Overdrive Staff | September 01, 2010

50th anniversary radio

The 29 LX LE Citizens Band Radio, the maker’s 50th anniversary release, features a new design, and a selectable LCD screen that can display in red, green, blue or amber and has adjustable night and day settings. The CB has an ergonomic microphone and a large center scroll knob that offers one-touch programming and channel changes. The radio comes with a weather alert scan that automatically advances to clear National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration stations within distance. The Radio Check Diagnostic feature allows drivers to monitor the radio’s RF output, SWR setting and battery voltage. The radio includes a 4-watt AM RF power output and instant access to channels 9 and 19.

COBRA,, (773) 889-3087

E-Z Weigh Scale

The E-Z Weigh onboard load scale monitors weight of any single, tandem or tri-axle group of an air suspension straight truck, tractor or trailer. The scale measures on-the-ground weight in pounds and kilograms, and its digital gauges are made to withstand extreme temperatures and weather. The scale uses a two-point calibration system to measure to within 300 lb. of actual weight.

RIGHT WEIGH,, (888) 818-2058

Pressure protection valves

The one-way check pressure protection valves protect against leaks in air pressure from the braking system if an air line or valve in an air-operated accessory fails, the company says. The e-coated zinc diecast body prevents corrosion, and the Nitrile diaphragm provides durability. The valves can be used in air suspensions, air seats or cab isolation systems.

HALDEX,, (800) 643-2374

Fuel filter

The Diesel Pro243 acts as a 3-in-1 device, filtering fuel, separating fuel and water and heating fuel. The product is made for medium-duty diesel engines that flow fewer than 60 gallons per hour. The filter’s features include shorter height, universal fuel port options, a collar that uses common tool removal and a torque-limiting vent cap.

DAVCO,, (800) 328-2611

Cast mandrel winch

The one-piece cast mandrel winch is made of steel and has a redesigned web slot radius. The mandrel cap holes were built to resist egging and elongation for improved safety.

KINEDYNE,, (800) 848-6057

Wheel seal

The e-Barrier Wheel Seal has a labyrinth design with low profile sections, right-angle corners, low-friction barrier, two rubber wipers and water-proof grease. The seal can be installed by hand, and comes in seven sizes. strives to maintain an open forum for reader opinions. Click here to read our comment policy.