Tools & Equipment

Swisstrax Signs Licensing Agreement with John Deere

INDIO, CA – Oct. 28, 2015 – Swisstrax®, the leading manufacturer and distributor of modular flooring tiles, announces their new licensing agreement with John Deere, a leading manufacturer dedicated to those who are linked to the land – farmers and ranchers, landowners, builders, and loggers. New Swisstrax product offerings will reflect John Deere’s iconic logo and brand colors.

Swisstrax Vice-President of Operations, Jesse Stolp, said, “I grew up in the plains of South Dakota and spent the first 22 years of my life there. To be associated with one of the world’s most recognized brands is humbling and a great honor for Swisstrax.”

Race Ramps Introduces New 72 Inch 2-Stage Incline Ramps

ESCANABA, MI - Oct. 28, 2015 - Race Ramps, manufactured by Brute Technologies, introduces their new 72 Inch 2-Stage Incline Ramps (RR-72-2) which will make its debut at the SEMA Show (Central Hall Booth #21227). Entered into the SEMA Show’s New Product Showcase, the 72 Inch 2-Stage Incline Ramps combine the versatility of their 56 Inch 2-Piece Service Ramps (RR-56-2) with its supplemental Extenders (RR-EX-12) for ultra-low clearance vehicles into a single product.

The 72 Inch 2-Stage Incline Ramps are designed to eliminate the need for extenders as the elongated design of the ramp has made the accommodation. The ramps measure 72” L x 12” W x 8” H and accommodate tire widths up to 10” and supports 3,000 lbs. per set. The new ramp design reduces the approach angle to 6.8-degrees. Once a vehicle is loaded, the 2-piece design allows for the ramp portion to be removed, providing more side access.

See How Rotary Lift Two-Post TRIO™ Arms Make Lifting Vehicles Easier at SEMA Show

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See How Rotary Lift Two-Post TRIO™ Arms Make Lifting Vehicles Easier at SEMA Show

New arm design is one of many lift innovations that will be on display

Madison, Ind. (Oct. 28, 2015) – SEMA Show attendees can see firsthand how easy it is to set up Rotary Lift’s new SPOA10TRIO two-post lift with exclusive TRIO™ Arms. Introduced in September, the lift’s new arms feature a proprietary three-stage design in a two-piece package that reduces the amount of telescoping needed to engage a vehicle’s pick-up points. The new arms accept three types of Rotary Lift adapters, so technicians can choose the right style for any application.

The SPOA10TRIO lift will be on display in Rotary Lift booth #10239 in the North Hall Tools & Equipment section at the SEMA Show, which takes place Nov. 3-6 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Rick Dore to Sign Autographs at Atlas Copco Compressors Booth #10209 during SEMA 2015

Rick Dore, custom car builder, television personality and owner of Rick Dore Kustoms, will sign autographs at the Atlas Copco Compressors booth No. 10209 during the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show 2015, one of the premier automotive specialty products trade shows taking place from Nov. 4-7 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Dore will sign autographs on Wednesday, Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1 to 3 p.m.

Rick Dore is the co-host of the Discovery Channel reality series Rusted Development, formerly known as Lords of the Car Hoards. The show follows Dore and co-host Chuck Palumbo, a retired WWE wrestler and mechanic, as they rescue legendary cars from car hoarders and refurbish them into one-of-a-kind dream cars. The show’s body shop is powered by an Atlas Copco GA 7-37 VSD+ oil-injected, oil-cooled rotary screw compressor, an energy efficient and compact air compressor with low noise levels.

CDS unveils the asTech2™ at this year’s SEMA show

Plano, TX. Oct 28, 2015 – Today, CDS announced the upcoming release of the next generation asTech2™ diagnostic tool. With the addition of Subaru, Volvo, Jaguar, Land Rover, Kia and Hyundai, the new asTech2™ device, which begins shipping in early 2016, will cover nearly all makes and models, 2008 and newer. In addition to launching a new mobile app, the company also added new features that include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capability. SEMA show attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the product and pre-order the asTech2™ at the Company’s Booth #15407. The next generation asTech2™ will also be on display in SEMA’s new product showcase, as well as the I-CAR booth #10873.

