Tire Sealants Trak n Seal of California has introduced two heavy-duty tire sealants, TSP-4 and TSP-6, for off-the-road tires. Trak n Seal said both products will instantly seal nail punctures up to 3/8 inch in diameter.
TSP-4 is packaged in 8-pound water-soluble bags that dissolve when placed in a tire cavity containing water. TSP-6 comes in 5-pound water-soluble bags and is freeze-protected to zero degrees Fahrenheit. TSP-4 is freeze-protected to minus 30 F.
After a bag of the product and the appropriate amount of water are added to a tire cavity, the tire is simply rebeaded and reinflated. The rotation of the tire in use will do the mixing, the company said.
These sealants are non-caustic, non-corrosive, water-soluble and biodegradable and contain no adhesives, the company said.
Contact: Trak n Seal of California, Dept. TB, 5540 W. Fifth St., #171, Oxnard, Calif. 93035. Phone/Fax: (805) 382-2435. Internet: www.traknseal.com.
Sparty Industries has developed the Sparty Spurt System, a line of air-operated pneumatic pumps designed to inject Sparty's Tire X-Tend' sealant into tires while mounted on the vehicle.
The Sparty Spurt extraction tools remove the valve core, inject the sealant, clean the valve and return the core to the tire in minutes without loss of air, the company said. They work with any size tire, including tube types.
The standard tool package includes a special tool for use on outside dual tires, a patented bending tool and accessories for unusual valve and rim openings.
Contact: Sparty Industries, Dept. TB, 1885 S.W. Fourth Ave., Delray Beach, Fla. 33444-7942. Phone: (800) 443-8833 or (561) 276-9196. Fax: (561) 276-5572. Internet: www.sparty.com. E-mail: [email protected]
Prestone Products Corp., a subsidiary of AlliedSignal Inc., has introduced Prestone Tire Jack tire inflator and sealer. Prestone said Tire Jack has an acrylic resin sealant that seals leaks and punctures well enough for the tire to be driven until it can be repaired.
The AcrySeal System sealant is not water-based and will not freeze down to minus 20 degrees Fahrenheit, Prestone said.
The company said Tire Jack was tested extensively for explosion hazards and proved to be nonflammable when used as directed.
Contact: Prestone Products Corp. c/o AlliedSignal Inc., Dept. TB, 39 Old Ridgebury Road, Danbury, Conn. 06810. Phone: (800) 707-4555. Internet: www.prestone.com.
Truecraft Tools, a division of Daido Corp., has introduced a six-piece, 1/4-inch spline drive, multi-angle ratchet set (item# 7327), designed to allow technicians to work on hard-to-reach fasteners in a multitude of configurations.
The set is nickel and chrome-plated for corrosion protection and easy cleaning, and the flex handle, ratchet head, extension and adapter are forged from chrome vanadium steel for durability.
Contact: Truecraft Tools, Dept. TB, 615 Pierce St., Somerset, N.J. 08875-6739. Phone: (800) 532-8665 or (732) 805-1800.
Pro-Cut International's new PFM900 computerized on-car brake lathe simplifies the process of machining rotors while still on the car, the company said.
A motion-sensing device mounted inside the lathe's body measures any run-out and passes a signal to the lathe's computer for automatic adjustment. The company said the mounting, adjustment and cut cycle can be completed in less than 10 minutes.
Contact: Pro-Cut International Ltd. L.L.C., Dept. TB, 10 Technology Drive, #4, West Lebanon, N.H. 03784. Phone: (603) 298-5200. Fax: (603) 298-8404. E-mail: [email protected] Internet: www.procutinternational.com.
Ken-Tool is offering two tire service tools specifically designed for use on small tires (rim diameters of 12 inches and less).
The ATV Bead Breaker (#38620) manually breaks down beads on all-terrain-vehicle tires and other tires with bead-lock rims, without damaging either the bead or the rim, the company said.
The ATV Bead Breaker is constructed of heavy-duty chrome-alloy steel, works with any center-post tire changer and adjusts to any 4-inch to 12-inch wheel without use of additional tools.
