Safety Products Inc. has introduced Trailer Guardian, aimed at improving trailer safety and security.
The system is designed to prevent accidental decoupling and theft. Three models include a single arm, dual arm and equalizer, with an anti-theft lock. The device also can lock and secure a trailer on the tow vehicle ball mount.
Contact: Safety Products Inc. Phone: (800) 861-7416. Internet: www.trailerguardian.com.
2Kool Technologies has introduced a remote control system for 12-volt lighting, accessories and audio systems for various vehicles.
The system, which can be used in cars, trucks, boats, ATVs and snowmobiles, allows receiver installation anywhere the user can tap into a power source.
A nine-button remote keypad controls up to eight zones or functions plus an off button for the entire system. The keypad also is programmable so a user can create a unique ``show'' for a street vehicle. The system retails for $149.99.
Contact: 2Kool Technologies. Phone: (877) 872-5665. Internet: www.2kooltech.com.
SAS Safety Corp. has introduced its PawZ Nitrile-Coated Gloves to offer protection from oils, chemicals, cuts and abrasions.
The gloves-available in five sizes-are designed to fit snugly for sensitivity and provide superior grip, according to the company.
They are available in either black or gray 15-gauge seamless nylon knit shell with black Nitrile palm coat. The gloves also are available in a 13-gauge seamless Kevlar knit shell.
Contact: SAS Safety Corp. Phone: (800) 262-0200. Internet: www.sassafety.com.
Snap-on Tools Co. has developed the Versavolt Cordless Air Compressor, which allows users to take the device beyond the reach of an outlet.
The battery-powered air compressor eliminates the need for multiple lines of air or external tanks when inflating vehicle tires and other inflatable objects, the company said. The device includes a 3.5-foot inflation hose so the operator can freely maneuver around the object to be inflated.
The compressor, which weighs 1.8 pounds, can inflate most sport-utility vehicle tires in less than six minutes, the company claimed.
An 18-volt battery pack can inflate four SUV tires to 32 psi in less than 18 minutes. Snap-on said a 12-volt DC vehicle adapter also can serve as an alternate power source when batteries run low.
The battery packs and adapters are not included but can be purchased separately.
The unit produces 0.7 cubic feet of pressure per minute at 32 psi and is capable of producing a maximum of 90 psi.
The device also features an inflation gauge, rubber feet for stability and a built-in light.
Contact: Snap-on Tools Co. Phone: (877) 762-7662. Internet: www.snapon.com.
Tire Service Equipment Mfg. Co. Inc. has released its WC-10 Portable Wheel Cleaner, a hand-held cleaner designed to brush scale and rust buildup from wheels.
The device is for use in the bead seat and wheel flange areas of steel and aluminum passenger and light truck wheels. The company said the tool is compact, lightweight and safe to use.
The main head of the unit, made of cast aluminum, swivels to follow around the wheel flange, and the wheel does not need to be rotating.
The wire brush cleans both the bead seat and the wheel flange at the same time.
A cast head serves as a protector for the user, and nylon guards maintain proper wheel position, the company said.
Contact: Tire Service Equipment. Phone: (800) 223-4540. Internet: www.tsissg.com.
Tire pressure unit
Advantage PressurePro L.L.C. has developed its PressurePro Tire Pressure Monitoring System for cars, recreational vehicles, buses, trucks and towed vehicles.
The external monitoring unit offers readings from one through 34 tire positions for tires up to 150 psi. Small sensors are screwed into the valve stems, and the monitor plugs into the power accessory in the vehicle. The unit does not require tools for installation.
The device displays current tire pressures and alerts at two low-pressure levels, when tire pressures fall by 12.5 percent and again at 25 percent.
Contact: Advantage PressurePro. Phone: (800) 959-3505. Internet: www.advantagepressurepro.com.
Tire Service Equipment Mfg. Co. Inc. recently launched its nitrogen generator.
The company is producing three nitrogen generating systems, 6CFM, 12CFM and 18CFM, for any size tire operation. Each unit comes with a 30-gallon nitrogen storage tank. Larger tanks are available in 60-gallon, 120-gallon and 240-gallon capacities.
The unit is easy to install using existing compressor and air lines, the company said.
Purported benefits of nitrogen include less air loss resulting in safer driving conditions and more consistent tire pressure; reduced corrosion of rims, interlinings, belts or air pressure monitoring devices.
Contact: Tire Service Equipment Mfg. Co. Inc. Phone: (800) 223-4540. Internet: www.tsissg.com.