October 2001

Locked up tight

TydenBrammall combined a heavy-duty padlock with a Tyden Ball Seal in its new Indicator system. The Indicator has a 3/8-inch diameter hardened steel shackle and an indicative security seal through the opening that secures it. The system also features tracking capabilities such as serialization and color coding.

(800) 348-4777

Wheels gone wide

Alcoa’s new wide-base wheel is engineered to work with low-profile long-haul tires on drive and trailer axles. The 221/2-inch by 14-inch wheel specifications include a 10-hole, hub-piloted mount with a 2853/4-millimeter bolt circle.

Alcoa Wheel Products
(800) 242-9898

Brake adjustment indicator

Bendix’s SureStroke Indicator is a visual gauge that allows a driver to quickly determine whether air brakes are adjusted correctly. The premeasured reference unit bolts onto the brake chamber and measures brake stroke travel length via colored reference points. The system shortens pretrip brake inspections from 20 minutes to less than five.

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems
(440) 329-9632

Disposable A/C cartridges

Tracer Products has introduced a line of five Tracerline BigEZ 8-ounce disposable A/C oil cartridges. The cartridges are prefilled and calibrated in ounces and milliliters. They come in 46, 100, 125 and 150 viscosities of PAG oil. The cartridges fit all caulking-gun type injectors.

Tracer Products
(800) 641-1133

Rugged storage box

Delta Consolidated’s new JoBox Steel Underbed Box is available in several sizes and lengths with 12-gauge steel doors and a 14-gauge steel body. The box comes in black or white with a wide rain gutter, a long-life, automotive-style bulb and EPDM Neoprene weather stripping.

Delta Consolidated Industries
(877) 866-3063

In-cab air cleaner

Valeo’s cab air purification system reduces allergic reactions by using ultraviolet lamps that trigger the process of photo-catalysis through a titanium-based coating, which eliminates pollutants. The system is combined with Valeo’s pollution sensor, which switches air conditioning systems to recycling mode while the cab air is cleaned.

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Fast brake response
Carlisle’s Hydra-star trailer brake actuator is available with 800- or 1200-psi output. It features standard trailer electrical wiring and may be specified for use with drum or disc brakes on single, dual or triaxle trailers.

Carlisle Motion Control Industries
(804) 975-6028

Holland unveils trailer series

Holland’s new NS 400 series trailer slider/air suspension system is engineered for 40,000-pound dry freight and refrigerated van applications. The NS 450 is engineered for 45,000 moderate duty van applications. Both series feature Holland’s Qwik-Release System and a five-year warranty.

Holland Neway International
(800) 237-8932

Expanded hub line

Hayes Lemmerz expanded its commercial highway product line to include the lightweight, aluminum CentruLite Hub. The 11,500-pound hub is available for the TN axles with steel or aluminum wheels, with or without ABS, and is equipped with SAE O-Ring port lube fill plugs. The hub comes with a five-year limited warranty.

Hayes Lemmerz International
(734) 737-5162

Locked up tight

Disc-Lock’s Safety Wheel Nut has a positive locking system using interlocking cams that join together to form one assembly. The cams rise against each other and tighten their grips when subjected to road shock or vibration.

(310) 944-9352

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