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  1. ESCO Obtains Exclusive Rights to Manufacture and Distribute Ochoa Roadrunner Products Inc. Globally

    Press Release –

    Brooksville, FL – ESCO (Equipment Supply Company) proudly announces the finalizing of the agreement to exclusively manufacture and distribute the Ochoa Roadrunner line of tire mounting and demounting tools and accessories for the tire service equipment market. This agreement gives ESCO full and acting interest in the market for such tools as the “Universal Demount Tool”, “Tyr-X Demounting System”, “Pneumatic Bead Breaker” and many other patented innovations by Sandy and Justin Ochoa of Ochoa Roadrunner Products Inc.

    Sandy Ochoa, Ochoa Roadrunner Products Inc., has been involved in innovating the tire/wheel market since the late 1980’s, with the invention of the Cheetah tire bead seating tank. Since then, Sandy, along with Justin Ochoa, have introduced well over sixteen different patents that are focused around the tire/wheel and aid in solving problems around the wheel that have always been problematic for most tire service professionals. ESCO, as a leading force in the tire/wheel service equipment market for well over thirty-years, became the clear choice for this relationship in bringing quality, safe, and efficient tools to the market. This relationship began back in late 2009 and has continued to grow since.

    “We chose ESCO back in 2010 to launch our line of tire tools because their line of products fit in with ours so well”, says Felicity Ochoa/Lueras, Sales Manager at Ochoa Roadrunner Products Inc. “[The] whole line works in conjunction with each other to accomplish making the worst tire and wheel combinations easier to change as well as safer.”

    ESCO officially released the Pneu-tek Line as part of the ESCO offering back in late 2010. At the time, people didn’t really know what to make of a line of fully pneumatic tire demounting tools.

    “We felt that these tools were and still are going to be the future of tire demounting and mounting. To be able to use technologies that make the job faster, easier, and safer is what we stand for as an organization. These tools, as well as many other products in the ESCO line, provide solutions for everyday problems in the tire/wheel market…”, Christopher Manfre, ESCO Director of Marketing.

    “We are very excited to provide these tools to the market and sustain the demand that we have grown to have over the past year…” Steve Dyer, President of ESCO. “We feel our longevity in the tire/wheel service equipment market, adds additional value and credibility that our customers worldwide have trusted in since the mid-1980’s.”

    ESCO anticipates the completion of a full relaunch of the entire Pneu-Tek line by the end of the first quarter in 2018 creating new packaging, marketing materials/educational videos, and more. To keep up-to-date with ESCO and more information about these tools and equipment call 1-800-352-9852 or visit www.esco.net and type in “Pneu-Tek” to see all of the tools in the line.

    For over 30 years, ESCO has been the world leader in quality hydraulic tire changing tools and accessories for the Commercial Truck, OTR, Mining, Automotive, and Agricultural Market.

    For More Information Please Contact:

    Christopher Manfre
    Marketing Director
    ESCO – Equipment Supply Co.
    Email: CManfre@esco.net
    Direct Line: 352-458-4870

  2. NEW PRODUCT RELEASE – Pro Series Bladder Jacks

    ESCO Pro Series Bladder Jacks

    ESCO (Equipment Supply Company) is pleased to announce the new Pro Series 2 Ton Two & Three Bag Bladder Jacks [Models#92040 & #92041]. These completely pneumatic jacks are a great addition to any service shop, hobbyist, or mobile service technician who deals in automotive/SUV/Light Truck applications. Outfitted with an internal cylinder system that ensures stability and solid positioning, the ESCO Pro Series Bladder Jacks are a safe and fast solution for any lifting applications in any conditions. For added safety, the ESCO Bladder Jacks also feature a dual safety valve that prevents both over-inflation and uncontrolled descend (deflation) of the jack(s) under load. These ESCO Bladder Jacks can also be used for repair projects in body shop, as an additional support on frame machines to lift in small increments as needed or for lifting heavy items with precision.
     
    The ESCO Pro Series Bladder Jacks provide up to 4,000 lbs. (2 Tons) of lifting capacity and 100% air operated, with a working air pressure of 100-145 psi. Both Jacks have optional lifting extensions of 3 in. and 2.25 in. The two and three bag bladder designs, have low profile starting points ranging from 4.5-7.9 in. and Maximum Lifting Heights from 17-22 in. (including extension). The ESCO Pro Series Bladder Jack(s) are built to the same quality standards of all ESCO lifting and support equipment and come with a 1-Year Warranty.
     
