Mighty Distributing has introduced the Mighty System XL Series 3000 line of heavy-duty brake friction products.
The Series 3000 SUV products, formulated for heavier sport-utility vehicles, features "application-specific friction formulas," the company said, and integrally molded lining attachments to prevent pad-rotor separation. The pads also are shimmed, chamfered and slotted for smooth, quiet performance, the company said.
The new line is designed for severe duty applications such as tow vehicles and fleets. Mighty said tests indicate these products provide better stopping power and fade resistance than original equipment parts.
Contact: Mighty Auto Parts. Phone: (800) 829-3900. Internet: www.mightyautoparts.com.
Branick Industries Inc. has introduced the Model 8510 Stationary Pad Lift and the Model 8520 Portable Pad Lift, both with electric/hydraulic power units and 6,000-pound capacities.
The lifts feature 1.5-inch spacers as standard equipment and have three-inch spacers available as an option. The stationary model does not require bolting to the floor.
Contact: Branick Industries Inc. Phone: (800) 437-4394. Fax: (701) 281-5900. Internet: www.branick.com.
Mining tire monitor
Fuller Brothers Inc. has introduced the TAS Giant Tire Monitoring System for vehicles shod with mining tires.
The unit furnishes accurate tire pressure and temperature information to a receiver in the vehicle cab, hand-held data capture units and/or a station receiver that can monitor data from a fleet of vehicles, the company said.
A telemetry radio subsystem is mounted inside the tire-wheel assembly to collect air pressure and temperature data and transmit it to receiver equipment. The package, featuring TAS Analysis Software, provides a comprehensive collection of data which can provide custom reports for more efficient tire management.
Contact: Fuller Brothers Inc. Phone: (800) 547-7785. Fax: (503) 657-0528. Internet: www.fullerbros.com.
Husky Liners has introduced a line of custom molded mud guards to offer protection from mud, rocks and tar for all "dually" Chevrolet pickup trucks.
Available with a paintable black finish, the liners are sold in pairs and include mounting hardware and instructions.
Contact: Winfield Consumer Products Inc. Phone: (800) 344-8759. Fax: (316) 221-7423. Internet: www: huskyliners.com.
Wheel safety bands
Tyron Automotive Group Ltd. has introduced the Tyron Wheel Safety Band—designed to allow a driver to maintain control of a vehicle after a tire blowout.
The band fits in the rim's wheel well and prevents the tire from "flailing" about inside the well after a blowout, Tyron said, and also prevents damage to custom wheels. The damaged tire stays in place and provides a cushion for the wheel, allowing the vehicle to be driven to safety, Tyron said.
A set of bands, at about $300, costs less than a single run-flat tire, the company said, and can be easily installed or removed by any tire shop.
Contact: RunflatAmerica. Phone: (818) 506-6533. Internet: www.tyron-group.com.
BG Products Inc. has introduced the BG CT2 Coolant Transfusion System designed to perform coolant transfusions and exchanges.
The system includes two detachable wands for getting fluid in and out of the radiator and overflow bottle and a specially modified radiator hose adapter set.
The BG CT2 features two translucent six-gallon tanks for holding new and used coolant. It can perform coolant transfusion on most vehicles without running the engine, avoiding intermixing of new and used coolant caused by the opening and closing of the thermostat on an operating engine.
Contact: BG Products Inc. Phone: (800) 961-6228. Fax: (316) 265-1082. Internet: www.bgprod.com.
Hannay Reels now offers reels with hose and hose stops in complete or custom packages, with low-, medium- and high-pressure models.
Grease and lube reels are available with a capacity of up to 5000 psi.
For welding, Hannay also offers an oxygen/acetylene package with twin hoses and ball stop.
Contact: Hannay Reels. Phone: (877) 467-3357. Fax: (800) 733-5464. E-mail: [email protected] Internet: www.hannay.com.
Snap-on Tools Co. has introduced the MicroVAT (EECS304A) hand-held diagnostic electrical system tester, which can produce battery test results within five seconds and perform a comprehensive electrical system test within one minute.
The MicroVAT also can test batteries discharged to as little as one volt, nearly eliminating the time-consuming need to charge a battery before testing, Snap-on said.
The unit has only three controls and may be operated with one hand. The LCD screen displays results that may be stored by the unit, downloaded to a personal computer or printed through an optional wireless printer.
Contact: Snap-on Tools Co. Phone: (414) 656-5200.
Air Lift Co. and Road Surfer Inc. have teamed to introduce the "Easy Street" line of pneumatic sport suspension systems for sport trucks, performance vehicles and street rods.
Easy Street systems feature fingertip controls, in-dash gauges for the air compressor and a remote unit that can control the air flow from as far as 300 feet away, according to the company.
The Easy Street line is available for selected-model-year Chevrolet and GMC pickup trucks and cars
The company said there are plans to expand the product line beyond those fitments.
Contact: Air Lift Co. Phone: (800) 248-0892. Internet: www.airliftcompany.com.
Grease gun adapter
Century Lincoln Service Equipment has introduced the Guardian G222 quick-connect flexible extension adapter that can be used with grease guns with rigid extensions.
The adapter aids delivery of lubricant to hard to reach grease fittings, the company said. The extension assembly includes a quick-connect adapter, flexible extension with spring guard and a hydraulic coupler.
Contact: Inquiry Intelligence Systems, Dept. 443482-TB, 18 North Central, O'Fallon, Mo. 63366.
ACDelco has introduced the Duraguard Silver oil filter with a synthetic cellulose blend media.
According to a test approved by the Society of American Engineers, the filter has a 98-percent efficiency rating at removing 15- to 20-micron particles. It also features a Teflon-coated gasket for easier installation and removal and leak protection, the company said.
Contact: ACDelco. Internet: www.ACDelco.com.
White Industries has published a 36-page catalog that features about 30 new products and more than 200 additional products that are cross-indexed by product number.
The catalog—which also can be downloaded from the company's Web site—lists White's full line of air conditioning, coolant and transmission exchange equipment and related accessories. The publication's new tabbed design aids in the quicker location of specific products, according to the company.
Contact: White Industries. Phone: (800) 673-2827. Internet:www. whiteac.com.
Ken-Tool has published its first-ever full-color catalog.
Among the 18-page publication's products are the company's lines of lug wrenches, tire mounting and demounting tools and inflation cages. It also features 16 new tire and wheel service tools.
Contact: Ken-Tool. Phone: 330-252-1942. E-mail: [email protected]
Stellar Industries Inc. is offering a new tool catalog.
According to the company, the publication includes hydraulic tools specifically designed for the application of mounting and demounting tires, such as air and hydraulic pumps, beadbreakers, hydraulic rams, electronic speed controls, bead hooks, tire sling, flange ring puller and two-way push bars.
The tools are available for individual purchase or as packages available to the farm, fleet or off-the-road tire service industry.
Contact: Stellar Industries Inc. Phone: (800) 321-3741. Internet: www.stellar-industries.com.
The Timken Co. has published a comprehensive 35-page catalog for heavy-duty wheel bearing applications covering more than 30 years of truck and trailer wheel bearings.
Contact: Timken Co. Phone: (877) 846-5361.Internet: www.timken.com.