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  1. Put Your Tires on Silent… For Good!

    3 Way to Diagnose and Correct Noisy Tires

    Tires have tendencies to make noise for a variety of reasons while a vehicle is in motion. Common causes for the noisy nuisance of loud tires may include improper inflation, tread wear, and balancing issues. The most effective and affordable solution to noisy tires is preventative service and routine maintenance. Some useful tips to avoid costly repairs down the road and rid your trip of loud tires are using balancing beads, checking for proper inflation, and inspecting tire tread wear.

     

    Tractor-trailers, RVs, light, medium, and heavy-duty trucks are often prone to noisy rides because of tire size and the weight of the vehicle. Tread patterns play an active role in the sound produced by the tire and since most equipment tires will vary in style and brand, diagnosing the cause of noises can be difficult. While in some circumstances this sound is attributed to the road condition, in others the problem lies deeper. 

     

    Balancing Beads are an affordable and simple solution to tire balancing and can help improve the noise and vibration on tires once installed. Balancing beads should be applied when new tires are being mounted as they will last the full lifetime of the tire. ESCO Balancing Beads can be installed within tires by method of convenient individually packaged bags or by scoop in loose form. Balancing beads also have an added benefit of improving fuel economy and reducing tire vibration, permitting a smoother ride. 

    Checking your tire pressure often will lengthen the life of your tires, provide the best gas mileage and assist in preventing additional noise. On September 1, 2007, the Tread Act was passed by United States Congress which mandated all light-motor vehicles (under 10,000 lbs) to have a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) technology. Controversially, no legislation exists for heavier vehicles including RVs, tractor-trailers, cargo vans or other medium and heavy-duty vehicles. To reduce noise from tires, check your tire pressure with an accurate dial or digital gauge before any long trip and while conducting other routine service or maintenance on your vehicle. 

    Digital Tire Inflator

    An excellent habit for drivers of heavier vehicles to develop is conducting routine visual inspections of tread wear on tires. When faced with unusual noise from tires, examining your tires’ tread could lead to a quick diagnosis of uneven wear or damage. Uneven tire tread is often the culprit for noisy tires and is typically linked to improper inflation or inaccurate wheel alignment. Should your vehicle’s tire noise not subside after proper inflation, it’s recommended you visit a local tire service specialist to check for other mechanical issues.

    As costly as new tires and maintenance can be, road calls and downtime make for more expensive and stressful headaches for drivers. When faced with noisy tires the best process to follow is preventative maintenance with balancing solutions like beads or liquids, proper inflation, and frequent visual inspections. For more helpful tips or to check out ESCO’s product line of tire service equipment and inflation tools, visit www.esco.net

  2. 3 Things To Know Before You Grab Your Spare Tire

     

    ESCO Spare Tire Donut Tips
     

    Get the Skinny on Flat Tires and “Donuts”

    3 Things to Know Before You Grab Your Spare Tire

     

    Let’s face it, we’ve been there at one point or know someone personally who have found themselves in the same predicament—sitting on the side of the road with a blown, flat tire. Like many ironic life happenings, the first thing that comes to your mind to fix this problem is typically the solution we often think of the least daily, our spare tire.

    It may also be news to find out that you cannot drive on a spare as you would a regular tire. Why, do you ask? It’s quite simple, safety. Preparing for accidents that happen can likely save you time and headache, especially when faced with the aggravation of a flat or blown tire. Use the following information to ready yourself and your vehicle if you should ever need to reach for your spare tire.

     

     

    Inspect Your Tires

    As a rule, check your spare tire every time your regular tires are rotated. You can visually inspect your spare tire for damage and excessive wear. Most spare tires are manufactured to last approximately 7 to 10 years, however, it’s necessary to consult your vehicle owner’s manual for the recommended length of time before a spare should be replaced. With this said, always visually inspect a tire before installing it on your vehicle.

    If ever a tire appears to be dry-rotted or have heavy tread damage, replace the spare as a precaution. You wouldn’t want to create another problem trying to fix a problem, right?

     

     

    Spare Tire Types 

    Spare tires are not all the same. While some vehicles come equipped with full-size spare tires, others have space-saving compact versions commonly referred to as “donuts.” Spare tires are not designed to be driven at the same speed, nor possess the same maneuverability as regular tires. According to AAA, you should not drive over 50 mph and no more than 50 miles with a donut-type spare tire. Driving for long distances on a spare tire can potentially cause damage to other car parts, including the transmission.

     


     
    Always be sure to check the location of your spare tire and practice removing it from your vehicle and installing it. Spare tires are typically found in the trunk of most vehicles while truck spares are often stowed under the back of the bed. Preparing for accidents will ultimately save you confusion and money, should your luck result in calling road-side-service.

     

    Don’t Neglect Maintenance

    Maintenance is key! One of the most important safety factors, when faced with the need to use a spare tire, is visual inspection and checking tire pressure. This can routinely be done during normal service and vehicle maintenance of your regular tires.
     

