickups and vans, the firm said.
Contact: Challenger Lifts Inc., Dept. TB, 1402 W. Main St., Louisville, Ky. 40203. (502) 625-0700.
Wagner Brake Products, a subsidiary of Moog Automotive of Cooper Industries, has introduced seven brake part assortments:
Domestic Disc Brake Hardware Assortment (F200671) that includes a $40 Sony gift certificate and three disc pad shim sets;
Fluid Bal III Pressure Bleeder Assortment (F300444) to eliminate two-person bleeding plus two gallons of Wagner FC9314 Premium Plus Brake Fluid;
``Assortment-Assortment'' (F200760) featuring domestic bleeder screws, copper gaskets, wheel cylinder cups and six gallons of FC9314 brake fluid and six tubes of Wagner F132005 Silicone Disc Brake Lubricant;
import Disc Brake Hardware Assortment (F200681) that in-cludes a Kalimar Waterproof Camera and three disc pad shim sets;
Wheel Bolt & Nut Cabinet Assortment (BD125850A) of popular SAE and metric wheel bolts and nuts in a 16-drawer cabinet plus an Advance Sport Watch and a stud-off cutter;
Wheel Cylinder Assortment (F200770) including 10 phosphate-coated wheel cylinders and an SAE bleeder screw assortment; and
MX premium Disc Pad Assortment (MX200780) including 16 sets of semi-metallic pads and a pin assortment guide.
Contact: Wagner Brake Products, Dept. TB, P.O. Box 7224, St. Louis, Mo. 63177; (314) 385-3400. Refer to Literature Code: WL41309.
Ferodo America Inc.'s Automotive Products Division has expanded the coverage of its Grizzly HyperMet Severe Duty line of molded, semi-metallic disc brake pads.
Designed for specialty applications like police and emergency vehicles, taxis, delivery, farm and construction vehicles, coverage now includes: Chevy Police late 1993-1994; Bronco 1994; Aerostar late 1993-1994; Grand Caravan 1989-1990 and Dodge Caravan 1987-1990.
Grizzly HyperMet brakes are chamfered, slotted and shimmed as specified at original equipment, the company said.
Contact: Ferodo America, Dept. TB, One Grizzly Lane, Smithville, Tenn. 37166; (615) 597-6700.
The Tool Pak brand tool vest from Paktek Inc. features 20 front pockets to organize tools mechanics ``always need,'' the company said.
The vest-designed to adjust over clothing, with a rear pocket and bright red panels for worker visibility-is available for $54.97, the company said.
Contact: Paktek Inc., Dept. TB, 7307 82nd St. Court S.W.; Tacoma, Wash. 98498; (800) 258-8458 or (206) 584-4914.
Specialty Products Co.'s Bootgun for CV boot replacement, installs most solid CV boots without removing the CV joint or axle from the wheel, the company said.
The unit's kit, which includes a knife, load cone, barrel, handle ring and boot gun oil, is housed in a plastic case.
Contact: Specialty Products Co., Dept. TB, P.O. Box 923, Longmont, Colo. 80502-0923; (800) 525-6506 or (303) 772-2103 Ext. 134.
The new line of brake caliper brushes from Wilton Corp. is designed to clean in confined areas without damage to hydraulic components, the firm said.
Each brush has hardened wire, an ergonomic handle with molded finger grips and come in either
straight trim or tapered trim.
Contact: Wilton Corp., Dept. TB, 300 S. Hicks Road, Palatine, Ill. 60067. (708) 934-6000.
Sumitomo Tire (U.S.) has produced a 24-page medium truck tire brochure that includes buff radius details and a 10-page brochure featuring its HTR line of ``high tech radial'' passenger tires.
Contact: Sumitomo Tire (U.S.), Dept. TB, 601 Gateway Blvd., South San Francisco, Calif. 94080; (800) 688-8889 or (415) 583-5555.
Kumho U.S.A. Inc. released its new Passenger Car & Light Truck Tires and pocket-sized truck tire brochures for truck owners and truck and fleet operators.
Contact: Kumho U.S.A. Inc., Dept. TB, 14605 Miller Ave., Fontana, Calif. 92336; (800) 445-8646 or (909) 428-3350.
Dick Cepek Inc. issued its 408-page 1994-1995 full-product-line catalog.
Contact: Dick Cepek Inc., Dept. TB, 17000 Kingsview Ave., Carson, Calif. 90746; (310) 217-1805.
Rotary Lift, a Dover Industries Co. division, released a full-color guide-Surface or Inground Lifts: What's Right for You?-on choosing lift systems.
Contact: Rotary Lift, Dept. TB, P.O. Box 1560, 2700 Lanier Drive, Madison, Ind. 47250. (800) 445-5438 or (812) 273-1622.
Rema Tip Top/North America Inc.'s new Tire and Rubber Repair Materials and Accessories Catalog features tire repair products, tools and equipment.
Contact: Rema Tip/Top North America Inc., Dept. TB, 200 Paris Ave., Northvale, N.J. 07647; (800) 225-7362 or (201) 768-8100.