Lincoln Automotive, a unit of Century Lincoln Service Equipment, has introduced a heavy-duty, three-ton service jack, model W93652.
The company said the W93652 is designed with a heavy-duty frame for durability and a longer chassis to better service light trucks and sport-utility vehicles.
The unit has a "T-type" one-piece handle with a foam handle pad for easier positioning and lifting, and a sealed pump to prevent dirt damage.
The hydraulic unit also is more serviceable than are welded designs, the company said.
Contact: Inquiry Intelligence Systems, Dept. 806-000-007 (TB), 18 North Central, O'Fallon, Mo. 63366.
Safe Shop Tools Inc. has introduced adapters for ArvinMeritor (formerly Rockwell) air disc brakes for the PakPress—a hand-held, hydraulic device for removing and installing studs without removing outboard hubs.
The tool works like a shop press, the company said, reducing the time needed to complete the job from two hours to 30 minutes.
The studs also can be removed without potential damage to the hub from pounding, or to the stud threads from impact wrenches.
The PakPress's pump is designed to accept the fit of a standard air hose and sends 10 tons of air pressure to a hydraulic ram inside the cast steel frame. The tool pushes on the threaded end of the stud, smoothly squeezing it out, and it pushes new studs in by their heads to install them.
Contact: Safe Shop Tools Inc. Phone: 800-327-7639. Fax: 406-721-3545. E-mail: [email protected]
Matco Tools, a Danaher Company, has introduced the Determinator line of hand-held diagnostic tools. The line has eight devices including: ABS reader for anti-lock brake systems, battery/charger analyzer, fuel injection/EGR tester, distributorless-direct ignition system tester and others.
All the units carry a three-year warranty, Matco said, and include comprehensive instructions and accessories for extensive vehicle coverage.
Contact: Matco Tools. Phone: (800) 433-7098. Internet: www.matcotools.com.
OTR tire patch
Rema Tip Top/North America Inc. has introduced an uncured patch program for bias-ply OTR tire repair. The set contains 18 patches with 6- to 24-inch diameter patches and 4- to 22-ply thickness, uncured vulcanizing cement and rope rubber.
The ``RXU'' patches are flexible, the company said, and can be vulcanized in an autoclave or hot mold. The patches also are constructed with a 90-degree angle cord body to match the construction of current OTR tire sizes.
Contact: Rema Tip Top/North America Inc. Phone: (800) 225-REMA (7362) or (201) 768-8100. Fax: (201) 768-0946. Internet: www.rematiptop.com.
S-K Hand Tool Corp. has introduced 11-piece fractional and metric sets of the Facom-brand 40R Series "Rapid-Action" combination wrenches. The open-end design works like a ratchet, S-K said, allowing the user to reposition the wrench without disengaging it from the fastener head.
The jaw design grips the fastener at three points of contact, providing torque from the top jaw and three-point contact rather than at the corner of the fastener. This feature makes the tool more effective on damaged fasteners and where the fastener is hidden from view.
The wrenches are made of cold-forged alloy steel and have a lifetime warranty.
Contact: S-K Hand Tool Corp. Phone: (773) 523-1300. Internet: www.skhandtool.com.
Air Lift Co. has introduced the "Easy Street" program which allows customers to purchase individual parts of a suspension system instead of purchasing the whole system. Air Lift said it is the only suspension manufacturer to offer a program like this.
The company also offers completely integrated systems for mid-60s to early 70s Chevrolet Novas, 1967-72 Chevrolet, 1983-99 two-wheel-drive S-10, 1988-98 Chevrolet one-half ton and 1999 and 2000 Chevrolet Silverado pickup trucks.
Contact: Air Lift. Phone: (800) 248-0892. Internet: www.airliftcompany.com.
Bosal USA Inc. has introduced the "Chameleon" muffler system that features six interchangeable exhaust tips to provide different styles from the same muffler. The tips are interchanged by removing six Allen bolts and each tip provides an integral, gas-tight flange.
Chameleon mufflers are initially being offered in five- and six-inch diameter configurations with vehicle specific systems for the 2000 Ford Focus, 2000 Toyota Celica, 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse and 2000 Mazda Protege.
Contact: Bosal USA Inc. Phone: (800) 631-7271. Fax: (973) 428-8856. Internet: www.bosalusa.com.
Goodtool Automotive Service Tooling and Supplies has published a catalog of tools and supplies for automotive service shops. The 32-page booklet lists tire repair tools, tire repair patches, balancing and alignment tools and brake lathe tips and tooling and other items.
Contact: Goodtool Automotive Service Tooling and Supplies. Phone: (800) 880-7121. Fax: (507) 454-1471. Internet: www-goodtool-online.com.
"Street Rodder" magazine, published by Penguin Putnam Inc., has published "Chassis and Suspension Handbook," a collection of the magazine's articles about chassis and suspension fundamentals and design.
The book costs $17.95 and may be ordered by calling (800) 788-6262, extension 1.
Alcoa Wheel Products has published brochures that detail its new lineup of M/T hot-forged wheels.
The 2000 series literature includes a pocket guide, a fitment guide and a product catalog. The fitment guide provides an alphabetical list of vehicle makes and models with part numbers for compatible wheels and wheel hardware.
The wheels come in 15-, 16- and 17-inch sizes in M/T Challenger and M/T Classic styles.
Contact: Alcoa Wheel Products. Phone: (800) 242-9898. Internet: www.alcoawheels.com.
Snap-on Inc. has launched a full-line on-line catalog of Snap-on tools and equipment for professionals and consumers on the World Wide Web. The e-commerce Web-based catalog contains 14,000 products, Snap-on said, and information for potential franchisees.
The service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and the catalog will be continuously updated to provide accurate information and pricing.
Contact: Snap-on Inc. Phone: (262) 656-5200. Internet: www. snapon.com.
Garage Equipment Supply has introduced a World Wide Web site featuring automotive tools and equipment.
Garage Equipment is a wholesaler offering quantity discounts and free shipping for orders above $200.
Contact: Garage Equipment Supply. Phone: (800) 261-7729. Fax: (805) 525-3946. Internet: www.GESforless.com.
Stellar Industries Inc. has introduced the 904 R4 Rapid Response road rescue service body truck. The 904 R4 is designed for the price-conscious service provider and is competitively priced to similar units in its class, Stellar said. The unit features a 12.5 horsepower gas compressor, a nine-foot long composite fi-berglass and aluminum service body with 52 cubic feet of storage space and a power lift gate with a capacity of 1,300 pounds.
Contact: Stellar Industries Inc. Phone: (641) 923-3741. Fax: (641) 923-2812.