2012 - Volume #BFS, Issue #12, Page #50[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story ]
Nifty New Toolbox DesignWhy didn’t anyone think of this before: Toolbox drawers that pivot out on a front corner to expose every square inch of space. They’re also built tough. At the show where we saw them the salesman stood in a drawer as it pivoted.
“The Swivel Pro Series was designed by our parent company for use in their factory,” says Mike Stuart, director, Swivel Storage Solutions. “These cabinets are the result of years of trial and error.”
The all-steel tool cabinets come in a variety of sizes and styles. All share common features like tamper-proof central locking, durable powder-coated paint, one hand operation, no-bind closing, and anti-skid drawer mats. All drawers are equipped with magnets to hold them shut. Each pivoting drawer has its own grease zerk for lubricating as needed.
The 39 1/4-in. high, 24 1/4-in. deep and 32-in. wide Pro 30 and the 60-in. wide Pro 60 double as workbenches. Heavy-duty, 14-ga. steel drawers and frame with 1/4-in. steel tops weigh in at 415 lbs. for the Pro 30 and 660 lbs. for the Pro 60. Legs adjust for uneven floors, and a foot pedal lowers casters into place to easily move the loaded tool cabinet/workbench to another spot.
Pro 20 units are designed to fit on top of Pro 30 and Pro 60 workbenches. The 30-in. wide, 13 1/2-in. deep and 21-in. high units feature 16-ga. drawers, a 14-ga. frame and weigh 130 lbs.
“We will soon be introducing a new cabinet similar in size to the Pro 20 that can be mounted on a truck or trailer bed for mobile shop work,” says Stuart. “A bottom hinged front cover will lower to reveal the drawers. The cover will provide a weather tight seal and will be lockable. When open, the unit will have a fully functional work surface.”
Stuart says the new unit is a direct result of interest expressed by visitors to the Swivel Pro display at the recent National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Ky. “Many people told us their traditional slider drawers don’t hold up well to vibration and shifting tools when used in a mobile application,” says Stuart.
Corner units, and other configurations are also available.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Swivel Storage Solutions, 1831 E. 71st St., Tulsa, Okla. 74136 (ph 888 979-4835; inquiry@Swivel.pro; www.Swivel.pro) or Swivel Storage Solutions, P.O. Box 992, Arborg, Man., Canada R0C 0A0.
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