Modern Tire Dealer

JAN 2019

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M T D J a n u a r y 2 0 1 9 78 P r o d u c t s Midtronics has a new battery and electrical system analyzer The new CPX-900 Battery and Electrical Analyzer from Midtronics evaluates reserve capacity, a measure of a battery's ability to sustain the electrical loads required by a vehicle over time. Midtronics says the CPX-900 is built with integrated Wi-Fi, which enables easy sharing of battery test results with customers via email. Cloud-based storage of bat- tery testing data and analytical reporting is available with a subscription to the Midtronics Battery Management Informa- tion System (BMIS). The clamp cables and the optional built-in printer module are both field-replaceable, resulting in less tool maintenance downtime. MIDTRONICS INC. Ranger LS43B balancer pinpoints wheel weight locations The LS43B wheel balancer by Ranger is designed to optimize wheel weight placements with BendPak's Laser-Spot technology. BendPak says the laser line clearly indicates outboard and inboard weight place- ments for balances within hundredths of an ounce. The Ranger LS43B handles wheels up to 43 inches in diameter. BendPak says average cycle time is just seven seconds, making it one of the fastest balancing machines ever built. Exclusive 3D Quick-Touch Laser- Spot technology pinpoints the locations where opera- tors should place the minimal amount of weight that achieves a perfect balance at the 6 o'clock position. BENDPAK INC. Raybestos expands caliper coverage Brake Parts has added part numbers to its premium Element3 new plated brake cali- pers and Raybestos R-Line remanufactured calipers, expanding coverage for popular domestic and import nameplate applications. The company says that with 100% new components, no core return and lower warranty rates, Raybestos Element3 new plated calipers provide hassle-free installation and optimal performance. Raybestos R-Line plated calipers are premium quality, remanufactured calipers designed to func- tion and fit like OE and deliver continued functionality and high-quality appearance through an extended life. BRAKE PARTS INC. Greenball introduces Centennial Navpoint HTX The new Centennial Navpoint HTX from Greenball is a versatile all-season tire for light trucks and sport utility vehicles (SUVs). Designed as a superior highway terrain tire, the Navpoint HTX is prepared to take on adverse weather or road conditions while providing a smooth and comfortable ride on clear, weather-free roadways, according to Greenball. Performance siping allows the tread lugs to flex and expand for greater road contact and responsiveness. The Centennial Navpoint HTX will be available in spring 2019. Visit the company's website for more information and sizes. Greenball Corp. Drive-over tread depth tool measures edge wear Hunter Engineering has released its next-generation drive-over tire tread depth measuring tool, Quick Tread Edge. Edge wear detection capability is a new feature that provides a greater analysis of overall tire condi- tion. The company says Quick Tread Edge enables service providers to better identify tire wear on the "edge" of every tire to provide a complete summary of a tire's overall tread depth for customers. Quick Tread Edge can be installed as a standalone unit with two mounting options or integrated in a flush mount configura- tion with the Quick Check Drive touchless alignment inspection system. HUNTER ENGINEERING CO. Ford adds Motorcraft remanufactured 3.5L gas turbochargers Ford Motor has added 3.5L remanufactured gas turbochargers to its Motorcraft product line. The vehicles covered are F-150, Super Duty, Transit, Expedition and Naviga- tor. The company says they are the only Ford-approved turbochargers available for Ford and Lincoln applications. Motorcraft 3.5L remanufactured gas turbochargers are competitively priced and feature an OEM-quality balancing process to help minimize noise and vibration. Motorcraft 3.5L remanufactured gas turbochargers are packaged with all necessary gaskets for ease of installation. FORD MOTOR CO.

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