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IPA introduces a battery-powered trailer ABS, light tester

IPA’s portable trailer ABS tester is designed for offsite diagnostic capabilities without a truck.

Dannmar highlights new heavy-duty two-post lifts

Dannmar recently introduced two symmetric heavy-duty two-post lifts big and tough enough to service pickups and loaded medium-duty trucks, but versatile enough to handle cars. Both the D2-12C and D2-15C lifts feature a clear-floor design to make it easy to roll equipment under the lift, oversized 53-in. tall carriages for superior strength, triple-telescoping arms to reach a wide range of manufacturer-recommended

Hunter WinAlign software update expands inspection capabilities

WinAlign17.1, the newest version of Hunter Engineering’s alignment software, is now shipping. The new software provides two important benefits for Hunter Quick Check Drive and Quick Check Commercial unmanned inspection system customers. First, 17.1 bridges the gap between passenger vehicle and heavy-duty inspection systems by measuring those trucks too heavy or wide for the passenger

Milwaukee highlights fast cordless lockbolt installations

Milwaukee’s M18 FUEL ¼-inch Lockbolt Tool w/ ONE-KEY eliminates the need for compressors and hoses and provides faster installation speeds that allow users are able to increase their productivity and complete more applications back-to-back, the company noted in a recent press release. When equipped with a M18 REDLITHIUM 5.0 battery, users can install up to

SATA introduces new high-pressure spray mix coating

SATA introduced the new SATAjet K 1800 spray mix, a new product in the field of high pressure coating. With the “spray mix technology” the paint material is applied at high pressure, creating a pre-formed airless spray fan. Through the air cap, compressed air is fed to this airless spray fan, which helps to shape

Noregon releases major upgrades for JPRO Professional

Noregon has released the first update of 2022 for their in-shop diagnostic and troubleshooting application, JPRO Professional. The version – officially titled JPRO Professional 2022 v1 – is now available for new purchases and updates. This release includes additional support, coverage, and bi-directional tests for major component and vehicle manufacturers, plus visual enhancements to the

OEM vs. third-party scan tools: What’s the right mix for your truck shop?

We’re taking it back to basics to talk about different scan tool options. The scan tools you have in your shop should allow you to work on all makes and models of commercial trucks and simultaneously diagnose all electronic components on a vehicle. Maintenance and repairs drive uptime, so it’s critical for technicians to be

Quality AES joins Stertil-Koni distributor network

Heavy duty bus lift and truck lift producer Stertil-Koni announced that it has welcomed Quality Automotive Equipment and Service (Quality AES), a family owned and operated vehicle equipment and service business based in the heart of the American Midwest, to its North American distributor network. Stertil-Koni lifts are used by transit agencies, commercial fleets, RVs,

ProMAXX touts new PowerDrive Hex Adapter

ProMAXX Tool’s new PowerDrive Hex Adapter converts any type of 1/4-inch drive ratchet, including electric, air, and hand, into a powerful, high-torque hex screwdriver, the company noted in a press release. What makes the PowerDrive Hex different from other ratchet adapters is its small, 1/2-inch-tall profile. The compact adapter design allows users to reach limited

Navistar makes donation through TECH EmPOWERment Initiative

Navistar announced its first equipment donation to Canadian technical programs through the TECH EmPOWERment initiative. While the program has already donated numerous pieces of equipment to technical programs around the U.S., the fourth quarter of 2021 saw the first donation to technical colleges in Canada. The TECH EmPOWERment program supplies accredited technical schools with equipment, real-world

Goodyear launches new purchase options for CheckPoint devices

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. will now offer customized leasing options for Goodyear CheckPoint, a drive-over reader device that automatically inspects tire pressure and tread depth and sends actionable insights to fleet managers. The company says that these new leasing options will make Goodyear CheckPoint more accessible to Goodyear national account fleets of all

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

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. Cast out