Jacobs Vehicle Systems

Why is a JakeBrake important to you?

Answer the question by November 15 and you may just win a weekend in Las Vegas March 9-12, 2012, around the time of the NASCAR events. JakeBrake makers Jacobs Vehicle Systems, as I wrote in May this year, share a 50th anniversary with Overdrive this year. To celebrate and thank customers, via their Facebook page they're collecting drivers and owner-operators' stories, pictures and video in answer to the question of the engine brake's importance and ...

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ISX engine brake

The Model 460 engine brake, developed in conjunction with Cummins, was built for the Cummins ISX 11.9 diesel engine and is rated between 346 and 390 hp at 1,900-2,100 rpm. It will be offered as optional equipment, comprising two engine brake housings and special exhaust valve bridges. JACOBS VEHICLE SYSTEMS, jakebrake.com

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Roadside Attractions

Trying to outrunning a tornado, shipping alernatives, biking maps and sleep apnea are among the topics featured -- plus Channel 19 and Truck Gallery.

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High Power Density engine brake

The High Power Density engine braking technology provides large displacement retarding power in small and medium displacement engines. It consists of two braking rocker arms and two collapsible bridges per cylinder, which enables a second braking event to occur during each engine cycle, by deactivating the main intake and exhaust events via the collapsible bridges and actuating the two braking rockers. JACOBS VEHICLE SYSTEMS, www.jacobsvehiclesystems.com

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Mack in Hagerstown, Jacobs share 50 years with Overdrive

Mack Celebrates 50 years of Hagerstown powertrain assembly In a ceremony Wednesday at the plant in Hagerstown, Md., where its powertrain components have been assembled since 1961, Mack Trucks paid tribute to the past, celebrated the present and cast a positive eye to the future, just as we've been doing (well, mostly my colleague Lucinda Coulter) here at Overdrive as we celebrate our 50th anniversary over at http://www.overdriveretro.com/. In 1959, looking for a modern alternative to its existing ...

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Burt, Sally and a W900A

Trucking came to the foreground in the classic “Smokey and the Bandit,” and real truckers played no small part in racing their rigs; and the engine brake of today is developed.

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