HIGH-PERFORMANCE OIL FILTERING
Baldwin Filters’ InterBlend is a new high-performance filtration media formed with
cellulose and multi-layered, melt-blown polyester-synthetic fibers. This combination capitalizes on the strength of each material to increase contaminant removal efficiency and dirt-holding capacity. Laboratory tests show that Baldwin’s BF1259 with InterBlend exceeds Cummins’ minimum specification.
WESTERN STAR INTRODUCES UPGRADES
Western Star Trucks’ latest enhancements to its premium owner-operator 4900 series include benefits in ride and cab comfort. The new Eaton Fuller UltraShift 10-speed transmission provides two-pedal operation and can be operated in fully automatic mode, a manual mode that allows driver selected shifts, or a low mode that maximizes engine braking via earlier downshifts. The Hendrickson Haulmaax vocational suspension’s spring system automatically adjusts to loads to produce optimal combinations of empty-ride and loaded stability. Other improvements include front AirLiner suspension, lightweight aluminum radiator, ConMet fifth wheel and brakes, keyless entry system and a wider, 48-inch liftable lower bunk on the 82-inch Stratosphere sleeper.
WESTERN STAR TRUCKS
OVAL LED LIGHT
Peterson Manufacturing has added an oval clearance/side-marker light to its Piranha LED lights. The new light features a sleek design and mounts on 4-inch centers, making it a great retrofit choice for Class 8 vehicles. The light features hard-wired terminals sealed in polyurethane. It operates at 8 to 16 volts and is available in amber or red.
Peterson Manufacturing Co.
Truck-Lite’s new LED Mini-Marker Light, which measures less than 3/4 inches diameter and depth, is said to be the world’s smallest LED lamp to meet clearance, side marker and identification applications. This new LED helps reduce damage to truck lighting systems while making a more efficient trailer door design possible. The lamp offers more creative flexibility and lower amp draw to owner-operators who decorate their equipment. A grommet mount or a more permanent, theft-resistant flange mount are available. (An incorrect image appeared with this product news in the May Overdrive.)
SECURITY SYSTEM DISABLES CIRCUITS
TruckWatch’s SafeStop system is an anti-theft device that cuts the truck’s electrical system at several points. SafeStop can be unlocked only with an encrypted transponder. An unauthorized driver cannot move the truck even if it’s idling. Multi-circuit immobilization makes it nearly impossible to hot-wire the vehicle.
The 3.3-pound CF-Y2 Toughbook features a 14.1-inch display, integrated DVD/CD-RW drive and five-hour runtime. Panasonic Computer Solutions Co’s Toughbook CF-Y2, a slim, light, executive-styled notebook, merges Intel’s latest mobile technology with the Toughbook line’s durability.
LONG HAUL ALTERNATOR
Bosch Corporation has introduced the Ultra Premium Long Haul Alternator for commercial vehicles, designed to provide greater electrical power and efficiency on the road or at idle. The Long Haul alternator, which replaces more than 220 original equipment alternators, operates at more than 70 percent efficiency while conventional OE replacement alternators operate at 55 percent efficiency.
NEOPRENE ELECTRICAL CORDS
Autac’s Neoprene electrical cords resist water, oil, chemical, heat, grease and extreme weather. Rated for temperatures ranging from minus 40 degrees Celsius to 90 degrees Celsius, the Neoprene cords can be used in a variety of climates. The Neoprene cords are available in 12 to 18 AWG and are designed to handle varying amounts of amperage. The cords are featured in 12-inch, 24-inch, 36-inch, and 48-inch, which extend on a 1:5 ratio.
HOT WATER PRESSURE WASHERS
Water Cannon’s new line of mobile hot water pressure washers are self-contained. This line has a roll cage to protect its parts and allow for total mobility. No outside power source is required with this 4500 psi machine. A Honda 20-amp charging system acts as the power source for all of the hot water mechanisms.
SELF-CONTAINED WARNING LIGHTS
Superior Signals’ Meteorlite self-contained LED directional warning lights offer a low amp draw and are rated at 100,000 hours of life. They are available in a 6.5-inch oval or 4-inch round grommet mounted housing, or in a Par 36 rubber housing. They operate at 12-24 volts DC. Each light head is available in amber and clear and features 19 LEDs per head.
SUPERIOR SIGNALS INC.
VISCOUS AIR-SENSING FAN DRIVE
Horton has expanded its Vmaster Viscous Air-Sensing Fan Drive line to include first-fit and aftermarket applications for PACCAR trucks with Cummins ISC or Caterpillar C7 and 3126E engines and International Class 5 through 7 trucks with T444E engines.
The fan drive is equipped with a large flat plate bimetal sensor that sheds debris and reduces the likelihood of engine overheating due to fan drive failure. The fan drive cools only when needed, resulting in improved engine performance, less noise and reduced fuel consumption.