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MarketPlace

We tallied readers’ requests for more information on products published in MarketPlace during 2011 to determine which were the 30 top items.

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CSA Proof Your Rig

Pack the right parts and inspect your truck diligently to avoid time-consuming, costly inspections.

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Supernova series

Grote Industries’ Supernova lighting series has added integrated flange four-inch stop/tail/turn and dual system back-up lamps to its collection.  The LED light has a cushioning gasket seal to keep out water and debris, and a lens-to-housing seal that reduces moisture and component corrosion.  The flange design mounts directly onto the vehicle, and each lamp features concise potting that holds the lamp’s solid-state circuit board.   The hard-coated polycarbonate housings and acrylic lenses are durable and help ...

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Dome lamp kit

The Ultra-Thin Retrofit Dome Lamp Kit uses Grote's LightForm technology, which allows for flexible LED lights. The lights are water and shock resistant and can be mounted easily with a peel-and-stick adhesive backing. The system has two lighting options, including a standard LED light and a combination of red/white or blue/white color LEDs to see outside the vehicle but prevent detection by others. The kit will be available in early 2012. GROTE, grote.com

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CSA Part 2: Maintaining your equipment

Now more than ever, you’re responsible for what you drive, including company trailers. Take control of maintenance with robust inspection procedures and self-education to avoid inspection hassles.

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LED thermal lamp

The Trilliant Cube LED WhiteLight Work Lamp is a 4- by 4-inch LED thermal lamp that is as powerful as the halogen, with just one third the power consumption. The lamp has a illumination rating of 1,000 lumens, a service rating in the range of 50,000 hours and features two beam patterns with a wide flood pattern to produce a more penetrating and farther reaching beam. GROTE, www.grote.com

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Lighting repair kit

The Roadside Lighting Repair Kit contains 23 of the most commonly used lighting-related parts. It includes 12 lamps, four styles of pigtails, three grommets, two brackets, conspicuity tape, a selection of 14-gauge butt connector and zip-tie fasteners to help stabilize any field repair. The kit measures 11 in. long, 8 in. tall and 7 in. deep. The kit gives drivers the ability to make a first-class field repair and make it back to the hub ...

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LED replacement for corrosive environments

The new version of the Trilliant LED bulb is designed to operate in corrosive environments, the company says. The bulb is a replacement for PAR 36 incandescent bulbs and will use a sealed connector to resist moisture and chemical intrusion. It is made with hard-coated polycarbonate lenses that can be replaced if damaged. The LED bulb is rated for 40,000 hours of service life and uses less power than incandescent, the company says. GROTE INDUSTRIES, www.grote.com, ...

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Crush-resistant coil cords

Ultra-Link Coil Cords are made of molded elastomeric material that resists crushing and acts as potting that seals terminals to help them resist moisture and corrosion.

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