CAMP HILL, Pa. (September 9, 2015) — True Temper®, a leading manufacturer of non-powered lawn, garden and snow removal products, introduces the revolutionary new Telescoping Scratch-Free Snow Brush and scraper. This new snow brush features a telescoping, elliptical aluminum handle that extends from 36 inches to 52 inches using a large push button that is easy to manage while wearing winter gloves and a 180-degree swivel head to easily remove snow using a push/pull motion. It also uses EVA foam, a material commonly used for car wash brushes, rather than traditional bristles that can break down during winter, or worse, cause unsightly damage.
The wrap-around head design makes it simple to remove snow in smaller and tough-to-reach areas, especially around mirrors and wipers.
“End-user research told us that consumers are most concerned about traditional bristle brushes wearing out, scratching vehicle surfaces and clogging with snow or freezing,” said Erin Kelly, Product Manager. “The brush’s durable EVA foam head protects against scratches, while the telescoping handle allows it to reach more elevated surfaces for better and more comprehensive snow removal.”
The EVA foam material was subject to extensive testing to ensure safety for use on fragile surfaces such as exterior auto paint. The product development team conducted side-by-side tests with a traditional bristle brush in which each implement scraped a painted metal sheet 10,000 times. The EVA material yielded a smooth, unmarred finish compared to the bristle brush, which showed noticeable, permanent scratches.
This multipurpose snow removal tool also features a cold-resistant, polycarbonate scraper for added strength under tough winter conditions. The dual-function scraper includes teeth for breaking up ice and a straight edge for clearing it away. The flexible swivel head allows for easy storage and the telescoping, elliptical aluminum comfort-grip handle provides a sturdy hold, especially during extreme cold when used with winter gloves.
The True Temper Telescoping Scratch-Free Snow Brushes are available at The Home Depot and other retailers with an MSRP of $24.99 to $29.99.
About True Temper®
True Temper makes serious tools for both the do-it-yourself end user and garden enthusiasts and is a brand of The AMES Companies, Inc. The AMES Companies, a wholly owned subsidiary of Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), is the leading, as well as the oldest, manufacturer of non-powered lawn and garden tools in the U.S. Headquartered in Camp Hill, Pa. (near Harrisburg), the company manufactures and markets a wide variety of long-handled tools, wheelbarrows, hose reels, hoses, snow tools, cutting tools, hand tools and striking tools as well as outdoor lifestyle products in categories such as planters and outdoor accessories. To learn more, visit www.true-temper.com and find us on Facebook.