The Air-Blast Bead Seater (#31440) will easily seat the bead on small, tubeless tires with rims from 4 to 12 inches.
The unit operates off a standard shop air compressor with hoses rated at 80-150 psi.
Contact: Ken-Tool, Dept. TB, 768 E. North St., Akron, Ohio 44305. Phone: (330) 535-7177. Fax: (800) 872-4929 or (330) 535-1345. Internet: www.kentool.com.
MileMarker Inc. has introduced the ``Mini-Mule'' self-contained winch system which the company said can be used on a hitch or separately from a vehicle.
The unit has a MileMarker two-speed winch, a 5 1/2-horsepower gasoline engine and a Saginaw hydraulic pump.
Contact: MileMarker Inc., Dept. TB, 1450 S.W. 13th Court, Pompano Beach, Fla. 33069. Phone: (800) 886-8647. Fax: (954) 782-0770. Internet: www.MileMarker.com. E-mail: [email protected]
Truflex/Pang Rubber Products Co. has issued a new catalog that gives information about the company's Chemical Cure and Versa Cure tire repair lines.
The catalog is available free of charge.
Contact: Truflex/Pang Rubber Products Co., Dept. TB, 1667 N. Main St., Los Angeles, Calif. 90012 Phone: (323) 224-6300.
Beck/Arnley Worldparts Corp. has released the 1999 Current Edition master catalog, which contains more than 1,300 new part numbers and application information for cars and light trucks from 1988 to 1999.
Products new to this catalog include speed sensors, cabin filters for European vehicles and a line of head bolts.
Contact: Beck/Arnley Worldparts Corp., Dept. TB, P.O. Box 110910, Nashville, Tenn. 37222-0910. Phone: (615) 834-8080.
Lincoln Automotive has published a 24-page 3001 Catalog that contains detailed information about the company's products, including jacks, lifts, shop presses and other accessories.
Contact: Lincoln Automotive, Dept. 3001, Sect. TB, One Lincoln Way, St. Louis, Mo. 63120-1578. Phone: (314) 679-4300.
The Independent Battery Manufacturers Association has published the 1999-2000 SLIG Buyers Guide. The 200-page battery industry guide lists manufacturers and suppliers for more than 200 different products and services from about 2,000 companies. It costs $25.
Contact: IBMA, Dept. TB, 100 Larchwood Drive, Largo, Fla. 33770-2811. Phone: (727) 586-1408. Fax: (727) 586-1400. E-mail: [email protected]
Branick Industries Inc. is offering the Model 2130 passenger/light truck tire inflation cage. The product is suited for run-flat tires and can handle tires up through 27 inches in diameter, the company said.
Contact: Branick Industries Inc.,
Dept. TB, P.O. Box 1937, Fargo, N.D. 58107. Phone: (701) 281-8888. Fax: (701) 281-5900.
Tire pressure system
Top Innovations has introduced a tire-pressure indicator. The new Air-Dicator replaces the standard valve stem cap and uses a color-coded gauge to show tire pressure status.
The product's retail price is $13.95, according to the company, and is sold in sets of four for 35 psi.
Contact: Top Innovations, Dept. TB, 203 W. 23rd Ave., North Kansas City, Mo. 61446. Phone: (800) 711-6617. Fax: (816) 471-4492.
Johnson Controls Inc. is offering a tire-pressure monitoring system called Pressure Safety Information (PSI).
PSI includes a radio-frequency transmitter in each tire, receiver circuitry and in-vehicle electronic display that signals a driver when tire pressure falls.
Loss of tire pressure is indicated with an audible signal or a visual alert message.
Contact: Johnson Controls Inc., Dept. TB, 49200 Halyard Drive, Plymouth, Mich. 48170. Phone: (734) 254-5632. Fax: (734) 254-7999.
Tire pressure gauge
Rooster Products is offering a blinking tire gauge display for use at retail service counters.
The firm said the display can hold up to 26 tire gauges, which can be customized to carry a company's name or logo.
Contact: Rooster Products, Dept. TB, 1957 Thunderbird Drive, Saginaw, Mich. 48609. Phone: (517) 781-5773. Fax: (517) 544-2689.