May 2014 – Squeeze Box Update


Many of you have been asking for an ETA and a status update on our Squeeze Box that we unveiled at Oshkosh 2013. Unfortunately, we can’t provide an ETA. We can, however, provide a detailed status update and a big thank you to all our customers for their patience and understanding. While we strive for perfection for our new products, we understand that all of you are excited to get your hands on a new Squeeze Box.

While we are continuing to move forward with the project, the progress has been dramatically slowed by a number of specialized machining and electronics supply chain issues, on top of our commitment to keeping up with the current product line.
The following pictorial is an update of our progress and current status…
Not seen are the boxes themselves.  We need to have a new ‘platform’ cut to allow the use of the new cylinders.  I have them drawn and need to hand make one to verify dimensions.
I also have designed and acquired parts for a new circuit board for the control.  Once I am able to verify the function, I can order the production boards, and we get get wiring the board to solenoid, to battery.
The hydraulic hose has a wire running down it for control, I am not happy with it’s look or function. In-house we have several types of sleeves that I am going to try so that the wire runs down the hose.
Finally a user manual needs to be created.
I’ll admit, there is still a lot of work to do on this, but we are confident it will be an extremely high-quality tool that will make a lot of builds go faster with better results. Stay tuned for more updates.
Regards,
Mike

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