Bend-Pak/Ranger has introduced the model SP-8F flush mount drive-over lift.
The unit, with a capacity of 8,000 pounds, takes up less floor space than conventional two-post styles, the company said.
The SP-8F features pneumatic multi-position safety locks, equalization torsion bar to maintain platform level, an open center for clear, unobstructed access and user-friendly controls and foot guards.
Contact: Bend-Pak/Ranger. Phone: (800) 253-2363. Fax: (805) 933-9160. Internet: www.rangerproducts.com.
OTC, a division of SPX Corp., has introduced the Genisys' diagnostics troubleshooter.
It features a 4.62523.5-inch color display screen that can graph up to three items on a single screen and save up to 25 recorded events.
Genisys has "scroll and click" menu navigation, OTC said, with the directional control button located in the center. It displays a picture of the correct cable needed for each test and can print test results to a wireless printer upon completion of a job.
The unit provides diagnostic support to troubleshoot 1979-99 Ford, 1980-99 General Motors Corp. and 1983-99 DaimlerChrysler A.G. vehicles.
Contact: OTC. Phone: (800) 533-6127. Fax: (800) 283-8665.
BG Products Inc. has introduced the "Big Dawg" high capacity power flush and fluid exchange system for use in servicing automatic transmissions.
The Big Dawg cleans all internal transmission components, BG Products said, and can exchange fluid at a rate of 17 gallons at 280 psi in under two minutes.
The system can be used in transmission service of vehicles ranging in size from compact cars to Class 6 trucks such as buses and fire trucks.
Contact: BG Products Inc. (800) 961-6228. Fax: (316) 265-1082. Internet: www.bgprod.com.
Snap-on Technologies Inc. is offering the IM 6100, an updated model of its one-half-inch impact wrench.
The wrench—which the company claims has the industry's only muffler bypass system—features an ergonomically-designed handle, a large selector knob and can be operated in either open or quiet mode.
In the more-powerful open mode, the unit provides 625 ft./lbs. of torque. The chemical-resistant handle helps protect a technician's hand from heat and vibration, Snap-on said, while the aluminum housing reduces weight and increases durability.
Contact: Snap-on Technologies Inc. Phone: (414) 656-5200.
Bosal USA Inc. is offering the Bosal 304 brand of exhaust systems for sport compacts and light trucks.
Bosal claims the products will increase engine breathing efficiency, horsepower and torque. The company said tests indicate a 5- to 8-percent increase in engine output with the systems.
Made of stainless steel and polished to a "mirror finish," Bosal 304 systems are currently available for the Ford Focus, 2000 Toyota Celica and the 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse. Bosal said systems to fit other sport compacts and light trucks are under development.
Contact: Bosal USA Inc. Phone: (800) 631-7271. Fax: (973) 428-8856.
Group 31 Inc. has introduced a tire patch made from Kevlar'—the material manufactured by DuPont Inc. that is used in bullet-proof vests.
Patch material made with Kevlar is stronger than steel and more flexible, Group 31 said, making it easier for tire technicians to install.
Repairs on large truck tires made with the Kevlar patch have less bulging, the company said, allowing truckers to have more confidence in the repaired tire.
Contact: Group 31 Inc. Phone: (740) 498-8324. Fax: (740) 498-8325. E-mail: [email protected] Internet: www.31inc.com.
Safe Shop Tools Inc. has rolled out the Tweel Handler 2000, an updated version of its product that allows technicians to remove, install and transport truck tire and wheel assemblies.
The Tweel Handler has a built-in racheting jack with up to 26 inches of vertical travel. It features a U-shaped chassis to allow users to get closer to the work area, Safe Shop said, and three heavy-duty ball-bearing wheels mounted on ball-bearing swivel casters for improved mobility.
The tire cradle is mounted on three rollers so a tire can be rotated with one hand.
Contact: Safe Shop Tools Inc. Phone: (800) 327-7639. Fax: (406) 721-3545.
Raytek Corp. has introduced an enhanced line of its ST series non-contact thermometers.
The company said advancements include improved optics for accurate measurements from greater distances; expanded temperature ranges; rubber overmolding for greater durability; improved sighting system and enhanced data storage on the ST60 and ST80 models.
The ST-series thermometers have better than 1 percent accuracy, backlit display, low battery indicator, automatic off and hold display for seven seconds, Raytek said.
Contact: Raytek Corp. Phone: (800) 866-5478 or (831) 458-1157. Internet: www.raytek.com.
John Dow Industries Inc. has introduced two models of fluid evacuators to extract used oil or other fluids from a vehicle.
The fluid extractors—which have a six- or 20-gallon capacities and come with a 10-foot hose—are connected to the shop's air source, charged, then are ready to use. Once fluid is evacuated, the unit may be recharged to pump the waste fluid into a proper vessel for disposal.
Contact: John Dow Industries Inc. Phone (800) 433-0708. Fax: (330) 753-6419. E-mail: [email protected] Internet: www.johndow.com.
Kaeser Compressors Inc. has improved its line of packaged compressor systems, now available with one or two rotary screw air compressors of up to 40 h.p.
The units feature Kaeser's "Sigma" control system, standard enclosure for quiet operation and a CFC-free dryer with a no-loss drain trap and easy access for maintenance.
Filter packages can be adapted for a variety of air quality levels, from shop air to instrument quality, Kaeser said.
Contact: Kaeser Compressors Inc. Phone: (800) 777-7873. Fax: (540) 898-5520. Internet: www.kaeser.com.