Shoes that fit
ArvinMeritor wants to keep your brakes in good working order with its new Meritor Remanufactured Brake Shoes. ArvinMeritor produces more than 300 remanufactured shoes and 250 remanufactured kits that cover nearly 90 brake types and sizes. The kits are available for nearly every heavy-duty brake application.
E-mail on the go
You can check your e-mail using any type of analog or mobile phone with the new handheld PocketMail Composer. Also a pocket-size organizer, it allows you to send and receive e-mail and to send faxes.
Goodrich added the ST230 tire, an all-wheel position highway radial 245/70r19.5 LRG that features five ribs and four grooves for excellent water evacuation and scrub resistance.
Keep your air clean
Wix Filtration Products has a 3-inch pleated PowerTrap air filter designed for maximum airflow. The filter increases dust-holding capacity by 66 percent.
Mac Tools’ Micro-Tough 1/-inch drive ratchet has a .735-inch head diameter to handle tough jobs in tight spaces. The ratchet features torque equal to standard-size ratchets, a 72-tooth gear with a 5-degree swing and a quick release.
Big Dawg ratchet
Stanley-Proto Tools redesigned its Big Dawg ratchet for greater accessibility, reliability and performance. The new ratchet has an ergonomic grip, smaller form-factor and greater torque and comes in chrome or black oxide finish.
Truck-Lite’s new Model 35 LED combination lamp is ideal if space is tight. The lamp is 11/3 inches high, 4 inches long and 3/4 inch wide. It accepts all mounts and plug assemblies and has a peaked roof design. It can be a clearance and marker lamp on corners of trailers and truck bodies and can be mounted at a 45-degree angle.
Intercomp’s new AX900 Portable Axle Scale is 4 inches tall and 32 inches wide, allowing quick setup and easy operation. The scale uses digital output for clear signals when measuring individual axles, axle groups or total weight. It comes in aluminum or steel.
Fuel maintenance system
Webb’s 700 Series Fuel Management System is designed to extend filter life and reduce maintenance. Designed for heavy-duty diesel engines, it can monitor and control all fuel maintenance simultaneously, including filtration, water separation and heating.
Retro catalytic/muffler combo
Donaldson now offers a retrofit Catalytic Converter Muffler for heavy-duty diesel engines. The Donaldson CCM integrates a Mack-specified diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) into a 10-inch-diameter converter muffler. The retrofit kits include mounting bands, heat shields, clamps, tubing and flex for installation.
Easy dump control
Hendrickson’s boxed dump valve provides a manual dump control that’s enclosed to protect against weather and road debris. The valve is designed for easy installation on Vantraax and all K-2 trailer slider boxes. The valve’s ball rides in Teflon seals for superb wear and comes predrilled with holes to bolt directly to the Quickdraw panel of the K-2 slider.
Leak detection made easy
Tracer Products wants to take the work and mess out of fluorescent leak detection with its BigEZ/Titan 100 kit. The kit features a BigEZ multi-dose A/C dye injector with hoses and couplers, a BigEZ cartridge containing 4 ounces of Fluoro-Lite universal A/C dye and a 100-watt Titan UV/Blue lamp to illuminate leaks.
The EagleEye Obstacle Detection System from Transportation Safety Technologies uses ultrasonic sensors to detect objects within 10 feet of the side or rear of commercial vehicles. A dash-mounted module provides the driver with an audible warning and a digital readout of the distance to an object.
Transportation Safety Technologies
Watch the mirror
Muth Mirror Systems now offers signal mirrors for heavy trucks with standard West Coast-style mirror brackets. A high-intensity chevron flashes in the corresponding mirror when a turn signal is activated, notifying drivers what your rig is about to do.
Muth Mirror Systems
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