All Pro/Bumper to Bumper is now offering Rockhill Gold disc brake pads made of premium friction material and including anti-noise shims and cosmetic coating. The semimetallic pads provide extended wear and superior pad life. Rockhill Gold disc brake pads are covered by a three-year, 36,000-mile warranty.
Contact: Automotive Marketing Association, Dept. TB, 7300 Turfway Road, Suite 410, Florence, Ky. 41042; (606) 282-1166.
Hayes Wheels International Inc. has introduced its 24-amp Micro Control HD Plus universal brake controller, No. 81750. It can handle up to four axles using two to eight electric trailer brakes.
The Micro Control HD Plus has push-button, adjustable gain settings, four red L.E.D. displays, simple wire hook-up and a universal mounting bracket. It is compatible with antilock brakes and cruise-control and comes with a limited lifetime warranty.
Contact: Hayes Wheels International Inc., Dept. TB, 38481 Huron River Drive, Romulus, Mich. 48174; (313) 941-2000.
Neward Enterprises Inc. has designed the Mityvac Mityfill Automatic Fluid Feeder to automatically refill master cylinder and/or hydraulic clutch reservoirs while bleeding brake systems with the MITYVAC pump.
Two feeder caps fit most pint and quart brake fluid bottles. The unit also comes with three master cylinder reservoir adapter plates.
Contact: Neward Enterprises Inc., Dept. TB, 9251 Archibald Ave., Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. 91730-5207; (800) 648-9822 or (909) 987-8975.
Rema Tip Top/North America Inc. has introduced its Thermopress MTR (Multi-Temperature Rubber) Solution specifically for use with hot vulcanization repairs on heavy truck, agricultural and off-the-road tires in a variety of curing systems.
Rema said the product, available in 32-ounce cans or 1.5-gallon containers, is ideal for use with uncured rope rubber or sheet stock.
Rema has also introduced its Pre-Buff Cleaner, which dissolves mold-release lubricant and loosens other contaminants that can then be removed, creating a clean, solid surface for buffing and repairing.
The cleaner, available in 16-ounce aerosol cans, one-quart spout-top containers or one-gallon cans, also works on crayon marks, grease and oil smears and rubber skid marks on walls, floors 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.
Tech International has added a new repair unit to its Uni-Seal line. The 250-S repairs 1/8-inch (3mm) injuries in bias and radial passenger, light truck and heavy truck tires. The 250-S Uni-Seal can be used to repair a tire's crown, shoulder and sidewall.
The 250-S cap is smaller than the 250 Uni-Seal, which means less buffing and injury preparation, and also is thicker, which eliminates dimpling when pulling the unit through the tire.
Contact: Tech International, Dept. TB, P.O. Box 486, Johnstown, Ohio 43031; (614) 967-9015.
W W Engineering Co. has introduced a storage and dispensing system for lubricants, oils and nonvolatile liquids.
The system is available in 21 models that hold six to 36 65-gallon containers on a free-standing frame. The containers are filled in place with transfer pumps, and liquids can be gravity dispensed.
Contact: W W Engineering Co., Dept. TB, 4321 W. 32nd St., Chicago, Ill. 60623-9973; (312) 376-9494. Fax: (312) 376-0831.
Lincoln Automotive, a Pentair Co., has introduced its Model 84714 portable waste oil cart with a 20-gallon capacity for heavy equipment maintenance.
The low-profile unit has a 42-inch T-handle, two stationary rear wheels and one caster front wheel for cart positioning. A metal top grating, two baffles and continuous side splash-guards eliminate oil spills, the company said.
Contact: Lincoln Automotive, Dept. 441868, Sect. TB, One Lincoln Way, St. Louis, Mo. 63120-1578; (314) 679-4300.
The King-Pin Turning Aligners from Bee Line Co. can be electronically interfaced with the Bee Line LC 4000 and BLC 100 alignment computers to automatically measure and display Ackerman Angle, turn angles and caster swing.