    The ESCO Pro Series 2 Ton Two & Three Bag Bladder Jacks [Models #92040 & #92041] are available now wherever ESCO products are sold. For more information about this product and where to buy ESCO product email sales@esco.net or call 1-800-352-9852 or visit www.esco.net and search “Pro Series Bladder Jacks”.
     
    For over 30 years, ESCO has been the world leader in quality hydraulic tire changing tools and accessories for the Commercial Truck, OTR, Mining, Automotive, and Agricultural Market.
     

    92040
    92041
  3. “Why choose ESCO Balancing Beads over the Competition?”

     

    Bead For Bead


    “Why choose ESCO Balancing Beads over the Competition?”

    ESCO BALANCING BEADS CAN BE PURCHASED IN BULK
    ESCO understands the old expression, “time is money”, so to eliminate wasteful time in dropping multiple bags into wheels and carrying multiple SKU’s of product. ESCO designed a “BULK” 282 oz. bucket of beads [Model #20466C] for easier use in shop and shipping to customer. As simple as “scooping” from the bucket, ESCO’s bucket of Balancing Beads has become the #1 option for many tire service and fleet operations around the world.  Each bulk bucket of ESCO Balancing Beads comes with a tire size application chart telling you exactly how many scoops are needed.

    MORE VEHICLE APPLICATIONS
    ESCO Balancing Beads are Universal and can be used for all tire types including Motorcycle, ATV, Automotive, Truck, Tractor, Trailer and RV tires.

    ESCO Balancing Beads Versus The Competition


    ESCO BALANCING BEADS ARE LARGER IN DIAMETER THAN OUR COMPETITION
    ESCO Balancing Beads are 35% larger than our competitors…therefore no special fitted valve cores are required with ESCO Balancing Beads.  Other competitor beads are much smaller and can block the valve stem causing premature leaking.  Our larger beads also make ESCO Balancing Beads much easier to reuse over and over again…consistent reusable media equals increased profits. BIGGER IS BETTER!

    ESCO BALANCING BEADS ARE TOP RATED FOR HARDNESS AND SHAPE
    ESCO Balancing Beads are made of a 100% solid ceramic and are much harder compared to competitive products made of glass. Because competitive products are made of glass, over time they will begin to break down, misshape and leave you with dusty powders or ground glass which will eventually abrade the inner liner… thus rendering them “unusable”. This is a difficult situation because you will then have to replace ALL of the beads inside of the tire because there is no way to tell which are still good and which have been misshaped!  As ceramic is a harder medium, ESCO balancing beads will withstand time and abuse inside the tire. The harder the material, the longer it will maintain its shape and overall effectiveness. Based on the MOHS Scale of Hardness, ESCO Balancing Beads come in at 7.0 versus the competition, 5.5…so why is this important?  A balancing product that is nice and round with a smooth surface can only perform properly if it stays that way over thousands of miles!

    NO FILTERED VALVE CORE NEEDED WITH ESCO BALANCING BEADS
    Competitive brands require you to use a special fitted valve core to keep the beads from entering and damaging valve stem, leading to lose of air and potential harm when releasing air from the tires. This means more time and labor are needed to install the special valve core and limits you in valve core options. No fitted or special valve cores are needed with ESCO Balancing Beads!


    ESCO BALANCING BEADS
    2 oz. – 16 oz. Bags

    ESCO BALANCING BEADS
    17.6 lb. Bucket

  4. See us at the SEMA Show 2017!

    ESCO will be exhibiting this year at the SEMA show in Las Vegas Nevada; Booth 43299, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall. Stop by and see all of the new and exciting products available through ESCO!
     

    ESCO At SEMA Show 2017

     
    At the show ESCO will be showing off the Yak, Compac, MiniLIFT, and many other products. Also, stop by for Demonstrations of ESCO’s TOP SELLING Truck Tire Demount Tools and Equipment!
     
    SHOW HOURS – Las Vegas Convention Center
     

    • Tuesday, October 31, 2017 9:00am – 5:00pm
    • Wednesday, November 1, 2017 9:00am – 5:00pm
    • Thursday, November 2, 2017 9:00am – 5:00pm
    • Friday, November 3, 2017 9:00am – 4:00pm

    ABOUT THE SHOW:
     
    The SEMA Show takes place October 31 – November 3, 2017 at the Las Vegas Convention Center located at 3150 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89109.
     
