Equipment News

Heavy-duty clutch

The Advantage Series of heavy-duty clutches have a release bearing with robust bushing material, a bearing housing with three grease fittings that offer flexibility in setting up a lubrication path, grease reservoir that allows for extended grease intervals and composite slingers that retain grease and protect against contamination. For the series, the company offers 50,000-mile service intervals, as opposed to the former 25,000-mile service intervals and has a 2-year unlimited mileage aftermarket warranty. EATON, www.roadranger.com, (216) ...

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Trailer aerodynamics package

The Next Generation trailer aerodynamics system avoids sideskirts and reduces drag by managing airflow underneath and above the trailer. The system is compliant with the California Air Resources Board’s greenhouse gas regulations and is certified by the Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay Program. The system is made of polyethylene plastic designed to withstand road debris, chemicals, ice and other abrasions. SMARTTRUCK, www.smarttruckbrands.com, (864) 990-0781

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Inverter and shore power kit

The Tundra inverter and shore power kit offers shore power and hotel load capabilities for the NITE no-idle systems. The shore power function allows drivers to connect their parked truck to grid electricity where available. It includes an extension cord and a switching box that automatically detects 110V AC power and provides vehicle with AC power and 12-volt DC power. BERGSTROM, www.bergstrominc.com, (815) 874.7821

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Swinger Gladhands add corrosion protection

The Swinger Gladhands from Phillips Industries are now anodized to protect against magnesium chloride, road salt and other chemicals that cause corrosion

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Tire chains

The Grip Link heavy-duty tire chains are made for use in mud, snow, sleet and hail. The carbon steel, case-hardened chains are available in v-bar and square link for highway use and stud chains for off-road use. Chains are made in 22.5-in. and 24.5-in. widths and single and dual-triple tire designs. Each chain comes with twist-tightening cams and plastic or metal carrying pail. KINEDYNE, www.kinedyne.com, (800) 848-6057

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Wheel nut replacement

The Skirt Nut is an aftermarket replacement for common wheel attaching nuts on hub-piloted wheels. It has an extended threading design that allows it to enter the hub-piloted disk wheel a 3/16-in. farther than the stud hole to stop vibration and conditions that cause loose wheels. The nut is coated in graphite-based sealant to prevent rusting. It replaces 22-mm by 1.5-mm flange nuts. ESCO, www.esco.net, (800) 352-9852

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Diesel Pro fuel filtration

The Fleetguard filtration systems, from the Diesel Pro line, remove free and emulsified water and hard particles.

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Flex head ratchet

The 3/8-in. flex head ratchet can handle up to 300 foot pounds of torque and has seven teeth in contact with the gear.

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In-cab scale display

Readings from the LoadMaxx series of truck and tractor scales can be viewed with an in-cab, 1.8-inch by 3.3-inch display screen that mounts to flat surfaces with permanent adhesive tape or utilizes a swivel mount. The LoadMaxx converts tractor and trailer suspension loads to an on-the ground weight using digital two-point calibration. A round display screen is also available. AIR-WEIGH, www.air-weigh.com, (888) 459-3247

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LED rocker switch

The LED Rocker Switch is a low-current input membrane switch that is compatible with micro-processor-based electrical and electronic systems. It has wrap-around green and yellow colored lenses that act as part of the switch’s actuator and increase visibility. The switch meets the IP66 (International Protection Rating) dust and high-pressure water standards. The switch installs by snapping into standard panel holes. For details, visit Cole Hersee.                    

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