Category Archives: Press Releases

  1. 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.

     

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.