Snap-on Tools’ Truck Anchor Pin Press addresses technicians’ desire to save time, increase safety and improve job performance. This new and innovative pin press allows technicians to remove and replace pins and bushings without removing the hub saving about 25 minutes per hub.
Replacing brake anchor pins and bushings is a very important safety component. Due to its traditional time-consuming replacement process, it was sometimes overlooked. The new TAP1 makes the procedure simple and quick while promoting brake safety and enhancing performance.
Specially designed to remove and reinstall the pin and bushing without taking the hub apart, the TAP1 portable pin press can run with a 3/4-inch impact gun. This cuts the average time down from 30 minutes to five, allowing technicians to focus their time on other projects. The TAP1 is also three times stronger and generates 30 percent more force than the standard competitive service set. The TAP1 ensures that enough power is applied to the replacement process.
The pin press’s pressure pad retaining rings hold the pads firmly into place. This helps to get the job done right by allowing for more stability and control. Enhancing the tool’s versatility, its interchangeable pressure pads allow removal of a bushing alone or simultaneous pin/bushing removal. This saves technicians time from switching tools back and forth.
Providing proper tool alignment and maximum force transferred to pins/bushings, the TAP1 frame is beveled on both sides for clearance around rivets on stamped brake “spiders.” Its high-strength yoke and heavy 1-1/4 inch x 12 inch pressure screw threads move the most difficult pins/bushings. Plus its reduced diameter shank provides needed hub clearance. Further, the Zerk grease fitting lubricates and flushes dirt from the pressure screw, helping maintain the life of the pin press.
The TAP1 is the ideal tool for on-the-spot jobs. It is specifically designed to remove brake anchor pins and bushings on 16-1/2 inch “Q type” S-cam tractor and trailer brake systems from Dana-Spicer, Arvin-Meritor (Rockwell), Eaton, Timkin and Fruehauf.
Customers can find out more about the Snap-on Truck Anchor Pin Press (TAP1) by contacting their local Snap-on representative, visiting www.snapon.com or calling toll free 877-SNAPON-2 (877-762-7662).