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CHROME MOLY ROD END STARTER KIT

Aug 14, 2010

We are very pleased to introduce our Chrome Moly MXM Starter Kits. These kits are designed to provide resellers, OEM's and installers incredible value and selection of the most popular chrome moly rod ends with quantities and ratios amongst rod ends reflective of typical customer demand. Here are some more details:

MXMSK-1 Kit (thread sizes of 1/4" thru 3/4" chrome moly). Includes the following:
(4) 1/4-28 RH x 1/4 
(6) 5/16-24 RH x 5/16 
(8) 3/8-24 RH x 3/8 
(4) 3/4-24 LH x 3/8
(4) 7/16-20 RH x 7/16
(2) 7/16-20 LH x 7/16
(12) 1/2-20 RH x 1/2
(8) 1/2-20 RH x 1/2
(8) 5/8-18 RH x 5/8
(4) 5/8-18 LH x 5/8
(4) 5/8-18 RH x 1/2
(2) 5/8-18 LH x 1/2
(2) 3/4-16 RH x 5/8
(2) 3/4-16 LH x 5/8
(12) 3/4-16 RH x 3/4
(10) 3/4-16 LH x 3/4

MXMSK-2 Kit (thread sizes of 7/8" thru 1-1/4" chrome moly). Includes the following:
(4) 7/8-14 RH x 7/8
(2) 7/8-14 LH x 7/8
(16) 7/8-14 RH x 3/4
(8) 7/8-14 LH x 3/4
(4) 1-12 RH x 1
(2) 1-12 LH x 1
(4) 1-14 RH x 1
(2) 1-14 LH x 1
(2) 1-12 RH x 3/4
(2) 1-12 LH x 3/4
(4) 1.25-12 RH x 1.25
(2) 1.25-12 LH x 1.25
(16) 1.25-12 RH x 1
(10) 1.25-12 LH x 1
 

CHROME MOLY MONSTER ASSORTMENT KIT - SMFK Series

This is an AMAZING VALUE kit. Featuring our MXM series of chrome moly rod ends, this kit is designed to provide incredible flexibility and value to serious end users, installers and resellers. This kit is available in three thread sizes: 1/2", 5/8" and 3/4". Each kit includes the following:

SMFK-500-1 Kit (1/2-20 threads): (10) 3" tubes, (10) 4" tubes, (10) 5" tubes, (2) 6" tubes, (2) 7" tubes, (2) 8" tubes, (2) 9" tubes, (36) RH rod ends, (36) LH rod ends, (150) rod end seals/boots, (50) rod end washers, (50) high misalignment inserts, (50) LH nuts, (50) RH nuts.

SMFK-625-1 Kit (5/8-18 threads): (6) 4" tubes, (6) 5" tubes, (6) 6" tubes, (2) 7" tubes, (2) 8" tubes, (2) 9" tubes, (16) 5/8 x 5/8 RH rod ends, (16) 5/8 x 5/8 LH rod ends), (8) 5/8 x 1/2 RH rod ends, (8) 5/8 x 1/2 LH rod ends, (100) rod end seals/boots, (30) rod end washers, (50) high misalignment inserts, (50) RH jam nuts, (50) LH jam nuts.

SMFK-750-1 Kit (3/4-16 threads): (4) 4" tubes, (4) 6" tubes, (4) 7" tubes, (2) 9" tubes, (2) 13" tubes, (2) 16" tubes, (16) 3/4 x 3/4 RH rod ends, (16) 3/4 x 3/4 LH rod ends, (4) 3/4 x 5/8 RH rod ends, (4) 3/4 x LH rod ends, (64) rod end seals, (32) rod end washers, (12) 3/4 x 5/8 high misalignment inserts, (6) 3/4 x 1/2 high misalignment inserts, (25) RH jam nuts, (25) LH jam nuts.

