Snap-on Tools Co. has launched a line of tool storage products aimed at young adults.
Dubbed the ``Rad Pak'' line of KRA tool storage units, the products are available in vibrant hues, including ``Gloss Black,'' ``Eye-blinding Orange'' and ``Furious Lime Green.''
Snap-on said the tool units have double-wall construction and two full-sized layers of steel for strength, durability and finish. The units feature a ``Lock n' roll'' system that prevents drawers from drifting open. Each 40-inch-wide roll cab has seven drawers and 15,000 cubic inches of storage space. Additional capacity can be added.
Contact: Snap-on Tools Co. Phone: (877) 762-7662. Internet: www.snapon.com.
Rotary Lift has increased the capacity of its two-post lift to 10,000 pounds to accommodate heavier vehicles.
The A10i model previously had a capacity of 9,000 pounds, the company said. The unit is available in asymmetrical and symmetrical designs. The asymmetrical configuration puts the center of gravity in line with the load on the columns for safety, allowing the doors of a passenger car to be opened. The units also feature Rotary Lift's inbay technology, which includes the electronic controls and information functions to use the lift.
Contact: Rotary Lift. Phone: (800) 445-5438. Internet: www.rotarylift.com.
Castrol Consumer North America is now offering its Syntec SAE 5W-40 motor oil in bulk, drums, cases and quarts.
Castrol claims the synthetic oil provides greater protection for high performance engines, specifically BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen.
Contact: Castrol. Phone: (888) 227-8765. Internet: www.castrolusa.com.
JohnDow Industries Inc. has introduced a portable oil drain dubbed the ``Crew Chief.''
The 22-gallon oil change station (Model JDI-22DCX), designed for high-volume automotive service facilities, is made of high-impact polypropylene. It includes a built-in filter drain that holds about five standard oil filters; a molded tool pocket; a 16-inch plastic funnel; 10-inch rear wheels and 4-inch front castors; a level indicator; and a gravity drain valve.
Contact: JohnDow Industries. Phone: (800) 433-0708; fax: (330) 753-6419. Internet: www.johndow.com.
Alcoa Wheel and Forged Products has compiled a new catalog featuring new wheel styles, more sizes and updated fitment charts.
The company said its ``Wheel Specification and Fitment Guide'' also features one-piece forged aluminum wheels for pickups, sport-utility vehicles, recreational vehicles and motor homes. Magnum wheels-featuring milled accent lines and triangular hand holes with curved corners-appear for the first time in the catalog, and are exclusive to Alcoa.
Contact: Alcoa Wheel and Forged Products. Phone: (800) 242-9898. Internet: www.alcoawheels.com.
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The Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) of the American Trucking Associations has unveiled its full-color ``Radial Tire Conditions Analysis Guide'' for fleet managers and tire professionals.
TMC said the guide contains detailed, expert descriptions of known tire failures and service conditions on both new tires and retreads. Some problems covered in the guide include diagonal wear, irregular wear, sidewall separations, zipper failures and shoulder wear. The publication also offers suggestions on how to correct the problems.
The council also publishes the ``User's Guide to Wheels & Rims'' for medium- and heavy-duty wheels and rims. It offers maintenance practices that meet U.S. Department of Transportation regulations.
Contact: The Technology and Maintenance Council. Phone: (703) 838-1763.
Arnco is offering a one-piece lid design for its five-gallon pail of ReSeal Tire Sealant and Conditioner with Kevlar fiber.
The liquid formula is pumped into the tire through the valve stem, and the pump can now be attached to the lid by simply unscrewing and removing the protective cap, Arnco said. Previously, users had to remove and replace the lid to connect the pump.
Arnco said the sealant is effective on off-the-road or non-highway tires, including farm vehicles, all-terrain vehicles, gardening equipment, golf carts and construction equipment.
Contact: Arnco. Phone: (800) 432-3377. Internet: www.arnconet.com.
Snap-on Tools Co. has introduced TechWrench, an electronic torque wrench designed to allow automotive service technicians to quickly adjust settings.
The tool is accurate up to 2 percent clockwise and 4 percent counterclockwise, Snap-on said.
Four separate operating buttons allow a technician to select the appropriate amount of torque needed for various applications, the company said. Available torque ranges include five to 100-ft.-lbs. A digital display indicates the amount of torque selected. The unit also vibrates and emits a beep to alert the technician to stop pulling. The unit then displays the amount of actual torque achieved, Snap-on said.
Contact: Snap-on Tools Co. Phone: (877) 762-7662. Internet: www. snapon.com.