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February 1, 2016

Poor diet, lack of exercise and other major risk factors for heart disease and stroke are responsible for at least 25 percent of companies’ healthcare costs. Is it any wonder that investing in the health of employees is one of the best... Read more about February is American Heart Month

Take care of your equipment and it will take care of you! #130

January 18, 2016

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Register to Win Free ODV Tractor From Hammonds

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

HOUSTON, TX. – Here’s a reminder from The Hammonds Companies of Houston: Only four more months remain in their first ever “Go ODV 2008 Give Away!” And with the excitement generated for this promotion thus far, Carl Hammonds wants to personally invite the ground support industry to get on board and register to win this highly sought after prize.

The Hammonds Omni Directional Vehicle, known as the ODV, is the innovative vehicle at the center of this popular contest. Hammonds, long known for its innovative aviation product lineup, is also the engineering mind behind the Omni Directional Vehicle.
Entries may be submitted online at both and, or at any number of aviation industry trade shows across the country in which the company will be participating this year. A drawing will be held on Dec. 1, 2008, with winner notification occurring on Dec. 15th.

“The Go ODV promotion is designed so that when industry personnel seeks out their next ground support vehicle, they’ll give serious consideration to the Hammonds Omni Directional Vehicle,” according to Rick Richardson, VP of Sales and Marketing. “We’re encouraging everyone to Go ODV!”

Of course, the ground support community already knows there’s no turning back when it comes to using this equipment. That’s because the Hammonds ODV is a state-of-the-art replacement for the standard aircraft tractor. From a functional standpoint, the Hammonds ODV was specially-designed to turn on a dime, eliminati`ng the need to look backwards while driving forwards. Overall, “no turning back” appears to represent the industry’s enthusiasm in having a “better mousetrap” in airport ground support.

“The ODV allows the operator to move multiple ton aircraft into tight places, while turning on a dime,” adds Richardson.

According to company officials, the ODV represents the first truly unique equipment engineering and design in the last fifty years, replacing standard tow and towbarless aircraft tugs. Its simple round design features the capability of rotating within the space it occupies and moving in any direction at infinitely variable speeds. A radial hitch allows the ODV to move freely about the entire circumference of an aircraft.

Aside from easing the job of moving aircraft, The Hammonds ODV provides added operator and aircraft safety by eliminating “over the shoulder” driving. In fact, it allows the operator full view in any direction.

The Hammonds Companies are considered the aviation industry leader in the innovative product design and engineering of both ground support vehicles and fluid handling technology -- from additive injector systems to fuel additives.

Among its worldwide customer base, Hammonds is known for providing the most efficient, affordable solutions to every customer problem.

For more information or to enter the Go ODV 2008 GiveAway, click on or call toll-free 800/582-4224.

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