TIRE USES ADVANCED DESIGN
Michelin’s new XDA5 tire promises extra-long tread life with minimal tread degradation. The drive tire maintains its wet traction characteristics through the appearance of extra grooves in the last third of its tread life. Double wave sipes with raindrop features are molded into the tread blocks and automatically create new, enlarged grooves as the tire wears. The double-wave shape of the sipe, creating tread blocks that fit like a three-dimensional jigsaw puzzle, ensures block rigidity to enhance wear performance and minimize irregular wear normally associated with deep tread designs. The XDA5 will be offered in 2007 in four sizes, 275/80R22.5, 11R22.5, 27580R/24.5 and 11R24.5.
LED DOME LAMP
Phillips Industries offers an LED version of its Permalite fluorescent dome lamp that provides up to 100,000 hours of light in extreme temperatures. With dimensions identical to the original Permalite and universal mounting holes, plastic housing makes the lamp lighter and more impact-resistant than competing products.
AIR BRAKE FITTINGS
Parker Prestomatic Push-In Air Brake fittings are designed to speed up truck air system assembly and disassembly, especially in cramped areas. The fittings meet SAE and DOT performance standards. The stainless steel tube support comes in sizes 0.25-inch and above, and the collet design ensures a positive grip on the tubing. The fittings are available in SAE and metric thread sizes in a wide range of configurations.
PARKER HANNIFIN CORP.
LED STRIP LIGHTS
The LED Super Strip-Lite features brighter, more even lighting and replaceable lenses for easy maintenance and customizing.
Each 6-diode strip draws only 0.7 amps, and each 12-diode strip draws 1.4 amps. Both sizes are available in shapes for flat or corner mounting.
Each lamp is an average of 3 pounds lighter than fluorescent lamps, and the lamp’s low profile minimizes intrusion into cargo or workspaces.
The General S371 all-position tire will replace the General S370 in the North American market.
Developed for regional haul on/off-road use, the General S371 features a 20/32-inch tread depth with a cut- and chip-resistant tread compound that provides longer life and allows for multiple retreads. The S371 features Continental’s Visual Alignment Indicators, which help in spotting irregularities within the first 0.15625-inch of wear so that adjustments can be made.
CONTINENTAL TIRE NORTH AMERICA
TRUCK AND BUS WASH
The new Oil Eater Truck & Bus Wash formula helps wash away dirt and grease with spot-free results. The high-foaming wash can be diluted up to 60:l and works in both hard and soft water. It is safe on glass, rubber, vinyl, aluminum and paint and works with automatic and high-pressure self-serve washers.
Penray’s heavy-duty Extended Life Coolant Extender helps protect engines against pitting, cavitations and corrosion for six years, 600,000 miles or 6,000 hours. Designed to provide heat transfer and protection in high operating temperatures, the coolant extender protects aluminum, brass, cast iron, steel, solder and copper. No silicate drops out and no gel forms during use or storage.
MODULAR FUEL FILTER
Donaldson’s improved medium-flow fuel filter allows the filter to be customized to specifications. Designed to be a cost-effective, bolt-on replacement for existing medium-flow filters, the modular system consists of a single-base head assembly that can be combined with a water sensor, electrical heater, visual water bowl, manual priming pump and an electronic or visual life indicator.
MIRROR WITH TURN INDICATOR
The TIC, or turn indicator convex mirror, from Hadley has an LED turn indicator built into the glass, eliminating the need for a secondary attachment to the bracket. The LED technology provides high visibility in all light conditions. Available in center or offset mounting, the 8-inch TIC also comes in a heated version.