The Latest for Truckers

| April 07, 2005

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Waterless cleaning
DWG International’s new Power Blast is a delivery system for the company’s Dri Wash ‘n’ Guard waterless car wash. The new delivery system allows for faster application of the product, which cleans, seals and polishes vehicles without water.

Based on the success of the Dri Wash ‘n’ Guard products, the company has also launched an entire line of waterless cleaning products.

The new line will feature products allowing people to clean glass, mirrors, countertops, tile, appliances, carpet, fabric, upholstery, metal, jewelry, leather, vinyl, tires and more without using water.

DWG International
(800) 932-1301

Tag axle
Dana Corporation’s new patent-pending tag axle is specifically designed for 6 x 2 vehicle configurations requiring reduced weight in a variety of heavy-duty truck applications. Weighing in at only 255 pounds, the Dana Spicer tag axle features the same external geometry as a standard drive axle to enable the use of conventional torque rod brackets and axle seats that are compatible with air-ride suspension systems.

The new tag axle provides operators with one of the lightest 6 x 2 packages in the commercial vehicle industry when specified with a Dana Spicer 23,000-pound, or 21,000 GAWR single-reduction, single-drive axle, the company says.

Designated as axle model number R22BS and rated up to 22,000 pounds, the tag axle housing profile and box size are common with the Dana Spicer DS404 tandem drive axle for 6 x 4 configurations. The R22BS also includes standard “R” series spindles, which are compatible with standard truck wheel-ends or the Dana Spicer LMSTM hubs to help ensure consistent, reliable road service.

Dana Corporation
(800) 826-HELP

Tire inflation system
The new Airgo System constant tire inflation system features a case-hardened steel and carbon graphite rotary seal installed outside the hub. The seal vents externally to eliminate the risk of hub pressurization, which enables fleet maintenance professionals to maintain proper inflation levels without jeopardizing wheel-end components, the company says.

The system’s patented, removable expansion plug for sealing the axle installs in less than two hours, does not require specialized tools and is easily removed for periodic cleaning of the axle, the company says. It is compatible with all hubcap configurations (oil and grease) and axle specifications (pressurized and non-pressurized).

All hubcap components are sealed to eliminate water or debris from entering the hub area. The system’s electrical switch is environmentally sealed, providing protection from the elements and eliminating dangerous spiking and sparks.

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