Category Archives: Press Releases

  1. 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.
     

  2. 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.

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  3. 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

  4. 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.
  5. NEW PRODUCT RELEASE – Tire Inflation Products Line

    ESCO Tire Inflation Products

    ESCO (Equipment Supply Company) is pleased to announce it’s new line of Tire Inflation Solutions. ESCO has released an entire line of tire inflators, hose reels, and air hoses to add to their already extensive line of professional tire tools & equipment.
     
    In the inflation category, the range includes wall mounted inflators, dial and digital handheld inflators, as well as a newly designed “automatic handheld inflator”. The Automatic Handheld Tire Inflator (MODEL 10963) is a rechargeable handheld tire inflation solution that allows for complete inflation of up to four tires at the push of a button. Its rugged design and ease of use makes it ideal for in the shop or on a service truck for any tire inflating situation.
     
    In addition to the inflation tools ESCO announces their new inflation hose reels and unique “Extreme Ultraflex Hose” products are at the top of their class in quality and overall usability across multiple markets. These new hose reels and air hoses are designed and built to be used in professional environments and for hobbyist and “DIY” applications.
     
    ESCO Hose Reels and Air Hoses

     
    These inflation products and more are available now wherever ESCO products are sold. For more information about this product and where to buy ESCO product email sales@esco.net or call 352-754-1117 or visit www.esco.net and search “Tire Inflation” to see all options available.
     
    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.
     
    ESCO Tire Inflation Products

  6. NEW PRODUCT RELEASE – ESCO Wheel Chocks

    ESCO Wheel Chocks

    ESCO (Equipment Supply Company) is pleased to announce it’s new line of Wheel Chocks for the Automotive, Commercial, Agricultural, Off-the-Road, and Mining market. These wheel chocks are designed to be used on a wide range of vehicle/tire applications and are designed out of heavy duty constructed polyurethane.  This construction makes the ESCO Wheel Chocks resistant to weather and many harsh elements (such as water, heat, cold, oil, lubricants, etc.)

    Unlike wood, rubber, or steel chocks, ESCO Wheel Chocks are maintenance free, lightweight, and have a much longer lifespan. The “Yellow” color makes them perfect to spot when out in the field and have a capacity rating ranging from 5 Tons (10,000 lbs.) all the way up to 400 Tons (800,000 lbs.).

    The ESCO Wheel Chocks are available now wherever ESCO products are sold. For more information about this product and where to buy ESCO product email sales@esco.net or call 352-754-1117 or visit www.esco.net and search “Wheel Chocks” to see all options available, along with a comprehensive wheel chock guide for choosing the right wheel chock for the job and recommendations of proper use.

    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.

    ESCO Wheel Chocks

  7. ESCO is proud to announce its 34th Edition of the ESCO Full Line Catalog!

    ESCO is proud to announce its 34th Edition of the ESCO Full Line Catalog available to download now! This newly designed catalog features some of the New and Exciting products available through ESCO and products that are on their way like the entirely New line of Inflation Products, Air Hoses, Reels, and more available in June 2018!
     
    For a copy of the catalog delivered to you, click here to submit a request form or click here for the digital version.
     

    ESCO Catalog Vol. 34

  8. ESCO Obtains Exclusive Rights to Manufacture and Distribute Ochoa Roadrunner Products Inc. Globally

    Press Release –

    Brooksville, FL – ESCO (Equipment Supply Company) proudly announces the finalizing of the agreement to exclusively manufacture and distribute the Ochoa Roadrunner line of tire mounting and demounting tools and accessories for the tire service equipment market. This agreement gives ESCO full and acting interest in the market for such tools as the “Universal Demount Tool”, “Tyr-X Demounting System”, “Pneumatic Bead Breaker” and many other patented innovations by Sandy and Justin Ochoa of Ochoa Roadrunner Products Inc.

