Donner Industrial Developments Inc. has broadened its product offerings with the purchase of Edwards by Brehmer Manufacturing, a truck maintenance equipment line.
The new product line includes waste oil caddies, antifreeze caddies and truck ramps, for applications in truck service centers, landscaping shops, agriculture and municipalities, among others.
“We have operated as a specialty fabrication and machine shop for years, doing manufacturing for Toro, Exmark, Budweiser, Valmont Industries and other large manufacturers,” said Dale Donner, Donner Industrial Developments president. He said the company decided to “take the next step” and develop its own product line.
The Edwards brand products are now marketed under the Donner name and are manufactured in a new color, he said. Donner said the original products’ durability also has been enhanced.
The company coats the 11-inch-wide MSGR-20s-11 and 16-inch-wide MSGR-20s-16 Spring Truck Ramps with a durable powder coat paint and constructs them with 3/16-inch and 1/4-inch steel, allowing pairs to support up to 20 tons during maintenance.
The 7 1/2-inch tall by 52-inch long ramps feature sure-grip traction pads, ensuring the ramps stay in place while a truck is driven onto them. The ramps feature patented spring-wheel assemblies that improve servicing times.
With Donner Industrial ramps, a mechanic only needs to set the ramps in front of a vehicle; the ramp’s rubber wheels rise automatically once an operator drives the vehicle onto the ramps.
The company’s other new products from the acquisition, POP-16 Pressurized Waste Oil Caddies and PAF-16 Pressurized Antifreeze Caddies, operate on shop air. Donner Industrial says using shop air makes the caddies more durable than products that run on electric motors.
The caddies feature a 12 psi factory preset regulator along with two safety 15 psi pop-off valves to eliminate the risk of damage from too much pressure. Donner Industrial constructs each caddy with 14-gauge steel, adds powder coat paint, and builds each only 8 1/2 inches tall, allowing them to fit easily under any truck.
Donner Industrial Developments is based in West Point, Nebraska. For more details on its products, including the latest line, visit the company’s website here.