AccuWeather.com’s planner provides a complete two-week weather forecast on one Web page. Users can set alarms for specific weather conditions, and graphics and charts make forecasts easy to understand. Data can be transferred via Internet or text messages to your cell phone via Premium Wireless Weather.
TANDEM DRIVE AXLE
Dana Commercial Vehicle Systems’ Dana Spicer Super-40 tandem drive axle features increased gross combination weight ratings for high horsepower, higher-torque engines and a wider range of ratios. The drive axle is available in ratios from 3.07 through 7.17.
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING
The Doran PressurePro continuously monitors up to 34 tires on a digital readout in the cab. Low pressures trigger sound and visual alerts. Duplicate signals minimize interference.
SMOOTH SHEAR STABILITY
BP Lubricants’ Castrol Tection Extra is a 15W-40 diesel engine oil formulated to generate maximum shear stability. It fights viscosity loss with a unique polymer that resists breakdown. It also has a superior dispersal rate that manages high soot levels, a powerful detergency to neutralize acids and a low ash chemistry that will not compromise performance in older engines.
BUILT-IN TIRE SEALANT
Goodyear’s Unisteel G287 MSA and Unisteel G288 MSA both use DuraSeal Commercial Tire Technology’s built-in sealant to repair tire punctures when they occur. The G287 and the G288 are mixed-service tires, suitable for variable road conditions.
Raven Technology’s 5kw Blackbird under-hood mobile power system produces pure sine 60 Hz AC power at 120 volts regardless of engine speed.
COMFORTABLE, SAFE VISION
Uvex’s FitLogic safety eyewear can be adjusted at four points to fit almost any face. The floating lens design ventilates with minimal fogging. The lenses block 99.9 percent of UV rays and are backed by Uvex’s lifetime guarantee.
VAUNTED VANGUARD VANS
Vanguard National Trailer’s VIP 4000 and new VIP MaxCube are 53-foot dry vans that are corrosion-resistant, with galvanized frame parts that bolt together and are easily replaced.
Both trailers have 16-inch spacing between interior vertical supports, but the 101-inch-wide MaxCube’s stronger supports allow for a seamless, snag-free, plastic interior wall that is much tougher than plywood.
LEAK DETECTION KIT
Tracerline’s Optimax/EZ-Ject heavy-duty leak detection kit locates refrigerant and fluid leaks in trucks with an AC fluorescent dye injector. The kit includes an Optimax cordless, rechargeable flashlight with an NiMH battery that allows for six hours of continual use.
Bijur Lubrication’s ChassisCare SureShot for trailers simplifies lubrication of camshafts and slack adjusters. A manual grease gun is used to lubricate all the points on the trailer via the distribution block. The SureShot includes a clear-coat anodized distribution block to allow lubrication of up to 12 trailer points, compression fittings, a variety of zerk fittings for the distribution block and sturdy tubing.
The Hendrickson Composilite FBC auxiliary lift axle has an 8,000-pound capacity and weighs 652 pounds. The axle has a 28-degree turning radius and can mount in a 23.5-inch space. The axle accommodates six-hole hubs for 17.5-inch tires and can be ordered with an integrated air system.
SPRAY-ON VEHICLE WASH
The Eagle One Bucket-Free Car Wash, a spray-on soap, eliminates the need for a bucket while providing a fast, easy wash. Bucket-Free’s concentrated formula produces thick suds on a wet vehicle. One bottle provides up to 60 washes.
Delco Remy’s 24SI heavy-duty alternator optimizes power output and service life. The 24SI’s Maximum Cooling Technology features dual internal fans and high-flow front and rear air vents. It performs in temperatures ranging from minus 104 degrees to 221 degrees Fahrenheit. The alternator is available in 12V and 24V models.
Spectra’s Brake Safe displays air brake stroke travel and eliminates the need for daily pre-trip brake adjustment measuring, while the Brake Inspector provides in-cab air brake status readings.
DUAL BACK SUPPORT
YogaBack’s adjustable dual back support reduces stress on the back and neck, promotes proper posture and expands your field of vision.
TWIN-ACTION BOX WRENCH
Spec Tools’ Twin-Action Box Wrench turns up to 45 degrees to reach places conventional box wrenches cannot. The squeeze handle eliminates the need for swing space, and the box ratchet allows it to fit over the longest bolts. The set comes with 10 metric/SAE inserts, three low-profile metric/SAE sockets, four screwdriver bits and a 3/8-inch adapter, all stored in a resin case.
Superior Signals’ 4000 Series Safe-T-Alert backup alarm operates from 12 DC to 24 DC, has a decibel rating of 112dB and is polarity- and spike-protected. The alarm
conforms to the SAE J994 Type A and is CE listed. It has a two-year warranty.
NEW BRIDGESTONE SIZES
Bridgestone/Firestone added three sizes to its Bridgestone R287 steer and Bridgestone M726 EL drive radial lines – 11R22.5, 11R24.5 and 285/75R24.5. The R287 steer radial uses a tread compound that fights abrasion from hard braking and cornering. The M726 EL drive radial (pictured) has a 1-inch deep tread that helps it wear evenly.