Gear Guide

Truckers News Staff | February 01, 2012

The MM-9 products offer 30,000-watt capacity and heavy-duty ferrule and stinger for durability.

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Hustler SCB

Trucker antenna

Hustler’s SCB antenna includes a large-diameter, high-efficiency coil that is computer designed to maximize length to diameter ratio. The coil is capable of covering 120 channels at 1,000-watt power levels.

The SCB’s lower half is constructed from 3/8-inch solid stainless steel rod. A stainless steel spring is mounted on the top of the coil to reduce shock absorption.

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Midland Model 9001z

Midland Radio Corp.’s Model 9001z features the company’s Guardian Alert technology. The alert function can help drivers remain alert while on the road by emitting a warning siren at set intervals. The device’s other features include Weather Scan technology, Delta Tune, which clarifies the reception of incoming calls, and XR technology, a noise filter that boosts communication range.

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Francis Antennas ground kit

The Francis Antennas ground kit offers improved antenna performance and signal communications.

The kit includes three threaded 3.5 inch radials and a base that attaches between the antenna and a standard antenna mount. It’s designed for 3/8-inch by 24 threaded antennas.

Antenna mirror mounts are available for Freightliner, Mack and GM mirrors and Volvo bar mounts.

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Intermodal temp control

The Heat King 430 provides temperature control for both rail and trailer applications. Its freeze-protection control is based on solid-state technology to avoid use of moving parts, and its controller is inside the unit enclosure for protection. A controller automatically starts the unit when coolant drops below 30 degrees. Return and supply air temperature sensors provide built-in redundancy. The Heat King features flash-load programming and a diagnostics system for troubleshooting.


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Stereo upgrade

The new Alliance replacement stereo has an AM/FM receiver, MP3-capable CD player, remote control and auxiliary input for MP3 players and portable satellite radios. The display shows track info read from MP3 tag information, and the unit has 18 station memory presets. It’s compatible with any truck that has an ISO harness.

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