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  1. ESCO Launches New Stak-Able 10 Ton Ram Kit (Model 10316)

    Brooksville, FL –  ESCO, a leading worldwide manufacturer and supplier of tire changing tools and accessories, launches a new Pro Series Stak-Able 10 Ton Ram Kit (Model 10316). This new 10 Ton Stak-Able Ram Kit is specifically designed for a wide range of heavy-duty applications. Eliminating tedious effort required to push rusted, corroded wheels off of hubs makes this unit ideal for a large number of applications including stubborn 22.5 and 24.5 wheels.

    Manufactured for professional use, the Stak-able Ram Kit is far more resilient and robust than any other equipment alike it on the market. Designed for applications in the heavy-duty commercial and OTR tire industry, the versatility of this tool will find a welcome home in any tire service professional’s tool arsenal.

    The 10 Ton Stak-able Ram Kit was carefully constructed with multiple, easy to snap in, extensions to allow for multiple height applications, makes this the most versatile unit on the market. Applicable for any lifting, pushing, or pulling application in the market, with a minimum height of 3.5 inches and maximum (with all extensions and saddle) of 11.25 inches. Unit comes in a heavy-duty constructed case fitting the 10-ton ram and accessories with ease keeping all the parts together. The inside of the case is custom EVA foam fitted for each part.

    For any questions regarding the new Pro Series 10 Ton Stak-Able Ram Kit (Model 10316) 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 visit 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 many other quality tire service equipment to better aid in safely and efficiently servicing tire/wheels.

  2. ESCO Launches New Pro Series Bottle Jack Line

     

    Brooksville, FL, January 5, 2020 – ESCO, a leading worldwide manufacturer and supplier of tire changing tools and accessories, launches a new Pro Series Bottle Jack line. These new bottle jacks were specifically designed for rigorous heavy-duty commercial application and range in size from 12 up to 30-ton capacities. 

     

    New Pro Series Bottle Jacks are equipped with a newly re-engineered super thick base plate, offering a stronger foundation to support heavy loads, allowing for precision control of the jack while lifting. The bottle jacks were designed with fully welded cylinders and frames, extending the service life and overall strength of the jack structure. ESCO Pro Series Bottle Jacks have a compact footprint, manufactured to weather the rugged elements found in the commercial truck, medium-duty, and agricultural service environments. 

     

    Speaking about the benefits of the new Pro Series Bottle Jacks, Christopher Manfre, Sales and Marketing Director of ESCO said, “we have listened and taken note to customer feedback for higher-quality professional jacks that can withstand rigorous daily use in the field. From the feedback we received, we revisited engineering in our manufacturing to develop a line of bottle jacks that exceeds expectations and delivers reliability, built for professional use.”

     

    The double-spring design on the new bottle jacks allows for controlled and safe descent while releasing pressure from the cylinder. All four new bottle jacks are operatable using air or can be manually adjusted with the two-piece lifting/lowering handle, included with purchase. Fitted with a safety-valve and heat-treated adjustable extension screw, ESCO Pro Series Bottle Jacks are all designed with these features to prevent overloading and overextension of the cylinder. Each jack is sold with a 4 ft. swivel-end hose with a handheld push-bar air trigger, for consistent, strong airflow while raising the jack to load.

     

    For any questions regarding the new Pro Series Bottle Jacks 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 Pro Series Bottle Jacks visit 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 many other quality tire service equipment to better aid in safely and efficiently servicing tire/wheels.

     

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

     

  6. Come Join Our Growing Team at ESCO!

     

    UPDATED FOR NEW POSITION: 04/06/2021

    Seeking Entry Level Warehouse Associate (Part-time with Full-Time Potential)

    Are you highly energetic, outgoing, and reliable? If so, consider joining our team!

    Candidates must be responsible and reliable with the ability and desire to work at a fast pace, and complete work accurately and safely. Must be able to lift 50 pounds and work in a warehouse environment.

    Hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM [Scheduled part-time hours to be discussed upon hiring]

    Basic Responsibilities and Duties

    • Pick and pack customer orders
    • Label/prepare product for shipment
    • Count inventory
    • Unload trucks
    • Load trucks

    Location

    • Brooksville Airport Industrial Park.

    Job Type: Part-time

    Pay: $11.00 per hour

    Benefits [For full-time position ONLY]:

    • Full paid employee health insurance (after 90 Days)
    • Dental, Vision, Profit Sharing, & 401k
    • Paid Vacation

    Schedule: [Scheduled part-time hours to be discussed upon hiring]

    • Monday to Friday

    Experience:

    • Warehouse: 1 year (Preferred), but not required. Willing to train the right candidate.

    Apply at:              https://esco.net/careers/

  7. ESCO Extends Product Line with Family of Tire Bead Seaters

    Brooksville, FL, September 28, 2020 – ESCO, a leading worldwide manufacturer and supplier of tire changing tools and accessories is pleased to introduce a full line of redesigned tire bead seaters, the Hurricane and Cyclone series. Used to seat the tire bead on all size tires, ESCO now offers a full range of bead seaters available in a variety of tank capacities and discharge valves.

