At the 2016 SEMA Show, OTC displayed the old and the new.
A fully restored, OTC-branded 1930’s Ford delivery truck was a nod to the company’s past as one of the first mobile tool selling manufacturers. Next to the vintage truck was a display of specialty tools, equipment and diagnostics for attending technicians to try out.
In celebration of the brand’s 90th anniversary, OTC also highlighted its heritage through a partnership with noted fabricator and custom vehicle builder Bryan Fuller. His shop, Fuller Moto, reimagined an OTC Tool Truck in a tribute to one of the company’s most iconic business ventures, next to the puller. The custom, one-off vehicle commemorates the panel tool trucks that paved the way for the company’s success, showcasing the reliable tools and equipment for which OTC has been known for more than 90 years.
At the booth, technicians faced off against one another in a diagnostic challenge, competing to win an Encore diagnostics kit or other OTC tools. Tools available to sample were the Encore, 3211, 3210 or the newly-announced Evolve diagnostic tool on vehicle simulators based on real-world issues.
OTC also debuted the new 6637-ST Strut Tamer II Extreme with stand, a new solution helping technicians quickly and safely replace strut springs. The new Strut Tamer compresses large strut springs with an improved design, offering faster clamping and greater compressing force.
Also on site, Robinair highlighted some of the most efficient line of mobile A/C recovery machines in North America. Three Robinair machines recover at least 98.5 percent of refrigerant, more than any other machine on the market. The Robinair AC 1234-6, 34788NI and 34988NI machines help technicians recover more refrigerant, saving them time and money with the ability to use more recovered refrigerant.