Product Showcase

Truckers News Staff | September 01, 2011

Hands-free light source

Command 20 Series rechargeable LED headlamps generate 60 torch lumens for distance and panoramic lighting. The Command 20 Series is available in three models: the Fire Rechargeable, the Rechargeable Tasker S and the Rechargeable Tasker. The rechargeable battery pack is waterproof, weighs 8.1 ounces and features a rear flashing LED that can be seen from up to a mile.

www.foxfury.com



Weighing in on your load

The Smart Scale system features a wireless handheld receiver to maximize payloads and avoid overweight tickets in field loading applications.

The system allows a driver to monitor loading from the cab, loading station or at a safe distance away from the truck. The system is available for both air-ride and mechanical suspensions.

www.truckweight.com




A tool for work and play

The Eat’N Tool is a multi-tool that combines a spoon, fork, bottle opener, screwdriver, pry tip, three metric wrench reliefs (6 mm, 8 mm, 10 mm) and a carabineer in a 1.5-ounce, 4-inch long stainless steel package. The tool is available for $6.

www.thinkgeek.com



Finding fault where it’s due

The Blue-Point Pocket iQ with NIXIQ Technologies is a handheld scan and triage diagnostic tool for all commercial trucks. The tool reads active fault codes, reads and clears inactive fault codes and monitors J1708, J1939 and OBD II engine data. It also allows technicians to save vehicle diagnostic and fleet performance information in PDF or text format directly to a PLC3 printer or memory stick.

www.snap-on.com




 

Freightliner rolls out automated-manual tranny

Freightliner introduced AMT3, its new automated-manual transmission for BusinessClass M2 vehicles. Technology combines the design of a manual transmission with electronics to form an automated two-pedal shift system to enhance driver performance and improvee fuel economy, the company says.

www.freightliner-amt3.com



Viscous dampers for Cat engines

The viscous damper for Caterpillar C10, C12 and C13 engines provides 500,000 miles of protection against torsional vibration crankshaft damage. Vibratech Torsional Viscous Dampers feature a freely rotating inertia ring that shears through a silicone layer within a laser-sealed housing.

www.vibratechtvd.com




Dual-compound steer tire

The XZA3+ Evertread steer tire features a dual-compound tread and a layer that keeps the casing cool, supports five tread bands and comprises the shoulder rib. The XZA3 meets CARB requirements and is SmartWay certified.

www.michelinman.com



It’s hip to be square

The SK Hand Tool is designed with a square handle and a no-slip grip that helps mechanics gain leverage and maximize torque, the company says. The screwdriver is resistant to solvents, oils and chemicals, resists rust, and has a built-in hex bolter that doubles as a turning paver when used as a wrench.

www.skhandtool.com



Progressive offers pet policy

Pet insurance is available for up to $1,000 for commercial auto customers’ dogs and cats involved in vehicle catastrophes such as a crash, theft, fire or flood for Progressive Commercial customers with collision coverage.

www.progressivecommercial.com



Fuel/air separator system

The Fuel Preporator II removes air, water, particulates and vapor from fuel to maintain flow and delivery. The installation kit includes a relay control wiring harness, mounting hardware, frame brackets, return line and fittings and a low fuel-pressure indicator light.

www.pureflowairdog.com



Engine brake for Cummins

The Model 460 engine brake, developed in conjunction with Cummins, was built for the Cummins ISX 11.9 diesel engine and is rated between 346 and 390 hp at 1,900-2,100 rpm. It will be offered as optional equipment, comprising two engine brake housings and special exhaust valve bridges.

www.jakebrake.com



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