August 2002

CLEAN SEAL HOSE PROTECTION

Clean Seal’s EPHA products are designed to protect hydraulic hoses against abrasion. The wear shields withstand temperatures from minus 40 to 420 degrees Fahrenheit. The hose protectors are easily applied with cable ties to hydraulic lines at points of possible friction. The company says they can prevent up to 90 percent of all hose failure due to wear at points of contact.

CLEAN SEAL
(800) 366-3682
www.cleanseal.com


CAB CO-GENERATION SYSTEM

Victron Energy’s diesel-powered WhisperGen provides heat and electrical power for a truck cab.

The unit is compact (18 inches by 20 inches by 26 inches), 198 pounds and is said to operate for six years or 50,000 hours before requiring an overhaul. An integral system automatically starts the WhisperGen whenever batteries require recharging or to meet onboard heat requirements. The 12-volt DC version can produce 1500AH daily, is capable of 20,000 BTU heating capacity and burns 0.2 gallons of fuel per hour.

VICTRON ENERGY LLC
(616) 842-0300
www.victronenergy.com


AXLES AND BRAKES GUIDE

The Dana Spicer Axles and Brakes Condensed Specifications Guide contains general guidelines for: Dana Spicer steer axles, single drive axles, tandem drive axles, trailer axles, suspensions, brakes and automatic slack adjusters. It also has information on optional equipment: Dana Spicer LMSTM Steer Axles, LMS Hubs, Outrunner Seals, LMS Brakes and Tire Pressure Management Systems.

DANA CORP.
(888) 386-4636
www.roadranger.com


LIGHTWEIGHT, IRON HUBS

Gunite Corp.’s ductile-iron wheel hubs weigh less than aluminum hubs designed for comparable axle ratings, says the company. The hubs, with the reliability and durability of cast iron hubs, are available for spec’ing on all popular front-axle applications up to 14,600-pound gross axle weight rating.

GUNITE CORP.
(800) 677-3786
www.gunite.com

NEW ENGINE PARTS LINE

Federal Mogul has introduced a new lineup of engine overhaul/replacement parts called FP Diesel, which integrates the extensive Sealed Power medium- and heavy-duty engine parts. Products available include internal engine parts such as cylinder liners, camshafts, pistons, piston rings, crankshafts, bearings, bushings, gears, cylinder heads, valve train components, cylinder sleeves and overhaul kits.

FEDERAL MOGUL CORP.
(248) 354-7700
www.federal-mogul.com


SCRUB-RESISTANT RADIAL

Firestone’s new radial tire, the FS560 PLUS, designed for high-scrub urban use, construction and pickup-and-delivery applications. It has a full 19/32-inch tread depth. Its scrub resistance comes from its solid shoulder design.

FIRESTONE
(615) 391-0088
www.trucktires.com


IMPROVED OIL FILTER

Baldwin Filters’ improved dual-flow filter is designed for use on Cummins ISM, ISX and Series 600 engines. The company says the High Velocity Dual-Flow lube filters “provide improved engine protection during high idle time, harsh operating conditions, and extended or prolonged service intervals.

Baldwin Filters
(800) 822-4453
www.baldwinfilter.com

LOW VOLTAGE DISCONNECT

Intra Technologies’ solid-state aftermarket LVD (low-voltage disconnect) reduces maintenance and downtime costs, according to Intra Technologies. The LVD monitors battery levels and automatically disconnects non-critical power loads when battery voltage reaches critical levels.

INTRA TECHNOLOGIES
(206) 575-8111
www.intra-tech.com


PROGRAMMABLE LED LIGHTs

Superior Signals’ master LED light head can control multiple LED light modules. The master control and a single cable can control both flash rates and flash patterns of as many as eight LED light modules.

SUPERIOR SIGNALS
(800) 447-3693
www.superiorsignals.com

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