According to the company, the Disc Brake Hub Handler (K-1380) is a new concept for removing, servicing and reinstalling disc brake hubs. The company says the height and camber of the hub is locked to the K-1380 during removal. After maintenance, the hub can be reinstalled by rolling it straight on without risking damage to the seals. Kiene Diesel says no additional adjustments necessary.
Other features include a removable drip pan, speed nuts for quickly locking the tool to the hub, compact dimensions and a pivot-to-floor design that allows technicians to lay the hub and tool down for service while still attached, the company says. The K-1380 can handle hubs on heavy-duty trucks, school buses and transit vehicles.
The tool for measuring brake shoe lining thickness (K-1390) features a laser-etched scale and recording slider that captures the reading in hard to see locations. Kiene Diesel says no removal of the brake drum or dust cover required. Additionally, the 1/32 in. increments are easy to read for recording brake lining thickness during scheduled maintenance.
Finally, Kiene Diesel says its Clutch Caddy King Pin Adapter (CC2068) aids technicians while replacing king pins on commercial vehicles. With this adapter the Clutch Caddy can do the heavy lifting while a tech removes the king pin and pulls the hub assembly off the axle. Kiene Diesel says the brake shoes, brake chamber, spindle and knuckle all stay assembled saving time and effort. The steer knuckle can rotate while the hub is attached to the Clutch Caddy providing easy access to both bushings for replacement and reaming, the company says.