WS-18-HR-BC Brake Maintenance Tools

“Brake Maintenance Tools” Caliper and Hub Removal System

WS-18-HR-BC Brake Maintenance Tools

Heavy-duty vehicle brake maintenance is now a one person job!


Lebanon, Ohio, 1/17/2019 – ARI-HETRA has released its new Brake Maintenance Tools hub and caliper removal system. The Wheel Hub Removal Jack (WS-18-HR and WS-18-HR-T) and Brake Caliper Jack (WS-18-BC and WS-18-BC-T) allow one mechanic to quickly and safely service heavy-duty vehicle brake assemblies, reduce manual lifting, and save money.

Advantages of the Brake Maintenance Tools:

– Helps avoid damage to hub seals and components.
– Removal of the hub and caliper is safe and simple.
– Frees up workers and saves on labor costs.
– Reduces chance of injury.
– Fits in tight spaces.
– Easily moves around garage.

The Wheel Hub Removal Jack features 1,100 lbs. of lifting power, 6 in. heavy-duty wheels that make movement around the workshop simple and secure, as well as provides safe removal and replacement of wheel hubs. When used with Wheel Hub Removal Jack, the Brake Caliper Jack assists in removing and replacing hubs and brake calipers, locks the caliper in place in any axis when pulling, and is quickly dismantled for easy storage. 

Bill Gibson, Product Manager for ARI-HETRA says “The low lifting height and heavy weight of brake components have always been tough on techs. Our new tools allow them to focus on dialing in wheel bearings and adjusting important brake systems, all without throwing their backs out.” 

Customers really like the compact size of these tools. They can get in and out of wheel wells and around tool boxes easily. When they aren’t in use, they nest up together and out of the way.” says Troy Clewis, ARI-HETRA’s Southern California Regional Manager.

About Us: 

ARI-HETRA is a customer focused company specializing in maintenance equipment for heavy-duty vehicles. We provide leadership in safety, reliability, durability, and best value. ARI-HETRA offers safe and reliable mobile lifting systems, exhaust extraction systems, and wheel service products for heavy-duty maintenance in over 40 different industries.

For Further Information:
ARI-HETRA Headquarters
T: 800-562-3250 | E: [email protected]

Press Contact:
Justin Page | Marketing and Graphic Design
T: 800-562-3250 Ext. 112 | E: [email protected] 

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MAHA ARI-HETRA Partnership Press Release

MAHA USA and ARI-HETRA Join Forces In North America

MAHA ARI-HETRA Partnership Press Release

Two leading brands have partnered to design, manufacture, sell and service products throughout North America resulting in over 80% market share among ball screw driven mobile column lifts.

Las Vegas, NV (November 4, 2019) – After being competitors for over 20 years, ARI-HETRA ( and MAHA USA (, now proudly announce their partnership to design, manufacture, sell and service heavy-duty truck maintenance shop equipment in North America. The flagship product for both companies is the mobile column lift (MCL). MCLs have become the preferred solution to lift trucks weighing as much as 150,000 lbs with any wheelbase or width. As the name implies, mobile column lifts are easily moved between service bays and are purchased at a fraction of the cost of permanently installed drive-on lifts.

Juergen Werner, Managing Director of MAHA USA observed that “Together, our companies have tens of thousands of MCLs installed across the continent. Going forward we will be the dominant provider of ball screw-based MCLs in North America, all proudly made in the USA in MAHA’s world-class, ISO 9001:2015 manufacturing facility in Pinckard, AL. By combining our manufacturing operations, we expect improved efficiency and we look forward to greater innovation through combined product development efforts as well.”

The lifts will be sold under the ARI-HETRA brand whose bright “safety green” products are recognized throughout the US and Canada. The nation-wide ARI Sales and Service team will assume responsibility for ongoing support of all MAHA lifts in the market.

MAHA and ARI have more that unites them than divides them. The MCLs of both MAHA USA and ARI-HETRA utilize the world’s premier mechanism for linear motion – a recirculating ball screw. Gary Hudson, President of ARI-HETRA notes “The recirculating ball screw is truly one of the brilliant inventions of the late 19th century. Ball screw-based MCLs last for decades due to nearly zero friction as the lifting mechanism rolls smoothly on hundreds of ball bearings. With no torque or energy wasted on friction, the lifts are eco-friendly and maintenance consists primarily of bi-annual lubrication. This solution also avoids dangerous and costly leaks common to hydraulics.”

Hudson added, “In a way, history repeats itself here as the MCLs of MAHA and ARI both originate from the designs of the same Swiss-German entrepreneur over thirty years ago. Our coming back together was perhaps inevitable. We can think of this as ‘German engineering meets American ingenuity.’”

If you have any questions, feel free to fill out our online contact form, or call us directly at 877-573-3755.