RHINO LININGS, www.rhinolinings.com,
(800) 747-6966, ENTER 154
The heavy-duty moose bar is made from heavy wall aluminum T-6 alloy tubing and structural channel. It bolts to the frame in front of the existing bumper, giving it a solid mounting system. Two pins pull out, allowing the Moose Bar to hinge all the way forward to reach the ground.
HIGHWAY PRODUCTS, www.800toolbox.com,
(800) 866-5269, ENTER 155
iPhone app for truckers
Trucker 1, a free mobile application for the iPhone, allows owner-operators to transmit route and location details to e-mail and Facebook accounts. It is available at the Apple App store. Use of the application includes the ability to manage an account with 1st Guard Truck Insurer.
1st GUARD, www.1stguard.com, (941) 485-6210, ENTER 156
Snap-on mag wheel cover
Lacks Wheel Trim Systems has partnered with Chrome Shop Mafia to create TRAKTRchrome, a snap-on mag wheel cover that creates the appearance of chrome-plated aluminum mag wheels. TRAKTRchrome is made of a high-impact composite material that resists dents and dings and does not require buffing. It can be cleaned with soap and water. The product is targeted for sale in early 2010.
LACKS, www.lackswheel.com, (616) 554-7844, ENTER 157
Diesel Recovery emergency fuel treatment
Amsoil Diesel Recovery is a fuel additive that dissolves the wax crystals that form when diesel fuel passes its cloud point, the company says. Diesel Recovery, now available in larger container sizes, liquefies gelled fuel and thaws frozen fuel filters.
AMSOIL, www.amsoil.com, (800) 777-8491, ENTER 158
New 25/16-in. big bore mono tube shock absorbers are designed for Class 8 trucks and have a 4.2-square-in. piston area. The absorbers have spherical rod bearing mounting, two urethane shaft oil seals and a salt-spray chrome shaft. The absorbers can be factory rebuilt and are designed to go from 350,000 to 400,000 miles between rebuilds.