April 19, 2013

TUFTRUCK specializes in custom Coils for Armored Vehicles

Have you viewed our TUFTRUCK video introducing custom coils for Armored Vehicles?

TUFTRUCK has been supplying HD coils for armored F550 trucks for the past 7 years. The F550 truck is one of Ford’s Super Duty lines of commercial trucks and is quite versatile. The F550 has been fitted for many applications from trailer hauling, dump trucks, boom trucks and armored vehicles used by military forces as well as SWAT teams. These trucks have heavy armor plate mounted on the outside of the vehicles, and require Heavy-Duty coil springs to carry the extra weight.

Our TUFTRUCK kits have been installed in many armored vehicles used worldwide. The TTC-2816 and TTC-2829 kits are both used in Ford F450 and F550 trucks and replace the OEM front coils.

Check out our new video now. We have TUFTRUCK kits in stock, and most orders ship within 24 hours.

Contact TUFTRUCK today!!
Phone: 604-888-1871
Email: SALES@TUFTRUCK.COM

 

 

March 21, 2013

It’s ALWAYS Spring Time at McAllister Industries!

 

Spring has finally arrived and McAllister Industries has jumped into the year of the Snake. We are pleased to announce that the long awaited economic recovery is finally and firmly under way.

We have not exactly been sitting on our hands during this tough time. We have invested a great deal of time and money in making our two divisions – McAllister Spring and Chamberlain Spring more productive and more responsive to our customer’s needs.

There is no better time than right now to get your inquiries and orders into our Sales Team.

Our new equipment and processing ensures that it will be the best quality, too. Not only that, but you can pat yourself on the back because many of our products are GREEN due to our environmentally friendly Induction Heat Processing.

So, what are you waiting for? Give our trained and friendly sales and service reps a call today and see what we can do for you!

Contact our sales staff at 604-888-1871 or via email: sales@macspring.com

 

 

February 22, 2013

TUFTRUCK TTC-1617A Available Now

 

Coils – HD (2WD)

Part Make Model Year Rating
         
TTC-5415 Chevrolet / GM Van G 20/25 73 – 95 5700 LBS
TTC-5416 Chevrolet / GM Van G 30/35 73 – 95 7200 LBS
TTC-1615 Chevrolet / GM Van G 30/35 96 – 02 3700 LBS
TTC-1616 Chevrolet / GM Van G 30/35 96 – 02 4800 LBS
TTC-1617 Chevrolet / GM Van G 30/35/45
Duramax Diesel Cab & Chassis
05 – 13 5000 LBS
TTC-1619 Chevrolet / GM Van G 30/35
Gas Engine Panel Van
03 – 13 Extra Heavy Duty
TTC-5415 Chevrolet / GM P.U. C20/25 73 – 87 5700 LBS
TTC-5416 Chevrolet / GM P.U. C30/35 73 – 87 7200 LBS
TTC-1615 Chevrolet / GM P.U. C20/25 88 – 98 3700 LBS
TTC-1616 Chevrolet / GM P.U. C30/35 88 – 98 4800 LBS
TTC-5415 Chevrolet / GM Motorhome P30/35 73 – 05 5700 LBS
TTC-5416 Chevrolet / GM Motorhome P30/35 73 – 05 7200 LBS
         
TTC-2814 Ford Van E250/350 92 – 13 3935 LBS
TTC-2815 Ford Van E450 92 – 13 5000 LBS
TTC-2814 Ford P.U. F250/350 80 – 98 3935 LBS
TTC-2815 Ford P.U. F250/350 80 – 98 5000 LBS
TTC-2814 Ford P.U. F250/350 Super Duty 99 – 13 3935 LBS
TTC-2815 Ford P.U. F450 Super Duty 99 – 13 5000 LBS
         
