Severe Service

Overdrive Staff | June 01, 2012

Released in 2011, the EverSure ADB provides double-diaphragm spring brake technology, delivering corrosion resistance, extended service intervals and increased force output when compared to competing double-diaphragm units, Bendix says.

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Jacobs Vehicle Systems has developed its first natural gas engine brake for the Cummins ISX12 G. The new engine brake will be available in 2013.


Kenworth offers the Cummins ISX 11.9 engine with a rear engine power take-off (REPTO) option for concrete ready mix, construction, crane, cherry picker, mining and oil well field service and other vocational applications. The REPTO can help eliminate the need for a front-mounted or transmission-mounted PTO, simplifying charge air cooler and radiator design requirements. The Cummins ISX11.9 with REPTO is capable to 466 lb.-ft. of continuous torque and a maximum rating of 520 lb.-ft. torque when used for intermittent load applications. The manufacturer also has added the Neway ADZ rear air suspension from SAF-Holland for heavy and severe duty applications.

Kenworth opened a new facility to service oil and gas industry customers at 5259 South 5400 East in Naples, Utah. The dealership features six service bays.


Navistar introduced private-label International brake drums. The drums are built to SAE and ASTM standards. Results include weight savings of 2 to 4 pounds per drum and improved heat dissipation when compared to traditional designs. 


In addition to a standard 12-month/100,000-mile limited warranty, SelecTrucks’ new pre-owned truck certification will include a 30-Day Satisfaction Guarantee. If the owner is unsatisfied with the used truck, SelecTrucks will exchange it for another within 30 days of purchase.


Shell Lubricants’ new My Miles Matter loyalty program allows members to earn reward miles by purchasing select Shell Rotella products and services.  Those miles can then be redeemed for rewards, including gift cards to popular restaurants and retailers as well as merchandise geared towards truckers and their interests.



Tough transmission, tough trucks

The Coronado SD is one of two Freightliner models that can be spec’ed with the Eaton UltraShift Plus Vocational series automated transmission.

The Eaton UltraShift Plus Vocational series automated transmission is now available for the Freightliner 114SD equipped with the Detroit DD13 engine and the Coronado SD (pictured) with up to 600 hp/2,050 lb.-ft. of torque. 

For low-speed maneuverability on challenging worksites, the UltraShift Plus is the ideal transmission choice, Freightliner says. Through extended low and reverse gear ratio coverage, it provides the lowest ground speed for curbing, creeping, spreading and paving. It’s also suited to highway construction and dump operations.

The patented shift logic and controls within every UltraShift Plus constantly adapt based on changes in weight of load, grade and power, making adjustments to maximize efficiency. 

Features include Hill Start Aid; auto neutral, which automatically switches the transmission into neutral once the parking brake is engaged; automatic, manual and low modes to enhance driver control; and optional creep mode to maintain constant ground speed.

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