Overdrive Staff | March 01, 2010

Conversion bulb

The Trilliant 36 LED WhiteLight conversion bulb converts PAR 36 incandescent lamps into white LED lamps. By changing the bulb, users can convert an existing incandescent or halogen lamp to a 900-lumen Grote LED WhiteLight lamp. The conversion bulb is rated for a service life of 40,000 hours, the company says. The bulbs come in a wide flood beam pattern or the new TractorPlus beam pattern. Bulbs are equipped with replaceable, hard-coated polycarbonate lenses.

GROTE,, (800) 628-0809, ENTER 154


Dashboard displays

Vehicular Instruments Systems’ C-COM and NGI dashboard displays measure urea levels for selective catalytic reduction systems on 2010 engines. The C-COM 2G displays the current DEF fluid level in graphical chart format. A module compatible with the NGI dashboard instrumentation system 2-in-1 gauge is also available and combines both fuel level data in a standard needle gauge and DEF level in a bar graph. Both C-COM and NGI versions feature low DEF level warning lights.  

AMETEK,, (970) 242-8863, ENTER 155


auxiliaryAuxiliary power unit

Mantis Metalworks’ Mantis-175 Auxiliary Power Unit is an approved product for financing through the EPA’s SmartWay Finance program. The unit runs on a 3-cylinder Isuzu engine at 1,800 rpm and has a one-piece steel frame and a diamond plate exterior. The air conditioner has 32,000 BTUs and the heater has 35,000 BTUs.

MANTIS METALWORKS,, (248) 853-1001, ENTER 156


gloveMechanic’s gloves

These mechanic’s gloves are made of washable synthetic materials and stretch spandex. The fabric is thin and breathable, allowing the user to feel and use tools more easily, the company says. Layers of fabric in the knuckle area provide added protection. Gloves are available in black or red in sizes medium, large and extra-large.

DANNMAR,, (800) 261-7729, ENTER 157

work-matWork mat

The Maintenance Mat has a soft, stain-resistant surface comfortable while lying or kneeling. The machine-washable and dryable mat is durable, puncture-resistant and has a bonded waterproof backing. The company says it is ideal for wet ground and easy to store. strives to maintain an open forum for reader opinions. Click here to read our comment policy.