The Dirty Gardener Silver Truck STA-RAT Semi-Tandem Pin Axle Release Tool
How it works. 1. The dreaded tandem release handle. 2. Place STA-RAT's upper hook between the tandem locking pin release handle and tandem frame. A quick tug will pull the trigger releasing the foot of STA-RAT. The foot of the tool extends to the tandem frame. 3. STA-RAT applies constant pulling force on the tandem release handle. 4. As the driver gently rocks the truck, STA-RAT pulls the release handle disengaging the tandem locking pins and holds them retracted until the desired position is achieved. 5. STA-RAT is visible in the rearview mirror as STA-RAT does all of the work. 6. A quick twist of STA-RAT will release the tool from release handle. 7. Reload STA-RAT by placing the foot of STA-RAT between your feet, pushing straight down until it locks into the loaded position. 8. The foot of STA-RAT rotates to accommodate various release handles. Benefits When sliding tandems, STA-RAT stays in place riding with the tandem until the tandem slide is complete and the driver removes the tool. STA-RAT is visible through the rear view mirror, enabling the driver to see when the tandem is ready to slide. STA-RAT is easily removed and reloaded for the next hassle-free tandem slide. STA-RAT eliminates back injury and shoulder injury. The hands stay out of the "danger zone". A second person, who is normally put in a dangerous position, is not needed. STA-RAT can save you or your company hundreds, if not thousands of dollars, compared to the cost of spring-loaded, pneumatic and/or lift type tandem release mechanisms on the road today by cutting downtime, maintenance and upkeep. Reduce Downtime STA-RAT applies constant pulling force (no need to reset) Will not damage release handle, trailer, or your pride! No need to put a second person in harm's way No slide limit Outperforms all pry bar/chains - Guaranteed! Outperforms all other release assist tools - Guaranteed!
- King pin release foot and upper hook are made from heat treated stainless steel for durability
- Foot rotates to accommodate all pull-release mechanisms
- Foot also has non-slip spikes to avoid slippage while in place
- Grip is foam rubber and push-down knob fits perfectly in the palm of the hand for comfort and safety
- Lightweight and compresses to 23.5 inches in length for easy handling and storage