Owatonna, Minn. – OTC, an SPX® Brand, has unveiled its award winning Heavy-Duty Brake Drum and Rotor Puller (P/N 6980), specifically designed to offer automotive technicians and service professionals the ability to handle large component pulls such as brake drums, rotors, drive wheels, gears, flywheels and pulleys; and is well suited for removing rusty components where corrosion makes removal almost impossible. The OTC 6980 also helps reduce damage to the wheel bearing by eliminating the need to repeatedly strike or heat the brake drum to free it from the hub.
“As a shop owner or a professional service technician, the 6980 from OTC, provides great capability, durability and efficiency,” said Dirk Skogerboe, OTC Product Manager of Professional Specialty Tools. “From the spring clip release at the top – to the radius at the bottom – these jawsare easy to set in place, strong enough for the most stubborn jobs, yet thin enough to fit between a brake drum and backing plate.”
Rated safely to seven tons of force and adjustable with a reach to accommodate the most common drum sizes, this puller can be used for components having a diameter of 12-¾-inch spread and 5-inch reach. The quick set-up features allow one person to easily put the tool in place in just seconds even where there is little access to insert the jaws. The radius on the special jaws establishes optimal load distribution, enhancing the force required to pull the component.
The heavy-duty 7/8-inch forcing screw and special heat treating process permit the use of air tools to facilitate a tough pull on large components while reducing time and fatigue. A striking face is provided on the forcing screw where sledging is required as a last resort for the most stubborn components; and a nylon strap is included with the tool to ensure the jaws will bite and hold in place, even on the most heavily corroded or rounded edges.
About SPX Service Solutions | OTC
OTC is an SPX Service Solutions brand. SPX Service Solutions is a leading global developer and manufacturer of advanced diagnostic systems and service solutions for automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), their dealer networks, and retail and aftermarket channels. The business also provides consulting, strategy and technical information for vehicle servicing and maintenance, as well as for charging and the servicing of electric vehicles. SPX (NYSE: SPW) is a global Fortune 500 multi-industry manufacturing company. With headquarters in Charlotte, N.C., SPX has 16,000 employees in more than 35 countries worldwide. Visitwww.spx.com.