The EZL Flipaway series of liftgates for low-bed Class 3-5 trucks folds under the bed for storage. It is available in a 2,500-pound capacity or a 3,000-pound capacity with a large, 48-inch-by-80-inch platform for trucks with bed heights of 38 inches to 44 inches.
LIGHTER BUMPER FITS T600
The Hendrickson Aero Bright non-metal bumper product line now includes the 0562BRT model for the Kenworth T600. This lightweight bumper installs to factory mounting brackets.
The new version of Chevron Delo Grease EP is said to improve mechanical stability and water resistance. The lube is suitable for heavy-, medium- and light-duty trucks.
Peterson Manufacturing Co. redesigned its 417 and 418 series 4-inch round, stop/turn/tail LED lamps. Improvements include hard-wired terminals eliminating the need for extra plugs, a linear weld for a better seal and a “skirted” weld joint that offers additional protection against contaminants.
Rogers’ new trailer, designed for a utility company to transport emergency transformers, will haul cranes, excavators and other heavy equipment. More than 90 feet long, the 60-ton capacity trailer features three air-ride axles with 541/2-inch axle spacings combined with a 14-foot-1-inch booster assembly and two detachable axles.
ROGERS BROTHERS CORP.
USER’S GUIDE FOR LIGHTING
Truck-Lite’s new Lighting User’s Guide covers basics of electricity, prevention of light failure, federal regulations and other topics. The 68-page manual comes with a CD-rom.
TARP MOTOR CONTROLLERS
Pulltarps’ new Smart Switch tarp motor controllers are available in seven models that can operate any brand of tarp motor from outside the cab or inside the cab. They are available in 12- and 24-volt applications.
AXLE FOR LOW RPMS
The new Dana Spicer S190 series axle has a 2.53 ratio designed to maximize fuel efficiency with the new generation of low-emissions engines that operate best at lower RPMs. The S190 series drive axle is available with 22 ratios, from 2.53 to 7.83.
Bridgestone Greatec wide-base radials are now available through authorized Bridgestone dealers, truck stops and original equipment manufacturers. Greatec radials feature a wide base with a very high load capacity, enabling a single tire to replace a dual assembly on drive or trailer axles. Greatec radials are available in the 445/50R22.5 size, equivalent in overall diameter to regular low-profile radials for 221/2-inch wheels.
FLATBED SECUREMENT PROTECTION DEVICES
The CargoArmor strap guard spreads tie-down strap tension over the wide guard, while protecting soft freight. It is also designed to prevent premature wear-down of straps from friction on materials being hauled. It accommodates straps up to 4 inches wide.
The CargoArmor corner guard is designed to protect packaging from damage caused by tarp hang-ups or excessive drag while installing tarps.
COST-SAVING FUEL PRODUCTS
Thermo King’s Fuel Display, a remote fuel level indicator, helps eliminate empty-tank downtime and controls the cost of maintaining fuel levels in unattended storage trailers. It is available in corner or flush mounting on trailers with any brand of refrigeration unit. It requires a 12-volt power supply. The company’s Anti-Siphon Device, which locks to the fuel receptacle, prevents fuel theft. The device has a 60-gallon-per-minute flow rate.
THERMO KING CORP.
SWING AWAY/SHUTOFF GLADHAND
Sloan Transportation Products’ new swing away/shutoff gladhand, developed for FedEx trailers, includes an integral shut-off valve that prevents contaminants from entering the air delivery system. Polyurethane gaskets ensure a positive seal and the 45-degree angle makes coupling and uncoupling faster and easier.
SLOAN TRANSPORTATION PRODUCTS
Moller’s back pads attach to any vehicle seat. According to Moller, they offer comfort with pressure-free support of the back and spine and are made with permeable mesh, allowing airflow to pass behind your back.
Moller Back Support Systems
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