    If you find yourself with a flat or blowout tire in the winter or summer, keep inflation in mind. Spare tires are typically smaller than regular tires, meaning less air that’s more prone to temperature fluctuations. Tire pressure will increase as the temperature does so be sure to wait until your tires are cool to add air with an accurate tire inflator.
     

    Most space-saving, compact spare tires hold significantly more air than traditional full-size spares (upwards of 60 PSI). Riding on over or underinflated spare tires, especially compact donuts, could have the potential to lead to further accidents with tire failure. Refer to the information on the sidewall of your spare tire for the maximum speed and required air pressure.

     

    Checking your tire pressure with an accurate dial or digital gauge will furthermore prevent the risk of riding on a potentially dangerous, under or over-inflated tire. Visit ESCO Equipment Supply on the web for a full range of handheld tire inflators at www.esco.net.

     

     

     

    Model #10962 – ESCO “Compact” Digital Tire Inflator

    https://esco.net/products/pro-series-digital-tire-inflator/

     

  3. See ESCO at SEMA Show 2019!

    ESCO at SEMA Show 2019

    Come see ESCO at SEMA Show – November 5 – 8, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada
     
    What to expect at SEMA 2019?
     
    The SEMA show is a display of all products related to the automotive industry. At this year’s SEMA show, expect more NEW products and live demo’s in the ESCO Equipment Supply Company booth # 42296 located in the lower South Hall in the Las Vegas Convention Center.
     
    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.
     
    SEMA SHOW HOURSLas Vegas Convention Center
     
    • Tuesday November 5, 2019 9:00am – 5:00pm
    • Wednesday November 6, 2019 9:00am – 5:00pm
    • Thursday, November 7, 2019 9:00am – 5:00pm
    • Friday, November 8, 2019 9:00am – 4:00pm
     
    Where and when is the 2019 SEMA show?
     
    The SEMA Show takes place November 5-8th, 2019 at the Las Vegas Convention Center located at 3150 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89109.
     
    How to get a ticket for the SEMA show?
    The SEMA show is a trade-only industry event, not open to the public. In order to register for the show, you must be a press member, exhibitor or company employee.
     
    Click here to purchase your tickets!
     

  4. James Lueras Named ESCO Western Regional Sales Manager

    Brooksville, FL, September 30, 2019 – ESCO, a leading worldwide supplier of tire changing tools and accessories, is pleased to announce the promotion of James Lueras from Customer Service Representative to Western Regional Sales Manager.
     
    James will be responsible for developing new business relations and growing ESCO’s western sales territory. Joining the ESCO team in 2018, James’ resume boasts an impressive 18 years experience working hands-on in the tire service industry and assisting with brand development of popular tire tool brands: Pneu-Tek and Cheetah bead seaters. Having spent years improving safety and promoting service efficiency within hundreds of automotive, construction and agricultural shops, James brings the perfect combination of field experience and knowledge to ESCO’s growing company.
     
    “I have received many opportunities in the tire industry over the years and feel that I made the best decision choosing ESCO to plant my roots and grow”, commented James Lueras. “My experience helping our distributors sell over the years makes this transition easy because I understand what their customers need and why.”
     
    “James has been an exceptional addition to our customer service department, and we look forward to his efforts with sales”, says Steve Dyer, president of ESCO. “His experience and positive reputation in the industry will be a benefit to our growing western territory sales.”
     
    For over 35 years, ESCO has been a world leader in quality hydraulic tire changing tools and accessories for the Commercial Truck, OTR, Mining, Automotive, and Agricultural Market. ESCO produces tire service and handling products ranging from: heavy duty bead breakers; hydraulic rams; air hydraulic pumps; heavy duty jacks and stands; tire demounting and mounting tools; tire wheel dollies, torque wrenches, and many other quality tire service equipment to better aid in safely and efficiently servicing tire/wheels.
     
    If you would like for information about ESCO email info@esco.net; call 1-800-352-9852; or visit www.esco.net.
     

  5. ESCO Hires Brittany Yunka as Social Media and Communications Manager

    Brooksville, FL, September 10, 2019 – ESCO is proud to announce and welcome Brittany Yunka as the company’s Social Media and Communications Manager. Brittany will be responsible for strengthening social media engagements, public relations and trade show development.

    Brittany joins the team with two certificates issued by the Tire Industry Association in Basic Farm Tire Service and Basic Earthmover Tire Service. Brittany brings over 10 years’ experience in logistic transportation and tire service industries through her past roles at Sonic Transport and at her recent role as Marketing Manager with AME International.

    “I look forward to becoming a part of an established leader in the tire service industry,” Brittany says, “I am excited to contribute to ESCO’s reputation and look forward to assisting with building their well-known brand.”

    “We are thrilled with the experience and energy Brittany brings to our team,” says Christopher Manfre, Sales and Marketing Director. “She brings a high level of marketing development expertise and creativity that will greatly assist with our company’s growth.”

    For over 35 years, ESCO has been a world leader in quality hydraulic tire changing tools and accessories for the Commercial Truck, OTR, Mining, Automotive, and Agricultural Market. ESCO produces tire service and handling products ranging from: heavy duty bead breakers; hydraulic rams; air hydraulic pumps; heavy duty jacks and stands; tire demounting and mounting tools; tire wheel dollies, torque wrenches, and many other quality tire service equipment to better aid in safely and efficiently servicing tire/wheels.

