New Products For The Owner-Operator

LIGHTNING 10-SPEED IN KENWORTH

Kenworth now offers the Eaton Fuller Lightning 10-speed manual transmission for its T600, T800, W900, T2000, and C500 models. The transmission, rated at 1,550 pounds-feet and 1,650 pounds-feet of torque, is lighter than Eaton Fuller’s previous Super-10 transmission and has fewer parts for easier servicing. The transmission features an aluminum clutch housing, electric splitter button control knob and selectable Top-2 automated shifting between the top two gears. It can be spec’ed with Caterpillar C-10, C-12 and C-15 and the Cummins ISX when rated at 500 hp or less.

Kenworth Truck Co.
www.kenworth.com


URBAN AND REGIONAL TRACTOR

International Truck and Engine Corp.’s new 4400 4-by-2 Mid Cab tractor is engineered for urban and regional applications that require more than 10 percent bobtailing. The International DT466 engine with 215 hp and 620 pounds-feet of torque is standard; optional engines are the DT466, with ratings up to 250 hp, or DT530 engines with ratings up to 300 hp. The truck has standard cab air suspension and a parabolic, taper-leaf front suspension system with tuned shock absorbers. Lighter, stronger frames backed by a seven-year limited warranty support bigger payloads.

International Truck and Engine Corp.
(800) 448-7825
www.internationaldelivers.com


SNAZZY AIR CLEANER

Donaldson’s premium, highly polished SST Stainless Steel Air Cleaner is available with bright-finished fairings on the Kenworth W900. The product also improves operating efficiency through increased flow through the truck’s air intake system.

Kenworth Truck Co.
www.kenworth.com


STEERABLE TRAILER SUSPENSION

The Intraax liftable trailer suspension system from Hendrickson steers to match the trailer turning angle in turns to reduce tire wear. In reverse, the suspension locks so wheels won’t turn inappropriately. Its integrated design helps save weight, makes it easy to align and features reduced S-cam maintenance.

Hendrickson International
(630) 910 2800
www.hendrickson-intl.com


IMPROVED PENETRATING SOLVENT

Liquid Wrench has been reformulated for better lubricity, corrosion protection and lower volatile organic compounds. It contains higher solids for better performance. The new formulation displaces water for corrosion protection while penetrating metal surfaces. It is available in a 4-ounce dropper bottle, an 11-ounce aerosol and a 1-gallon jug with trigger sprayer.

Radiator Specialty Co.
(877) GO-4-GUNK
www.gunk.com


STRAIGHT RAIL VAN CHASSIS

Freightliner Corp.’s new version of the MT-45 diesel walk-in van, the MT-45 SR, has an 8-inch steel straight-rail frame designed to enhance chassis strength and reliability. The MT-45 SR chassis offers a gross vehicle weight rating between 14,140 pounds and 19,000 pounds. Its payload capacity is 10,000 pounds. The Mercedes-Benz MBE900 170-hp diesel engine is standard.

Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp.
(503) 745-8000
www.freightlinertrucks.com


ARROW IMPROVES USED TRUCK WARRANTY

Arrow truck sales offers a 30-day limited warranty on the engine, transmission and rear axles on all 1996 and newer trucks, called the 30-Day Warranty Ready-Truck Program. Trucks from 1999 and newer also carry a warranty on the radiator, ECM and turbocharger.

Arrow Truck Sales
(816) 923-4404
www.arrowtruck.com


FUEL TREATMENT SYSTEM

ALGAE-X International’s new FPS-500 Fuel Polishing & Recirculating System is a self-contained unit that removes water and sludge and eliminates microbial contamination, including algae and inorganic debris, from fuel. The unit includes a fuel-water separator and filter, a six-hour manual timer, fuel pressure gauge and a continuous-duty gear pump.

ALGAE-X International
(877) 425-4239
www.algae-x.net


WATER-RESISTANT DOOR

The WeatherTite van trailer door, made of a moisture-resistant polycomposite material, is designed to eliminate water penetration. The product features side and bottom seals as standard equipment. The doors drop into existing 3/4-inch track configurations, simplifying aftermarket replacement.

TODCO
(740) 383-6376
www.todco.com


HEATED WIPER BLADES

The Safety Blade, which is activated by the onset of freezing conditions, keeps windshields clear and streak-free by warming the wiper blade to help prevent snow and ice accumulation. Silicone-based wiper blades, which the company says can last up to three times longer than a traditional rubber blade, are included in the kits.

Rostra Precision Controls
(800) 782-3379
www.rostra.com


LOAD-BASED SPEED CONTROL

Cummins’ Load-Based Speed Control, an electronic feature available on all new ISX and ISM engines, is designed to help drivers improve fuel economy. Load-Based Speed Control is standard on engines with Cummins SmartTorque ratings. It’s designed to improve fuel economy, lower vehicle noise and improve driver satisfaction by managing engine speed (rpm) based on operating conditions. LBSC promotes more efficient operation by limiting the usable engine speed during low and intermediate power requirements. During high power requirements, LBSC enhances engine performance by providing the driver with an extended operating range up to 2000 rpm.

Cummins
(888) 329-2305
www.cummins.com


FIFTH WHEEL GREASE

Castrol Fifth Wheel Grease is “designed specifically for fifth wheel applications where stay-in-place performance is critical under all weather and application conditions,” the company says. Fifth wheels typically experience extreme fretting, which is the removal of finely divided metal particles from rubbing surfaces due to oscillation, sliding or vibration. Castrol Fifth Wheel Grease’s graphite/moly formulation and high percent of tackifiers provide exceptional protection for extended fifth wheel life, the company says.

Castrol Heavy Duty Lubricants
(800) 777-1466
www.castrolhdl.com


REINFORCED GLADHAND CONNECTION

Phillips Industries’ Gladiator Grip is designed to provide effective leverage for coupling and uncoupling the gladhand. The product, made of high-strength aluminum, helps to prevent hose breakage.

Phillips Industries
(800) 423-4512
www.phillipsind.com


CUSTOM SLEEPERS

American Reliance Industries of Shipshewana, Ind., offers a line of custom sleepers, its Legacy Series. The custom sleepers and standard sleepers can be installed in Shipshewana. The standard sleepers also are carried by Fort Wayne Truck Center in Fort Wayne, Ind., Stoops Freightliner in Indianapolis, and Trans Advantage in St. Louis.

American Reliance Industries
(260) 768-4704
www.legacysleepers.com


SPANISH POCKET GUIDE

Vista Training has created a pocket-size booklet to help truckers to communicate in Spanish and English. Truckers Spanish is filled with common words for the warehouse and trucking industries.

Vista Training
(800) 942-2886
www.vista-start-smart.com

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