Iowa80.com has released a new, 48-page catalog that contains more than 150 chrome and stainless accessories as well as cargo control items, compliance items and die-cast model trucks.
Valco Cincinnati has introduced Magic Mix Metal Polish, designed for aluminum, stainless steel, chrome, gold, silver, copper, brass and magnesium. When the polish dries, the user can dust it off.
TRAILER AXLE TIRE
Michelin Americas Truck Tires has introduced the STY2 LRH, a 275/70R22.5 tire developed for both regional and highway use and with off-road capability. The tire features a tread compound formulated to enhance resistance to chips and cuts. It offers long tread life and good retreadability because of added crown reinforcement, and supplies excellent braking and lateral traction.
The TAG20, from Rogers Brothers, has a 20-ton capacity and features a 19-foot flat deck and a 6-foot beavertail. It and its brothers in the TAG series have an 8-degree loading angle for safe and easy loading and unloading of a wide variety of machines, including excavators and paving equipment. Other standard features include a two-speed landing gear, adjustable pintle eye, ABS and spring brakes on all the axles.
INTERNATIONAL OFFERS EXTENDED CABS, NEW MEDIUM-DUTY MODEL
International launched the 4200 model, a medium-duty truck powered by a 215-hp engine. International also now offers extended cabs on its 4200, 4300 and 4400 models as well as all 7000 Series and 8500 tractors.
The 4200 is more maneuverable because of its 50-degree wheel cut and more maintenance-friendly because of its multiplexed electrical system, the company says. The truck is powered by the International VT 365 diesel engine, which features a four-valve, six-liter displacement. The engine includes a new Electro-Hydraulic Generation 2 fuel system that works in tandem with the Electronic Variable Response Turbocharger to improve engine response and efficiency. The truck also features Allison Intuitive Shift controllers, which integrate engine and transmission to adjust for different loads and driving conditions.
International’s 4200, 4300, 4400 and 7000 Series models have an optional 26-inch extended cab with additional passenger seating, cloth or vinyl rear bench seats and rear cab swing-out windows. The extended-cab version of the 8500 features a sleeper with a 26-inch bunk and storage compartments.
VOCATIONAL TRUCKS BROCHURE
A new brochure describes Western Star’s heavy-duty trucks designed for logging, construction, mining and other severe/extreme duty applications. It features product descriptions; data on various specifications; information on cab, interior, engine, axle and suspension options; and color photographs of the trucks at work. The models covered include the Constellation 4900 with set-forward or set-back front axle and the extreme-duty Constellation 6900XD with set-back axle and 141-inch BBC.
WESTERN STAR TRUCKS
OWNER OPERATOR/FLEET SOFTWARE
Hammerlane’s Owner/Operator and Leased Fleet software has been upgraded. The leased fleet version now includes an on-screen help bar that guides the user through each step of the process. The owner-operator version has been improved so it doesn’t require the user to relearn the flow of data entry or re-enter past trip data each time it is used. It now includes a cents-per-mile profit-and-loss breakout for each trip.
VOLVO ADDS INTEGRATED SATELLITE SYSTEM
Volvo Trucks North America launched a fully integrated vehicle satellite communications system called Volvo Link, which works both as a truck locator and as a two-way communicator between driver and terminal virtually anywhere, the company says.
Volvo Link is “as affordable as cellular technology, but with the coverage of satellite technology,” says Susan Alt, vice president of marketing.
Sending messages on the new system requires no keyboard. Instead, the driver uses the windshield wiper control arm on the steering column to scroll through a list of standardized messages or to create customized messages. The text is displayed on Volvo’s in-dash Driver Message Center, a feature on Volvo trucks since model year 2000.
The satellite antenna and modem are integrated into the truck and hidden from sight, which enhances security, the company says.
IMPROVED WHEEL SEAL
Chicago Rawhide’s new Scotseal Plus XL features HNBR butadiene rubber, which extends seal life by resisting the higher wheel-end temperatures found in trucking today. The material also has strong resistance to abrasives. The seal has four internal sealing lips to keep contaminants out and lube in. It is available as part of a program offering warranties for up to three years or 300,000 miles.
Hendrickson has introduced a primary air-ride trailer suspension system, the INTRAAX AANT 23K. The suspension’s tapered-beam technology allowed the company to trim more than 35 pounds from an already light integrated suspension, axle and brake system. The suspension has a capacity of 23,000 pounds in ride heights from 131/2 inches to 17 inches. A narrower hanger design allows installation directly to trailer frames with flanges as narrow as 4 inches wide, which can result in further weight savings.
120-VOLT C6AB POWER
Phillips & Temro Industries has introduced Cab Power, a cab electrical system that allows drivers to use household appliances in their cabs without idling, thereby reducing fuel consumption and engine wear. The system distributes 120-volt current to electrical outlets mounted in cab and sleeper, allowing drivers to power space heaters, air conditioning systems, microwave ovens, refrigerators, toaster ovens, computers and printers. The system can be powered directly from shore power or via a DC/AC inverter connected to the truck’s battery.
PHILLIPS & TEMRO INDUSTRIES
The new Thermo King Super II-190 trailer refrigeration unit comes standard with the Whisper-Quiet engine, so when making inner-city deliveries the equipment will conform to local noise ordinances. Users can add an electronic throttling valve to reduce the load on the engine resulting from driving the compressor, saving 5 percent to 15 percent in fuel. The Whisper-Quiet engine feature consists of changes to the exhaust and intake systems, plus additional gaskets and acoustic foam. Other features include silicone coolant hoses, 12,000-hour service interval coolant, and EMI 3000, an option that extends maintenance intervals from 1,500 to 3,000 hours.
METAL POLISHING SYSTEM
Nevr-Dull, from Eagle One, is a treated cotton wadding cloth that removes rust and tar from chrome and is ideal for restoring brilliance. Eagle One’s Mag and Aluminum wheel polish has a two-stage formula that produces maximum luster with a cleaning and polishing action, then leaves a protective wax coating.
This non-skid liner can be used in a pickup truck and is versatile enough to fit into any trucking operation, including fleets with full trailers. Made of polyurethane, it is formulated to be non-cracking. Dealer installation takes less than a day.
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