Trucks, SUV's & Off-Road

Two New, Innovative Brake Controls to Be Shown at SEMA

In-Dash for OE Look and Feel; OLED Screen for High-Quality Readouts

Eau Claire, WI -- October XX, 2017 -- CURT, the leading manufacturer of USA-made hitches and a complete line of towing products, will be showcasing two new, innovative brake controls at the 2017 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The Spectrum™ is an in-dash unit for an unprecedented OE look and feel, and the Assure™ features a high-quality OLED display screen.

The new Spectrum™ brake control #51170 is comprised of a dynamic user interface and a separate main module. The interface is a simple rotary knob with an integrated push-button and ten tri-color LEDs. It mounts on the dash of the vehicle for a clean, unobtrusive, OE look. This single knob allows the driver to control and monitor all trailer brake activity. No other controls or displays are needed. The separate main module of the Spectrum™ mounts behind the dash, out of sight.

KNIPEX Tools Introduces XL CoBolt® Bolt Cutters

10-inch bolt cutters designed for versatile, powerful cutting
with significantly less effort and hand force required.

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. – KNIPEX Tools introduced its series of compact XL CoBolt® Bolt Cutters to add to its original 8-inch CoBolt® Mini Bolt Cutters series. The bolt cutters are now 10 inches in length and are available with straight blades or with a notch, which allows for easier cutting of thicker materials.

The XL CoBolt® Bolt Cutters feature a high transmission ratio that lowers the hand force needed, requiring 60 percent less effort compared to high-leverage diagonal cutters of the same size. The micro-structure, laser-etched cutting edges are uniquely designed to stop thicker, round objects from slipping during use. The notch in the blade keeps large cross sections close to the base of the blade for maximum leverage and easier cutting.

KNIPEX Tools Introduces Needle-Nose Combination Pliers

Pliers series ideal for gripping, bending, holding, pulling and cutting workpieces
for all common installation and repair work.

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. – KNIPEX Tools introduced its series of Needle-Nose Combination Pliers. The pliers are ideal for all common installation and repair work that involves gripping, bending, holding, pulling and cutting the workpiece.

At a length of six inches, the Needle-Nose Combination Pliers have a slim-head design and anti-twist, pointed jaws, making the pliers useful when working in tough, confined areas. The pliers include a special convex contour on one jaw for a highly secure, three-point grip on workpieces. The pulling groove in the gripping area permits small parts, such as nails, pins and bolts, to be held and pulled without slipping.

KNIPEX Tools Introduces Hose Clamp Pliers with Locking Device

Easy-to-use hose clamp pliers series stays locked without the user’s grip.

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. – KNIPEX Tools adds new locking Hose Clamp Pliers to its series of Hose Clamp Pliers. The new pliers keep the clamp open and locked in position without the need to grip and hold onto the pliers until the user is ready to move the clamp.

The pliers feature a lock which opens at the touch of a button and rotatable tips to reliably grip hose clamps in all positions. The pliers can be used on a variety of clamps up to 2 3/4 inches in diameter and offer leverage to allow clamps to be easily opened and moved without exerting great effort.

KNIPEX Tools Introduces Gripping Pliers Series

Versatile pliers series features unique heavy-duty design built for tough jobs.

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. – October 2017 – KNIPEX Tools introduced its series of Gripping Pliers. The series features Universal, Long-Nose and Welding Gripping Pliers.

The 10-inch Universal Gripping Pliers feature a unique, pivoting bottom jaw that automatically adjusts to any workpiece in the field, including square, round, hex and flat materials. The pliers also feature toggle lever action for a high clamping pressure grip, making the pliers ideal for secure, one-handed operation.

The 8-inch Long-Nose Gripping Pliers are bright zinc-plated and feature narrow, long jaws at a slim width of ¼ inch. The pliers are specially designed for areas difficult to reach. The Long-Nose Grip Pliers also feature a non-serrated gripping area for pinching off hoses.

KNIPEX Tools Introduces Extra Long Needle Nose Pliers

Extra Long Needle Nose Pliers designed to be a comfortable, convenient multi-use tool for hard-to-reach areas.

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. – KNIPEX Tools introduced its 11-inch Extra Long Needle Nose Pliers. The pliers are designed for strong and flexible gripping of small pipes, screws and round parts in hard-to-reach areas.

The Extra Long Needle Nose Pliers feature multiple gripping zones that are perfect for pulling and twisting, making them a versatile multi-use tool for the automotive industry. Workpieces can be carefully grabbed, held and guided with the four grooves in the jaws of the slim, yet robust, pliers. Other features include a serrated gripping area for holding onto round parts or pipes and a slim, extra-long design for limited working space.

KNIPEX Tools Introduces Ear Clamp Pliers

Durable pliers series is suitable for simple and reliable clamping of 1-ear and 2-ear clamps.

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. – KNIPEX Tools LP’s new series of Ear Clamp Pliers is designed for simple and reliable clamping of 1-ear and 2-ear clamps.

Available in front jaw and dual front and side jaw options, the pliers are designed to not damage the press points on the ear clamps of a workpiece. The Ear Clamp Pliers are ideal for work on CV boots, coolant and fuel lines, air pressure systems and compressors.

The pliers come in two options: single and double jaw. Both models are 8 ¾ inches long, weigh only one pound and are forged and oil-hardened out of German, chrome vanadium steel for durability and long life. The dual-jaw Ear Clamp Pliers option has an additional side jaw for easy clamping at a 90-degree angle when space is limited.

KNIPEX Tools Introduces Hose Clamp Pliers for Click Clamps

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. –KNIPEX Tools’ new Hose Clamp Pliers are designed to easily and efficiently open and close click clamp applications in all positions.
The pliers eliminate the need to replace OEM clamps with screw clamps and are built to not damage the compressed clamps, allowing the clamps to be used over and over again. Designed for work on fuel hoses, vacuum pipes, suction nozzles and many other applications, the series features maximum leverage for opening and closing clamps without much effort. Rotatable tips reliably grip click clamps in all positions.
The 10-inch Hose Clamp Pliers are forged and oil-hardened out of German, chrome vanadium steel and feature a slim head design for working in confined spaces and serrated gripping jaws for easy loosening of tight hoses.

HELLAVALUEFIT Expands its Range with New Light Bars that Deliver Powerful LED Performance

– Introducing the all new LBX Light Bar Series –

Peachtree City, GA — HELLA, Inc., the North American aftermarket subsidiary of automotive lighting and electronics supplier HELLA, has expanded its HELLA VALUEFIT lighting series, a comprehensive line of affordable lighting for a multitude of vehicle applications. HELLA VALUEFIT is designed to meet all of the critical quality requirements for aftermarket lighting, yet is still available without the higher cost of classic premium products. The HELLA VALUEFIT line includes a wide range of light bar configurations and auxiliary lighting.

3 must-see products from Rust-Oleum

VERNON HILLS, Ill. October 27, 2017 – Rust-Oleum continues to bring fresh, innovative products to the automotive industry. At this year’s SEMA Show, Rust-Oleum will highlight several new products at booth #13073.
The new products include:

Rust-Oleum Professional Grade Truck-Bed Kit
This durable, two-part epoxy rubberized coating is four times more impact resistant than our original truck bed coating. The jet black, textured, non-skid finish offers superior rust protection and is professional grade for maximum abrasion, chemical and impact resistance. It will cover an 8-foot truck bed and is now available in a convenient burst pouch that features brush, roll or spray application.

Rust-Oleum Custom Automotive Lacquer Paint

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