New Products

REMAN MBE 900
Detroit Diesel now offers the MBE 900 under its Reliabilt remanufacturing program. Components are remanufactured via advanced measurement and machining techniques or replaced with new Mercedes-Benz engine parts. All Reliabilt engines include new pistons, oil cooler cores, gaskets, filters, hoses, wiring harnesses, bearings, seals, vibration dampers, fittings and clamps. Reliabilt engines meet original factory test specifications. The engines are covered by a one-year/100,000 mile warranty. Extended service coverage plans are available.
DETROIT DIESEL www.detroitdiesel.com, (313) 592-5630

BEAVERTAIL TRAILERS
Rogers TAG Series trailers, available in 20- and 25-ton capacities, provide optimal performance with a long lifecycle. All models now include dual-spring “E-Z Flip” rear ramps that are laterally adjustable.

The TAG20L, a 20-ton capacity model, features a 19-foot flat deck. The TAG20XXL features a 22-foot flat deck. Both models have a 6-foot beavertail. All TAG models include an 8-degree ramp and beavertail loading angle. Standard features include a two-speed landing gear, adjustable pintle eye, ABS and spring brakes on all axles, and larger tires.
ROGERS BROTHERS , www.rogerstrailers.com (800) 441-9880


STEERABLE LIFT AXLE
Available on the Kenworth T800, W900 and C500 models, Watson and Chalin’s 20,000-pound Tru-Track steerable lift axle is designed for heavy haul, logging and dump truck applications.

The suspension eliminates the need for specific separate axles. It reduces weight, increases axle travel and improving wheel cut.
KENWORTH TRUCK www.kenworth.com


FUEL TEST KIT
Dieselcraft’s $10 fuel test kits check for bacteria and fungus that can clog filters. Results are evident within 24 hours.
DIESELCRAFT FLUID ENGINEERING www.dieselcraft.com, (877) 823-7075


BATTERY FEEDER STUDS
Cole Hersee’s new battery feeder studs transport direct current power through firewalls, allowing truck batteries to be recharged or supplied with power from external sources. The studs are solid brass with impact-resistant plastic insulation. Designed primarily for heavy-duty systems ranging from 6V to 36V DC, the studs are available in red or black.
COLE HERSEE , www.colehersee.com (617) 268-2100


2005 PETERBILT CALENDAR
The 2005 Peterbilt calendar features trucks photographed at notable sites in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The calendar also debuts the new medium-duty Peterbilt Model 335, shown in straight truck and tractor configuration. The appointment calendar costs $10.95. The wall calendar, featuring large photographs on six two-month pages, costs $15.95. Prices do not include shipping and handling.
PETERBILT , www.peterbilt.com (800) 552-0024


UNICIRCLE TREAD
The Unisteel G338 tread design, now available as a UniCircle precured retread, features aggressive drive position tread patterning with high-blade density to provide all-weather traction. The G338 is available in base widths and sizes to accommodate applications on Class 7 and 8 trucks.
GOODYEAR TIRE AND RUBBER www.goodyear.com


ELECTRICAL REGULATOR
Smart Sense is a regulating unit designed to improve the electrical charging system capabilities of medium- and heavy-duty trucks. The device is especially useful in frequent start/stop service and in colder temperatures. The manufacturer says its benefits include longer battery life, more reliable engine starts, longer starter life
and reduced engine idling time.
INTERNATIONAL MARKETING www.imiproducts.com, (800) 233-7086


SEAL GUARD LOCK
The Enforcer Seal Guard Lock prevents unauthorized removal of cargo seals from trailers and containers. The lock protects the seals and prevents tampering. It is made of stainless steel and requires no permanent installation.
TRANSPORT SECURITY INC. www.transportsecurity.com, (800) 328-3442


NEW PETERBILT MERCHANDISE AVAILABLE
More than 100 new items are part of the 2005 Peterbilt merchandise collection.
PETERBILT, www.peterbilt.com (800) 473-8372


EXTENDED OIL FILTRATION
Donaldson Endurance Plus filters extend oil and oil-filter life by using built-in additive replenishment technology. The filters’ media capture engine-damaging contaminants to clean and replenish the oil before it is sent back to the engine. The filters replace existing standard spin-on filters.
DONALDSON COMPANY, INC. www.donaldson.com , (800) 374-1374


REAR AIR SUSPENSION
Hendrickson’s HTB rear air suspension is a lightweight, non-torque-reactive suspension that offers a smooth ride and requires low maintenance. It will be available in 2005. The lightest suspension in its class, the HTB weighs 570 pounds and saves up to 257 pounds over the comparable industry-standard suspension. The HTB dual support structures, frame hangers and torque rods are designed to reduce weight while improving durability.
HENDRICKSON INTERNATIONAL www.hendrickson-intl.com , (630) 910-2800


TRUCK STORAGE BOX
RKI’s UST-Series of top-opening storage truck boxes are available in heavy-duty steel or aluminum treadplate and come in black or white powder-coatings. Additional features include durable machine chain door supports and eight dividers for the top compartments. All dividers adjust on 2-inch centers. The boxes also feature drop-down storage units.
RKI www.rki-us.com, (713) 688-4414

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