ISX engine brake
The Model 460 engine brake, developed in conjunction with Cummins, was built for the Cummins ISX 11.9 diesel engine and is rated between 346 and 390 hp at 1,900-2,100 rpm. It will be offered as optional equipment, comprising two engine brake housings and special exhaust valve bridges.
JACOBS VEHICLE SYSTEMS, jakebrake.com,
Digital driving assistant
The Heavy Duty WatchDog acts as a driving coach and provides visual and audio feedback on safety and fuel efficiency. A score ranging from A to F is displayed on the digital gauge package, depending on how well the driver is doing. The device can be integrated with GearMaster technology to help drivers keep track of the proper gear. The Heavy Duty WD works with Caterpillar, Cummins and Detroit Diesel engines.
BULLY DOG, bullydog.com, (940) 783-9914
Two suspension offerings
The Neway All-Wheel Drive 260 Tandem and TufTrac suspension offerings are available for Western Star truck models. The Neway 60,000-lb. capacity AD 260 Tandem air suspension system works with Dana D60-190 axles and is designed for better road holding, handling and positive axle alignment. The Neway 40,000-lb. TufTrac AD high-performance vocational suspension is compatible with the 4800 model with 40,000-lb. axles. It is designed for on- and off-road high articulation operations.
WESTERN STAR, westernstar.com
Emergency spill kit
The Transportation Spill Kit is an emergency cleanup system for hazardous chemical spills. The system includes first response tools like gloves, universal pads, snakes, high-temperature disposal bags and degreaser to clean surfaces after absorption of a spill. The kit is available in four sizes – two Industrial Duty kits for absorbing 95- and 65-gallon spills, a Commercial Duty kit for 20-gallon spills and a Transportation Duty kit for 5-gallon spills.
OIL EATER, oileater.com, (800) 528-0334
The Fuel Preporator II removes air, water, particulates and vapor from fuel to maintain fuel flow and fuel delivery.. The installation kit includes a relay control wiring harness, mounting hardware, frame brackets, return line and fittings and a low fuel pressure indicator light.
Tear down bench
Heavy-duty tear down benches are designed to eliminate unsafe spills and speed work on transmissions, small engines and hydraulic systems. The bench has a reinforced top with a 1/2-in. lip, adjustable height legs with swivel casters, a 3-gallon drain pan and a storage drawer with optional lock.
Rechargeable LED headlamp
The Command 20 Series rechargeable LED headlamps generate 60 torch lumens for distance and panoramic lighting. The Command 20 Series is available in three different models: the Fire Rechargeable, the Rechargeable Tasker S and the Rechargeable Tasker. The rechargeable battery pack is waterproof, weighs 8.1 ounces and features a rear flashing LED that can be seen from up to a mile.
FOXFURY LIGHTING SOLUTIONS, foxfury.com, (760) 945-4231
Dual-compound steer tire
The XZA3+ Evertread steer tire features a dual-compound tread and has a layer that keeps the casing cool, supports the five tread bands and comprises the shoulder rib. The XZA3 meets CARB requirements and is SmartWay certified.
Fifth wheel grease
UltraLube 5th Wheel Trailer Grease provides protection against friction and corrosion in extreme weather and heavy-duty operating conditions. The grease is packaged in a 2-oz. mash pack to help drivers and service technicians control the amount of grease applied to the fifth wheel.
PLEWS & EDELMANN, ultralube.com
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