REMOVABLE GOOSENECK GETS A REDESIGN
Witzco Challenger Trailers has redesigned a series of removable gooseneck trailers for low-approach-angle front loading and unloading. The non-ground-bearing gooseneck features four-position adjustment of the trailer’s run height for off-road operations, and for fast offloading or pickups. The new multiple-cylinder design enhances operational efficiency.
WITZCO CHALLENGER TRAILERS
EXTENDED DAYCAB CONVERSION KIT
Kenworth now offers a kit to convert its AeroCab T600, T800 and W900 sleepers into extended daycabs. The sleeper is unbolted from the cab and a one-piece back wall assembly is moved into position. The kit extends the cab 6 inches and adds 5 inches of headroom. It also frees up room behind the wheel, enabling the seat to recline up to 21 degrees. The conversion also adds more than 2 cubic feet of storage in a rear wall storage unit.
KENWORTH TRUCK CO.
ANTI-CORROSIVE BRAKE COATING
The Haldex protective coated brake shoe provides corrosion resistance by employing a new coating high in solid content and corrosion inhibitors. When used in conjunction with Haldex Friction with Cross-Link Technology, the new coating is guaranteed to protect against lining edge cracking from rust jacking. The coating is available at six Haldex Service Center locations.
HALDEX COMMERCIAL VEHICLE SYSTEMS
NEW CONTAINER TWIST-LOCKS
Transcraft Corp. has introduced factory-installed container twist locks as flatbed and dropdeck trailer options that eliminate the need for aftermarket alteration and touch-up. The factory installation of twist locks includes an increased main beam flange size and reduced camber. The two standard styles have either single or double twist locks to assure perfect lock-up with any 20-foot or 40-foot container or combination, and have an ISO Standard rating of 30 tons.
EASIER TANDEM RELEASE
The Semi-Tandem Axle Release Assist Tool eliminates the difficulties associated with releasing tandem locking pins and holding them retracted until the tandem slide is completed. STA-RAT allows the driver to single-handedly release the tandem locking pins, while watching through the rear view mirror. STA-RAT weighs 3 pounds and compresses to less than 2 feet.
IMPROVED WHEEL SEALS
Dana Corp.’s upgraded version of its Outrunner seals includes a new outer diameter feature that employs a combination of rubber and metal to make the seal more resistant to misalignment during the wheel-end handling and installation processes. The seals are interchangeable with the current Outrunner full-rubber OD seals and will be integrated into all original equipment and aftermarket seals.
QUICK-MILE DEVICE CALCULATES DISTANCES
Barjan Products’ new Quick-Mile Mileage Finder, a battery-operated device, calculates the distance between cities. It is stocked at several truck stop chains.
BETTER LUBE SOOT REMOVAL
Fleetguard’s new Centriguard centrifugal lube filtration series provides improved soot removal. The CH41111 Centrifuge fits applications with engines 8 to 30 liters and larger through the use of multiple centrifuges. It has a 1-liter capacity and offers up to 50 percent reduction in soot levels.
MATTRESS LINE UPDATED
PosturXpress has updated its innerspring sleeper mattresses, including its premium Pillow Top model. Chiropractor Truck mattresses are offered for extra support to drivers who suffer from back pain. Sizes range from 27 inches to 60 inches in width and from 66 inches to 84 inches in length. Custom sizes are available.
PROMILES ADDS TRIPPAK LOCATIONS
The new ProMiles XF will include the ability to display the location of more than 1,200 TripPak Express dropbox sites in North America.
Current ProMiles XF users can add the function by installing the free ProMiles XF service pack 5, which is available on the PSDC website.
FILTER CLEANS UP COOLANT
The Enviro-Cool cleaner/filter cartridge is designed to clean a cooling system and to relieve such problems as engine and transmission overheating. The spin-on filter is installed in place of the standard inhibitor filter. It contains a cleaner that enters the coolant, allowing dirt to be dissolved in the coolant or removed in the filter.
The Six Pack, a new series of precision lubrication systems, is now available through Oil-Rite Corp.
Each injector operates independently, allowing for individual adjustment of flow to each lube point. Adjustment of liquid output ranges from 0 to .012 cubic inches per cycle. This precise delivery allows for efficient use of expensive fluids and virtually eliminates excess waste allowed into the environment, the company says. Multiple seal options are available to accommodate compatibility with a variety of fluids.
Maxon Lift Corp. re-engineered its TKL-25 Series Liftgate in response to customers who required more platform area to handle more consolidated loads on small trucks with low beds. The TKL-25 is available in a bed height range of 38 to 44 inches, and the new platform is 48 by 78.5 inches.
MAXON LIFT CORP.