Vehicle power management system
The new Chargeguard Select model from Ledco-Chargeguard adds new features, including more selectable sensing modes; improved high- and low-voltage surge protection with a new voltage diagnostic LED to indicate voltage problems; protected terminals; easier setting of timeout delay switches; and MIL-STD 810F compliance. In addition to being the standard vehicle power management system for emergency vehicles, the new Chargeguard Select also is applicable for use in any vehicle that is reliant on radios, mobile electronics, computers and GPS navigation systems, such as boats, trucks, farm equipment, construction equipment and military vehicles.
Truck tire changer
Hunter Engineering’s TCX640HD heavy-duty truck tire changer is designed to meet the specific needs of shops servicing heavy-duty trucks, buses, tractors and other specialized equipment to make service faster, easier and more profitable, the company says. The efficient electro-hydraulic-powered motor runs only when the tire changer is in use to reduce associated costs. The heavy-duty spindle head supports up to 3,500 lbs. and works in unison with the universal clamping system to handle rims up to 46 inches in diameter or 56 inches with optional accessories. All spindle and wheel carriage operations are directed from a single control box mounted to a movable pedestal that can be positioned anywhere around the tire changer for maximum safety and visibility of operations.
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