The turning aligners handle toe, camber, caster, KPI (SAI), toe change, load change, bump steer and all-wheel alignment. The units, which handle tread widths of 39 to 94 inches or 54 to 108 inches, allow steer tires to turn at a 55-degree angle and come with non-removable bumper stops.
Contact: Bee Line Co., Dept. TB, 2700 62nd St. Court, Bettendorf, Iowa 52722; (800) 728-7828 or (319) 332-4066. Fax: (319) 332-6517.
Tire Resources Systems Inc. has developed the Eagle Debeader, which cuts the beads off tires. With a cycle time of less than 20 seconds, the Eagle Debeader is capable of debeading both beads from 75 truck tires or 90 passenger tires per hour.
The Eagle Debeader features heavy-duty construction and is available as a stationary or portable model.
Contact: Tire Resource Systems Inc., Dept. TB, 4444 S. York St., Sioux City, Iowa 51106; (800) 755-8473 or (712) 255-5701.
The National Tire Dealers & Retreaders Association has released its Agricultural Tire Mounting/Demounting Training program.
The program covers: safety procedures; wheel and tire nomenclature; tools and equipment; and four different mount/demount types, including single, multipiece assemblies front tire mount, rear duals, tubeless and tube type and calcium chloride fill.
The package includes a 90-minute color videotape, audio cassette, workbook/study guide, testing and instructors guide.
Contact: John F. Buettner Sr., NTDRA, Dept. TB, 1250 I St. N.W., Suite 400, Washington, D.C. 20005; (800) 876-8372 or (202) 789-2300. Fax: (202) 682-3999.
The Rubber Manufacturers Association has completed the 1995 edition of its Tire Industry Facts book listing current and historical data on U.S. pneumatic tire shipments and market segmentation by various types and sizes.
Covered in the report are passenger, light truck, medium and heavy truck, farm and industrial/utility tires, plus inner tubes. This information was compiled from an
industry reporting program, in which the RMA's 19 tire company members participate, plus U.S. government data.
The 48-page publication can be purchased for $60 per copy.
Contact: RMA, Dept. TB, 1400 K. St. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005-2043; (202) 682-4800.
American Racing Equipment-AR-500 front-wheel-drive wheel. Fully polished and available in size 16x7.
AR-501 rear-wheel-drive wheel. Fully polished and available in 16x7 and 16x8 sizes.
AR-832 six-spoke, steel-alloy, rear-wheel-drive wheel. Available in sizes 15x7 and 15x8.
Contact: American Racing Equipment, Dept. TB, 19067 S. Reyes Ave., Rancho Dominguez, Calif. 90221. (310) 635-7806.
Borbet Leichtmetallrader -Borbet Type H five-spoke, single-piece, light-alloy wheel. Available in 14- and 15-inch sizes, either painted silver with a protective clear coat or in chrome finish.
Contact: Borbet Leichtmetall-rader, Dept. TB, 771 W. Chippewa Ave., South Bend, Ind. 46614-3729.
Epic Wheels by Wheel Components Inc.-Cal Star-Series 325 six-spoke, one-piece alloy wheel. Fully polished or silver painted with Pro Coat' clear coating and available in size 16x8 to fit most foreign and late-model GM 4x4 light truck applications.
Ventura-Series 26, one-piece, front-wheel-drive wheel. In 15x7, 16x7 and 17x8 sizes.
Contact: Epic Wheels, Dept. TB, 1818 E. Rosslynn Ave., Fullerton, Calif. 92631; (714) 449-1250. Fax: (714) 449-1261.
Ultra Custom Wheels-Type 13, three-spoke, one-piece aluminum wheel. Highly polished or deep-sheen silver finish; lugs are completely enclosed in a full-fitting cap. Available in sizes 13x5.5, 14x6 and 15x6.5.
Type 75, cast aluminum wheel. Fully polished and available in sizes 16x7.5 and 16x8 in various bolt circles and offsets.
Contact: Ultra Custom Wheels, Dept. TB, 6300 Valley View Ave., Buena Park, Calif. 90620. (714) 994-1444.