New Products For The Owner-Operator
This secure mailbox offers optional front or rear door.
New Postal Vault mailboxes offer locking boxes that prevent mail theft and potential identity theft. The boxes, made of 18-gauge steel, use a trap door and have a locking retrieval system. They can hold weeks of mail. The boxes are available in some Lowe’s stores and can be ordered from the manufacturer.
NEW TANDEM AXLES
Dana Corp.’s new Dana Spicer D190 series of single-reduction tandem drive axles targets vocational applications such as construction, logging, refuse, mining and oil field operations. The family of axles has gross axle weight ratings from 52,000 pounds (D52-190 model) to 60,000 pounds (D60-190). The axles feature broad ratio coverage – 3.42 through 7.17.
AUTOMATIC BATTERY FILL
Flow-Rite’s Qwik-Fill On-board Battery Watering System replaces the standard wet-cell battery caps with a pair of three-cell caps designed to allow the cells to be filled evenly with ease. Installation requires only a pocketknife or pair of scissors. The 8-ft. filler tube can be cut and located where convenient.
APU HAS AUTO FEATURES
Auxiliary Power Dynamics’ Willis Auxiliary Power Unit starts up when the truck’s parking brake is set, automatically providing power to all systems powered by the main engine. It automatically shuts down when the engine is started. The APU contains an alternator, an A/C compressor and a heat exchanger and pump for heating and circulating coolant.
AUXILIARY POWER DYNAMICS
PAINTABLE POLY FENDERS
Minimizer’s M9900 TPO poly fenders can now be painted. The fenders are made of high-density polyethylene, which resists damage due to chemicals, heat, cold and bumps.
OIL DRIP CONTROL
Fleetguard’s Enviroguard controls oil drip and filters crankcase aerosols out of engine blowby. It works in diesel engine applications from 60 hp to 640 hp. The system captures, separates and coalesces oil particulates from crankcase emissions and returns the oil to the crankcase with filtered gases vented to the atmosphere.
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