Issue 467   22 March 2018

The Tyre Equipment Company adds Chicago Pneumatic range to portfolio

Long-established tool supplier The Tyre Equipment Company (TEC) is now supplying Chicago Pneumatics’ reliable and robust vehicle servicing tools throughout the UK.
One such product is the 1” drive air impact wrench, which comes with a free socket set (27, 32, 33, 36mm). It features a high efficiency motor, which produces great power when handling tough jobs on heavy vehicles.
TEC also supplies many products from Ken-Tool. The blue cobra truck tyre demount tool quickly demounts most 22.5” and 24.5” tubeless truck tyres, up to a 13” wide wheel.
The mesh-enclosed tyre safety cage (50309A) is suitable for use with tyres up to 385/65R22.5 size. It has been manufactured with a Bead Blaster slot for safe bead seating and inflation.

Free delivery to the UK mainland.


Reduce workplace injuries by using equipment specifically designed for the job

Brake caliper and hub removals are tricky tasks – often requiring at least two mechanics to ensure the job is done safely.

The right tools for the job to make the work quicker, easier and safer are now available – and for use by just one operative: the Floor Transmission Jack, together with the new Mini Caliper Crane.

Between them, they make removing hubs and calipers safer and easier, significantly reducing the chances of workplace injuries and strains, and damage to hub seals and components.

The Mini Caliper Crane is a brand new product specifically designed for the job – especially for working in tight spaces. It too is powered by the tried and tested pump units – giving up to 150kg of lifting power. It can be easily moved around the workshop and stored away for future use.

Torqueing sense with Norbar

We are the world’s foremost specialist in torque control and are engaged solely in the design, development and production of torque tightening and measuring equipment. Norbar offer a wide range of torque products for the transport industry including wrenches, multipliers and measurement devices.

    PneuTorque® PTS

• Accuracy is better than ±3%
• A single efficient bi-directional air motor
• Very quiet operation – reducing the need for
  protection with sound pressure levels from
  77 dB(A) to 79 dB(A)
• Non-impacting – exceptionally low vibration levels
  (0.343 m/s2), make these tools comfortable
  and safe for operator use

    Industrial Torque Wrenches

• 2R – 6R models (now from 80 N•m – 2000 N•m)
• Robust construction gives accurate results, to ±4%,
  even in arduous conditions
• Large break angle improves accuracy by reducing
  the possibility of over torqueing


The FAG SmartSET from Schaeffler. A ready-to-fit wheel bearing repair solution for trucks and trailers.

The FAG SmartSET has been developed exclusively for the aftermarket to meet the needs of the modern commercial vehicle workshop. Every SmartSET is pre-assembled, pre-greased and pre-positioned at the factory and includes special fitting tools which simplify installation, reducing the chances of fitting errors.

There is a comprehensive range available to suit all popular types of truck and trailer axle, with oil or grease lubrication. The Duratect®B coating and dust cover also help to deliver a service lifetime of up to twice that of a conventional tapered roller bearing!


The Checkpoint® range provides users with the most extensive range of product types, nut applications, colour range and melt temperature range available on the global market for wheel nut security products.

Having invented the world’s first wheel nut indicator, Checkpoint® has operated as the foremost expert in wheel nut solutions, supplying tens of millions of pieces world-wide annually.

The range includes wheel nut indicators, wheel nut retainers and other products for monitoring and servicing wheel component quality, all designed to improve roadworthiness and fleet safety, whilst reducing maintenance time and costs.

Visit our website for more information

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