Colson Caster has added new features and expanded the attributes of its 2 Series selection of stainless-steel casters designed for tough environments. The caster and its component parts are made from polished 304 grade stainless steel, and the fork assemblies have a double-ball bearing raceway for greater durability. The expanded caster line is available in swivel, rigid and brake models and contains the company’s
“Colson 45” multitemperature grease formulated for extreme hot and cold temperatures. The 2 Series offers maximum load capacities up to 325 pounds and is available in 3-, 3½-, 4- and 5-inch models.
➡ Colson Caster Corp.
Knaack and Weather Guard’s Pack Rat Drawer Units for trucks and vans are made from 14-gauge steel and are designed for easy access to tools and supplies while leaving floor space open for hauling materials or moving in and out of the vehicle. The drawer units are designed for easy installation, and multiple drawers and dividers provide multiple setups to meet the needs of specific professions. Anti-skid strips on top of the drawer assembly offer traction for wet and muddy boots. Smooth-rolling drawers facilitate easy operation and are built to carry up to 425 pounds of equipment. Full-weather stripping protects against the elements, and the drawers are removable for cleaning. The units come in 1-, 2-, 3- and 4-drawer designs with both wide and narrow drawer compartments and feature a one-touch push-button latch assembly for one-handed operation. Size options include 9- or 12½-inch heights, 24- or 48-inch lengths and 10¼- to 39¾-inch widths.
➡ Knaack/Weather Guard
Ingersoll Rand’s Max line of tools now includes the 1-inch 2155QiMax Impactool with a 1-inch drive engineered for assembly and disassembly of machinery and heavy equipment, vehicle service and equipment maintenance applications. The tool delivers 1,350 ft.-lb. of maximum reverse torque with 1,150 blows per minute and has a forward torque range of 200 to 900 ft.-lb. The tool weighs 7.4 pounds, is 8.8 inches long and is designed to withstand rugged environments due in part to a steel wear plate that provides added wear resistance. A seven-vane motor is engineered to provide added air power while consuming less air. The ergonomic housing is designed to enhance technician comfort, while an easy-to-clean inlet prescreen captures debris and an improved grease fitting helps ease maintenance.
➡ Ingersoll Rand
High-hiding resin bases
PPG now offers AUE-300YL and AUE-360YL, two yellow urethane resin bases intended to provide increased hiding power for select industrial colors to reduce the number of coats required in an application and reduce costs. The bases are recommended for interior and exterior use on properly prepared surfaces; application examples include metal fabrication, castings, cabinets, machinery and heavy equipment. AUE-360YL is formulated for added exterior durability, mar and chemical resistance, UV resistance and high dry film hiding capability with minimal coats.
➡ PPG Commercial Coatings
Esco’s tire pressure monitoring system is designed to read and record abnormal air loss over a period of time due to a puncture or leak in the tire/rim and also to detect heat buildup in tires. The system is installed inside the wheel/tire cavity in the drop center of the wheel to help prevent damage or theft. A hook-and-go feature allows the driver to hook up to any trailer equipped with the system with no need to register TPMS sensors to the tractor. A gate receiver can collect the data that is stored in the display unit’s memory.
PlastiKote’s Hi-Temp Paint is formulated to resist intermittent temperatures up to 1,300 degrees Fahrenheit and is suited for engines, exhaust manifolds and headers. Available in red, aluminum, orange, blue and cast gray, the salt spray-resistant paint dries in 60 minutes, producing a durable silicone resin that will not chip or peel while leaving a hard, lasting finish once cured.
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