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Heavy Duty Applications: Trucks, Boats & More

The Mini-Ductor® Induction Heater & Flameless Torch Is Useful in a Multitude of Heavy Duty Applications

Truck Repair

For service managers and repair technicians in the know, the following are applications where the Mini-Ductor portable induction heater is most commonly used by independent truck repair shops, fleet repair operations and government departments of transportation:

  • Heavy duty trucks
  • Trailers
  • Light duty trucks: particularly delivery trucks
  • Construction equipment
  • Road clean-up equipment: snow removal (plows) and landscaping
  • City, county and state equipment
  • Boats: commercial and residential

The Mini-Ductor is ideal for rusted and seized bolts, bearings and other ferrous metal parts and fasteners, especially in tight spots and areas where heat needs to be applied to metal but may be around fuel lines so it can cause secondary damage – with induction heat, you no longer have to shield fuel lines, which saves a lot of time and prevents damage. The Mini-Ductor has also been praised for being used to remove:

  • Clevis pins and nuts: including rusty nuts under the dash near the wiring
  • Brake anchor pins
  • Exhaust manifold bolts
  • Engine mount bolts
  • Removal of salt, calcium and magnesium build-up
  • Bolts around boat motors: mechanics typically have to remove the motor in order to get to bolts, and torches cannot be used because of the aluminum construction of most boats

Eliminate the Torch

Torches are commonly used to remove the many rusted or otherwise seized nuts, bolts and bearings found on heavy duty equipment. However, using an open flame can be dangerous given build-ups of dust and other flammable material. Using an induction heater to replace most torch use is increasingly accepted by mechanics as a safer and faster way to repair heavy duty equipment, especially with the Mini-Ductor from Induction Innovations.

The Mini-Ductor is available from Snap-On, Mac Tools, Five Star, Grainger, and these other authorized resellers.

Contact us to learn more about removing bearings and more with induction heat

Induction Innovations, Inc.

U.S. patents: 6670590 and 6563096 apply to all products; D707,804 and D728,086 apply to handheld, inline induction heaters; patent pending for the Mini-Ductor 12V (MD-500)
European Patent Office (EPO): patent 002076372-0001 applies to all handheld, inline induction heaters; patent pending for the Mini-Ductor 220V (MD-800) and Mini-Ductor 12V (MD-500)
Australia patent: 343968 applies to all handheld, inline induction heaters