Deep-Tread Radial

| April 07, 2005

(800) 356-0712
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Cummins ISL available in Pete 320
The Cummins ISL engine is now available for order in Peterbilt’s low-cab-forward Model 320.
The Cummins ISL is lightweight, yet provides ample power and reliability, the company says. The engine also features a patented high-pressure fuel system that delivers high injection pressures, independent of engine speed, for enhanced throttle response, fuel economy and emissions reduction.

The 320 is available with the Cummins ISL in ratings of 310 horsepower with 1,050 pounds-feet of torque and 330 hp with 1,150 pounds-feet of torque. The engine is standard with the Horton Drivemaster fan clutch and a Cummins 18.7 CFM air compressor. Available options include a Jacobs C-brake, Cummins engine protection system, Allison HD Series transmissions and Eaton-Fuller transmissions

Peterbilt Motor Co.
(940) 591-4000
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Solar Charge Controller
VDC Electronics Inc. has developed a “Smart” Pulse Width Modulated (PWM) solar charge controller-desulphator. The BatteryMINDer model SCC005 protects batteries from over/under charge while optimizing the solar panel’s charge rate.

A patented high frequency pulse circuit continually desulphates the battery’s storage plates, allowing batteries to safely accept the highest possible rates of charge in the shortest time, VDC says. Because of its pulse type output and hi-lo temperature compensation, model SCC005 BatteryMINDer can be used on all types and brands of solar panels and lead acid batteries including deep cycle and sealed AGM. It is warranted for five years with an expected life of more than 10 years, the company says.

VDC Electronics Inc.
(800) 379-5579
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Tire Sealant
Fre-Bar Inc. has developed a new sealant that can prevent flats, stop leaks and seal punctures up to a quarter inch in diameter. The company says that Bar’s Leaks Tire Stop Leak and Sealant can save drivers money by cutting downtime.

To use, simply release the air from any tire, squeeze in the proper amount of the formula and inflate the tire. This will protect the tire from future punctures and leaks. If the tire already has a leak the flexible fibers of the product will create a seal to eliminate it. Tire Stop Leak is a permanent coating for tires, and contains inhibitor additives to protect steel wheels against rust and to protect aluminum rims from pitting.

Fre-Bar Inc.
(800) 521-7475
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Recessed Toggle Switch
Cole Hersee Company’s Recessed Toggle Switch for off-highway vehicles mounts in the cab or body and prevents accidental actuation by the driver or any other person. It is ideal for alarm and emergency switches, and other important switches that are not used often, the company says. The switches are used in situations where accidental actuation could cause a hazardous or unwanted situation, such as a hose rewind on an oil delivery truck, or for release of a hoist or tailgate.

The Recessed Toggle Switch is comprised of a standard toggle switch centered at the bottom of a plated steel bowl measuring .892 inches deep. The steel casing fits into a 2-inch diameter hole and has an outer rim diameter of 33/16 inches (81 mm). The rim also has 3 holes for mounting.

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