New Products

MBE926 AVAILABLE FOR M2
The 2004 Mercedes-Benz MBE926 7.2-liter engine is now available for Freightliner’s medium-duty Business Class M2 line. The engine delivers high torque at a low RPM, increasing performance with smoother shifts, better drivability and increased capacity for climbing hills and negotiating stop-and-go traffic, the company says. The 6-cylinder MBE926 offers horsepower ratings from 250 to 330 and torque range from 800 to 1,000 pounds-feet.
FREIGHTLINER TRUCKS, (503) 745-8000

SOLVING HARNESS PROBLEMS
The Circuit Chaser uses LEDs to help trouble-shoot wiring problems in a tractor-trailer harness. You can also bypass troubled circuits by unscrewing the troubled pin connector and reinstalling the Circuit Chaser. The product comes with extra jumper connectors and a one-year warranty.
INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS OF AMERICA, (888)786-7899


ALUMINUM REAR-DUMP
Titan Trailers’ new all-aluminum rear-dump trailer, designed with Titan’s Thinwall extruded aluminum sidewall panel, offers lower operating costs, backhaul versatility and durability for hauling bulk grain and aggregate. At 45-feet long with a clear 981/2-inch interior width, it provides capacities of up to 78 cubic yards. The trailer complies with the new harmonized code limits for Ontario and Quebec.
TITAN TRAILERS INC., (519) 688-4826


MINI-ANTENNA FOR SIRIUS RADIO
TERK TECHNOLOGIES new Sir-Mini is the smallest antenna available for Sirius Satellite Radio. The Sir-Mini comes with 21 feet of micro-coax cable. Its suggested retail price is $49.95.
TERK TECHNOLOGIES, (631) 543-1900


A VIEW TO THE REAR
Rostra’s Rear Obstacle Sensing Systems allow drivers to see up to 12 feet behind their vehicles in backing situations. Both models – for truck or trailer – mount behind the rear bumper and give audible and visual alerts of obstacles. The systems have a suggested retail price of $399 installed. They come with a three-year, 36,000-mile warranty.
ROSTRA PRECISION CONTROLS, (910) 276-1354


TOUGH TOOLBOX
Spray Control Systems’ new underbody toolbox, the Minimizer Toolbox 36, is made of high-density polyethylene. The company says the toolbox withstands bumps, harsh weather and chemicals. The 36-inch box comes with top or front opening doors. Key and padlock systems in the handle are available.
SPRAY CONTROL SYSTEMS, (800) 248-3855


MULTI-FUNCTION LED LIGHT
Peterson’s new LED multi-function light provides both strobe and rear turn functions. Comprised of 39 light-emitting diodes, the light meets SAE J318 strobing functions as well as DOT rear turn specifications. The turn function can override the strobe functions when the turn indicator is engaged. It also features a triple-flash, alternating strobe pattern, low amp draw, hard-wired terminals and a 100,000-hour life.
PETERSON MANUFACTURING CO., (816) 765-2000


DIESEL FUEL PURIFICATION SYSTEM
Dieselcraft Fluid Engineering’s has developed a new Two Stage Diesel Fuel Purification System. Stage one is a high-speed centrifuge separator that removes 99.9 percent of the water and 95 percent of the solid contaminants in diesel fuel. It has no filters to change and requires no maintenance. Stage two will address degradation, oxidation and repolymerization in fuel. Dieselcraft Diesel Fuel Purification Systems are supplied in four models ranging from 5 gallons per hour flow rates to 500 gallons per hour.
Dieselcraft, (877) 823-7075


COUPLING COUNTERS ACCIDENTAL SPILLAGE
Dixon’s new dry disconnect couplings, available in stainless steel from 11/2 inches to 4 inches, are designed for easier connection and disconnection of chemical or fuel hoses and pipelines while eliminating accidental spillage and product loss. A swivel allows the operator to use a “push and turn” action to connect and start the flow. The valve will not open until the coupler and adapter are connected.
DIXON VALVE AND COUPLING CO., (800) 283-4966


40 YEARS OF IOWA 80
Iowa 80 Truckstop has published The Perfect Spot, a book chronicling the truckstop’s growth since opening 40 years ago. The book is available at the Iowa 80 gift shop or by ordering online.
IOWA 80 TRUCKSTOP, (563) 468-5216


CLEANBOOST FUEL ADDITIVE
Truck Trailer Solutions CleanBoost fuel additive has been tested by Southwest Research Institute and was found to have an average improvement in fuel economy of 3 percent for No. 2 diesel fuel. According to Truck Trailer Solutions, the use of CleanBoost significantly reduces carbon and soot and other emissions by as much as 80 percent.
TRUCK/TRAILER SOLUTIONS INC., (630) 295-5001

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