Kost USA DefendAL
NO-SHACKLE TRAILER LOCK
The new Crossbar, part of the Ranger Deadbolt family from SGM Enterprises, makes no-shackle locks an option for trailers and containers. Fully portable and installable in seconds, the Crossbar houses most brands of hockey-puck locks, which eliminate exposed shackles that can be cut. The design protects the handle hub’s bolt and prohibits opening of the locking rod. The sloped roof and sturdy walls minimize physical damage from intruders.
SGM ENTERPRISES LLC
ANTIFREEZE BEATS 2007 STANDARDS
Kost USA has introduced DefendAL, a new line of high-performance coolant/antifreeze that includes universal, heavy-duty and extended-life products. Designed to exceed OEM specs for engine designs through 2007, the DefendAL products are offered in concentrate, as well as pre-mixed with deionized water. All products feature Bitter-Aid, an added agent that deters consumption by children and pets.
The redesigned Stepped SealClamp exhaust clamp from Donaldson is lighter, easier to install and reduces leakage on exhaust connections. Available in stainless and aluminized steel, it is a 360-degree clamp made for overlapping tube connections, including muffler inlets and outlets, slotted joints and flex tubing. It features an inside sealing surface that matches the stepped shape of an overlapped joint, providing a critical seal for minimizing exhaust leaks.
The SealClamp comes pre-assembled with a reversible threaded nut bar. All parts have been treated with a rust-resistant coating.
NEW TOUGHBOOK NOTEBOOK COMPUTER
The new Toughbook computer series includes magnesium alloy cases, flexible internal connectors, and shock-mounted and removable hard drives for increased reliability and durability. The portable CF-W5 notebook model, the tablet CF-T5 and the thin and light CF-Y5 desktop replacement model have been tested to withstand one-foot drops. All three models include a three-year limited warranty.
LED BACK-UP LAMPS
Truck-Lite has added two LED back-up lamps to its line of Signal-Stat LED safety lamps. Available in 4-inch round and 6-inch oval sizes, the lamps have an extensive pattern of multiple diodes and retrofit to most heavy-duty trucks and trailers. Signal-Stat LEDs are sealed in epoxy to withstand shock, vibration, corrosion and moisture. The lights also draw less current than similar products.
PACCAR NEW MEDIUM-DUTY ENGINES
In January, Kenworth will begin installing the new Paccar PX-6 and PX-8 medium-duty engines in its conventional Class 6 and 7 vehicles. The 6.7-liter PX-6 will be offered in Class 6 and 7 configurations, with ratings of 200 hp to 325 hp and 520 lb.-ft. to 750 lb.-ft. of torque. The 8.3-liter PX-8 will be available in ratings ranging from 240 hp to 330 hp and a torque range of 660 lb.-ft. to 1,000 lb.-ft. The engine will be available in the Class 7 configuration and the tandem axle Kenworth T300.
Goodyear Tire & Rubber’s new Fuel Max technology blends fuel efficiency with long tread life and high performance. Society of Automotive Engineers tests show an 8 percent boost in fuel economy for Fuel Max tires over standard Goodyear commercial tires, with an estimated 4 percent gain in real-world conditions. 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
SYNTHETIC MANUAL TRANSMISSION OIL
ConocoPhillips’ Triton Synthetic Transoil 50 is now available for heavy-duty trucks with manual transmissions. Formulated to meet the new Eaton Roadranger PS-164 Rev 7 specification, the new oil reduces operating temperatures, improves thermal stability and component cleanliness, and provides increased protection against pitting and wear.
ALK Technologies’ new CoPilot Truck | Laptop 9 is an enhanced version of its truck-specific navigation software. It combines the GPS guidance of CoPilot with mileage and mapping capabilities of PC*Miler for spoken and visual 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 short and practical routes and enter up to 10 stops.
NEW TRAILER WHEEL END
Hendrickson’s new HNP hub and P90 spindle incorporate 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. The P90 spindle allows installation of wide single or dual tires.
NARROW-TOP TRAILER SUSPENSION
Weighing less than 244 pounds, the RAR-200 Narrow-Top trailer suspension is lighter because of its narrow hanger and trailing arm, yet it has a 23,000-pound capacity rating. The suspension is equipped with FiberTech bushing at the pivot and has front and rear wings to provide lateral stability, easy installation and direct integration to the frame crossmembers.
The Tufloc cargo lock is compatible with a variety of vehicle and building door types, including double-swinging, sliding, roll-up and inward- or outward-closing doors. Composed of two interlocking wings made from nickel-plated stainless steel, the Tufloc eliminates the shackle-and-hasp design that is easily cut. Bolt holes are recessed to resist tampering, and the carriage bolts are positioned low within the wings to reduce forced entry points.
Sunpro’s meters determine the operating period of an engine in elapsed hours and are ideal for tracking the running time of vehicles and machinery for scheduled maintenance, rental use or warranty and service records. Hour meters are styled to match Sunpro’s line of 2-inch retro gauges and are available in analog and digital readouts.
HIGH-CAPACITY FUEL FILTER
The new TotalTec Fuel Filter is constructed with an all-metal housing to withstand higher pulse fatigue. Inside the casing, a high-performance filter medium allows for more dirt-holding capacity and 99 percent filtering efficiency. The filter’s design provides an alternative to the “plastic bowl” construction of standard fuel/water separators by using a more durable, leak-proof construction that reduces the risk of failure from cracks and breaks.