Monthly Archives: November, 2020

  1. ESCO Introduces New Tire Patch Stitchers and Specialty Socket Sets

     

    Brooksville, FL, November 24, 2020ESCO, a leading worldwide manufacturer and supplier of tire changing tools and accessories, is pleased to introduce a new selection of professional automotive shop tools: heavy-duty steel stitchers and specialty socket sets. New product additions include two heavy-duty steel stitchers and three impact socket sets ranging in sizes and lengths. 

     

    Manufactured with a robust steel handle for long-lasting use, ESCO Heavy Duty Stitcher Tire Patch Repair Roller Tools are available in two styles: one with a galvanized handle and the other with a matte black steel handle. ESCO Heavy-Duty Stitchers are both designed with deep-cut teeth in a wheel for maximum adhesion, freeing any trapped air, equipped with a patented 1 & 1/2″ durable rolling flywheel for shops that handle high-volume tire repairs.

    New ESCO Specialty Socket Sets are available in three unique sets within convenient carrying cases. All sockets are color-coded sockets for simple identification and contain the most popular size lug nuts for the performance market. Designed for use with impact tools, all sockets within the new sets are manufactured out of CR-MO Alloy Steel for long-lasting use and durable sleeves protect wheels and nuts from marring or damage.

    ESCO’s new heavy-duty stitchers and specialty socket sets are now in stock and available for purchase. For any questions regarding the stitchers or specialty socket sets or any other products available from ESCO please contact an ESCO Sales or Customer Service Representative at 352-754-1117 or email info@esco.net.

  2. ESCO’s Continued Commitment to Product Safety and Quality

     

    Brooksville, FL, November 16, 2020 – ESCO, a leading worldwide manufacturer and supplier of tire changing tools and accessories is pleased to report our continued initiative to provide the wheel and tire service industry with the most innovative, quality products. Committed to meeting and exceeding industry standards and regulations, ESCO has dedicated time during the pandemic to reevaluate product lines safety guidelines and manufacturing to supply the best and safest solutions for the tire and wheel market.

    Recently, there was a mass recall of jack stands that shocked the industry that had resulted from failures in the field. In response, ESCO has taken the initiative to perform intensive testing to our line of 3-ton jack stand series and are pleased to report all have passed ASME standards by an accredited American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) certified testing center. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) sets strict safety standards for portable automotive stands, requiring jack stands to undergo and pass intensive weight loading testing.

    According to ASME jack stand safety standards, vehicle stands require markings both on the products and within the manuals including safety warnings, operation instructions, and clear and visible weight capacity limits. Proof load testing of 200% of the rated weight capacity ultimately determines a jack stand as safe for application by these strict guidelines. Testing on the ESCO support equipment product line continues to be conducted in an effort to affirm our initiative to provide the industry with the best quality safety equipment.

    For any further questions regarding the ASME jack stand testing or any other products available from ESCO please contact an ESCO Sales or Customer Service Representative at Toll-Free 1-800-352-9852 or Directly at 352-754-1117. For more information about ESCO products visit www.esco.net or email info@esco.net.

  3. Floor Jacks vs. Trolley Jacks… What is the Difference?

    What is the big difference between trolley jacks and floor jacks? This is a question asked often while shopping for the right equipment for the job. When raising a vehicle for service or maintenance, consider these two important factors: the vehicle weight and the height of the lift point. In addition to these details, it is also key to consider the service type, portability, and price. With safety being key when choosing the right jack, there are several differences between floor jacks and trolley jacks that may lead you to prefer one style or another.

     

    Beginning with visual aesthetics, both trolley jacks and floor jacks look very similar in design with minor details typically found in the handle, piston, and saddle. Trolley jacks are typically preferred by most professionals, including DIYers home garages because of their robust and heavy structures, reliability, and versatility to accommodate an array of applications. Floor jacks are a popular, low-cost lifting solution, although typically recommended for infrequent use.

     

     

    The biggest differences between trolley jacks and floor jacks are the range of lifting heights. Trolley jacks typically boast a wider range of clearance, including a super low-profile minimum height, allowing for use on a variety of luxury and sports vehicles. This wider range of vehicle applications makes service and tire changing an easier task on cars, trucks, and SUVs. Other differences between the jack styles can be found in the structure and internal components. Typically, floor jacks have a lighter construction, allowing for ease of portability. Trolley jack constructions are more commonly constructed from steel and contain a release-spring that allows the operator to release the jack at an accelerated, efficient speed.

     

    When choosing your shop and service equipment, the application is an important factor to analyze before making a purchase. Trolley jacks are for light, up to heavy-duty applications. Built to withstand vigorous use, trolley jacks are an easy go-to resort for reliable lifting. Some trolley jacks also include special safety features like quick foot-pump lifting or twist and turn quick-release handles found on the ESCO Model 90521 3 Ton Trolley Jack. Special safety features on these specific trolley jacks provide the operator with controlled accuracy while meeting the safe lift point on a vehicle.

     

    Overall, there are many similarities between floor jacks and trolley jacks. When shopping and selecting new lifting equipment for your garage or mobile fleet, keep in mind the weight and height of the vehicles or equipment being serviced and especially the brand of jack, as there are some companies that offer exclusive warranties, a benefit for jacks being used more frequently. Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all jack suited for all applications but selecting the best tools for the job is the safest decision when relying on a manual hydraulic jack for any type of lifting.

     

    Important Note: Floor jacks and trolley jacks are not designed to sustain the load while service or maintenance is conducted on a vehicle or piece of equipment. Jack stands should always be used in combination with a jack to safety to sustain a load. Load shifts occur when jack stands are not used in combination with a jack and can result in serious injury and/or damage to equipment or vehicle.