Gear Guide

Truckers News Staff | February 01, 2012


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Winter cooling sealant

The Carbon Fiber Block Seal Head Gasket & Cooling Sealant is made to seal coolant leaks in radiators, heater cores, freeze plugs, gaskets, intake manifolds, cylinder heads and engine blocks. It is antifreeze compatible and doesn’t need to be removed after a repair. The formula combines liquid glass with aramid and refractory fibers reinforced with carbon fiber to bridge larger leaks and create a seal.

BAR’S LEAKS | (800) 521-7475

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Aluminum dump trailer

The 39-foot Alumatech half-round dump has seamless floor and side sheets and a redesigned nose, sub-frame, tailgate and draft arm connections. Alumatech plans to expand its line to frameless, quarter-frame, frame-type and straight truck dump body options.

TRAVIS BODY & TRAILER | (800) 535-4372

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All-electric APU

The Idle Free APU provides heat and air conditioning needs and requires no idling. It runs on alternating current and doesn’t use the truck’s batteries for power. It pulls energy from the engine’s alternator and stores it in an independent AGM battery bank.


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PlastiKote Hi-Temp Paint

Formulated to resist intermittent temperatures of up to 1,300 degrees Fahrenheit, the Hi-Temp Paint is suited for engines, exhaust manifolds and headers. It’s available in red, aluminum, orange, blue and cast gray. The salt spray-resistant paint dries in 60 minutes and produces a silicone resin that resists chips and peeling.

PLASTIKOTE | (866) 222-8714

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Engine leak dye

The Dye-Lite TP-3100 fluorescent dye helps pinpoint leaking engine oil, hydraulic fluid, lubrication fluid, compressor oil and gearbox oil. Dye added to and circulated in the system for several minutes allows leaks to be seen with an ultraviolet or blue light lamp. The dye glows a bright yellow to show leak locations. Dye can stay in system until oil is changed.

TRACERLINE | (800) 641-1133

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