New products

MEDIUM-DUTY CABOVER
Peterbilt’s new medium-duty cabover, the Model 220, will be initially offered in Class 7 configurations and limited to 100 units. Full production is scheduled for late 2007, at which time a Class 6 version will be offered. The Model 220 is based on the award-winning DAF LF, introduced in Europe in 2001 by Peterbilt’s sister company DAF Trucks.
PETERBILT
www.peterbilt.com
(940) 591-4000

SIDE-DOOR ACCESS
R-O-M’s new Roadwarrior Platform System for side-door trailer access offers an aggressive traction surface, open castings for self-cleaning safety, a large 44-by-60-inch staging area and a rugged 2,000-pound load capacity. It’s available for both new and retrofit installation.
R-O-M
www.romcorp.com
(800) 827-3692


NEXT-GENERATION SEATS
National Seating’s new High Performance model includes several next-generation upgrades. The 23-inch-wide seat cushion is 2 inches wider than standard, the opening between armrests is 1.5 inches wider, and the pneumatic Backcycler Motion eases sore ligaments and muscles. Other features include three-position rear cushions, six-position front cushions and a recline from 6 degrees to 23 degrees. Cover choices are leather or cloth, with optional chrome accents.
NATIONAL SEATING
www.nationalseating.com
(423) 884-6651


ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS ANALYZER
The Intelli-Check 2 Systems Analyzer is a hand-held digital device that tests heavy-duty electrical systems. Users can detect nearly any performance-related alternator issue, such as overcharge, undercharge, partial charge and diode/stator phase failure. The unit also performs a complete electronic and load-test evaluation of heavy-duty batteries without first recharging them. It also measures voltage drop on starter, alternator and control/mag switch circuits, a source of electrical problems.
REMY
www.delcoremy.com
(765) 778-6499


LEAK DETECTION KIT
Tracer Products’ TP-8647 kit helps you find air-conditioning and fluid leaks in cramped areas under the hood. The kit features the Optimax Jr., a miniature fluorescent flashlight that can check for leaks in spots inaccessible to larger lamps. The flashlight has a 100,000-hour LED bulb and is powered by three AA batteries. Also stored in the kit are the dye, injector and other materials.
TRACER PRODUCTS
www.tracerline.com
(800) 641-1133


ELECTRIC OIL DISPENSE SYSTEM
With a maximum flow of 1.5 gallons per minute, Graco’s Hurricane electric oil dispense system is a simple tool for pouring bulk oil, ATF or antifreeze. The system weighs less than 20 pounds and features an electric pump, digital dispense meter, hose and quick-change bung adapter, which fits any container up to 44 inches tall with a 2-inch NPT opening. The product plugs into an ordinary 110-volt AC outlet and requires no wiring, no plumbing and no tools for moving the system from drum to drum.
GRACO
www.graco.com
(800) 533-9655


AUTOMATIC TEMP CONTROL
Bergstrom’s No-Idle Thermal Environment (NITE) climate control system now includes an automated temperature control, which enables a driver to maintain a constant sleeper temperature whatever the weather. Also new are inverter and hotel-load options tied to the system’s independent battery unit, which recharges in four hours of normal driving. The complete package will provide 12-volt DC and 110-volt AC even when the truck’s engine is off. The standard two-battery unit weighs 200 pounds, the four-battery unit 340 pounds. It is available on Freightliner’s Century, Columbia and Coronado tractors.
BERGSTROM
www.nitesystem.com
(866) 204-8570


LIGHTWEIGHT TRAILER SUSPENSION
Ridewell Suspensions’ new self-steering, liftable auxiliary axle suspension system is designed to increase strength and optimize weight. The RSS-232T model has a 13,200-pound rating and is available in ride heights ranging from 101/2 inches to 183/4 inches. The system includes a lightweight, fully integrated axle and weighs less than 900 pounds.

Features include 131/2 inches of total axle travel, 28 degrees of wheel cut and a compact mounting envelope as low as 21 inches for mid-mount and high-mount versions and 22 inches for the low-mount version. The system has urethane bushings and durable high- tensile steel.
RIDEWELL
www.ridewellcorp.com
(800) 641-4122


FRICTION MAT
Manufactured from fiber-reinforced masticated rubber, Load-Grip friction mats reduce load movement and prevent freight damage. They are tear- and stretch-resistant.
NRI INDUSTRIES
www.nriindustries.com
(416) 657-1111


MEDIUM-DUTY ENGINES
Peterbilt’s new medium-duty engines, the Paccar 6.7-liter PX-6 and the Paccar 8.3-liter PX-8, will be available in 2007. The PX-6 will be rated from 200-325 hp with 520-750 lb.-ft. of torque. It will be standard for the Class 6 Model 330 and optional for the Class 7 Model 335. The PX-8 will be rated from 240-330 hp with 660-1,000 lb.-ft. of torque. It will be standard Models 335 and 340.
PETERBILT
www.peterbilt.com
(940) 591-4000


HEAT-SENSING WHEEL END
ThermALERT, an option with the Meritor Tire Inflation System by PSI, detects elevated wheel-end operating temperatures and alerts drivers to stop for repairs before serious damage occurs. This early warning helps reduce the risk, cost and downtime associated with wheel loss, wheel-end failures and trailer fires. It is available on new trailers assembled with Meritor-prepped TN, TQ and P-spindle profile trailer axles.
PRESSURE SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL
www.psi-atis.com
(210) 222-1926


