Laser tools has introduced a bush removal and installation tool, which uses a hydraulic ram to help speed up the process of bush removal.
The road springs of many heavy goods vehicles are fitted with slotted bearing bushes, which are constructed with a split steel outer casing, bonded to the rubber inner section. Two steel end caps and the inner steel bearing tube make up the assembly. During safety inspections, the condition of these bushes is carefully checked and if any wear is detected, the bushes must be replaced. Removal and subsequent replacement of this type of bush is impossible without the correct equipment.
Laser Tools’ new kit uses a compact 12-tonne hydraulic ram that allows the operator to swiftly complete this very awkward job, which is usually carried out in a limited-access environment. The kit includes all fittings to extract and replace the bushes on Volvo FM12; Renault 430, 450 and 460; and MAN-TGA 410, 414 and 460 models.