The Latest for Truckers

| April 07, 2005

Harley tool chest
Snap-on Tools Company salutes 100 years of Harley-Davidson motorcycles with a commemorative 100th Anniversary Harley-Davidson Top Chest tool storage unit. Designed for the Harley-Davidson enthusiast, the limited-edition top chest sports a custom silver paint job with special drawer trim and a decorative Harley-Davidson panel on the drop front.

In addition to its distinctive graphics, the new KRA4055PIF Top Chest features 4,448 cubic inches of storage space and measures 26 inches long, 14.75 inches deep and 17.19 inches high.

Snap-on Tools Company
(877) SNAPON-2

Hand truck tires
Carefree Tire’s hand truck tire is manufactured using a customized formula of Advanced Polymeric Urethane that makes it flat-proof without adding any significant weight, the company says.

The tire measures 10.5 inches high, 3 inches wide and come with standard 2.25-inch offset hub length. It lasts four to 10 times longer than similar pneumatic tires and requires less effort to roll, says the company. It also comes in a variety of colors.

Carefree Tire

Hand wipes
New Permatex Fast Orange Hand Cleaner Wipes feature orange, dual-textured towels and an Orange d-limonene-based cleaning formula. The pre-moistened, heavy-duty towels are strong and cut through tough jobs without falling apart, the company says. The citrus cleaning formula removes grease, grime, ink, paints, resins, glue and other difficult soils.

The wipes are available in a 30-count bucket for the individual user and a 72-count bucket for a heavier user or shop.

Permatex Inc.

New drive tire
Michelin’s new XDN 2 drive tire incorporates the unique Matrix multi-dimensional siping, which makes the individual tread blocks work together as a solid rib to deliver even wear. Matrix siping also allows the tread blocks to function independently when needed with 1,300 biting edges for increased wet traction and excellent performance on hard packed snow and icy surfaces, the company says.

The new 27/32-inch-tread-depth tire is being offered in 11R22.5, 11R24.5, 275/80R22.5, 275/80R24.5 and 12R22.5 sizes. It will be available through Michelin commercial truck tire dealers.


Steering wheel tray
The Better Mousetrap People’s Pit Stop Car Tray is a lightweight tray that snugly attaches to the bottom of your steering wheel. It creates a flat table surface for truck-bound tasks like writing, reading and eating. Made of hardboard, the tray will not bend during use and supports arm pressure, the company says. The tray measures 12 x 10 x .25 inches with notches on both sides to secure to various steering wheels and can be stored by slipping it beside the driver’s seat or under a car mat. Suggested retail for the tray is $5.49.

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