Wallace W. Wade Specialty Tires has released its latest catalog of specialty tires.
In addition to offering specialty tires, the catalog includes point-of-sale advertising items such as banners, tire tags, tire racks and pennants. Other accessories also are included, such as tubes, tire repair materials, tire sealant and tire tools.
Contact: Wallace W. Wade Specialty Tires. Phone: (214) 688-0091. Internet: www.wallacewade.com.
Maxus has unveiled its EX8404 air compressor, designed to produce the highest airflow on the market, the company claimed.
The 7.5 horsepower, 80-gallon vertical unit features an oil-lubricated, two-stage solid cast iron pump. Maxus commercial pumps are guaranteed for up to 15,000 hours, the company said.
The unit operates on a 240-volt current and has a pre-wired magnetic starter for easy installation. The device, which carries a five-year warranty, has a suggested retail price of $1,799.
Contact: Maxus. Phone: (888) 241-5858.
Snap-on Tools Co. has introduced the Rear Parking Assist Tester to check vehicles' backup alarms and rear parking assist devices, which are becoming more popular on newer vehicles.
The tool tests whether individual bumper-mounted sensors are functioning properly. It allows a technician to check the system without removing the bumper or jacking up the vehicle, the company said.
Users hold the handheld tester six inches away from each sensor and press the test button. An alarm sounds if the sensor is operational. A 10-light, colored display shows relative sensor strength and helps minimize misdiagnosing sensors, especially if wax or dirt affects the sensors' performance, the company claimed.
Contact: Snap-on Tools Co. Phone: (877) 762-7662. Internet: www.snapon.com.
Tenneco Automotive has made its Monroe Quick-Struts available for a broad range of passenger vehicle applications.
Introduced in 2003, the Monroe struts include all the components needed for strut replacement in a single, fully-assembled unit. The units are designed to reduce installation time while replacing worn or damaged struts on late-model passenger applications, the company said.
The units include a pre-assembled replacement bearing plate, upper and lower spring isolators, upper spring seat, coil spring, boot kit and a Monroe Sensa-Trac strut.
Contact: Tenneco Automotive. Internet: www.monroe.com.
Parker Hannifin Corp. has introduced its TireSaver nitrogen generator system to the tire-filling market.
The company, which previously provided generators to other industries such as the food and metalworking markets, recently launched its first tire-filling unit.
The wall-mountable systems are designed to produce nitrogen gas from standard compressed air. The membrane-based unit has no moving parts and doesn't require a heater. The unit is shipped with a two-stage system of protective pre-filters and a carbon filter. Four models are available to accommodate service applications from a small repair garage to a large fleet service station, the company said.
Contact: Parker Hannifin Corp. Phone: (800) 343-4048. Internet: www.parkertiresaver.com.
Impact wrenches, drill
Ingersoll-Rand Co., which said it is creating a new family of tools, introduced two cordless impact wrenches and a drill at the Specialty Equipment Market Association trade show in Las Vegas last November.
The 2512K impact wrench, designed for use under the hood and under the dash, has a 3/8-inch drive, a 14.4-volt battery system and delivers 150 foot pounds of torque, said Lloyd Lochstoer, national accounts manager, vehicle services.
It comes in a carrying case with two batteries and a one-hour charger.
Also new is the 2575K cordless drill/driver kit. The drill features a metal gear housing and metal gears, a Jacob's brand keyless chuck, a contoured variable speed trigger and an ergonomic textured grip.
Both tools use the same battery.
Ingersoll-Rand also is offering an aftermarket version of its Thundergun impact wrench, which was developed originally for use by NASCAR racing teams.
This special edition model 232TGTi Thundergun impact wrench features a titanium front end that weighs less and provides greater durability, the company said. The wrench has a 1/2-inch drive, is powered by a seven-vane motor and is distinguished by its bright yellow design.
The Thundergun also features an enhanced twin-hammer impact mechanism for fast removal of frozen bolts, the company said.
Contact: Ingersoll-Rand. Phone: (800)-376-8665. Internet: www.irtools.com.
Snap-on Tools Co. L.L.C. has debuted three swing arm tire changers-models EEWH315A, EEWH316A and EEWH317A-to provide technicians with equipment for mounting a range of tires and rims.
The company claims the new changers feature the most advanced options available to quickly service tires and help increase shop productivity while protecting expensive rims and ensuring operator safety.
Models EEWH315A and 317A deluxe swing arm tire changers are geared for high-volume tire shops servicing a wide range of tire and wheel assemblies. Both feature what Snap-on calls a user-friendly pneumatic bead assist device that uses pneumatic power to depress tire sidewalls during installation and removal for changing low-profile tires, run-flats and other performance tires with extremely stiff sidewalls. No second operator or tire bar is needed, the company noted.
Model EEWH316A, designed for passenger, light truck and motorcycle wheels, handles rims up to 20 inches in diameter for outside clamping, and 22 inches in diameter for inside clamping.
The firm said all of its swing arm tire changers offer several protective features that minimize the chance of damaging wheels during servicing.
Contact: Snap-on Tools Co. L.L.C. Phone: (877) 762-7662. Internet: www.snapon.com.