Exhibits 93% reduction in side force energy from sidewall zipper rupture
Akron, Ohio (August 1, 2013) — Ken-Tool, the leader in tire servicing hand tools and equipment, has announced the expansion of its industry leading line of tire restraining devices with the introduction of the 36010 5-bar SUPER MAGNUM cage, helping raise the safety of truck tire service to a new level.
Testing has shown the SUPER MAGNUM cage reduces the side-force energy resulting from a catastrophic sidewall zipper rupture of a Super Wide-Base tire by 93 percent. The impressive reduction of side-force energy is achieved with expanded steel mesh deflection barriers welded to the insides of the cage tubing. The cage features 5 mandrel-bent, high-strength 12 gauge, 2-1/4″ (5.7 cm) diameter structural steel tubes, welded to a 3/16″ (0.48 cm) thick steel plate base with a 2.0″ (5.08 cm) wide, 1/4″ (0.635 cm) thick reinforcing strap welded to the tubes.
The Ken-Tool also offers the 36009 5-bar MAGNUM which is structurally and dimensionally identical to the 5-bar SUPER MAGNUM, but does not include the screen mesh barrier. Both restraining devices are made in the USA.
The Magnum cages are 48″ long, 30″ wide and 56-1/4″ tall (122 cm. x 76 cm x 143 cm). They are designed to provide more inside clearance for the new generation of Super Single and Super Wide-Base truck tires, with their higher inflation pressures and air volumes. Both cages are rated to 130 psi, and meet the O.S.H.A. Standard No. 29 CFR Part 1910.177 regulations.
Ken-Tool has produced a YouTube video to clearly illustrate the effectiveness of the SUPER MAGNUM, which can be viewed at http://youtu.be/dRE5zbMDwbE.
Ken-Tool products are available through leading tire industry supply distributors worldwide.
Ken-Tool is the world’s leading manufacturer of professional automotive and tire service tools. Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, Ken-Tool has been providing the tire industry and automotive aftermarket with quality products for over 90 years.