Chicago Pneumatic unveils light weight ultra-compact butterfly impact wrench for vehicle service

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Chicago Pneumatic has launched a new butterfly impact wrench as part of its new series of ultra-compact vehicle service air tools. The wrench is the lightest tool of its type on the market and 15% smaller than its predecessor, which means it offers mechanics and vehicle service professionals’ unrivalled access and manoeuvrability in tight spaces. The mini butterfly impact wrench has been added to Chicago Pneumatic’s portfolio in response to user demand for smaller, lighter tools and is the perfect tool for transmission and engine repair works, body panels, oil pans, ignitions, motorcycle repair and vehicle seats.

The CP7711/21 butterfly ultra-compact ¼” and 3/8” wrench weighs just 1.16lbs (0.53kg) and delivers 80 ft-lbs (110Nm) of maximum torque in reverse, giving an unsurpassed power to weight ratio. As a result, users can be sure the wrench will easily remove or tighten fasteners in the most difficult-to-reach applications.

New ergonomic impact wrenches for heavy vehicle service applications

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Chicago Pneumatic has introduced a new straight impact wrench line for the heavy vehicle service market. The CP7763D/73D series is a compact and lightweight impact wrench that provides excellent durability and power for general mechanic applications and tire changing on light trucks and heavy vehicles. Thanks to the new D-handle design and the various ergonomic features of the impact wrench, users are provided with greater stability when holding the tool and increased user comfort than alternative models.

Chicago Pneumatic’s new compact composite angle impact wrench excels in power and performance

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Chicago Pneumatic has launched a new compact CP7727/37 angle impact wrench for the vehicle service market, which is the best in its class in terms of compact design, low weight, high power and durability, and is expected to set new high levels of performance. The user-friendly angle wrench has a revolutionary design compared with traditional angle impacts, and delivers maximum torque in confined areas found in engine compartments and under the vehicle.

The CP7727/37 3/8” and ½” angle impact wrench is a powerful tool, capable of providing users with 220 ft-lbs (300Nm) of maximum torque in reverse. The impact wrench is designed with a direct drive system and a jumbo hammer mechanism with steel motor to provide the operator with a durable and efficient tool, enabling mechanics and vehicle service professionals to increase their uptime and productivity.

Chicago Pneumatic brings powerful new angle grinder to the vehicle service market

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Chicago Pneumatic has unveiled its first composite angle grinder for the vehicle service market. Inspired by Chicago Pneumatic’s expertise in material removal for the industrial sector, the new CP75XX series is one of the most powerful angle grinders on the market. Ideal for body panel cutting, surface preparation, weld seam removal and frame grinding, the CP75XX series is a major evolution from the existing series.

Permatex Ultra Synthetic RTV Gasket Maker Seals with Exceptional Resistance to Synthetic Motor Oil

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Permatex Ultra Synthetic RTV Gasket Maker Seals with Exceptional Resistance to Synthetic Motor Oil

- Ideal applications include use on oil pans, valve covers, and timing gear covers -

Hartford, CT… Permatex®, a leading innovator in chemical technology for automotive maintenance and repair, has introduced the Permatex Ultra Synthetic RTV Gasket Maker. Permatex Ultra Synthetic® RTV Gasket Maker is specially designed to provide resistance to synthetic motor oils. This innovative RTV gasket maker is ideal for making formed-in-place flexible silicone rubber gaskets on a variety of mechanical assemblies. Permatex Ultra Synthetic RTV is resistant to aging, weathering, and thermal cycling. The formula is also sensor-safe and non-corrosive. Permatex Ultra Synthetic RTV also prevents leak paths commonly associated with full and blended synthetic oils.

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