New products

STRATOSPHERE LINE EXPANDED
Western Star’s Stratosphere sleeper line now includes 40- and 54-inch models as well as an 82-inch Ultra High model with the largest interior volume in the industry.

The new 40-inch sleeper, which holds a 31-inch bunk, is ideal for vocational uses such as specialized hauling, construction and logging and can be configured with up to four windows to aid backing. The new 54-inch sleeper is designed for heavy and regional hauling, as well as construction applications.

The new 82-inch Ultra High is 13.8 inches higher than the original 82-inch Stratosphere with more than 30 cubic feet of additional living and storage space. The added space allows for a fixed upper bunk compatible with a dinette seating option.

The line is available on the 4900 EX, 4900 SA and 4900 FA models.
WESTERN STAR TRUCKS
www.westernstartrucks.com
(866) 850-7827

POLY FENDERS THAT SHINE
The new Liquid Platinum poly fenders available in select Minimizer styles offer the durability of poly fenders and the shine of stainless steel. They are made from a material used in the automotive industry.
SPRAY CONTROL SYSTEMS
www.minimizer.com
(800) 248-3855


PARTS CLEANER
Cleaning parts is faster and safer with the new 5-gallon Table Top Parts Cleaner from Oil Eater. It measures 13×14 inches and 5.5 inches deep, has a removable lid, is easy to clean and includes a corrosion-resistant, heavy-duty pump.
OIL EATER
www.oileater.com
(800) 528-0334


TIRE REGENERATES TREAD AS IT WEARS
The Michelin XDA Hypersipe is the first retread drive tire that regenerates tread features as the tire wears. Sipes molded into the bottom of the pre-cure tread band appear at approximately half-tread depth and provide traction down to the last 32nd of tread. The product allows for more miles per retread and better wet and worn traction. It’s available in the 230-millimeter tread width.
MICHELIN
www.michelintruck.com
(800) 847-3435


WORK STATION FOR THE CAB
For drivers who use their truck cab as an office, the CarGoDesk Mobile Vehicle Organizer provides an efficient way to organize and access laptops, business documents and additional items. It has a non-skid surface that provides an area for doing paperwork. Additional features include a compartment for hanging files and two attachment points that can mount devices such as a GPS device or printer.
BRIGHT IDEA GROUP
www.cargodesk.biz
(866) 573-7065


MEGA FLOW MUFFLER
The Walker Mega-Flow muffler reduces exhaust system back-pressure and improves fuel efficiency without impacting acoustic performance, according to the company.
Designed for Class 7 and 8 trucks, the muffler features high-temperature CRF sound absorption and an open, three-chamber design for improved fuel efficiency. The ultra-high-flow exhaust technology reduces system back-pressure by as much as 30 percent, and the re-metallized seams offer superior corrosion resistance.
WALKER
www.walkerheavyduty.com
(734) 384-7830


STEERABLE LIFT AXLE
The Watson & Chalin Tru-Track Alumilite steerable lift axle provides greater payload capacity, reducing tare weight by nearly 150 pounds compared to the company’s previous models. Extended life bushings improve durability, and a quick-change system allows ride heights of 7 to 18 inches, 131/2 inches of travel and up to 11 inches of lift. The 13,200-pound axle also features pre-loaded locking fasteners and a parallelogram design. It is now available on selected Kenworth Class 8 truck models for dump, mixer, heavy haul, logging and other vocational applications, and it comes with a 5-year warranty.
WATSON & CHALIN
www.watsonsuspensions.com
(800) 445-0736


FUEL AIR FILTRATION SYSTEM
PureFlow Technologies’ PF 200 fuel air filtration system eliminates virtually all vapor and entrained air with a new larger gerotor to increase fuel flow to newer engines. Fuel is delivered at a consistent, positive pressure flow to meet the needs of the transfer pump at all times and under almost any operating condition. A water-resistant motor provides improved performance while the relay control wire harness and pressure switch improve reliability.
PUREFLOW TECHNOLOGIES INC.
www.pureflowtechnologies.com
(573) 635-0555


ROUTING PROGRAM GETS AN UPDATE
PC*MILER20, a routing, mileage and mapping software program, has been updated to include 15,000 more miles than previous versions. The program allows users to summarize the distances traveled on particular road types. Additional features include the ability to reconcile latitude and longitude sightings generated by a mobile communications system to pinpoint mile accuracy in billing and settlement, and special routing for hazmat loads.
ALK TECHNOLOGIES
www.pcmiler.com
(800) 377-6453, Ext. 1


TUBE LED LIGHT STRIPS
With an average life span of 100,000-plus hours, the TBL3xx Series Sealed Tube LED Light Strips offer long-lasting illumination in a variety of applications. Solid-state design, including a water clear lens and a sturdy UV-resistant polycarbonate housing, provides increased protection against shock, vibration, frequent switching and environmental extremes. The LED lamps require 80 to 90 percent less operating power than equivalent incandescent lights, making them as friendly to the environment as they are to the operating budget. The lights are available in four lengths from 6 to 48 inches and in two colors, 6000K Pure White and 3000K Warm White. Two mounting clips are provided for each foot of tubing.
LEDTRONICS
www.ledtronics.com
(800) 579-4875


TIRE INFLATION SYSTEM
This mobile nitrogen inflation system makes roadside tire inflation faster, with rates up to 12 cubic feet per minute, and requires no operator attention. With its patented membrane technology, the system is designed to hold up to the harsh environment and constant vibration of the road. It fills tires with dry nitrogen gas instead of compressed air, extending tire life by up to 25 percent and improving fuel efficiency by up to 4 percent. In addition, nitrogen provides cooler run temperatures and more consistent tire pressure, reducing the need to check tire pressures and top off tires.
PARKER
www.parker.com
800-343-4048


STEADIER, QUIETER AIR COMPRESSOR
Using two cylinders, the Caterpillar 270 air compressor has better balance and up to four times less vibration in selected chassis. The product is quieter than current models. Designed to reduce oil carryover that degrades air flow, the Cat 270 has longer head bolts and full-length, water-cooled cylinder bores that provide optimum clamp loading and cooler discharge air. Additional features include a cast-iron piston, a forged steel crankshaft and heavy-duty bearings. Now available on the C13 in selected chassis, the compressor will be available on all Cat engines in 2007.
CATERPILLAR
www.cattruckengines.com
(800) 321-7332


BUMPER ENDS
Designed for the Freightliner Columbia, these Aero Bright bumper ends offer a non-metal, chrome-like finish. They reduce truck weight without sacrificing
original equipment styling.
HENDRICKSON
www.hendrickson-intl.com
(800) 356-6737

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