AC POWER SYSTEM
International Truck and Engine’s Diamond Logic PowerPack 3 is a 3,000-watt AC power system that requires no maintenance, refueling or oil. The surge-free system extends battery, alternator and starter life, is easily installed and can be used for power tools, lights, test equipment, compressors and onboard components.
INTERNATIONAL TRUCK AND ENGINE
CLEANER TRUCK, COOLER SEAT
Aquatouch Microfibre cloths collect dirt and bacteria and can be cleaned in a washing machine. The cloths help control allergies by eliminating fungus, mold and bacteria. The technology combines polyester filaments with a polyamide that lifts and traps dirt and moisture.
The ComfortZone In-Seat Temperature Control System cools fabric, perforated vinyl and leather quickly and safely.
AG GROUP WORLDWIDE
DURALIFT II LIFT AXLE
The DuraLift II, a 132,000-pound-capacity, self-steer, liftable suspension, is made of high-strength steel and cast aluminum components. It is more than 10 percent lighter than other designs. The lift actuators use a lightweight rolling sleeve design with zero windup bushings and cast-aluminum lift arms. Bushings are easy to replace without a press, and lift springs can be replaced with standard hand tools.
The DuraLift II fits any ride height and frame width.
COOLANT CONVERSION PACK
ChevronTexaco’s FleetFix Conversion Pack contains everything needed to convert conventional coolant to extended-life coolant without draining, flushing and refilling the system.
Systems using ELC can have service intervals of up to 600,000 miles, six years or 12,000 hours.
A single pack comes with enough fluid to convert five Class 8 trucks. The pack includes five 1-gallon containers of conversion concentrate, 12 test strips, 10 radiator ID stickers, five mail-in post-conversion coolant tests, complete instructions and freeze point charts.
Western Star Trucks’ extreme-duty six-rod suspension is now available on Western Star 6900 XD models.
The suspension is rated between 85,000 pounds and 110,000 pounds. It is also offered with AxleTech International SPRC 1927 tandem axles with a 68-inch axle spacing.
WESTERN STAR TRUCKS
STERLING IMPROVES HEAVY-DUTY LINES
Sterling Trucks’ updates to its A-Line, L-Line, and Acterra trucks and tractors include a full selection of front and rear proprietary axles with improved durability, weight savings and performance. Already available on the Acterra, the Cummins ISC engine is now available on L-Line models. Now available for all Class 7 and 8 models is an enhanced 12,000-pound taper leaf front suspension that offers up to a 14-pound weight savings when compared to the previous design. Sterling now offers Hendrickson’s Composilite ST 13,500-pound steerable pusher axle on the L-Line and Acterra. Later this year, Sterling will offer the Mercedes-Benz MBE 4000 engine with a rear engine power takeoff option.
COMPACT AIR CLEANER
Donaldson’s FKB Series compact air cleaner improves airflow restriction by reducing contaminants in the air intake system. The plastic housing and durable construction tolerate all types of off-road use.
The FKB Series is available in 4- and 5-inch models. Larger models are coming this summer.
ON- AND OFF-HIGHWAY RADIALS
Bridgestone’s M850 on-/off-highway radial has a deep 24/32-inch tread for long original mileage. The M850 uses a special block/rib tread pattern for long, even wear on a variety of road surfaces, and the ultra-wide tread gives the radial superior floatation. A notched shoulder design bites into soft surfaces. The radial is available in sizes of 11R22.5 and 11R24.5 with an H load rating.
Maptuit’s FleetNav Express is a pay-per-use aid that allows owner-operators to find accurate directions and optimize fuel plans on truck-designated roads. Drivers can create multi-stop routes via an Internet connection or mobile phone. The route is displayed in a printer-friendly format or on a mobile phone.
TINY OIL PUMP
Oil Mate is a small pump that feeds crankcase oil into the injection system at exactly the right rate. The oil can be added continuously from a 5-gallon reserve tank. Fresh filters and oil are needed only at 75,000-mile intervals.
ENGINEERED MACHINE PRODUCTS
UNIVERSAL INSTRUMENT PANEL
Ametek Dixson’s universal instrument panels are off-the-shelf instrument clusters that fit a wide range of vehicles. The highly modular panel comes in three levels of compact package clusters, each with high-impact black ABS housing and scratch-resistant clear cover.
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