Category Archives: News

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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/

     

  5. 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.
  6. “Why choose ESCO Balancing Beads over the Competition?”

     

    Bead For Bead


    “Why choose ESCO Balancing Beads over the Competition?”

    ESCO BALANCING BEADS CAN BE PURCHASED IN BULK
    ESCO understands the old expression, “time is money”, so to eliminate wasteful time in dropping multiple bags into wheels and carrying multiple SKU’s of product. ESCO designed a “BULK” 282 oz. bucket of beads [Model #20466C] for easier use in shop and shipping to customer. As simple as “scooping” from the bucket, ESCO’s bucket of Balancing Beads has become the #1 option for many tire service and fleet operations around the world.  Each bulk bucket of ESCO Balancing Beads comes with a tire size application chart telling you exactly how many scoops are needed.

    MORE VEHICLE APPLICATIONS
    ESCO Balancing Beads are Universal and can be used for all tire types including Motorcycle, ATV, Automotive, Truck, Tractor, Trailer and RV tires.

    ESCO Balancing Beads Versus The Competition


    ESCO BALANCING BEADS ARE LARGER IN DIAMETER THAN OUR COMPETITION
    ESCO Balancing Beads are 35% larger than our competitors…therefore no special fitted valve cores are required with ESCO Balancing Beads.  Other competitor beads are much smaller and can block the valve stem causing premature leaking.  Our larger beads also make ESCO Balancing Beads much easier to reuse over and over again…consistent reusable media equals increased profits. BIGGER IS BETTER!

    ESCO BALANCING BEADS ARE TOP RATED FOR HARDNESS AND SHAPE
    ESCO Balancing Beads are made of a 100% solid ceramic and are much harder compared to competitive products made of glass. Because competitive products are made of glass, over time they will begin to break down, misshape and leave you with dusty powders or ground glass which will eventually abrade the inner liner… thus rendering them “unusable”. This is a difficult situation because you will then have to replace ALL of the beads inside of the tire because there is no way to tell which are still good and which have been misshaped!  As ceramic is a harder medium, ESCO balancing beads will withstand time and abuse inside the tire. The harder the material, the longer it will maintain its shape and overall effectiveness. Based on the MOHS Scale of Hardness, ESCO Balancing Beads come in at 7.0 versus the competition, 5.5…so why is this important?  A balancing product that is nice and round with a smooth surface can only perform properly if it stays that way over thousands of miles!

    NO FILTERED VALVE CORE NEEDED WITH ESCO BALANCING BEADS
    Competitive brands require you to use a special fitted valve core to keep the beads from entering and damaging valve stem, leading to lose of air and potential harm when releasing air from the tires. This means more time and labor are needed to install the special valve core and limits you in valve core options. No fitted or special valve cores are needed with ESCO Balancing Beads!


    ESCO BALANCING BEADS
    2 oz. – 16 oz. Bags

    ESCO BALANCING BEADS
    17.6 lb. Bucket