Snap-on Tools Co. said its Flank Drive Plus FAD704 adjustable wrench set delivers 137 percent more torque than comparable wrenches. Serrations on the 6-,8-,10- and 12-inch wrenches grip the fastener away from corners allowing for greater turning power.
Contact: Snap-on Tools Co., Dept. TB, P.O. Box 1410, Kenosha, Wis. 53141; (414) 656-5200.
Benwil Industries Inc. has introduced the GPI-9, 9,000-pound-capacity in-ground lift system that reportedly complies with all ANSI/ALI B153.1-1990 safety requirements.
The company said the sealed, below-surface composite housing is easy to maintain and relocate, and can be used in high-water-table areas. The lift's pistons do not require lubrication, and a microfinish barrier protects against corrosion.
Contact: Benwil Industries Inc., Dept. TB, 1140 E. Sandhill Ave., Carson, Calif. 90746; (800) 421-2943. Fax: (310) 604-4348.
The Tire Toy Chest from Little Tikes Co. offers a unique way for dealers to store children's toys in showroom play areas.
The chest, which looks like two Goodyear brand tires stacked together, has a removable lid that when flopped over, doubles as a raceway for die-cast cars.
Contact: Little Tikes Co., 2180 Barlow Road, Hudson, Ohio 44236; (216) 650-3000.
The Sidis-W automotive electronics test system cuts trouble-shooting time in half with its portable, computer-based system that guides users to problem sources, said Siemens Power Corp., the system's maker.
A CD-ROM administers functions, including self-diagnosis, measurement techniques and guided troubleshooting, and can be tailored to start a test plan at any point in the diagnosis. A screen displays circuit diagrams, testing and fitting locations.
Contact: Siemens Power Corp., Dept. TB, 1040 S. 70th St., Milwaukee, Wis. 53214; (414) 475-3600. Fax: (414) 474-3394.
Tech International has introduced a whitewall cleaner (Catalog No. 717) and brush (Catalog No. 966.)
The cleaner, which comes in a one-gallon container, can clean whitewalls or blackwalls with little scrubbing or brushing, the company said. The brush has brass bristles and a plastic handle.
Contact: Tech International, Dept. TB, P.O. Box 486, Johnstown, Ohio 43031; (614) 967-9015.
The Tire Buddy from Pasha Enterprises Inc. is a portable step that attaches to the side of a tire enabling the user to reach the center of the hood, windshield etc.
The device attaches to the top of a passenger or light truck tire with an adjustable strap.
Contact: Pasha Enterprises Inc., Dept. TB, 1910 Drew St., Clearwater, Fla. 34625; (813) 441-1226. Fax: (813) 441-9566.
Nova Technologies Inc. has upgraded its Tire Tech 2000 software and introduced the Tire Tech XL tire management system.
New Tire Tech 2000 developments provide: unlimited number of accounts or data base tracking; multiple tire and vehicle registrations; improved report generation screen and menus; complete tire history report; and more search capability.
Tire Tech XL consists of a portable hand-held survey computer and digital tread depth gauge linked to Tire Tech 2000 software.
The system provides tire history, repair, retread, cost/mile, cost/hour, adjustment and scrap reports on demand.
Contact: Nova Technologies Inc., Dept. TB, 303 W. Main St., Brighton, Mich. 48116; (810) 220-6088.
Josam/John Bean's laser-guided Truckaligner is available in handheld and console versions.
The handheld aligner uses a battery-powered control unit for operation in the shop or field. It can generate before and after report sheets and download data to a computer. The console version adds a personal computer than can store alignment data.
Contact: Josam Products Inc., Dept. TB, 8849 Exchange Drive, Orlando, Fla. 32809. (407) 438-7020. Fax: (407) 438-9281.