Hendrickson Bumper and Trim’s Aero Clad bumper with air dam fits 2003 and newer Volvo VNL on-highway trucks. It’s part of an optional factory-installed package on VNL trucks and is also available for retrofits through Volvo and Mack dealers. All Hendrickson AERO CLAD bumpers are crafted from lightweight aluminum with a stainless steel finish and come standard with a 5-year limited warranty against corrosion.
Cost-conscious truck parts
The aftermarket PartSmart line offers air valves, bearings, belts, clutch, hoses, hydraulic pads and calipers, lighting, rotating electrics, U-joints, seals and wipers for all truck
Obstacle detection sensor
SenseStat is an obstacle detection sensor system that monitors four zones at the rear of a vehicle, indicating the area closest to an object. The SenseStat sensor enhancement has a 1-in. margin of error in detection, Mobile Awareness says. Correction, The new Minimizer quarter fender has hardware that is galvanized, power-coated and zinc-plated. A story in the June Overdrive misrepresented that information.
Trucking- specific GPS
Rand McNally’s new trucking-specific GPS, the IntelliRoute TND, can guide trucks to legal routes according to the truck’s specific dimensions and load. It comes with a logbook function; the ability to track and store mileage information for trip planning and IFTA reports; an address book; route optimization and a wide zoom on the touch-screen display. The software also provides and allows submission of reviews of businesses along the routes, which will automatically update when connected to the Internet.
Foam jet kit
A new high-pressure foam jet kit projects foam up to 20 feet, the company says. The tool has a varied spray pattern, which can be converted from a straight stream and adjusted up to 50 degrees. The foam jet works on any pressure washer up to 5,000 PSI with a maximum flow rate of 5.6 US GPM and with either cold or hot pressure washers, at temperatures up to 140 degrees Fahrenheit.
The new 24.5-in. LvL ONE aluminum wheel has a load rating of 7,850 pounds, 450 pounds more than steel alternatives. The wheel weighs 30 pounds less than an average steel wheel, the company says. It is designed for vocational, construction and over-the-road trailers. The LvL ONE can be mounted on any standard tractor or trailer axle position.
Glass mat battery
The PowerRush Platinum AGM battery from Carrier Transicold provides better performance than conventional 12-volt wet-cell batteries, the company says. Absorbed glass mat technology provides 1150 cold cranking amps and deep cycling ability, the company says. At minus 4 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 20 degrees Centigrade), the pure lead battery retains 75 percent more power than typical Group 31 wet cell batteries, the company says.
A new line of stork pliers includes the mini (908ACP), mini ent nose (408ACP), duck bill (609ACP), stork plus needle nose (915CP), stork plus 35-degree bent needle nose (415CP), bent nose (411BCP), 90-degree bent needle nose (490BCP), long handle needle nose (911BCP), heavy duty diagonal cutters (312CP) and mini diagonal cutters (808ACP). The pliers feature long jaws with machined teeth, riveted joints, a steel finish and clear coating. The edges are induction-hardened and sharpened.
The OC-25 Cyclone Series oil centrifuge spins its rotor at up to 6,000 rpm to separate the solid contaminants from the main oil supply. The solids stick to the inside of the rotor. The kit has a universal mounting plate and comes with hose fittings and a spare rotor. Minimum requirements are any engine with a sump of at least 5 quarts and a 12-volt electrical system.
Battery-powered air conditioner
The NITE Day Cab No-Idle System uses one or two deep-cycle absorbed glass mat batteries to power the air conditioning system when the truck’s engine is turned off. The starting batteries are protected from discharge by a separator. The compressor and evaporator are installed between the truck’s seats, and the condenser is mounted on the cab’s exterior. The NITE Day Cab No-Idle unit is approved by the California Air Resources Board.
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