trucking equipment

Lean and mean vs. big and tough: Is a 13- or 15-liter engine best for you?

The leading heavy-duty engine sizes differ by only two liters, and one now dominates the market. Make sure you’re powered by the best fit for your operation.

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Equipment financing confidence index dips slightly

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation’s Monthly Confidence Index for the equipment finance industry for May is 59.2.

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Tandem axle adjuster

The Mark is a battery-operated, portable device that uses visual and audio alerts to help drivers make tandem axle adjustments. The Mark consists of two pieces – a trailer unit and a ground unit. When the two become aligned in the proper position, the unit will alert the driver. The Mark can be used in all weather conditions and requires no wires. DOMINION SPECIALTY TOOLS, www.ownthemark.com, (800) DST-5183

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Engine oil drain valve

The Fumoto Valve is a quick-release brass ball valve that replaces a standard crankcase oil drain plug. By installing the valve, the company says, engine oil can drain without the use of tools and without a mess. The valve requires one to lift the lever from its locked position and give it a quarter turn to open. www.fumotousa.com,  (425) 869-7771

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Engine maintenance solution

The CombustiKleen Upper Cylinder & Intake System Cleaner is pulled directly from the can into the intake manifold, the company says. The fine mist reaches every part of the intake and combustion chamber, removing contaminants such as carbon, gum and varnish. Gold Eagle Co., (800) 621-1251

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Battery isolator

Cole Hersee's Smart Battery Isolator 48525 and 48530 prevents loads on the auxiliary battery from draining the starting battery, the company says. The smart battery isolator provides a more flexible solution than traditional isolators, as it is not specific to an alternator type. Also, Cole Hersee's smart battery isolator is smaller, lighter and generates less heat than competitive products, the company says. Cole Hersee, (617) 268-2100

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Heavy-haul trailer

Fontaine Trailer's Fontaine Magnitude 55MX is an extendable heavy-haul trailer that features a modular design that provides convenience and versatility, the company says. Built with 100,000 pounds minimum yield steel flanges, the Magnitude 55MX is durable and designed to deliver years of service. It has a 29-foot clear deck length in the retracted position and easily extends to 50 feet. Fontaine Trailer, (423) 893-8998

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Heavy-duty starter

The Delco Remy 44MT is a heavy-duty starter with high-power density and patented technologies easing installation, increasing reliability and providing a longer life cycle, the company says. The premium starter creates 8.5 kilowatts at 12 volts, and its input current is capable of ECM control. Its internal location enables it to withstand engine temperatures up to 120 degrees C or 248 degrees F. Remy's Clutch Over Planetary Gear Drive System design can improve soft start ...

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Modular harness system

Maxi-Seal Harness Systems' Defender is an integrated moisture/corrosion protection system that features robust harness components along with Peterson's Piranha LED lights, sealed against moisture and corrosion through Maxi-Seal's exclusive Power-Seal Technology. (816) 841-6700

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Ball peen hammer

Snap-on ball peen hammers are available in a range of sizes.

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