The new Continental HSL2 steer tire is designed as an all-position steer tire for long-haul, over-the-highway use. The Continental HSL2 utilizes the latest enhancements in tire technology to extend tire life while increasing the fuel economy benefits of the steer axle position, the company says. The tire features a new, innovative tread compound that provides a significant increase in removal miles along with the qualities necessary to increase fuel economy. The new Continental HSL2 is available in sizes 11R22.5 or 11R24.5 and 275/80R22.5 and 285/75R24.5.
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Comtran’s SafetyStrobe light comes capable of a flashing strobe, solid signal light, 20-Watt megaphone, loud signal whistle and flashlight and has a rechargeable NiMH battery, the company says. The weight of the device is just 1 lb.
FoxFury’s Fan Light is designed to slide around a user’s wrist but could easily be attached elsewhere on a person or on gear. It is powered by two AAA batteries, offering up to 40 hours of light output. The four-LED, two-color light is available with white LEDs and two custom red and blue color inserts. FoxFury’s Fan Light offers four modes. The first three modes are activated by motion. For example, the light will shift from one color to the next in response to arm movement. The light’s final automatic mode is a simple flashing sequence between the two colors. The light weighs 1.9 oz and is water- and impact-resistant.
Full synthetic axle lube
Kenworth customers will receive up to an estimated 1 percent fuel-economy advantage, the company says, when PACCAR becomes the first company to make a new, full-synthetic axle lube standard on its Class 5-8 models in the United States and Canada. Major advantages over conventional gear lubricants include better operating performance, increased gear life, extended drain intervals and all-season lubrication, as well as reduced maintenance and downtime.
Cognis EMGARD SAE 50 full-synthetic transmission fluid also is standard fill on Kenworth Class 5-8 models and contributes to fuel economy and optimum component protection. Both the synthetic axle lube and synthetic transmission fluid are available at Kenworth dealers.
Daycab conversion kit
Western Star Truck Sales has announced the availability of a new daycab conversion kit that allows Western Star truck owners to convert their Stratosphere sleepers into daycabs while maintaining the trucks’ distinctive look. Designed to convert any Stratosphere sleeper, the kit gives trucks a second life in a completely different configuration, the company says. Included in each kit is a new overhead console; new roof cap with reinforcements; new headliner, back wall and trim panel; and new cantrails and rear-window glass. The fit and finish of the materials included in the kit, as well as all trim components, are engineered to provide the same high-quality look, feel and performance as an original, factory-built Western Star daycab.
Del City now offers three styles of toggle and rocker switch panels. The six-position toggle switch panel is furnished with rubberized boots for extra protection. The six-position rocker switches not only shelter from the environments with their protective cover but also are equipped with LED lights to indicate when they are activated. The four-postion rocker switches are secured with a rubber gasket molding. All of the panels are rated for 12-volt applications.
LED light head
The new 3730 LED light head from Ecco provides a budget-conscious lighting option where a premium light with SAE Class II operation is required, the company says. The 3730’s compact size gives it the ability to fit confined mounting locations. Available features include 14 flash patterns, all with three alternating flash modes, synchronization capability, zero maintenance and a 5-year warranty.
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