OTC® Releases New HD Reader

Owatonna, MN â€“ March 27, 2008 â€“ OTC, has announced the release of its new HD Reader (P/N 3418), designed to provide fleet owners and professional automotive technicians who service Class 4 to Class 8 medium and heavy-duty trucks, with a cost-effective heavy-duty standard testing solution that reads and clears diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) on the latest medium and heavy-duty vehicles.


The OTC 3418 HD Reader is the perfect tool for technicians that need a fast ˜toolbox tool™ to complete basic heavy-duty diagnostic procedures, said Ed Lipscomb, OTC Senior Product Manager, Diagnostic Systems. Once connected to the vehicle, technicians are able to obtain on-screen DTC definitions for generic standard codes and on-screen support in seconds. This includes support on the latest SAE J1587, J1708 and J1939 protocol standards”as well as CAN, engine, and transmission/ABS diagnostics, which can be used along with the vehicle”s service manual to make repairs.


The 3418 HD Reader is field updateable through a PC connection. It can also be configured to meet applications in heavy-duty standard compliant construction, marine, agriculture, and other industrial diesel power plant configurations. Conveniently packaged in a soft nylon carrying case, the kit configuration contains the HD Reader tool with Operations Manual, 6-pin and 9-pin Deutsch Cable, and a three-year warranty.



SPX Corporation and OTC

OTC, an SPX brand, is a leading manufacturer and supplier of vehicle electronic diagnostic instruments, automotive fuel system maintenance equipment, special service tools, general purpose tools, pullers, heavy duty tools, shop equipment and hydraulic components.  Visit https://www.otctools.com/.

SPX Service Solutions, headquartered in Southfield, Michigan and with offices around the world, designs, manufactures and markets a fully integrated family of global brands providing special service tools, advanced diagnostic and shop equipment and technical information for vehicle servicing and maintenance.

SPX Corporation is a Fortune 500, global multi-industry manufacturing company.  Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, SPX employs more than 17,000 people worldwide and has operations in over 35 countries. Visit www.spx.com. 

SPX and OTC are registered trademarks of SPX Corporation.  HD Reader is a trademark  of SPX Corporation.

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