POWER DISCONNECT HAS ALARM
Intra Technologies has upgraded its low-voltage disconnect systems to include a timing feature that sounds alarms before power is shut off. Like the standard LVD, the new version monitors battery levels during key-off periods and automatically disconnects non-critical power loads when battery voltage reaches critical levels. The new LVD is available as an aftermarket item through most dealers, and will be available as an option on most new truck brands.
DRIVE WHEEL FENDERS
W.T.I. Truck Accessories’ new style of low-cut fender for tandem drive wheels are hand-fabricated, using high-quality fiberglass materials for light weight and corrosion resistance. They add protection from road spray, rocks, salt, sand and road tar for your trailer, fifth wheel and tractor chassis. They are available in gloss black, gloss white and sandable gray primer gel coat.
W.T.I. TRUCK ACCESSORIES
NEW HEATING/COOLING CATALOG
The new edition of Kenworth’s ClimaTech Catalog features heavy and medium-duty heating and air conditioning parts for most leading truck makes. There are parts directories, including a cross-reference section listing parts by other manufacturers and their ClimaTech equivalents.
Magtek-Aladdin International’s 15W-40 MT-PLUS meets the A.P.I. CI-4 standard for the new, low-emissions engines. The company claims reduced friction and operating temperatures, horsepower gain, and mileage increases. The oil is distributed in the Midwest.
IMPROVED ROUTING SOFTWARE WEBSITE
Rand McNally Transportation Data Management’s new website replaces MileMaker.com for shippers, carriers and owner-operators seeking better route management tools. The site contains demos, system requirements, case studies and customer profiles.
ELECTRONIC SHIFTING AID
The GearMaster II displays what’s happening with the gearing inside your transmission. It reads truck speed and engine rpm electronically off the engine ECM, and displays the synchronization rpm for each gear, as well as which gears the driver can shift to without over-speeding or lugging down the engine.
WARRANTED A/C PROTECTION SYSTEM
A new version of the APAds air conditioner protection system called the CM-814 features a three-year extended warranty. The system, with improved A/C compressor clutch wiring, “automatically lubricates, monitors and protects A/C systems year-round,” the company says. When the system detects harmful conditions, such as improper refrigerant pressure or voltage, it “temporarily suspends compressor operation, preventing rapid cycling and premature wear.”
TRAILER FLOOR COVERING
Better Life Technology’s premium floor protection covers an entire trailer deck with no seam and prevents rust and wood rot. It is intended for use in cargo trailers, livestock trailers and utility trailers. It can be trimmed with a utility knife for a custom fit.
BETTER LIFE TECHNOLOGY
(913) 894-0463, Ext. 21
ANTI-THEFT AIR BRAKE LOCK
Neffco Technologies’s new truck air brake lock, the Neffco Watchdawg, replaces the standard yellow air brake button on a truck dash. It uses an aluminum button that encases an Ilco lock cylinder.
Siloo Anti-Freeze Booster is a Supplemental Coolant Additive engineered for heavy trucks. It “recharges the additives in worn-out antifreeze so you don’t have to spend valuable time and money flushing and replacing gallons of anti-freeze,” says the maker. The additive also cleans your cooling system, fights against rust and corrosion, and contains a special “anti-foam agent to prevent cavitation and pitting, which can erode the cylinder liner and allow coolant to seep into the combustion chamber.”
Turbo-3000D’s new model, the VADA, promises to increase fuel economy by 10 percent while reducing emissions. The company says the VADA model brings together state-of-the-art aerospace engineering and materials while continuing to provide increased fuel economy, decreased emissions and increased horsepower. The average cost of the VADA unit, including the installation kit, is less than $200.
BACK-SAVING AIR MATTRESS
Back Buddy is a padded, portable, lightweight and therapeutic air mattress with a cushioned fabric covering. Its support allows it to be stretched across the driver’s and passenger’s seats, accommodating any gear shift.
NEW W900 BROCHURE
Kenworth’s W900 brochure features extensive information on available sleepers and provides details on premium options, including traditional stainless steel and chrome and high-tech equipment.