TTC-7215 Dodge D250/350 73 – 93 3500 LBS
TTC-9615 Dodge Ram 2500/3500
Regular Cab Gas Engine
94 – 13 3900 LBS
TTC-1615 Dodge Ram 2500/3500
Regular/Crew/Mega Cab
Diesel Engine
94 – 13 3700 LBS
TTC-1616 Dodge Ram 2500/3500
Regular/Crew/Mega Cab
Diesel Engine
94 – 13 4800 LBS
TTC-1210 Dodge Ram 1500 Rear Coils 09 – 13 25% +
TTC-1210L Dodge Ram 1500 Rear Coils 09 – 13 10% +
2″ Rear Lowering Coils
with KYB Shocks
Note: TTC-1210L not suited for the 2wd Regular Cab/Shortbed RT

TTC-1215 Dodge Ram 4500/5500 94 – 13 Heavy Duty
TTC-1223 Dodge Ram 1500 Rear Coils 09 – 13 50% +
Note: Recommended for vehicles with a constant load.
TTC-1223V Dodge Ram 1500
Variable Rate Rear Coils
09 – 13 Heavy Duty
Rear Variable Rate

Coils – HD (4WD)

Part Make Model Year Rating
         
TTC-1210 Dodge Ram 1500 Rear 09 – 13 25% +
TTC-1210L Dodge Ram 1500 Rear 09 – 13 10% +
2″ Rear Lowering Coils
with KYB Shocks
TTC-1213 Dodge Ram 2500/3500 94 – 13 2-1/2″ Leveling Coil
TTC-1215 Dodge Ram 2500/3500 94 – 13 Heavy Duty
TTC-1216 Dodge Ram 2500/3500 94 – 13 5000 LBS
2-1/2" Lift
TTC-1217 Dodge Ram 2500/3500 94 – 13 Heavy Duty
Standard Ride Height
TTC-1223 Dodge Ram 1500 Rear 09 – 13 50% +
Note: Recommended for vehicles with a constant load.
TTC-1223V Dodge Ram 1500
Variable Rate Rear Coils
09 – 13 Heavy Duty
Rear Variable Rate
         
TTC-2813 Ford P.U. F250/350 Super Duty 05 – 13 3750 LBS
2-1/2" Lift
TTC-2829 Ford P.U. F350/450/550/ Super Duty 05 – 13 5060 LBS
1" Lift
TTC-2816 Ford P.U. F350/450/550/ Super Duty 05 – 13 7700 LBS
2-1/2" Lift

 

 

 

February 1, 2013

E-tailing’s Dilemma

Chris Gardner at SearchAutoParts.com wrote the following article and we want to bring it to your attention:

The automotive aftermarket may be behind other industries in its use of online marketplaces to sell products, but e-tailing in our industry is growing rapidly. The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) recently conducted a survey of its members to develop a clearer picture of the aftermarket e-tailing landscape and determine how suppliers are adapting their business models to address this evolving segment. Results indicate that this segment represents growth, opportunities and challenges, which is not unexpected with disruptive trends.

Respondents estimate that e-tailing – the online retail purchase of products by consumers and repair facilities online – has doubled its share of the aftermarket over the last five years and will more than double again by 2017.

This represents strong growth, yet automotive parts lag behind most other major industry verticals in e-tail sales, several of which approach and even exceed 50 percent. Can the automotive aftermarket learn from the consumer electronics, office products, or music industries?

It is interesting that there does not seem to be a clear channel leader in the e-tailing category to date. AASA’s survey respondents estimate the market is evenly divided amongst four categories of e-tailers: traditional resellers, general e-tailers, automotive-specific e-tailers and miscellaneous sellers and Web sites. E-tailers in these four categories vary in their approach:

  • how they process attribute and application data,
  • whether they are part of a two or three-step channel,
  • whether they have strong allegiances to the industry,
  • how they manage warranties and returns, and
  • their level of technical competencies regarding products and applications.

This creates challenges for a supplier in identifying a single or simple model for servicing the e-tail channel.

Perspectives on how to service the e-tail space vary as much as the estimates of e-tailing’s market penetration. Most suppliers have to continue to meet the needs of their direct customers, while they increasingly are working with various channel partners and third party technology companies to manage data used to market and sell their products at e-tailing sites. Some suppliers are considering how to help their distributors enhance their Web sites, some suppliers are selling direct to e-tailers, and other suppliers are considering if and when they should launch their own direct Web sales efforts. Models are evolving slowly as the industry has been able to identify the exact size, scope and opportunity in the space.

