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ESCO touts new u-joint puller series, specialty commercial truck tools

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Jason Morgan is the editor of Fleet Equipment. He has more than 15 years of B2B journalism experience covering the likes of trucking and construction equipment, real estate, movies and craft beer industries.

ESCO, a manufacturer and supplier of tire changing tools and accessories, has released a new series of u-joint pullers and specialty commercial truck tools and accessories. Starting with the new ESCO Pro Series U-Joint Pullers, these units were specifically designed for automotive, medium- and heavy-duty professional applications when faced with stubborn, seized u-joints.

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Cast out of high-quality heavy-duty steel, ESCO U-Joint Pullers are manufactured to withstand rigorous daily use and deliver an efficient and accurate application. The new u-joint pullers provide a safe solution while assisting in the damage prevention of joints, bearing caps, yokes, or driveshafts, according to the manufacturer. The u-joint pullers are engineered to be used with a ½ in. and up to 1-in. impact wrench or ratchet.

Designed for use on bearing cups with diameters ranging from 1.25 in. to 1.75 in. U-joint pullers are available in three sizes: automotive u-joint puller Model 40302 is recommended for automotive application; Intermediate medium-duty u-joint puller Model 40301 is recommended for Class 3-5 trucks and equipment; and the largest, heavy-duty u-joint puller Model 40300 is recommended for Class 6-8 transportation trucks and equipment.

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In addition to the new ESCO U-Joint Pullers, ESCO has also announced several new specialty commercial truck tools and accessories ranging from Leaf Spring Pin Sockets (Model 40309), Mack King Sockets (Model 40310), Pitman Arm Pullers (Model 40311). All of which are designed to be used for special applications/service in the commercial truck market. These newly launched specialty tools and accessories are designed to provide solutions for shops and technicians, increasing productivity, safety, and speed of service., ESCO noted. All of these and more are now available through an authorized ESCO dealer.

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