Bridgestone’s new R260F deep-tread steer radial has a 22/32-inch tread depth. The extra tread depth is designed for long wear in the high-scrub environment of urban and regional hauling. The R260F’s tread is also wider than standard.
The radial includes a patented Bridgestone innovation to prevent irregular wear. Small ribs alongside the main ribs absorb irregular wear forces. The tire also has thick protector ribs on both sidewalls to fight curbing. Both sidewalls are ribbed, so if one set of protector ribs is worn away, the tire can be reversed on the wheel for continued protection.
The tire is available in standard and low profile sizes, with “G” and “H” load ratings, for 22.5 and 24.5-inch wheels.
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Rear Impact Guard
TransFreight Technology’s CushionStop rear impact guard incorporates a hydraulic shock absorber-spring combination that absorbs energy when a trailer is hit from the rear. It pivots downward and toward the front of the trailer on impact. It can also allow the bumper to recover to its original position undamaged, the maker says.
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The Tuffline Straight Cable Assembly is a new addition to Whitney Blake Company’s Tuffline truck cord series. The new truck cable is an interconnect system designed to meet the rigorous, heavy-duty demands of the trucking industry. The Tuffline Green truck cord meets the highest power requirements of ABS and the general purpose red cable assembles to SAE. Each truck cable is pre-engineered with abrasion resistance, extension life, sag-resistant coil memory and resistance to road salt.
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ABS Traction Control
Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems’ new antilock brake system with Smart ATC offers an automatic traction control system that can distinguish between, and respond to, two of the most demanding traction scenarios: accelerating uphill and driving into a curve. Smart ATC responds with the appropriate level of traction control for each situation, giving more power to the driver when warranted.
As with standard ATC, wheel-speed sensors instantly detect a spinning wheel and send a signal to the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) to adjust the amount of torque to the wheels through engine speed and differential braking.
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Pebble Finish Bedmats
Koneta’s Protecta Heavy Weight Bedmats now feature a pebble finish to prevent cargo shifting and improve the appearance of a pickup truck bed.
Made of Nyracord, an almost indestructible blend of rubber and strong synthetic fibers, Protecta Heavy Weight Bedmats also have raised ribs to make loading and unloading easier and a knobby underside to help air circulate. Custom fit sizes are available for all popular pickup truck models.