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    Heavy-duty tire changers from John Bean

    December 11, 2018 10:33AM by johng@newcom.ca

    John Bean has unveiled a series of three heavy-duty tire changers, covering a variety of sizes. The largest option in the range, the 8058, can service up to 58-inch wheels and 95-inch tires. It comes with a wireless control pendant,

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    SE Truck Edition gets text messaging

    December 5, 2018 11:19AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Mitchell 1’s Manager SE Truck Edition shop management software is being updated to include text messaging features. The new MessageCenter option with integrated two-way texting gives shops the choice of building their own text templates for orders, appointments and revisions,

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    Mitchell 1 adds 2018 updates

    November 27, 2018 8:52AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Mitchell 1’s Truck Series software suite is adding 2018 Model Year updates to the labor estimating, diagnostic trouble code procedures, and repair information for all makes of medium- and heavy-duty trucks. The software is updated throughout the year, and subscribers

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    RimWit loosens seized wheels

    November 16, 2018 9:06AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Struggling with a wheel that’s seized in place? Put the sledgehammer away. AME International has unveiled RimWit and RimWit Junior – tools to loosen stubborn truck wheels and rims without damaging tire sidewalls or the rims themselves. The RimWit is

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    Impact wrench combines power and control

    October 25, 2018 9:46AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Ingersoll Rand’s IQV20 Series W7152 ½-inch cordless impact wrench delivers up to 1,500 foot pounds of torque and 1,000 foot pounds of maximum reverse torque. There are four power and control settings overall. Max power delivers 1,000 foot pounds of

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    Flexible disc for aluminum work

    September 13, 2018 4:00PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Those who need to work with heat-sensitive metals such as aluminum and other non-ferrous alloys now have access to the Enduo-Flex ALU flap disc for aluminum blending and finishing. Offered through Walter Surface Technologies, the discs are free of iron,

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    Lift for shops with low ceiling heights

    June 1, 2018 1:48PM by Truck News

    Mahle has unveiled the ShopPro CWL-10 air-operated midrise 10-ton commercial wheel lift, suited for shops with low ceiling heights. With a built-in vehicle support stand to offer open access under a vehicle, the unit also has a maximum lifting height

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    Walter grinders for prolonged use

    May 24, 2018 10:55AM by Truck News

    Walter Surface Technologies’ Ironman and Ironman PS heavy-duty grinders have been unveiled with several features to support strenuous, prolonged use. Both models offer 1,750 watts of power, six-inch wheel capacity, a Quick-R instant release function, and the Walter Stabilizer that

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    Mahle jack has 50,000-lb. capacity

    April 10, 2018 9:14AM by johng@newcom.ca

    The ShopPro CAJ-25 from Mahle Service Solutions is a 25-ton commercial vehicle axle jack, with an eight-inch starting height and 50,000-lb. capacity. Incorporating an air-driven motor to power the hydraulic system, there’s no manual pumping involved. The ram can also

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    Ingersoll Rand unveils impact wrench

    April 6, 2018 9:38AM by Truck News

    Trying to bust loose a stubborn bolt? Ingersoll Rand has a new tool to help. The 2850MAX D-handle one-inch impact wrench is the most powerful one-inch pneumatic impact wrench in the company’s vehicle service portfolio. It’s available with a six-inch

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    New controls for DiamondLift

    April 2, 2018 2:22PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Stertil-Koni has incorporated its ebright Smart Control System into the DiamondLift high-pressure inground telescopic piston lifting system. First deployed in wireless mobile column lifts in 2015, the seven-inch, full-color touchscreen controls have also been integrated into battery-operated cable mobile column