ROD END ASSORTMENT KITS now available

We are pleased to announce the introduction of numerous GREAT VALUE spherical rod end kits. Here are a few highlights:

MXM Kits: 24 different kits containing: (2) MXM/MXML Rod Ends (LH/RH), (2) Thread Bungs (LH/RH), (2) Nuts (LH/RH)

MSF Kits: 2 different kits. The 'Small Threads' kit contains 15.2 pounds of female inch rod ends with thread sizes between 3/16" and 7/16". The 'Large Threads' kit contains 11.3 pounds of female inch rod ends with thread sizes between 5/8" and 3/4".

DWTF Kit: Our 'Female Metric Assortment' kit contains 17.2 pounds of female rod ends with thread sizes between M5 and M16.

SHK Kits: 171 different kits! This series includes 171 different lengths and rod end styles. The kit features (1) hex connecting tube, (1) LH spherical rod end, (1) RH spherical rod end, (1) LH jam nut and (1) RH jam nut. Great kit for OEM's, prototypes, jobbers, installers, resellers, end-users and hobbyists. Bearing Race styles and options change as the thread sizes get larger to reflect typical rod end linkage usages. For example, the 3/16" linkage sizes offer steel raced and bronze raced rod ends, where as the 3/4" thread sizes focus more on chrome moly rod ends with slotted races. GREAT VALUE kit.

SSHK Kits: 109 different kits! This series is identical to the SHK Kits except the SSHK Kits INCLUDE STUDS FITTED TO THE SPHERICAL ROD END BALLS.

SFK Kits: This series, called our Spherical rod End FLEX Assortment Kit, offers 35 different sizes. The 'FLEX' refers to the flexibility this kit provides. Each kit contains (1) connecting tube, (1) LH chrome moly rod end, (1) RH chrome moly rod end, (1) LH nut, (1) RH nut, (4) rod end face seals, (4) high misalignment inserts, and (4) rod end washers. While you'll always have a few components leftover, this kit provides GREAT VALUE and GREAT FLEXIBILITY. Great for installers, OEM's, resellers, hobbyists and end-users.

HARDENED STEEL RACE ROD ENDS now available

We are pleased to announce that we are now offering hardened steel raced rod ends in both male (MEM series) and female (MEF series) thread sizes. Typical parts include MEM-8-6 and MEF-6-ZCHF.

KNOBS now available

We are pleased to announce that we are now offering shift knobs and cable knobs. Typical part numbers include KBK-500F-1, RBK-750-1, KSTP-187, KPT-375, and KRT-187.

JAM NUT ASSORTMENT KITS now available - GREAT VALUE

We are pleased to announce we are now offering a number of different jam nut assortment kits. Our 'Stainless Nuts 3/16 - 5/8' kit includes 3.6 pounds of stainless jam nuts in the 10-32 thru 5/8-18 sizes. Our 'Large Nuts 3/4 - 1.50' kit includes 12.6 pounds of 3/4 thru 1.5" zinc plated steel jam nuts. Our 'Small Nuts 3/16 - 5/8' kit includes 3.6 pounds of 10-32 thru 5/8" zinc plated steel jam nuts. Our 'Metric Nuts M4 - M22' kit includes 4 pounds of M4 thru M22 zinc plated steel jam nuts. All of these kits provide great value whether you are an OEM, a distributor, a jobber, a retailer, a hobbyist or an end user.

SPACERS & METAL BUSHINGS now available

We are pleased to announce that we are now offering various sizes of spacers and metal bushings. Typical part numbers include SSB-9151 and SSB-8022.

SLEEVE BEARINGS (BUSHINGS) now available

We are pleased to announce that we are now offering 14 styles and sizes of bronze bushings. We use many of these items in our in-house production of bearings, shift levers, and bell cranks and are now making them available at reasonable prices to our customers. Typical part numbers would include BFL-10-0.500, BFL-12-0.338, and BFL-12-0.417.

CLEVIS PIN ASSORTMENT KITS now available

We are pleased to now offer assortment kits of clevis pins and cotters pins in both inch and metric configurations. Our 'Inch Pins & Clips Kit' contains 12.2 pounds of inch clevis pins (with cross hole), grooved pins, cotter pins, and clips for the grooved pins. Our 'Metric Pins Kit' includes 9.1 pounds of metric clevis pins (with cross hole), grooved pins and clips for the grooved pins (no cotters provided in this kit). Our 'Inch Pins & Cotters Kit' includes 6.7 pounds of inch clevis pins (with cross hole) and cotter pins. Great Value for OEM's, resellers, hobbyists, etc.

