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  1. ESCO Introduces GeckoGrip Trays to Tire Service Tool and Equipment Line

    Brooksville, FL, May 14, 2020 – ESCO, a leading worldwide manufacturer and supplier of tire changing tools and accessories is excited to introduce a new line of flexible grip trays, GeckoGrips. Available in three sizes, these dynamic trays are the newest, hassle-free solution to organizing and storing loose parts, paint, or tools.

     

    The soft silicone texture of the trays cling to smooth, flat or curved surfaces and protect any surface from dents, dings or scratches. Cast out of food-grade silicone with a built-in carrying handle, the GeckoGrip trays are impervious to most chemicals and heat-resistant up to 395°, engineered for any climate or application. Convenient built-in compartments allow for easy storage of small components and liquids, which makes these versatile trays an ideal accessory for any home hobbyist or field professionals.

     

    The GeckoGrips are unlike any products in our tire service tool and equipment catalog,” commented Steve Dyer, President of ESCO. “We are confident any home, field, or shop technicians using our tools will find these trays useful for many different projects.”

     

    The smooth silicone base can be easily cleaned with soap and water to restore the tray to the original gripping texture. Sold in hi-visibility yellow, GeckoGrips are available individually in a small, medium, large size, 2-piece set that includes one small and medium-size trays or as a 3-piece set that includes all three sizes.

     

    For any further questions regarding the new GeckoGrip Trays 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 these jack visit www.esco.net or email info@esco.net.

  2. Air-Powered Tools Are Dying for These Maintenance Tips

    Why Regulate Air Pressure?

    In the scope of hydraulics and air tools, it is easy to assume that more air translates as more power, but what does this mean for the condition of the internal mechanisms and life of your tools? It may go without saying, but any tool from a reputable manufacturer will have operating air pressure guidelines. In the event of tool and equipment malfunction or failure due to being over-supplied with air, chances are this will void the manufacturer’s warranty. Lengthening the life of your hydraulics and air tools is as simple as maintaining your equipment and regulating air pressure supply per manufacturer’s instructions.

    Run Efficient

    In the circumstance of air regulation, regarding air-powered equipment, less is more. For air/hydraulic pumps, the lower recommended air pressure allows for an air motor to run at maximum efficiency. Overworking your compressor or tools will eventually lead to failure, causing equipment downtime and the expense of repairs or replacement. For an accurate flow of air and to prevent any “pulses,” typically initiated when air compressor cycle and pressure builds within the compressor tank and air hose lines, consider adding a simple, affordable regulator or air pressure reducer to your equipment air line assembly.

    Air reducers are a simple, tamperproof device that can be easily installed to the air line assembly of an air-hydraulic pump or air tool to control the air entering the equipment from a compressor. By reducing the air to the recommended pressure, air-powered equipment can avoid being exposed to air pulse irregularities that could lead to equipment malfunction. In order to combat these common issues with air operated tools and equipment ESCO manufacturers air pressure reducers which are available in preset values; 90 PSI for air tools and 110 PSI for air hydraulic pumps. Air regulators also provide the same accuracy and steady flow of air. However, they allow for the reduction and increase of air, which can lead to improper adjustments to manufacturers’ recommended settings.

    Lengthen the Life of your Equipment

    Most air tools on the market are designed to run on 90 PSI while most air/hydraulic pumps run on 110 PSI. Exceeding the manufacturer’s recommended air pressure can damage components, shortening the tool life, and lead to equipment failure, resulting in the voiding of the warranty. For air tools and air/hydraulic pumps, operating at the lower recommended air pressure means in addition to efficiency, less wear and tear will occur to the motor, internally.

    In addition to providing the optimal air flow, ESCO’s Air Pressure Reducers contain an internal filter preventing particulates and dust from entering the air motors of air/hydraulic pumps and/or air tools. The application of an air pressure reducer can also assist in preserving the life of your air compressor by running at a lower, optimal pressure. Air pressure reducers can only lower pressure, so they are manufactured to provide the necessary PSI with every use. Lower air pressure means less work for the air compressor.

    Equipment Failure Prevention 

    Replacing or repairing air-powered tools is expensive, costing upwards of $300.00 USD to replace gasket and seals depending on the severity of the damage. Air pressure regulation assists in the prevention of equipment failure and long-term internal damage to your air-powered tools and equipment. Lengthen the life of your tools and run efficiently by following the manufacturer’s maintenance procedures and regulating air to recommended air pressure.

    Have air-powered tools out of commission? Be sure to contact a reputable air/hydraulic or air tool specialist like ESCO’s Full-service Hydraulic Repair Specialists to have your malfunctioning tools evaluated as they may be repairable. For any other questions regarding repairs or air pressure regulation products, contact an ESCO representative by email at repairs@esco.net or call 352-754-1117.

  3. COVID-19 Update and Changes

    COVID-19 Update and Changes

    Right now, we currently find ourselves in a very unfamiliar place in time. While most of the nation stands still, it remains the responsibility of some essential employees and businesses to continue to help in the efforts to keep America safe, fed and working towards solutions. It is in these moments we remind ourselves, we can and will overcome.

    Effective April 2nd at midnight, the entire State of Florida has been put on a “Stay-at-Home” order. As a business that falls under the classification of “essential business” by the Homeland Security Department, ESCO will still be maintaining operations as usual to the best of our ability and with safety precautions and with our employees in mind. ESCO is here to help in any way we can and wanted to make you aware of what we’re doing to adjust to the effects of COVID-19.

