Tire Protectant Meguiar's Inc. has introduced Gold Class Endurance tire protectant gel.
The company said this product will prevent tires from cracking, fading and turning brown and protects against sunlight damage.
Meguiar's said one bottle of the product can treat a vehicle's tires eight times—for about $1 per treatment.
Contact: Meguiar's Inc. Phone: (800) 347-5700. Internet: www.meguiars.com.
SPX Corp.'s OTC Electronic Diagnostic Products Division has introduced a next-generation diagnostic scanner called "Genisys."
The device can be a gas analyzer, scope or meter depending on the module the technician uses.
Genisys relies on a Motorola PowerPC processor. On-board software updates—said to take from two to three minutes—can be performed via its serial port, USB RJ-45 jack or infrared wireless. Power comes from internal battery, the vehicle or AC.
Genisys is priced at about $2,800 (before factory incentives or trade-ins).
Contact: SPX Corp., Phone: (800) 533-6127. Fax: (800) 283-8665.
Stellar Industries Inc. has introduced the 2200 MP Ag tire truck, designed to service the agricultural, fleet and off-the-road markets.
The all-aluminum service body has 56 cubic feet of storage space and an 11-foot-long body for carrying tires.
The unit's knuckleboom crane can lift 2,200 pounds to a 10-foot height and may be operated by a radio remote control, the company said. It also has a direct driven hydraulic drive compressor at the base with 46 cfm and 175 psi output.
The 2200 is also equipped with a 400-gallon calcium chloride tank operated by the Stellar Hydrafill System for convenient tank cleaning.
Contact: Stellar Industries Inc., Phone: (515) 923-3741. Fax: (515) 923-2812. E-mail: [email protected] Internet: www.stellar-industries.com.
Rim Clean Inc. has introduced Rim Clean, a machine for cleaning debris from the bead surface on the rim.
Rim Clean contains a 7-inch industrial grinder, a 7-inch wire wheel and a vacuum system to dislodge and remove rust, dust and other substances that prevent an air-tight seal once the tire is mounted.
The company said Rim Clean attaches to most rim clamp tire machines and is designed to clean the rim at the correct angle in about one minute as part of the tire changing process.
Contact: Rim Clean Inc., Phone: (612) 586-7943.
Ken-Tool has introduced two tire irons, model T45A-2000 (#34643) and model T45A-2000K (#34644) for mounting and demounting tubeless tires in most truck, agricultural and bus sizes without damaging the bead.
Ken-Tool said model T45A-2000 has a special design feature to lift the bead over the rim with less effort.
Contact: Ken-Tool, Phone: (330) 535-7177. Fax: (800) 872-4929.
Fluid Transfer Pump
Prism Enterprises Inc. has introduced the Mityvac (P/N 7240) Fluid Transfer Pump. This unit can be used to transfer fluids such as oil, transmission fluid or water from one container to another. And it can also be used to inflate items such as sports balls and bicycle tires.
Contact: Prism Enterprises Inc., Phone: (210) 520-8051. Fax: (210) 520-8039.
Pennzoil-Quaker State Co. has introduced two motor oils—Synthetic and Synthetic Blend.
Both products feature Pennzane, a lubricant that was developed in the mid-1980s for the extreme environment of space. Available in 5W-30 or 10W-30 viscosity, Pennzoil Synthetic, carries a retail price of about $4.30 a quart.
Contact: Pennzoil-Quaker State Co. Phone: (713) 546-4000. Internet: www.pennzoil.com.
KW Products has introduced the Kwik-Way Lightning Lathe, which the company said is nearly twice as fast as any other brake lathe, capable of cutting automotive and light truck drums in less than one minute.
The Kwik-Way's one-cut finish technology is guaranteed to provide an original equipment recommended finish, regardless of depth.
Contact: Kwik-Way, Phone: (800) 553-5953.