| January 01, 2010

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voctionalVocational transmissions

Three new automated transmissions are made for dump trucks, concrete mixers and other vocational applications. Each transmission features new automated clutch technology and shift selection software. The Vocational UltraShift PLUS platforms have built-in and customizable application-specific performance features, including the UltraShift PLUS Vocational Construction Series, the UltraShift PLUS Vocational Multipurpose Series and the UltraShift PLUS Vocational Extreme Performance. Production is expected to begin this year.

EATON,, (800) 826-4357, ENTER 150

flareFlarenut crowfoot wrench set

The five-piece 3/8-in. flank drive flare nut crowfoot wrench set (205ANM) includes sizes 12, 13, 14, 17 and 19 millimeters and features thin wall design for better access around obstacles, 12-point flare configuration and flank drive wrenching system. It can be used on power steering and other lines on domestic and import vehicles, expansion valves and A/C lines, hydraulic lines and industrial equipment and fuel filter lines.


(877) 762-7662, ENTER 151

rear-airRear air suspension system

The Primaax Ex heavy-duty vocational rear air suspension is now available in 52,000 lb. tandem capacity on C500, T800 and W900 models at Kenworth Truck dealers. Earlier versions in 46,000 lb. tandem and 69,000 lb. tridem configurations are also available. The suspension system features a new frame hanger and torque rod configuration, as well as structural beams that integrate the cross beam attachment points.

HENDRICKSON,, (630) 910-2800, ENTER 152

GPSTrucking-specific GPS

The 7700 PRO trucking-specific GPS navigation and routing tool features a 16-by-9-in. wide touch screen. Cobra’s partnership with ProMiles Software Development Corp. and TruckDown Info International Inc. resulted in 33,000 truck-specific points of interest such as routable travel center locations, fueling stations, restaurants, heavy duty towing, truck and trailer repair shops, truck-friendly hotels, weigh scales, plus more than 12 million general locations. The 7700 PRO uses advanced routing information based on the vehicle’s height, width and weight and provides complete coverage data from the STAA National Highway Network and Access Roads; National Bridge Inventory List and National HazMat Route Registry.

spray-onSpray-on coating

Extreme lining, a two-component, rapid-curing lining system that is offered in both 2:1 and 1:1 formulations, can be applied to fuel tanks, fenders, deck plates and frames. The lining bonds to metals, woods, concrete and fiberglass. The lining, originally produced for industrial applications, offers protection in all weather. strives to maintain an open forum for reader opinions. Click here to read our comment policy.