    The SEMA Show is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world. It draws the industry’s brightest minds and hottest products to one place, the Las Vegas Convention Center. In addition, the SEMA Show provides attendees with educational seminars, product demonstrations, special events, networking opportunities and more.
     
    Click Here to Register to Attend SEMA Show 2017 Today!
     




  5. “Why Does My Axle Jack or Air/Bottle Jack Fail Prematurely?”

     
    “Why Does My Axle Jack or Air/Bottle Jack Fail Prematurely?” If you’re asking this question, don’t question your sanity, you’re not the only one! This is one of the most common questions we receive from customers and nine times out of ten, there’s a simple and easy solutions.
     
    WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON PROBLEMS WITH THESE STYLE JACKS?
     

    • AIR MOTOR ISSUES

    This issue can be minimized with some preventative maintenance suggestions.
     

    • Oil the Air Motor (This can lead to a “Dry Air Motor” which you’ll see further down)
    • Regulate Air Pressure to Proper Air Pressure for Equipment
    • Proper Priming of Jack(s)
    • WATER IN AIR LINE AND CONTAMINATION

    Drain compressor tanks daily or as needed. (see examples below) This will help lessen contamination in the air motor which can cause the air motor to run sluggish or not at all and eventually rust over.
     



     

    • DRY AIR MOTOR

    Lubricate the air motor. This can be done by adding your lubrication of choice into the air actuator trigger (just a few drops) before you use the jack each day. (See example below). This will lubricate the air motor piston and cylinder walls for smooth oscillation and it will help keep water off of the metal parts in the air motor which can cause rust.
     


     
    MAKE IT A POINT TO UNDERSTAND POINTLOAD:
     
    The issue I would like to bring to light is Point Loading. A point load happens when the load shifts from the center of the lifting pad to an outer edge. This will cause damage to the lifting pad (See Example) and also cause internal damage to the hydraulic cylinder walls and piston rod base (See figures 4 and 5). If you have had a jack piston rod that won’t retract you are more than likely experiencing a point load problem. Damage occurs mostly when the jacks are used to support the load throughout the job.
     



     
    When this happens you will increase the chance of a point load dramatically. It’s important to note that any type of jacks without a locking collar are designed to lift and lower the load only. It is highly recommended that jack stands with corresponding tonnage capacities be used to sustain the load throughout the job. It will extend the life of the jack and more importantly keep the service tech out of harm’s way.
     
    Written by
    Andy Mathys
    Equipment Technical Advisor
    ESCO Equipment Supply Company
     
    About the author:
    Andy Mathys has well over twenty-five years of experience at ESCO –Equipment Supply Company, handling customer service and technical related enquiries. Mr. Mathys spend a good portion of his employment at ESCO, in the repair and diagnosing of hydraulic equipment. Andy currently serves as ESCO’s technical advisor along with assisting in day-to-day customer service activities. To get in touch with Andy Mathys regarding product or technical advice on ESCO Product, please email AMathys@esco.net or call 352-754-1117.

  • NEW PRODUCT RELEASE – ESCO Pro Series Trolley Jacks

    ESCO Pro Series Trolley Jack

     
    ESCO (Equipment Supply Company) is pleased to announce the new Pro Series Trolley Jacks by ESCO. Available in 2 Ton and 3 Ton Lifting Capacities these new jacks are loaded with unique safety and functionality features that make them second to none for any professional garage or car enthusiast.
     
    Features of this jack include a “Double Pump” design that not only raises the jack much quicker by utilizing the foot pedal lifting system but provides a much safer and more controlled lowering of the jack under load. The “Lift & Twist” controlled lowering system uses a Two-Speed Action Release that allows for the user to lower the vehicle with absolute precision or quickly lower the jack with no load present.
     
    Other features include a built in “Tools & Parts Tray” for convenience in storing parts/ tools and strong nylon wheels that will withstand constant use and not damage finished shop floors. The 2 Ton version [Model #90520] is also one of the lowest profile jacks in the market at 2.95”. Jacks also include Padded Handle for protecting vehicle finish from damage while jack is in use.
     