    ESCO’s bead seater products provide a hassle-free, fast solution to seat the beads on an array of tires ranging from golf carts up to heavy-duty and OTR applications. Both the Cyclone and Hurricane bead seater models are equipped with robust air tanks, all ASME certified. The Cyclone series includes a robust steel air tank, equipped with a newly redesigned butterfly release valve designed to throwback, instead of forward, for better control and accuracy. The Hurricane series bead seater tanks are available in three sizes (5, 9, and 13 gallons), all equipped with lightweight aluminum air tanks and reinforced heavy-duty welded feet with protective rubber for increased longevity while not in use. Hurricane series bead seaters are designed to deliver a quick burst of precise and accurate air with the release of the external push-button style valve. All bead seater models prevent wasting air in the discharge process while providing a safe and controlled application.

    “Bead Seaters are the most efficient tools used to seat a tire bead during the tire mounting process,” commented ESCO Western Regional Sales Manager, James Lueras, “ESCO’s extensive new line of bead seaters offers a range of models with different features compatible with their exact application to suit any technicians needs.”

    All ESCO bead seaters are equipped with a high-force discharge barrel, designed for precise, maximum air release. Each style seater possesses a fast and powerful discharge system to quickly release air and seat tire beads on the first shot. Both the Cyclone and Hurricane bead seater models include safety glasses and hearing protection.

    For any further questions regarding the new Bead Seaters 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 Bead Seaters visit 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 many other quality tire service equipment to better aid in safely and efficiently servicing tire/wheels.

     

     

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  8. ESCO’s Christopher Manfre Recognized by SEMA NEWS 35 Under 35

    Congratulations to ESCO Equipment Supply Company‘s Christopher Manfre for being named by SEMA News as “next-gen talent” in their 35 Under 35 September publication.

    This honor recognizes and highlights up-and-coming superstars in the automotive aftermarket industry who are age 35 and younger. 

    Featured published bio from SEMA News:

    Chris Manfre, 32

    Sales and Marketing Manager, ESCO

    Christopher Manfre began working with ESCO, a leading manufacturer of tire service tools and equipment, in 2009 while still completing his Bachelor’s degree in Marketing at the University of South Florida, Tampa. His first ESCO work revolved around the curation and development of digital media and product videos. Before long, Manfre was taking on the design of ESCO’s tire service tool and equipment catalog. Now over 10 years later, he oversees the entire marketing department, assisting with product and sales development, branding, and general business operations.

    “Reflecting on my career growth with ESCO, I think my proudest achievement was being assigned to lead product development of a line of tire tools and accessories,” says Manfre. “The most exciting part of the tire and wheel market really boils down to product development and innovations in tools for mounting and demounting tires and wheels. Our customer ranges from the DIY automotive enthusiast who wants the right tools to work safely and correctly on his hot rod or project to the skilled professional tire technician replacing the largest of tires on the biggest haul trucks.” 

    What’s in His Briefcase: iPhone, tablet or Macbook, gum, and “way too many pens.”

    Favorite Pizza Topping: “Pepperoni or bust!”

     

    To view the full list of SEMA News 35 Under 35, Click Here.

     

    #youngprofessionals #SEMA2020

  9. ESCO Introduces the HD Stud Kleen for Medium and Heavy-Duty Trucks

    Brooksville, FL, August 11, 2020 – ESCO, a leading worldwide manufacturer and supplier of tire changing tools and accessories is pleased to introduce the HD Stud Kleen, a stud and wheel surface cleaner specifically designed for medium and heavy-duty truck applications. The new HD Stud Kleen cleans the wheel and hub mating surface and studs, allowing accurate torque, preventing potential vibrations, and seized rims.

     

    Accommodating medium up to heavy-duty truck stud sizes 3/4” and 22mm, the HD Stud Kleen is the new, complete all-in-one hub and stud cleaning solution. Specifically designed to fit over the stud on a truck hub, the HD Stud Kleen cleans corrosion and rust from the mating surface, reducing wheel-off incidents caused by torque complications. Compatible with ½” air impacts, the HD Stud Kleen is an easy go-to shop accessory for tires being demounted and serviced.

    “After successfully launching the original Stud Kleen for passenger vehicles in 2019, we quickly realized a need in the industry for a similar type product in the truck market,” commented ESCO president Steve Dyer, “the HD Stud Kleen is a powerful air tool accessory far more efficient and effective than a wire brush or grinder.”

     

    The HD Stud Kleen’s durable cleaning pads are constructed from a dense abrasive material, specifically designed for heavy-duty applications. With the ability to clean up to 200 hubs using a single unit, the HD Stud Kleen performs better than competing products on the market 40-1. Units are sold individually and proudly made in the USA.

     

    For any further questions regarding the new HD Stud Kleen 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 the HD Stud Kleen visit 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 many other quality tire service equipment to better aid in safely and efficiently servicing tire/wheels.

     

     

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