MALE & FEMALE BLANK FORGED YOKE ENDS

We are pleased to announce that we are now offering blank, bulk forged yoke ends. Check out our male series (FBYM) and female series (FBYF) for those applications where you just can't seem to find the thread and pin hole configuration that you need.

ASSORTMENT KIT FOR COMMON CABLE LINKAGE ENDS

We are pleased to announce we are now offering assortment kits that contain the most common ball joints and clevises used on inch thread cables. Our Cable Linkage Ends kit includes 101 pieces of 16 different ball joints and clevises. The quantities of each are based on our 40 years of experience of supplying the cable industry and represent the BEST VALUE for cable assemblers.

TURN-TO-LOCK & NON-LOCKING CABLES now available

We are pleased to announce that our website now offers various styles and lengths of our standard turn-to-lock cables. Check out our CBL-TTL-BW-30, CBL-NL-GV-40, CBL-NL-BH-40, CBL-NL-GV-30, CBL-NL-BW-30, and CBL-NL-BH-30 series of standard cables.


CABLE KITS NOW AVAILABLE

Aug 14, 2010

We are pleased to announce that we are now offering complete kits for building push-pull cables in both inch and metric thread sizes. For example, Our 30-020A kit includes everything (but tooling & equipment) needed to build one 20' 10-32 cable. Our 30-250A kit includes everything (but tooling & equipment) to build thirty-one eight foot cables! As an example, the 30-250A kit includes 270' of core, 240' of conduit, 65 boots & seals, 10 grooved conduit end fittings, 52 bulkhead conduit end fittings, 250 bulkhead nuts, 250 bulkhead washers, 75 jam nuts, 20 pieces of 2" end rods, 26 pieces of 3" end rods, 24 pieces of 4" end rods, 20 pieces of 2" travel tubes, 26 pieces of 3" travel tubes, 24 pieces of 4" travel tubes, and 75 thread protectors. This kit does NOT include assembly instructions, machines, or dies and is NOT for end-users; it is strictly for cable assemblers already skilled in the art of cable manufacturing. This is a GREAT value and gives cable assemblers the flexibility to meet customer needs with MINIMAL inventory.


CABLE CORE & CONDUIT NOW AVAILABLE IN BULK

Aug 14, 2010

We are pleased to announce that our website now offers bulk cable core and cable conduit for building push-pull cables. Other components used by cable assemblers for the building of push-pull cables are also available including end rods, guide tubes, conduit end fittings, thread protectors, and more! Contact us directly regarding machinery and tools required to build push-pull cables.


NEW WEBSITE NOW AVAILABLE

Aug 14, 2010

Our new website is now available. Although we received endless compliments on our old website design, we felt it was time to update our website to take advantage of the latest web trends and features, and to accommodate our expanding product line. Our new website offers 611 part families consisting of over 10,500 standard designs (4,000 items on our old website) and endless custom design opportunities. Major new product introductions include hydraulic adapters, multiple linkage kit options, and most exciting, our new Midwest Control Products Corp brand hydraulic hose.


HYDRAULIC HOSE ASSEMBLIES - now available

Aug 14, 2010

We are pleased to announce the introduction of our own brand of hydraulic hose assemblies. Within our website you can spec out over 1200 different lengths and styles of complete hydraulic hoses. Although the website does not yet offer custom hose assemblies, you can order custom hose assemblies by contacting us directly. Standard hose styles available on our website include JIC, NPSM, NPTF, OFS, and ORB, in sizes 1/4" thru 1", in lengths from 6" thru 144". There may be a design that you can't find on our website, but we doubt it!


NEW WEBSITE PENDING

Aug 09, 2010

We are pleased to report that our new website is almost completed. We are currently testing it and hope to implement it soon. The new website retains all the great features of our current site, improves other features, and adds in more powerful search and scrolling options.


