Modern Tire Dealer

NOV 2018

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M T D N o v e m b e r 2 0 1 8 100 P r o d u c t s New Hercules Avalanche RT winter tire is studdable The new Avalanche RT from Hercules Tire and Rubber is a studdable winter tire for passenger and crossover util- ity vehicles. Features include a dynamic cold weather compound for maneuverability and responsive handling, a multi-pitched directional tread pattern with 60% more sipes than the predecessor tire, sawtooth grooves that hold snow in the tread to provide critical snow-on-snow traction, and small ribs in the buttress that bite into deep snow and slush. The Avalanche RT is certified with the 3-Peak Mountain Snowflake designation and is avail- able in 41 sizes from 14 inches to 18 inches. HERCULES TIRE AND RUBBER CO. www.herculestire.com Ford releases Omnicraft fuel delivery modules and pump kits Ford Motor Co. has added fuel delivery modules and pump kits to its Omnicraft brand of replacement parts for non-Ford/ Lincoln vehicle repairs. Features include high-efficiency turbine or gerotor-style pumps for positive displacement applica- tions, over-molded armatures to help increase performance and resist corrosion (not applicable to all pumps); flex-fuel compatibility as needed by application and carbon commutators for E85 applica- tions. In-tank location helps minimize noise and vibration. The fuel delivery module sensors include corrosion-resistant noble metal sensor cards. FORD MOTOR CO. www.omnicraftautoparts.com Ingersoll Rand has new 1-inch pneumatic impact wrench The new 2850Max D-Handle 1-inch impact wrench from Ingersoll Rand is available with a 6-inch anvil or standard anvil and accom- modates a wide variety of heavy mechanical automotive applications. The company says three unique features of the 2850Max give it a high power-to-weight ratio and help reduce operator fatigue when performing maintenance on large vehicles: a weight of 21.5 pounds; 2,100 foot pounds of maximum reverse torque; and a 360-degree adjustable side handle with an ergonomic grip. INGERSOLL RAND PLC www.ingersollrandproducts.com JS Products adds Steelman light with a 40-foot cord The new Steelman 99761 Slim Lite with 40-foot retractable metal cord reel kit is designed for automotive repair shops and heavy-duty truck repair shops. JS Products says the glass- filled nylon Slim Lite body is ideal for narrow and hard-to-reach places. The low voltage Slim Lite produces 500 lumens of usable light with 16 LED (light emitting diodes) while only consuming 3 watts of power. The kit comes complete with hardware for ceiling or wall mount, and a low voltage power adapter. JS PRODUCTS INC. www.steelmantools.com Tire Profiles updates drive-over diagnostic system Tire Profiles has released an update to its non-stop, drive-over laser-based tire and alignment diagnostic system. New features for TreadSpec 2.0 include a durable, composite construction that won't be affected by the harsh environmental conditions found in service drives and repair shops. In addition, the new design has a lower profile on the above-ground version that is easier for customers to drive over and will enhance any service drive with its futuristic look, according to the company. TreadSpec 2.0 also features a patent-pending system to deflect water away from the system, reducing or eliminating the need for cleaning. TIRE PROFILES LLC www.tireprofiles.com Gaither Tool unveils mobile tire servicing unit Gaither Tool Co.'s new E-Cube is a mobile tire servicing platform designed as a single compact unit that does not require a generator. The company says E-Cube is not a direct replacement for traditional garages and car workshops. The E-Cube's compact size enables technicians to work in an upright position and inside their vehicle. The E-Cube has no generator, which eliminates noise and smoke, creating an environmen- tally friendly alternative for the mobile tire servicing market. The E-Cube accommo- dates tire sizes from 10 inches to 24 inches. GAITHER TOOL CO. INC. www.gaithertool.com

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