MACK’S PREMIUM RAWHIDE
The new Rawhide, a mid-rise sleeper for regional haulers, is a premium edition of the Mack CH. The Rawhide is built on the company’s Advantage chassis.
Nearly every exterior component is chrome or stainless steel.
Inside is a full array of gauges, extra soundproofing, a wood-grain dash, a wood-grain and chrome steering wheel and a classic button-tuck interior.
INTEGRATED AUXILIARY POWER
Idle Solutions’ integrated auxiliary HVAC and power generation system provides air conditioning and heating for the sleeper and power for onboard electrical appliances when the truck’s engine is not running. The system’s Dometic 14,000 BTU air conditioner, 2,500-watt heater and Temco 1,800 rpm, 7.8 kW power generator are isolated from the engine. The APU averages 0.3 gallons of fuel per hour.
DOMETIC CORPORATION ENVIRONMENTAL
Cole Hersee’s ignition switches are available in two-position, three-position and four-position models, along with optional coded locks, patented Hencol locks and levers.
The switches are available with die-cast or brass cases to protect against wear, corrosion and contaminants. Protective plastic covers that snap over the ignition slot can be attached to the switches.
X ONE WIDE SINGLE MODEL
Michelin is offering a new $400 incentive for owners to convert eight tractor or trailer duals to four X One wide single tires.
The X One XDA-HT Plus replaces the X One XDA-HT. The new tire has increased tread depth of 2/32 inch and increased tread width of 16mm. It also has improved wet traction, due to optimized tread block distribution and 1 mm wider groove bottoms.
The $400 offer is intended for first-time Michelin X One buyers and is limited to 10 vehicles per fleet.
Michelin previously announced a 60-day money-back guarantee for first-time X One customers who buy at least four X One tires.
TEXACO STAR GEAR LUBRICANTS
ChevronTexaco’s Texaco Star Gear Lubricants 80W-90 and 85W-140 offer performance similar to synthetic lubricants, but at a much lower cost. The products are premium grade, multi-purpose gear lubricants with additives that protect against wear, seizure, oxidation, corrosion, rust and foam.
SELF-LOCKING CABLE TIES
Del City’s Standard Self-Locking Cable Ties offer 50 percent more tensile strength and 15 percent larger bundle diameters than competitive products. The ties come in 4-, 6-, 8-, 11- and 14-inch lengths.
REAR AIR SUSPENSION
International Truck and Engine is putting Hendrickson HTB rear air suspension systems on its 9000 Series trucks. At 570 pounds, including axle brackets, HTB saves up to 250 pounds over industry-standard 40,000-pound capacity suspensions. The torque box system improves multi-axial stability and control. The cross-members, frame hangers and torque rods reduce weight while improving durability.
INTERNATIONAL TRUCK AND ENGINE
The NGM RoadWarrior incorporates many Lubriquip technologies into a single impact- and weather-resistant housing for easy installation. The system is configured with a quick-change grease cartridge or a refillable grease cartridge, and it can grease as many as 12 lube points simultaneously. The system fits most Class 3-8 trucks or tractors.
ExxonMobil’s pull-out spout package design for all 1-gallon bottles of Mobil Delvac heavy-duty engine oil simplifies pours and minimizes spills. The package features a wider base to reduce tipover in storage and transit and a tamper-evident resealable cap.
Bridgestone Run-Flat Tire Technology allows as much as 50 miles of travel at 50 mph after a loss of tire pressure. Run-Flat Tire Technology employs a reinforced sidewall to maintain tire shape and to carry vehicle weight when air is lost.
SEALED PLUG AND RECEPTACLE
Sloan Transportation’s MAXXDuty Coiled Electrical 7-Way Sealed Plug and Receptacle includes a plug-face gasket to ensure a positive seal to the socket, which the company says is the industry’s first. The product also features over-molded terminals that prevent corrosion migration.
NEW VISION HIGH-RISE SLEEPER
Mack’s new 70-inch high-rise sleeper for its Vision series has double bunks and wall-to-wall cabinets with a tall closet. It also features a refrigerator, pullout work table and interior lighting. Built on the 70-inch high-rise Mack Advantage highway chassis, the sleeper has a range of application-specific frame rail, 50-degree wheel cut, and ride and handling options.
MIRRORS ELIMINATE BLIND SPOTS
LaneScan mirrors eliminate blind spots and allow you to judge turns better. The side mirrors automatically adjust to keep the right rear corner of the trailer in view. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a third of truck-related fatal accidents occur in the blind spot.
SURE SHOOTING LUBRICATION
The ChassisCare SureShot simplifies lubricating central bearings. The SureShot distribution block mounts on the trailer frame. Tubing pre-filled with NLGI No. 2 approved trailer chassis grease can be routed to every point needing lubrication. The four-point kit starts at $139.
Deck Mate portable folding ladders weigh 20 pounds and hold as much 400 pounds. They fold to 30 feet and expand to 53 feet. The steps are non-skid and come in 18-, 24- and 36-inch widths. Half-ladder lengths are available for drop-deck trailers.
SAFETY WARNING DEVICES
TrukSafe America torque indicators warn of loose lug nuts. Ten indicators cost $5. TireWise Pressure Monitors indicate when a tire is as little as 10 percent under-inflated. They cost $6.50.
Great Dane’s i-Van uses a new foam press method for better trailer insulation.
The i-Van combines the traditional sheet-and-post construction of a van with the press-panel insulated technology of a reefer, eliminating the traditional method of spraying urethane insulation and then shaving it by hand.
Great Dane Trailers
The Minimizer 800 Ploy Fender is made of high-density polyethylene material that resists bumps, dings, chemicals, heat and cold. The fenders come in black, white, silver/gray and red. A paintable fender is available. The fenders add only 15 pounds per axle.
DPRAY CONTROL SYSTEMS
AUXILIARY AIR CONDITIONER
Dometic’s Tundra auxiliary air conditioner can be operated on a 12-volt DC power source without idling or running an auxiliary generator. The 7,000 BTU air conditioner is packaged with a 2,500-watt inverter/charger, a dedicated battery bank and a shore-power plug. The HVAC batteries automatically recharge when the engine is running or shore power is hooked up. The unit can be installed under a seat or bunk, and it has a self-contained refrigerant loop that is precharged at the factory.
REMOTE STROBE SYSTEMS
Superior Signals’ SafeT-Alert Remote Strobe Systems have capabilities ranging from 40-watt, four-head to 60-watt, six-head. The flange-style or pop-in remote strobe heads mount in the headlights or taillights, while the grill, deck, oval and round strobes have a 15-foot amp cable. The system comes with a two-year power supply.
HOT, HIGH-PRESSURE WASHER
Delco Cleaning System’s RK-43K hot high-pressure washer provides 200-degree water at 3,500 psi, using an 18-hp Kohler engine and a 12-volt burner. The stainless-steel, dual, half-shell burner assembly is easily serviced and replaced, and the polyester wrinkle powder coat is chip-resistant. The polyethylene fuel tanks reduce condensation, and the float tanks feature a dual float design, which can be serviced and replaced in seconds.
EXTREME-DUTY V-FLOOR TRAILER
Titan Trailers’ Thinwall aluminum trailer features a V-Plow cleaning system to complement its V-Floor unloading system. The trailer operates without conveyor belts and is wholly accessible from beneath for servicing.