Products for Owner-Operators

OIL SAMPLING VALVE

The new Checkfluid Pushbutton valve quickly samples fluid systems operating at pressures up to 750 psi. The valve can take an active sample directly from an engine, transmission or hydraulic system without probes, avoiding the high cost of retaking samples.

The barbed spout is free to rotate 360 degrees and can also attach to PVC tubing for the best position to install and sample. The main seal has been tested leak-free and reliable for 1 million cycles at 7800 psi and the backup dust cover seal is rated to 750 psi. A safety lockout nut prevents accidental activation. It is available in a range of thread sizes and types of seals.

Checkfluid Inc.
(866) 652-8728
www.checkfluid.com


HEAVY-DUTY STARTER
Denso has introduced the P5.0 planetary gear reduction starter for 8-16-liter heavy-duty engines. The company says the starter weighs only 38.6 pounds and has a “high-torque design for maximum starting power.” The unit is also designed to guarantee slow rotation of the pinion gear at engagement “for improved durability of the pinion and ring gear.” The drive housing mounting position can be rotated to fit the application.

Denso
(310) 834-6352
www.densoheavyduty.com


BED SACK

Custom Curtains has an answer to the problem of sheets that won’t stay tucked around a sleeper mattress: the Bed Sack. The product works like a large pillowcase, allowing the driver to place the mattress inside the sheet.

Each Bed Sack sheet set comes with a top sheet sewn to the foot of the sack, and a standard pillowcase. The set fits any mattress up to 42 inches wide and 80 inches long. Each set cost $34 plus shipping.

Custom Curtains
(800) 277-7068


TRAILER LITERATURE

Rogers Brothers’ Ultima Series trailers are detailed in a brochure that lists data and specifications for the 35- and 50-ton Classic models equipped with spring or air ride suspensions. Standard features and options are also listed.

Rogers Brothers
(800) 441-9880
www.rogerstrailers.com


DIGITAL TIRE GAUGE

The Excel digital tire gauge shows tire pressure via a digital readout. You can select a pressure, and the gauge can adjust the pressure for you while pumping. It has a heavy-duty, cast-aluminum housing, is water and weather resistant and has an integral hose hanger. It comes with a one-year warranty.

Petro-Viron Marketing
(519) 837-2281
www.excelbr.com.br



TRUCK TIRE STEP

The Universal Big Truck Tire Step is a portable aluminum step that fits over the tire to allow the driver to easily reach his windshield or motor. It is available in one- and two-step models; both have a standing platform above the tire. The two-step version features two plastic bumpers to prevent damage to the wheel and stabilize the step. An adapter is available with the two-step model to use on rear duals and bud wheels.

Ehnes Co. Inc.
(888) 200-6695
www.ehnescompany.com


PROTECT YOUR FAMILY

Miltronics Manufacturing’s Alert Products home invasion system helps to protect your family while you’re away. The system, which installs within five minutes, is versatile because it is compatible with any number of sensors and receivers. The system is completely wireless. Sensors are about the size of a deck of cards and operate on a 9-volt alkaline battery. The receiver, which sounds the alert, plugs into any household outlet. Home systems start about $199. Portable systems are also available.

Miltronics
(800) 828-9089
www.miltronics.com


BATTERY CABLE SETS

East Penn Manufacturing introduced 20 new OEM-Style “exact fit” battery cables that eliminate the need for cutting, stripping and crimping during installation. The kits feature terminal caps, cable loom and leads when specified by original equipment manufacturer. Without increasing wire gauge, the cables contain more copper strands than original equipment to allow for more starting power.

East Penn Manufacturing Co.
(610) 682-6361
www.eastpenn-deka.com


HEAVY-DUTY HAND TOWELS

Pre-moistened Klein Kleaners provide pumice-like performance that clean hands of industrial soils and greases. They contain conditioners to help prevent skin from drying or cracking. They come in resealable foil packets.

Klein Tools
(800) 553-4676
www.kleintools.com

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