    The Pro Series Trolley Jacks [Model #90520] & [Model #90521] are available now wherever ESCO products are sold. For more information about this product and where to buy ESCO products email sales@esco.net or call 1-800-352-9852 or visit www.esco.net and search “Pro Series Trolley Jacks”.
     
    For over 30 years, ESCO has been the world leader in quality hydraulic tire changing tools and accessories for the Commercial Truck, OTR, Mining, Automotive, and Agricultural Market.
     
    90520-90521

  • NEW PRODUCT RELEASE – HD 10 Ton High-Lift Jack Stand

    HD 10 Ton High-Lift Jack Stand

     
    ESCO (Equipment Supply Company) is pleased to announce the new Heavy Duty “HD” 10 Ton High-Lift Jack Stand [Model #10493]. The HD 10 Ton High-Lift Jack Stand is designed to provide extra heavy-duty support on raised vehicles. The High-Lift Jack Stand has a spring assisted shaft and up to 11 total adjustable pin positions for precise height. Also included is a adjustable lifting pad to support the load. With three spring loaded caster wheels, movability is simple and easy. The folding tripod design makes for easy storage.
     
    The Heavy Duty “HD” 10 Ton High-Lift Jack Stand [Model #10493] is available now wherever ESCO products are sold. For more information about this product and where to buy ESCO product email sales@esco.net or call 1-800-352-9852 or visit www.esco.net and search “ESCO HD 10 Ton High-Lift Jack Stand”.
     
    For over 30 years, ESCO has been the world leader in quality hydraulic tire changing tools and accessories for the Commercial Truck, OTR, Mining, Automotive, and Agricultural Market.
     
    70134

  • NEW PRODUCT RELEASE – HD ADJUSTABLE WHEEL DOLLY

    HD Adjustable Wheel Dolly

     
    ESCO (Equipment Supply Company) is pleased to announce the new Heavy Duty “HD” Adjustable Wheel Dolly [Model #70134]. The HD Adjustable Wheel Dolly is designed to assist service technicians as they move through the tire/wheel service process. Its lightweight, portable, and adjustable design makes it an ideal tire dolly for any service shop. With a tire width handling capacity of 24.5” it makes it ideal for use on a much larger range of tire/wheel assemblies.
     
    The HD Adjustable Wheel Dolly completely eliminates the need to lift and move any large and heavy wheels by easily rolling the unit up to the wheel and rolling it away and onto the vehicle. In addition to saving on labor and time, using the wheel dolly will also allow for saving an accidental damage to expensive rim while servicing.
     
    The HD Adjustable Wheel Dolly [Model #70134] is available now wherever ESCO products are sold. For more information about this product and where to buy ESCO product email sales@esco.net or call 1-800-352-9852 or visit www.esco.net and search “HD Adjustable Wheel Dolly”.
     
    For over 30 years, ESCO has been the world leader in quality hydraulic tire changing tools and accessories for the Commercial Truck, OTR, Mining, Automotive, and Agricultural Market.
     
    70134

  • NEW PRODUCT RELEASE – WHEEL+AID Rust Eliminator & Lubricant

    WHEEL+AID Launch

     
    ESCO (Equipment Supply Company) proudly announces their new new line WHEEL+AID, Rust Eliminator and Lubricant. WHEEL+AID is a specially formulated, Non-fiber, light viscosity fluid that offers exceptional tire and rim protection when added to the tire air chamber and is recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency [EPA] in the United States. WHEEL+AID lubricates the inner tire bead, for quick tire removal and for perfect bead seating when mounting tires. Not only acting as a rust eliminator/lubricant, WHEEL+AID also acts as a tire coolant, running tires 7.5% cooler, therein extending tire tread life and saving on retreading and overall prolonging the life of the tire.
     
    WHEEL+AID is designed for off-the-road tires and wheels (see application chart for details) and comes in three different packaging sizes: 6-Gallon [Model 10925]; 55-Gallon Drum [Model 10926]; & 275 Gallon Tote [Model 10927].
     
    WHEEL+AID Rust Eliminator and Lubricant is available wherever ESCO products are sold. For more information about this product and where to buy ESCO product email sales@esco.net or call 352-754-1117 or visit www.esco.net and search “WHEEL+AID”.
     
    For over 30 years, ESCO has been the world leader in quality hydraulic tire changing tools and accessories for the Commercial Truck, OTR, Mining, Automotive, and Agricultural Market.
     
    WHEEL+AID