Another challenge with e-tailing’s growth is brand management. Participants in AASA’s survey indicated that brand erosion and brand positioning were the top two challenges facing suppliers. The number of online marketplaces may be growing as fast as the number of parts sold online, and this creates all kinds of challenges in monitoring the entire Internet for appropriate and inappropriate uses of manufacturers’ brands, products and part numbers.

There is no doubt that online tools provide specific advantages to sellers and buyers, but correct information about parts, applications, returns, warranties and suppliers is essential to satisfied e-tailing consumers. AASA is embarking on several initiatives (beginning with the aforementioned survey) to help suppliers and the aftermarket industry meet the demands of the e-tailing channel.

I will address aftermarket e-tailing trends and discuss some of AASA’s initiatives in future articles.

 

 

January 29, 2013

Snow Plow Springs

Proud OEM Supplier to the Snow Plow Industry
Torsion Spring

McAllister Industries is a proud OEM supplier to the Snow Plow Industry in North America. We have been making top quality springs for over 50 years and guarantee you the highest quality snow plow springs in the industry — all at very competitive prices.

Snow Plow Spring Designer & Manufacturer

Snow plow springs are very highly stressed. We know that. That’s why we look at every design we make, whether it’s ours or yours, and make sure it will stand up to the job. We offer shot peening, mag particle testing, pre-setting, and a variety of custom finishes to make our snowplow springs look as good as they work.

We also design and manufacture all kinds of springs – torsion (round or square wire), extension, and compression springs. Our leading edge factory is ISO 9001-2000 approved.

OEM Coil Springs

We are a leading, high-tech spring manufacturer and supplier and offer complete engineering and prototyping services. Our focus is to provide customers a quality product at a competitive price. We are ISO 9001 Certified and an OEM & after-market manufacturer. We also design and manufacture large coils for many key applications. Our big coils are used mainly in construction, automotive, industrial and seismic applications.

Aftermarket Springs & OEM Canada

McAllister Industries offers complete engineering and design services and can manufacture aftermarket springs from your sample spring or drawing. We offer exact replacement, but can also modify a design to suit your needs. We also have a complete testing facility to allow us to check operating stresses, load-rates and fatigue life. We are based in greater Vancouver, BC. Canada, and ship our products world-wide.

Give us a call and let us help you solve your snowplow needs.
Call us at 604-888-1871 or Toll Free at 800-667-6167

 

 

 

January 8, 2013

CRUSHER SPRINGS

 

 

 

December 20, 2012

Happy Holidays from McAllister Industries / TUFTRUCK®

The Management and staff at McAllister Industries / TUFTRUCK® wish everyone a very happy Christmas season and a joyous New Year.

Check back soon for more exciting blog reports about our products and services at McAllister / TUFTRUCK®.

 

 

November 28, 2012

IT’S SNOWTIME! GET YOUR TRUCK READY: 20% OFF IN DECEMBER

TufTruck snowplow Products
Product Videos
News/Blog

 

TUFTRUCK® Coils On Sale

Coil Springs

 

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October 31, 2012

Our New Product has won a Popular Mechanics Award at SEMA

 

We have received the Popular Mechanics Editor’s Choice Award 2012 in recognition of outstanding achievement in new product design and innovation for the Automotive Aftermarket Industry.

Come check us out at Booth 33189 this week!

PopMech award at SEMA 2012

 

 

 

SEMA 2012 proving to be another success for OTTO-MAX

 

SEMA 2012 opened yesterday, and JT has reported that business has been good as many visitors and guests have already stopped by the booth to say hi and check out our TUFTRUCK sample coil kits.

TUFTRUCK logo

Check out our TUFTRUCK web page. We are fully stocked with TUFTRUCK kits and most orders ship within 24 hours.

Contact our knowledgeable sales staff today for further information.
Phone: 604-888-1871
Email: sales@otto-max.com