Did you ever really badly need a vise in between the heat race and the feature, but yours was mounted on the bench back at the shop? We've all been there. But now there is a solution thanks to the brand-new ATV from Wilton and no we don't mean the four-wheeled variety.
Wilton is a leading manufacturer of industrial vises and clamps and they developed the ATV (All Terrain Vise) for vehicles used in construction, farm and ranch, automotive, marine, or those dedicated to outdoor and off-road activities which, of course, short track racing is one. The go anywhere ATV helps transform pickup trucks, utility trucks, and SUVs with 2-inch hitches into instant workstations.
At the racetrack, the innovative Wilton ATV is a combination vise and sleeve that slides into a standard 2-inch receiver and becomes an instant workstation, without interfering with the tailgate. But that's not all. A patented mounting bracket (provided) converts the ATV into a bench vise when attached to a workbench, trailer, or other stable work surface.
Once the vise is inserted into a standard 2-inch hitch receiver, it's secured by a hitch pin. In addition, two patented set screws on the top and side are used to tighten the ATVs fit inside the receiver to eliminate play and reduce vibration when driving. The ATV also features a patented 360-degree locking handle. When driving, a spring-loaded hub secures the handle and keeps it in an upright position.
The top of the ATV features a large striking anvil for forming and shaping a variety of materials. Also unique to the ATV is an integrated carrying handle located beneath the anvil, which provides for easy, balanced transport.
The 33-pound portable, multi-use vise is constructed of high-strength, ductile cast-iron, powdercoated steel rated to 60,000 psi. The vise's 6-inch-wide jaws open to 53/4 inches with a 5-inch throat depth. The vise has a clamping force of 1 ton. The ATV also is equipped with two sets of jaws (straight and v-groove), which are replaceable. The pipe jaws hold material up to 3 inches in diameter. The vise's lead-screw is precision-ground carbon steel with acme threads for long life and durability. The ATV's overall dimensions are 191/4 inches L x 6 inches W x 71/4 inches H.
The Wilton ATV (PN 10010, $199.99) includes the vise, hitch pin, and cotter pin, a bench-mount bracket, instructions, and a parts manual. The Wilton ATV with hard shell carrying case (PN 10015, $249.99) also is available. Optional accessories include an additional bench-mount bracket (PN 10300, $24.99) and the hard shell carrying case for transport and storage (PN 10350, $59.99). The ATV also carries a lifetime warranty on manufacturer's defects. Get one today…you'll be glad you did!