Overdrive Staff | November 01, 2011

Cat will offer the CT660 now with either an 11-liter or 13-liter engine, with horsepower ratings ranging from 330 to 475. A 15-liter option is planned with ratings as high as 550-hp. Cat’s Gary Blood says the 475-hp CT13 mated with Cat’s CX31 automated manual transmission delivers power on par with a 15-liter.

– Jack Roberts


Independent sleeper air conditioner

A newer version of a battery-powered auxiliary air-conditioning system is now available from Red Dot. The Sleeping Well Arctic 2000 Plus system operates with the truck’s engine off, burning no fuel and producing no emissions. It has an all-12-volt system with twin compressors, upgraded system diagnostics and a wireless remote to control settings. It also has a shore power option and will fit in most sleepers.


Sleeper sheets with storage

Custom bed sheets for truck sleepers are designed to fit nearly all sizes. The sheet set comes with one fitted sheet, one flat sheet and two pillowcases. The fitted sheet has two built-in pockets for nighttime storage. The sheets are made of 100 percent brushed micro fiber, are machine washable and do not require ironing. The five sizes available fit beds up to 7.5 inches thick.


CSA repair kit

The CSA Qwik-Fix Kit holds common repair parts in a carrying bag. The kit includes 12 parts to fix most electrical problems. The bag can be customized for drivers to include parts regularly needing replacement.


Spring-loaded mud flap hangers

New lightweight spring-loaded mud flap hangers with Smart A17 Technology are available from Betts Spring. The heavy-duty flaps have an open-wound coil spring design and are available in straight arm, tapered arm and angle down forms.


High-output flashlights

The Focusing LED Flashlight has a focus-lock system, one-handed slide focus and a 426-foot beam distance. The Inspection Flashlight is a compact pocket light that features an anti-roll design and a 200-foot beam distance. The Hi-Power Focusing Flashlight also has a one-handed slide focusing and focus-lock system with an anti-roll design and a dual-level light output that reaches up to 700 feet. Each flashlight has about three hours estimated battery life and uses either AA or AAA batteries.


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Peterbilt updates refuse model

Peterbilt remodeled its Model 320 truck with design intended to improve maneuverability, increase utility and enhance driver comfort. The new version has two steering gear options, a light-weight battery box, an ergonomic seat and tri-plane mirrors. strives to maintain an open forum for reader opinions. Click here to read our comment policy.