Chief Automotive Technologies announced that Ford Motor Co. has approved its new weld fume extractor and dust extractor for use when repairing collision damage on the aluminum-bodied F-150 pickup truck. The two shop tools are available through the Ford Rotunda Dealer Equipment program.
“Properly repairing collision-damaged aluminum vehicles requires specialized equipment,” said Richard Perry, OEM and strategic account sales manager for Chief. “We worked closely with Ford to develop the new holding, measuring and welding packages collision repair shops need to return damaged F-150 pickups to OEM specifications.
“The addition of our new fume extractor and dust extractor to the program helps protect technicians and create a clean environment while they are working on the F-150 truck.”
Chief also offers aluminum repair training for technicians and estimators through its Chief University program. The Aluminum Damage Analysis and Repair Technology course covers aluminum forming methods and metal characteristics, as well as damage analysis, repair decisions and techniques for working on aluminum-bodied vehicles like the F-150.
To learn more about aluminum repair equipment from Chief, contact your local Chief distributor, visit www.chiefautomotive.com/Aluminum-Repair or call 1-800-445-9262.
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