    If you would like for information about ESCO email info@esco.net; call 1-800-352-9852; or visit www.esco.net.

    Click here to connect with Brittany.

  6. JOIN ESCO AT LATIN TYRE EXPO IN JUNE – BOOTH G336

    ESCO will be exhibiting at the 2019 Latin Tyre Expo in Panama located at Booth #G336!

     
    Come stop by to see what is new and exciting at ESCO!
     
    2019 marks the 10th Edition of the Latin American & Caribbean Tyre Expo which has grown beyond our expectations every year!
     
    The expo provides exhibitors with direct access to the Latin American and Caribbean tire dealers in a personal setting that forges long lasting commercial and personal relationships.

    Panama offers a geographical strategic and economical location where exhibitors can present their products to the Latin American & Caribbean tire markets. Panama is a business and tourist destination visited by thousands of business professionals from the region due to its Colon Duty Free Zone and the Panama Canal. Panama has become an international air hub making it easy for travelers to reach.

    Click Here to Register to Attend Latin Tire Expo Today!

     

  7. NEW PRODUCT RELEASE – STUD KLEEN – Hub/Stud/Wheel Cleaner

    ESCO STUD KLEEN

    ESCO (Equipment Supply Company) is pleased to announce the New STUD KLEEN Hub, Stud, & Wheel Cleaning Tool [Model 50170]. This USA MADE cleaning solution is uniquely designed to clean both the Hub & Stud at the same time with an internal Stainless-Steel Stud Cleaning System. Designed to completely rid the rim, wheel face, studs, and brake drum of any debris or contaminates that would affect the overall tire/wheel process.

    Its highly dense abrasive cleaning pad lasts longer than any other cleaning pad on the market and can do over 800 wheels with one tool. The simple design makes it a perfect tool for any tire shop, DIYer, or service vehicle that does daily tire/wheel service on automotive, SUV, and light-truck vehicles.

    Easily place the STUD KLEEN onto a ½” impact gun (air or electric) in the shop and begin. One size fits most application for Automotive, SUV, and Light Truck. It is truly the “Longest Lasting Stud, Hub, and Wheel Cleaning Solution on the Market!”.

    The STUD KLEEN Hub, Stud, & Wheel Cleaning Tool [Model 50170] is available now wherever ESCO products are sold. For more information about this product and where to buy ESCO products email info@esco.net; call 1-800-352-9852; or visit www.esco.net and search “STUD KLEEN”.

    For over 35 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.
     

    ESCO STUD KLEEN

  8. JOIN ESCO AT AUTOPROMOTEC ITALY IN MAY – HALL 22 STAND C6

    ESCO will be exhibiting at Autopromotec from May 22nd – 26th, Hall 22 Stand C6. Come join us to see all of the new and exciting products available through ESCO today!

    The most specialized international exhibition of automotive equipment and aftermarket products, will be held May 22 – 26, 2019 at the Bologna Trade Fair Center. In its over fifty-year history, Autopromotec has registered a tremendous growth, thanks to the presence of internationally renowned exhibitors, and is now considered the main European trade show gathering all automotive aftermarket product groups under one roof: from tires to car service, from workshop equipment to spare parts.
     
    Product innovations and industrial excellence, cutting edge technologies and market opportunities, high-level conventions and B2B meetings draw manufacturers and professional operators from all over the world to a venue designed to create globally oriented networks, boost business growth and collect important strategic inputs. Autopromotec is now the most specialized international exhibition of automotive equipment and aftermarket products.
     
    Click Here to Register to Attend Autopromotec Today!

     

  9. MODEL 10312 & 10314 PRODUCT UPDATE

    ESCO Model 10312 and 10314 Product Update

    ESCO is proud to announce its newly engineered Cylinder Stop Ring for 55 Ton Hydraulic Cylinders [Model(s) 10312 & 10314].
     
    The first-generation cylinder stop ring had a single groove machined for the piston rod wiper. The wiper kept internal contamination to a minimum, as was designed, it also created a slight side to side movement. This movement increased point load situations which, in turn, caused severe scarring on the outside walls of the piston rod as well as the internal walls of the cylinder.
     



     
    What has been done to improve on the current design, in addition to the wiper ring groove, a wear ring groove has been machined into the stop ring. This wear ring will give the piston rod extra support, when extended, which will keep the side to side movement to an absolute minimum. The wear ring and wiper together will help keep away internal contamination. This will also minimize point load damage which will increase the life of the aluminum cylinder and keep the service tech away from potential harm.
     


     
    For more information about these product changes and/or where to buy ESCO product email sales@esco.net or call 352-754-1117 or visit www.esco.net.
     
    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.
     
    IN SUMMARY:

    • Wear ring added to the brass stop ring
    • Additional support
    • Minimal side to side movement
    • Minimize internal contamination
    • Point load issued lessen considerably
    • Service tech kept away from potential harm
    • Extended life for the jack.