LED PILOT LIGHT
The PL-612 Series LED Pilot Light from Cole Hersee is a rugged 12-volt light protected by a chrome bezel that augments its brightness. Available in red, green, amber and blue, it can match almost any panel.
COLE HERSEE
www.colehersee.com
(617) 268-2100


PORTABLE HEALTH PROFILE
You can use the Portable Health Profile to carry all your medical information on a CD small enough to fit in a wallet or on a keychain-attachable USB flash drive. In the event of an emergency, medical personnel can access your health history, such as medications and allergies, and related information, such as insurance and legal documents. Each device comes with software to help you enter the data via computer.
CRITICAL ACCESS
www.portablehealthprofile.com
(877) 977-0389


MINI RELIEF VALVES
Industrial Specialties Manufacturing’s durable miniature plastic relief valves feature a patented mechanism and come in varying size threads. The valves consist of nylon bodies with stainless steel springs and a silicone ball enclosed in a plastic housing.
INDUSTRIAL SPECIALTIES MANUFACTURING
www.industrialspec.com
(303) 781-8486


TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR ANTENNA
Advantage PressurePro’s Echo Repeater is a wireless antenna that receives signals from the PressurePro Tire Monitoring System’s sensors. The unit sends signals back to the monitor at 12 volts, more than an earlier design, to overcome radio interference. The system requires only a 12-volt power source and needs no programming.
ADVANTAGE PRESSUREPRO
www.advantagepressurepro.com
(800) 959-3505


LED LAMPS
Grote Industries has introduced a new line of bright, white LED lamps for trailer interiors. The lamps last up to five times longer than fluorescent lamps and turn on immediately, even in cold temperatures. They also demand less power than fluorescent lamps, drawing only 2.1 amps for startup. The 10-diode lamps are good for compartments and can be used throughout the trailer for one to two hours without draining battery reserves.
GROTE INDUSTRIES
www.grote.com
(800) 628-0809


MEDIUM-DUTY ENGINES
Peterbilt’s new medium-duty engines, the Paccar 6.7-liter PX-6 and the Paccar 8.3-liter PX-8, will be available in 2007. The PX-6 will be rated from 200-325 hp with 520-750 lb.-ft. of torque. It will be standard for the Class 6 Model 330 and optional for the Class 7 Model 335. The PX-8 will be rated from 240-330 hp with 660-1,000 lb.-ft. of torque. It will be standard Models 335 and 340.
PETERBILT
www.peterbilt.com
(940) 591-4000


FUEL-EFFICIENT TIRES
Goodyear Tire & Rubber’s new Fuel Max technology blends fuel efficiency with long tread life and excellent performance. SAE test results show an 8 percent improvement in vehicle fuel economy for Fuel Max tires over standard Goodyear commercial tires, but Goodyear estimates a 4 percent gain in real-world conditions. Goodyear Fuel Max tires include the Unisteel G395 LHS steer, the Unisteel G305 LHD drive and the Unisteel G316 LHT trailer in standard (11R22.5) and low-profile (295/75R22.5 and 285/75R24.5) sizes.
GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER
www.goodyear.com/truck
(330) 796-2121


NEW TRAILER WHEEL-END DESIGN
Hendrickson calls its new HNP hub and P90 spindle the first new trailer hub/spindle design in more than 40 years. Installed by Hendrickson’s factory-trained technicians, HNP incorporates twin “N” inner bearings, an “R” seal, a patent-pending spindle nut system and a patent-pending self-centering hubcap for a complete rebuildable wheel end.

Hendrickson’s HNP and HUS systems accommodate both zero-offset and 2-inch-outset wheel-end applications for wide-base tires as well as duals. The P90 spindle gives owners the option of installing wide-base or dual tires.
HENDRICKSON
www.hendrickson-intl.com


ENHANCED ROUTING TOOLS
ALK Technologies’ new CoPilot Truck | Laptop 9 is an enhanced version of its truck-specific, voice-guided navigation software, with the latest routing and map data. It combines the GPS guidance of CoPilot with the routing, mileage and mapping capabilities of PC*Miler for spoken and visual dock-to-dock directions. New features include expanded hazmat routing options and exportable state mileage reports for easier fuel tax reporting. ALK also has updated www.eMiler.com, its Web-based routing and mapping resource. Users can access both short and practical routes and enter up to 10 stops, including points of origin and destination.
ALK TECHNOLOGIES
www.alk.com
(800) 377-6453


HIGH TEMP ALTERNATOR
The Delco Remy 36SI HP brushless alternator provides ultra-high power output, increased fuel efficiency and resistance to high temperatures. Rated at 170 amps at highway speed and 100 amps at idle in ambient temperatures of up to 220 degrees, the device helps optimize battery charge and electrical system performance in demanding applications. The alternator features a remote sense technology, which delivers 14.2 volts at the batteries and automatically adjusts alternator voltage to ensure optimal battery charge.
DELCO REMY
www.delcoremy.com
(800) 372-0222


COILED AIR GRIPS
New coiled air grips from Phillips Industries help extend the life of air coils by providing strong leverage and an alternate “handle” for coupling and uncoupling gladhands. Made from a one-piece body of solid aluminum, the new air grips are resistant to corrosion, durable and easy to install.
PHILLIPS INDUSTRIES
www.phillipsind.com
(800) 423-4512

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