Monthly Archives: August, 2017

  1. 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

    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!

  2. “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.


    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)

    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.



    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.

    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 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 or call 1-800-352-9852 or visit 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.