    Sandy Ochoa, Ochoa Roadrunner Products Inc., has been involved in innovating the tire/wheel market since the late 1980’s, with the invention of the Cheetah tire bead seating tank. Since then, Sandy, along with Justin Ochoa, have introduced well over sixteen different patents that are focused around the tire/wheel and aid in solving problems around the wheel that have always been problematic for most tire service professionals. ESCO, as a leading force in the tire/wheel service equipment market for well over thirty-years, became the clear choice for this relationship in bringing quality, safe, and efficient tools to the market. This relationship began back in late 2009 and has continued to grow since.

    “We chose ESCO back in 2010 to launch our line of tire tools because their line of products fit in with ours so well”, says Felicity Ochoa/Lueras, Sales Manager at Ochoa Roadrunner Products Inc. “[The] whole line works in conjunction with each other to accomplish making the worst tire and wheel combinations easier to change as well as safer.”

    ESCO officially released the Pneu-tek Line as part of the ESCO offering back in late 2010. At the time, people didn’t really know what to make of a line of fully pneumatic tire demounting tools.

    “We felt that these tools were and still are going to be the future of tire demounting and mounting. To be able to use technologies that make the job faster, easier, and safer is what we stand for as an organization. These tools, as well as many other products in the ESCO line, provide solutions for everyday problems in the tire/wheel market…”, Christopher Manfre, ESCO Director of Marketing.

    “We are very excited to provide these tools to the market and sustain the demand that we have grown to have over the past year…” Steve Dyer, President of ESCO. “We feel our longevity in the tire/wheel service equipment market, adds additional value and credibility that our customers worldwide have trusted in since the mid-1980’s.”

    ESCO anticipates the completion of a full relaunch of the entire Pneu-Tek line by the end of the first quarter in 2018 creating new packaging, marketing materials/educational videos, and more. To keep up-to-date with ESCO and more information about these tools and equipment call 1-800-352-9852 or visit www.esco.net and type in “Pneu-Tek” to see all of the tools in the line.

    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.

    For More Information Please Contact:

    Christopher Manfre
    Marketing Director
    ESCO – Equipment Supply Co.
    Email: CManfre@esco.net
    Direct Line: 352-458-4870

  9. NEW PRODUCT RELEASE – Pro Series Bladder Jacks

    ESCO Pro Series Bladder Jacks

    ESCO (Equipment Supply Company) is pleased to announce the new Pro Series 2 Ton Two & Three Bag Bladder Jacks [Models#92040 & #92041]. These completely pneumatic jacks are a great addition to any service shop, hobbyist, or mobile service technician who deals in automotive/SUV/Light Truck applications. Outfitted with an internal cylinder system that ensures stability and solid positioning, the ESCO Pro Series Bladder Jacks are a safe and fast solution for any lifting applications in any conditions. For added safety, the ESCO Bladder Jacks also feature a dual safety valve that prevents both over-inflation and uncontrolled descend (deflation) of the jack(s) under load. These ESCO Bladder Jacks can also be used for repair projects in body shop, as an additional support on frame machines to lift in small increments as needed or for lifting heavy items with precision.
     
    The ESCO Pro Series Bladder Jacks provide up to 4,000 lbs. (2 Tons) of lifting capacity and 100% air operated, with a working air pressure of 100-145 psi. Both Jacks have optional lifting extensions of 3 in. and 2.25 in. The two and three bag bladder designs, have low profile starting points ranging from 4.5-7.9 in. and Maximum Lifting Heights from 17-22 in. (including extension). The ESCO Pro Series Bladder Jack(s) are built to the same quality standards of all ESCO lifting and support equipment and come with a 1-Year Warranty.
     
    The ESCO Pro Series 2 Ton Two & Three Bag Bladder Jacks [Models #92040 & #92041] are available now wherever ESCO products are sold. For more information about this product and where to buy ESCO product email sales@esco.net or call 1-800-352-9852 or visit www.esco.net and search “Pro Series Bladder Jacks”.
     
    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.
     

    92040
    92041