Overdrive Staff | March 01, 2012

Buff Magic metal polish and surface reconditioner can be used on clear coat and fiberglass and on headlights to restore looks or remove scratches, mineral deposits and oxidation. The product can be used to clean and polish wheels, exhaust tips and bumpers and any other part made of steel, aluminum, brass, bronze, copper, gold and other metals.


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4.  Interior and dome LEDs

The safety lighting line from Peterson includes two dome lights and two interior lights. The 361, a clear 4-in. round two-wire LED light, has six diodes, polished stainless steel housing and a removable frosted lens. The 369S, a 12-in. swivel two-wire LED interior rail light, has 24 diodes, an on-off switch and white plastic housing. The 366, a 5.5-in. by 3-in. rectangular two-wire LED dome or interior light, has 24 diodes and white plastic housing that mounts on four 11⁄16-in. centers. The 379S, a clear 5.5-in. round two-wire LED dome light, has 30 diodes, an on-off switch, white plastic housing and a removable plastic lens.




5. Freightliner’s Severe Duty Trucks

The Severe Duty line of Class 7 and 8 vocational trucks replaces Daimler’s Sterling line and features a new styling designed to differentiate the trucks from Freightliner’s long-haul products.

Freightliner’s Severe Duty line is made for Class 7 and 8 vocational markets. The SD series comprises 108- and 114-in. bumper-to-back of cab configurations with set-back axle positions as well as a Coronado SD version for extreme heavy-hauls and severe off-road applications. The 108SD features a 42-in. set-back axle with rating from 10,000 to 20,000 pounds and single and tandem rear axle options from 21,000 to 46,000 pounds. Power options include a standard Detroit Diesel DD13 or Cummins ISB and ISC diesel engines.

The 114SD vocational truck features a set-forward axle with a standard 31-in. position or an optional 29.5-in. bridge formula configuration, and a set-back 48-in. setting for enhanced maneuverability. Front axle ratings are available up to 23,000 pounds, and heavy rear axle configurations for single axles are available up to 38,000 pounds. Tandem rear axle ratings range up to 58,000 pounds and tridem ratings are up to 69,000 pounds.




6. Composite air fittings

The push-to-connect composite air fittings kits contain mail connectors, straight unions, 45-degree male elbows and dustboots. The 80-1291 Travel Kit has 48 pieces, and the larger Shop Kit has 110 pieces.




7. Kenworth upgrades T600

Kenworth Truck’s T660 regional hauler configuration offers shorter wheelbases, tighter chassis packaging, enhanced maneuverability and weight savings, the truck maker says. The new T660 configuration removes the standard under-cab chassis fairing and replaces it with a cab-mounted extension of the hood fender. This allows larger diameter 24.5-in. and 28.5-in. fuel tanks to fit under the cab.

Seats offered exclusively for the T700 have an advanced air suspension system that can automatically adjust to the driver’s weight. Also offered is an adjustable shock that provides drivers with various height adjustments.




8. Flexible oil funnel

The Form-A-Funnel Draining Tool bends and can hold its shape to guide oil from large vehicles into oil drains. The tool is made of an aluminum alloy encapsulated in nitrile rubber. It is impervious to automotive fluids and chemicals. strives to maintain an open forum for reader opinions. Click here to read our comment policy.