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| July 01, 2009

Vocational low cabover truck
Navistar has plans for an International low cabover vocational truck based on an existing American LaFrance LCOE platform. Enhancements include changes in the chassis and integration of Navistar’s MaxxForce engines to meet EPA 2010 emissions requirements. These changes will make the truck the only LCOE chassis on the market without a urea-based selective catalytic reduction emissions system, the company says. The initial product will be available in waste and construction segments with future products planned for other vocational markets. The American LaFrance Summerville, S.C., facility will be the manufacturing hub for the new products.


Supplemental trailer nose box
The Q-Box is outfitted with the company’s QCS2 Quick-Connect Socket, allows space for keeping trailer wires organized and has housing designed to resist weather. The Q-Box can be purchased with quick-change 15-, 20- or 30-amp circuit breakers included or without.


LED warning light
Ecco’s slim-line 3510 surface-mount LED warning light is 3.3 inches by 1.1 inches, 0.4 inches deep and has 24 single-watt, high-intensity LED’s. The 3510 is California Title 13 (amber, blue and red) certified and has an SAE J595 Class 1 (amber, blue, clear and red) rating. The light has a five-year warranty.


Harley-Davidson LoneStar limited edition
A limited edition sleeper-only Harley-Davidson LoneStar will begin production in June. The tractor features black paint with silver and orange striping; a grille inspired by both Harley-Davidson logo-type side graphics and the 1939 International D-series authentic Harley headlights; 7-in. chrome exhaust stacks with bologna cut tips; set-back fuel tanks; custom forged and machined 24.5-in. wheels with Harley-Davidson bar and shield center caps; and a deep sunshade and aluminum battery box, both with Harley-Davidson bar and shield logos.

Interior features inspired by the motorcycle include a bright finish shift lever with engraved limited production, engine-turned number plate on a custom shift handle that includes the owner’s name and a serial number; perforated leather upholstery with color-coordinated black-on-black stitching; Harley-Davidson fuel tank badges on front seat backs and rear couch bolster; and an instrument cluster featuring hooded gauges with turned aluminum faces and an engine-turned argent-colored housing background for the cluster and secondary display.


Ultra-long-life LED headlamp
Truck-Lite’s new 7-in. round LED headlamp, now available in 12-volt, is being marketed for heavy-duty and medium-duty commercial trucks. Each headlamp costs $350, but the company says each lamp offers as much as 50 times longer life than comparable incandescent lights. The headlamps feature solid-state circuit board assemblies designed to resist shocks and vibration, hard-coated polycarbonate lenses and die-cast anodized aluminum casing. The LED headlamps are built to replace standard 7-in. round headlights within 12-volt applications and meet or exceed U.S. Department of Transportation regulations regarding headlights, the company says.


High-mileage drive
Continental Tire North America’s newest over-the-highway long-haul drive tire, the HDL2 DL, features Continental’s deepest truck tire tread, at 32/32 in. The tire’s closed shoulder tread design provides traction in wet and dry conditions and resists irregular wear. An innovative lug angle provides traction throughout the life of the original tire, and a wider casing increases handling stability. The company’s patented groove technology is designed to reduce stone retention and casing penetrations. The HDL2 DL is offered in 11R22.5; 275/80R22.5; 11R24.5; and 285/75R24.5.


Kenworth front and rear supensions
The new disc-brake compatible Kenworth AG130 front air suspension for Class 8 vehicles is available in 12,000- and 13,200-lb. ratings for the Kenworth T660, T800 and T2000 models. It features a four-air-bag configuration that handles 75 percent of the vertical load with a lower leaf spring that handles the remainder. The disc-brake compatible, 40,000-lb.G400L tandem rear suspension for Class 8 vehicles is available for the Kenworth T660, T800, T2000 and W900 models.


Wireless wheel dolly
Ari-Hetra’s AH-80330 High-Capacity Wireless Wheel Dolly features a battery-operated hydraulic lifting mechanism with a 2,000-lb. lifting capacity for tires up to 53 inches in diameter. The dolly comes standard with a battery charger and heavy-duty lift arms with rollers. The platform arms are adjustable corner-to-corner and tilt up and down.


Cut-off switch
Housed in a polymer, the 75920 Master Battery Disconnect Switch cuts off all battery power from a vehicle’s electrical system and has an emergency power cutoff. It has amperage capacity of 300A at 12V DC and fits the standard Master Disconnect Switch mounting pattern.


Low profile solid-state warning light
Truck-Lite has added a low profile LED Solid-State Warning (SWL) light. It meets or exceeds SAE Warning Lamp Standard J845 Class 1 legal functions at 12 volts to 16 volts and is operational down to 8 volts, at temperatures as low as minus 40 degrees. All optics are internal, and each light operates with peak current of 3 amps to flash its 18 light-emitting diodes. The SWL can be wired to provide dual or quad flash patterns. Options include a yellow (amber) lens or a clear lens with yellow LEDs.


New drive tire
Toyo Tires’ M647 premium drive tire is designed for local, regional and highway hauls. It has a 30/32-in. tread and is designed with Toyo’s e-balance technology. Traction is maintained over the life of the tread, the company says, because of deep slits that are equal to the main groove depth.

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