Severe Service

Max Kvidera | December 01, 2011

Designed to reduce friction and wear in both on- and off-road applications, Chevron Lubricants’ Delo Grease ESI can extend service intervals to beyond 30,000 miles. Appropriate for Classes 6 through 8, the extreme pressure grease protects components including wheel bearings, chassis, steering drag links, kingpins and pivots operating under high and low temperature conditions.

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Freightliner’s “Severe Duty Report” offers monthly news and views for all vocational operations. To subscribe to the free newsletter via, click “Media Center” under the “Inside Freightliner” pull-down menu, then “Vocational Trucks Newsletter.”


Aftermarket parts provider Alliance Truck Parts has added an EZ-Assist clutch designed for work truck applications that require severe torque transfer for heavy loads. Rated at 2050 lb.-ft. of torque, the new model in the EZ-Assist line targets the most demanding applications, including gravel and heavy construction hauling, logging and mining.


The warranty of four premium Dunlop commercial truck tire casings has been extended from four years to six. The casings include the SP193 FM, SP384 FM, SP456 FM and SP464 in sizes 11R22.5, 11R24.5, 285/75R24.5 and 295/75R22.5. 


Glacier Computer launched a tablet computer line. Available in 7-, 8-, and 10-inch displays, the new Glacier tablets offer standard configurations that are fully loaded with wireless 802.11 b/g/n, barcode imaging, camera, RFID and sunlight-readable and resistive touch screens. Windows XP or 7 Pro is standard.


The Holland Integrated Low-Weight Slider System provides an average weight savings of 30 pounds over traditional fifth wheel slider assemblies, and is available with any tandem suspension up to a 40,000-lb. rating on selected Kenworth Class 8 models.

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