BROOKSVILLE, Fla. — Equipment Supply Co. (ESCO), a manufacturer of tire-changing tools and accessories, has introduced the HD Stud Kleen, a stud- and wheel-surface cleaner designed for medium- and heavy-duty truck applications.
The new HD Stud Kleen cleans the wheel and hub mating surface and studs, allowing for accurate torque and preventing potential vibrations and seized rims.
The HD Stud Kleen tool accommodates stud sizes up to 3/4 inch and 22mm and is specifically designed to fit over the stud on a truck hub. It is designed to clean corrosion and rust from the mating surface and is compatible with ½-inch air impact wrenches.
"After successfully launching the original Stud Kleen for passenger vehicles in 2019, we quickly realized a need in the industry for a similar type product in the truck market," ESCO President Steve Dyer said.
"The HD Stud Kleen is a powerful air tool accessory far more efficient and effective than a wire brush or grinder."
The HD Stud Kleen's cleaning pads are constructed from a dense abrasive material, specifically designed for heavy-duty applications and has the ability to clean up to 200 hubs using a single unit, the company said.
Units are made in the U.S. and sold individually.