    ESCO’s administrative employees have been since set-up to work from home, which should allow us to minimize any disruption in service for our customers. As for our production, supply, and warehouse, each is housed in separate areas within our facility with plenty of space to put social distancing in practice, while hard surfaces and communal spaces are continuously being cleaned and sanitized, daily.

    We want to thank you for your support and understanding during these very unusual times. As always, the safety of our employees and customers is of the upmost importance and if at any time we feel a need to operations, we will do what is best for the entire organization. If you have any questions, please contact your Regional Sales Manager or email info@esco.net to contact us directly. You can also call our office at 352-754-1117.

  4. ESCO COVID-19 Update

    As you are likely aware, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to impact countries, worldwide. ESCO Equipment Supply Company is mindful of this situation and want to assure you, our valued customers, that we are monitoring the development closely and taking steps to help protect the general welfare of the public and our employees.

    As of today, ESCO has experienced no delays or limitations in our supply chain due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) But we continue to monitor the situation with updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Here are some actions taken thus far:

    • ESCO and its employees continue to follow hygiene protocols and implement proactive strategies to minimize exposure, including continued cleanliness and sanitation of all facilities and personal sanitation of all employees.
    • ESCO is encouraging our employees to work at home if possible. A strict wellness policy has been implemented that no team member attends work unless they are 100% well.
    • All of our associates have been asked to reconsider nonessential domestic and international business travel and report all personal travel to at-risk locations. For those associates who may have been exposed or have returned from at-risk locations, we are maintaining a strict 14-day self-quarantine policy.

    Precautionary health information has been distributed to our employees inclusive of the following:

    • CDC-recommended cleaning standards including how to thoroughly and properly wash hands using soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds. Wash hands before and after eating, after using the restroom, and regularly during the day.
    • Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer in-between hand washing.
    • Cover your cough or sneeze into your elbow. Wash your hands after sneezing.

    We will continue to monitor developments, adjust where necessary, and do our part to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. Our top priority is to ensure the safety of our employees and community while managing and maintaining a stable supply chain with continued on-time fulfillment and deliveries to our customers. If we are made aware of new information and identify risk to your product, we will alert you immediately.

  5. New Air Pressure Reducers by ESCO Reduce Damage and Equipment Downtime

    Brooksville, FL, March 12, 2020 – ESCO, a leading worldwide manufacturer and supplier of tire changing tools and accessories is pleased to announce the launch of two new products to regulate air pressure for air tools and air-hydraulic-powered pumps. Engineered with two preset PSI values, the new Air Pressure Reducers are specifically designed to assist in lengthening the life of tools and equipment, adhering to manufacturers’ recommended operating air pressure and promoting safe and accurate use.

    New Air Pressure Reducers by ESCO
    Most air tools typically operate at 90 PSI while most air-hydraulic pumps run at 110 PSI. Air Pressure Reducers provide a solution to the damaging effects of over-pressurized pneumatic tools. The risk of operating over-pressurized equipment can range from blown seals and bearing failure to the complete destruction of an air motor. Repairing or replacing an air-powered or air-hydraulic pump is expensive, as is the additional cost of equipment downtime.

    The aluminum housing with antirust and noncorrosive parts is equipped with an internal filter that prevents debris and other particulates from contaminating and clogging the inner mechanism of an air motor. With +/- 10% accuracy, the Air Pressure Reducers provide a steady flow of regulated air to provide accurate operating pressure with every use. Applying an Air Pressure Reducers as an inline assembly to air tools and other equipment promotes safety and lowers the potential risk of common equipment malfunction.

    For any further questions regarding the new Air Reducers (Part Number 10609 reduces to 90 PSI and Part Number 10601 reduces to 110 PSI) 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 please visit ESCO on the web at www.esco.net or email info@esco.net.

    For over 36 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 much other quality tire service equipment to better aid in safely and efficiently servicing tire/wheels.

  6. Redesigned Handle Adds More Value to Popular ESCO Trolley Jack Model #90521

     

    Brooksville, FL, December 13, 2019 – ESCO, a leading worldwide manufacturer and supplier of tire changing tools and accessories, announces the redevelopment to the handle on bestselling 3-ton trolley jack. After lengthy evaluation, testing and research, ESCO is pleased to offer a redesigned 3-ton jack with a modified “T” handle on the Pro Series Trolley Jack Model 90521. The original Pro Series Trolley Jack was previously equipped with a plastic composite “T” handle, prone to failure with vigorous shop application. Making for a sturdier unit, more capable of handling the wear of daily use, the new “T” handles promote less cost and downtime for the end-user.

    The newly redesigned “T” handle boasts a robust and sturdy welded steel construction and rubber hand grips for comfort. This handle modification allows better leverage and handling while manipulating the jack during the process of lifting and lowering a vehicle. Most importantly, the reengineered handles will eliminate the need for replacement parts, hence, reducing the overall cost to the customer over the lifetime of the trolley jack.

     

    90521 Trolley Jack Handle NEW By ESCO

     

    “We value feedback from our customers and set out to further improve this product after thickening the screw sleeve and plastic on the trolley jack handles last year,” commented ESCO Marketing Director Christopher Manfre. “A handle may appear as a minor feature on a jack; however, we believe this product development serves as a representation of ESCO’s dedication to the industry and our main objective to uphold the quality we believe the tire service market deserves.”

    90521 Trolley Jack Handle NEW By ESCO

    These changes have been made effective immediately and are available in current stock.

    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.

    For any further questions regarding the new Pro Series Trolley Jack 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 these jack visit www.esco.net or email info@esco.net.

  7. 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

  8. 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/

     

  9. 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!