Overdrive Staff | February 01, 2010

tireLow profile tires

HSL2 Eco Plus and HDL2 Eco Plus truck tires offer additional carrying capacity with low profiles. Treads are engineered for long wear and low rolling resistance, the company says. Both are 3 inches shorter than the 275/80R22.5 sizes, but each has 1,215 more pounds of carrying capacity. The HDL2 Eco Plus features a tread design with an arrow-shaped directional pattern, and the HSL2 Eco Plus tire has wide shoulder ribs and narrow tread grooves.


(704) 583-8564, ENTER 150

drivetrainDrivetrain protectors

Installing the Power Train Savers in the drive shaft will protect the drivetrain from over-torque damage that can affect differentials, gears, axles and drive shafts. Power Train Savers feature torque fuses that are engineered and calibrated to shear just prior to the powertrain breaking point and can be replaced to get the vehicle up and running again, the company says. Power Train Savers were developed for trucks and off-highway vehicles that experience over-torque and drivetrain damage resulting from heavy loads on rough, uneven or slippery terrain.

SONNAX,, (800) 843-2600, ENTER 153

cardsCollector cards and books

Super Trucks limited edition collector cards are available at CAT Scale locations. Series Ten contains 60 cards to be distributed on CAT Scale tickets through fall 2010, featuring a mix of antique and newer model trucks. Each time a driver weighs on a CAT Scale, he or she automatically receives a collector card attached to the scale ticket. Collector books with plastic sleeves to hold the complete set are available.

CAT SCALE,, (563) 468-5216, ENTER 151

vacOn-board vacuum

The 110-volt, on-board vacuum system includes a lightweight, compact canister that mounts under the sleeper bed. It delivers more than 450 airwatts. The vacuum uses 10.2 amps of power and includes a 12.5-foot hose, various attachments, an attachment storage bag and installation hardware. The hose attaches to the switched wall plate for operation. The system can be moved from truck to truck. The vacuum includes a 3-year motor warranty and lifetime canister warranty.

TRUCKVAC PRO,, (615) 513-3492, ENTER 152

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