Tools and Implements for Mechanical Work
Bulk Grease Trolley
Designed to tote grease held in 55-gallon drums, Lincoln’s lube trolley comes with all the necessary components (reel; 30 feet of high-pressure hose; control valve; and air control with filter, regulator, and gauge) to dispense lubricant from drums. The rear wheels (below the push handle) make the unit easy to move. The model 279091 retails for $1,350 to $1,430. Oil drum trolleys are also available. Go to lincolnindustrial.com.
Ratcheting Wrench Bit Set
GearWrench has assembled eight-piece Metric Hex, 11-piece Torx, and 41-piece Master (shown above) Ratcheting Wrench Insert Bit sets to fit six- or 12-point wrenches. Each insert bit fits into a ratcheting wrench, so it can be used like a ratchet with a bit socket, but with a much lower profile for improved access in tight spaces. The Master Set retails for $69.40. Go to gearwrench.com.
Organizer Wraps Outside Buckets
Turn a common 5-gallon bucket into a toolbox with Milwaukee’s Bucket Organizer Wrap. Unlike other similar products, the design fits entirely around the outside of the bucket, freeing the space inside and allowing bucket lids to be used. Integrated zipper pockets provide storage for larger tools, while 30 additional small pockets accommodate hand tools and material. Constructed of 1680D ballistic material, the Bucket Organizer retails for $24.99. Go to milwaukeetool.com.
Complete Trailer Test Stand
Featuring a 12-button remote control, IPA’s Super Mutt Pro Commercial Diagnostic Trailer Tester provides for quick troubleshooting of the lighting, electrical system, air brakes, and ABS systems on trailers. Offering both audible and visual alerts, the Pulsar mode in the tester facilitates diagnostic repair. Also, the remote control works at a 200-foot-plus range. Go to ipatools.com.
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