RUBBER BOOT for Studded 5/16 Female Rod End Now Available

Aug 07, 2010

We are pleased to announce that our RFS-5 is now available. The RFS-5 is a molded rubber boot (gaitor) that fits studded female spherical rod ends. Direct web link: http://www.midwestcontrol.com/part.php?id=4088


10 x 20 HEX FREE CLEVIS

May 25, 2010

Our MTC-10S-LH-ZCHF, a 10 x 20 M10 LH zinc clear hex free (ROHS) clevis, is now available.


LEFT HAND QUICK DISCONNECT BALL JOINT NOW AVAILABLE IN 10-32

Mar 31, 2010

We are pleased to announce that our QDL187 ball joint is now available. The QDL187 features a quick disconnect feature AND a left hand thread on the housing (ball stud is still right hand). While left hand thread configurations are very popular with most of our linkage ends, this is the first time we've offered this in the quick disconnect family of ball joints.


5/16-24 LEFT HAND FEMALE CHROME MOLY

Mar 29, 2010

We are pleased to announce that our MXFL-5 is now available. The MXFL-5 is a 5/16-24 LH female, slotted nylon race, chrome moly housing spherical rod end.


MAJOR NEW PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT

Mar 08, 2010

MCP is pleased to announce that we will be introducing a full line of hydraulic hose assemblies, adapters and fittings by August 2010. After considering a number of different options as to what our next product expansion should be, we decided that custom hydraulic hoses, and standard adaptors and fittings would best compliment our current products and customer base. We will make more information available as we get closer to the introduction date.


NEW WEBSITE DESIGN

Mar 06, 2010

As an FYI to our customers, we will be changing the look and content of our website sometime in June or July. The new website will expand on our easy-to-navigate system, and will allow us to better introduce new products.


HEX FREE 1/4-28 YOKE NOW AVAILABLE

Feb 25, 2010

We are pleased to announce that our 280180-ZCHF 1/4-28 RH x 1/4 female forged yoke end, plated zinc clear hex free (ROHS compliant), is now available.


1/4" CHROME MOLY FEMALE

Feb 15, 2010

We are pleased to announce that our MXF-4, a 1/4-28 RH female chrome moly spherical rod end, is now available and in stock!


FEMALE 5/8-18 ROD END WITH ZERK now available

Feb 08, 2010

We are pleased to announce that our 5/8-18 RH female spherical rod end with a grease zerk (part# MSF-10Z) is now available.


NEW PRODUCTS AVAILABLE

Feb 02, 2010

We are pleased to announce that the following new products are now in stock:

(1) MCR-8, a 1/2-20 multicarburetor rod end. This unique rod end has two female threads attached to it (double housing).

(2) BANL-16-12, a 1-12 LH Bung Adjuster Nut (adjust male rod ends after they are assembled.

(3) MXFX-10, a 5/8-18 RH extra long housing female chrome moly spherical rod end, bright polished chrome, slotted nylon race.

(4) MXFX-12, a 3/4-16 RH extra long housing female chrome moly spherical rod end, bright polished chrome, slotted nylon race.

(5) CTF-5-2C, a 5/16-24 RH female rod end, teflon race, and an extra bright polished chrome housing - our best chrome finish yet.


ROD END SEALS - MAJOR PRICE REDUCTION

Jan 15, 2010

We are pleased to announce a major price reduction on our RS series of rod end seals. Typical part numbers: RS375 (3/8"), RS500 (1/2"), RS625 (5/8"), RS750 (3/4").


M12 x 1.75 RH MALE ROD END

Jan 05, 2010

We are pleased to announce that our ASMM-12 M12 x 1.75 RH male spherical rod end is now available.


M14 x 2.00 RH ROD END

Jan 04, 2010

We are pleased to announce that our ASMM-14 M14 x 2.00 RH male spherical rod end is now available.


PATENTED 5/16-24 SPINNING BARREL ROD END NOW AVAILABLE

Dec 17, 2009

We are pleased to announce that our MSFT-5 patented female spherical rod end is now available. This 5/16-24 RH female spherical rod end has a turnbuckle or spinning barrel that eliminates the need for left hand threads!