SYNTHETIC ENGINE OIL
Valvoline’s new Premium Blue Extreme synthetic engine oil offers extended drain capability and fuel economy benefits for heavy duty trucks. It meets all the requirements of the API CI-4 classification developed for 2002 engines. The oil meets all requirements for the Cummins CES 20078 oil standard. The oil is said to allow change intervals as long as 100,000 miles in certain applications. Its heat transfer characteristics help prevent deposit formation, and its soot dispersant capability works against filter clogging.
Hendrickson’s Airtek front axle air suspension now is available with unitized aluminum hubs from ConMet. Neither the hubs nor the heavy-duty rubber bushings of the suspension require lubrication at regular intervals. In addition, the two-piece knuckle assembly, unique to the Steertek axle, eliminates the need to remove the kingpin to service the knuckle. Eliminating wheel bearing adjustments further reduces maintenance and downtime. Hendrickson and ConMet designed the hub system for long-haul applications.
HENDRICKSON TRUCK SUSPENSION SYSTEMS
WillGo’s Flatbed Quoter is the second of three major components for the New Trailer Quoter, an Internet-assisted service for finding new highway trailers. Buyers can browse an online catalog and submit their interests and price ranges to WillGo.
SATELLITE RADIO ANTENNA
The Constellation brand On-Glass antenna was designed for XM Satellite Radio receivers. It features pivoted whip angle adjustment and locks for proper vertical alignment. It has twin coaxial cable construction for ease of installation, a flexible coupler housing for curved surfaces, and O-ring seals for maximum water resistance. The On-Glass design does not interfere with AM/FM broadcast reception and eliminates the need to pass DC electric power through the glass.
DROPDECK SLIDING SUSPENSION TRAILER
Fontaine’s Ultra lightweight drop deck trailer has fabricated I-beams with continuous welds on both sides. The trailer contains a minimum of 130 steel flanges and holes for lighter weight, more strength and durability. The Ultra has lightweight extruded aluminum side rails with aluminum stake pockets, pipe spools and rub rails. It also has a strong, lightweight aluminum winch track for optimal load securing. The trailer has Hendrickson Intraax air ride suspension with the front axle fixed. The rear axle is designed to slide from a 50-inch closed tandem position to a 122-inch spread position.
FONTAINE TRUCK EQUIPMENT
Grote Industries’ LED lamp for stop, tail and turn signals uses only a single diode and is almost indistinguishable from an incandescent lamp, thereby lowering the risk of theft.
The Imperial XL extra-life filter has the unique LH 60 synthetic micro-glass filter media. The uniformity of the media permits smooth oil flow while removing engine-damaging abrasive particles in the range of 5 to 15 microns. The filter’s heavy-duty shell provides pulse-fatigue strength to protect it from oil pump pressure pulses, and is constructed from environmentally friendly, coated metal. It also features a spiral center tube with fluted ribs that adds strength to resist pressure surges.
EXPANDED EXHAUST LINE
Donaldson has introduced a new wall chart, designed to make it easy to find the most popular exhaust components and intake accessories. The company also offers a catalog of 30 new heavy-duty mufflers designed for off-road applications, along with related items. The mufflers are constructed of aluminized steel, with domed ends and a high-temperature black matte finish.
Rogers’ lowbed trailers combine lighter materials with advanced engineering and manufacturing techniques to accommodate greater payloads. The Ultima Series 35-, 50- and 60-ton capacity trailers are all fabricated from T-1 minimum yield steel and feature utilized frames, no-foot goosenecks with high ground clearance, bucket pockets, heavy-duty spring air suspensions, sealed beam lights and anti-corrosive undercoating.
The Blacktop Series is designed for hauling paving equipment. An optional rear frame extension is available for hauling two large machines in one move.
The Fixed Gooseneck Series trailers combine the convenience of rear loading with a time-tested design. The 25- and 35-ton capacity production models offer high ground clearance and spacious decks to accept a wide variety of equipment. TAG trailers are designed for hauling smaller or lighter equipment. They feature heavy-duty landing gear, large drawbars and rugged suspensions.
METAL REPAIR SYSTEM
Bar’s Products has introduced Stiction EZ-Weld Steel Repair Stix, a metal-reinforced epoxy designed to repair nuts and bolts, stripped threads, cracks, holes and leaks. It comes in 2-ounce tubes. The putty will bond to steel, cast iron, aluminum and most other metals. Once it hardens, it can be drilled, tapped, machined, sanded and painted. It resists water, gasoline, oil, diesel fuel and antifreeze.
A new Alcoa accessories catalog presents information about personal accessories displaying the Alcoa logo. The catalog also includes accessories for heavy duty truck wheels, such as the chrome-plated Hub Cover system. Items for heavy truck wheel maintenance, such as pressure gauges and air chucks, light truck wheels and general aluminum care items, are included.
ALCOA WHEEL PRODUCTS
CELL PHONE PAYMENT SYSTEM
Mobile Access Payment System links truckers to vendors by mobile phones. The system allows you to pay bills, send money, make reservations or pay for gas without accessing credit card numbers or leaving your cab. MAPS links the subscriber to your bank information for electronic payment when you subscribe to the system. You can also use the system to notify you when a mortgage or truck payment is due and when payment for a load hits your bank account.
MOBILE ACCESS PAYMENT SYSTEM
AIR CLEANER WITH CLASSIC STYLE
The Vortox Company has a new V-16 Air Cleaner, designed for aftermarket dual installation on both sides of owner operator-type tractors with traditional styling. Will not exceed vehicle width limitations. The V-16’s aerodynamically styled shape features stainless steel construction, smooth lines and a buffed finish. It is available for the Freightliner Classic and Classic XL, the International 9900ix (model year 2000 and later) and the Peterbilt 379, with more to follow. Airflow will meet or exceed standard equipment.
STAINLESS STEEL BUMPER
The aerodynamic Peterbilt Model 387 now comes standard with an aluminum bumper clad in stainless steel to enhance both looks and durability. Its mirror-finish surface is 10 times thicker than chrome plating to better resist corrosion, yet its aluminum core makes it 50 pounds lighter than chromed steel bumpers.
DECORATIVE GRILL COVERS
These covers can be imprinted with company or other graphics you want displayed on your radiator grill. You can also have the imprint reversed to be visible in a rear-view mirror. The covers are made of vinyl mesh that will let through plenty of air and are hemmed and grommeted for durability. Available stock designs include many U.S. flags, POW/MIA, Concrete Cowboy, state silhouettes and holiday designs.
Luber-finer has a new catalog listing lube, air, coolant, fuel and hydraulic filters for medium and heavy duty truck applications. The new Cross-Reference and Principal Applications Catalog adds coalescer fuel/water separators, coolant filters, and maintenance kits. It also contains listings of service parts, dust collector cartridge filters, filter identification style guides and service bulletins.
STEER AXLE STABILIZER
Donvel steer axle stabilizers work as a three-part system: steer axle air springs, cab/sleeper controls and seat controls. The driver-controlled air springs are behind the steer axle, between frame and spring. Each of the four air springs has its own control that gives quick hold and release. This works against bumps and body roll at highway speeds. The cab/sleeper air spring reduces side rock and the resulting stress on steering components, tires and driver. The air seat works to effectively keep the driver in a comfort zone by remaining stable at all times.
NEW OIL LINE
Castrol Heavy Duty Lubricants introduced a new line of diesel engine oils that can manage the higher soot levels generated by low-emissions engines coming later this year that will use exhaust gas recirculation. Enduron S, a synthetic blend, and Tection Extra, a premium oil, neutralize higher acid levels. Tection S is a multigrade oil that controls wear on critical parts and makes engines run more cleanly.
CASTROL HEAVY DUTY LUBRICANTS
Heli-Tube UV-Resistant Spirally Cut Polyethylene Wrap is a way to neatly bundle hoses to protect them against abrasion and sunlight. Ideal for uses that require flexibility, it also resists attack by fuels, oils, detergents and salt water. The wrap can be applied without tools.
MASTER TOOL CATALOG
Enco’s 2002 Master catalog has over 1,000 pages full of metalworking and woodworking tools and machinery. The expanded publication includes cutting tools from Putnam and Kennametal and machine tool accessories from Palmgren, Bison and Royal Products.