ArmorPlate overhead truck door
STRENGTHENED OVERHEAD DOOR
The ArmorPlate overhead truck door possesses the extra strength of steel for heavy freight trailer and truck body applications. The panels are made of steel skins bonded to a solid, high-density plastic core that keeps out moisture. MagniCoat rivets protect against rust without the extra cost of stainless steel. The door is approximately the same weight as a 1-in. plywood door, but thinner.
RECESSED TOGGLE SWITCH
The recessed design of this toggle switch prevents accidental actuation while loading or unloading cargo. The steel casing fits into a 2-in. diameter hole and has an outer rim diameter of 3.2 in., with three holes for mounting.
COLE HERSEE CO.
(617) 268-2100, Ext. 203
LIGHTWEIGHT COMPOSITE SPRINGS
A mixture of fiberglass and epoxy, these lightweight composite springs from Liteflex provide a quieter, smoother ride and are 75 percent lighter than steel. The springs work for the life of the vehicle and eliminate the sagging over time that is common with steel leaf springs.
(937) 836-7025, Ext. 206
RACK AND PINION STEERING
Freightliner now offers factory-installed rack and pinion steering on its Coronado, Columbia, Century Class S/T and Classic/Classic XL models. The system is 45 lbs. lighter and offers improved straight-line stability, increased maneuverability and a smoother ride. Because the steering mechanism is mounted to the front axle, the system remains cooler, improving the durability of seals and hoses.
DURABLE LINERS FOR REEFERS
ThermoPro X-Ply’s durable corrugated panels help reduce maintenance and repair costs for refrigerated trailers. Manufactured by Polystrand and Miles Fiberglass & Composites, the impact- and scuff-resistant panels are better able to withstand damage, and they have a consistent, sealed surface with
WIRELESS BREAKDOWN HELP
Volvo Link Sentry two-way satellite communication transmits fault codes to Volvo Action Service, a 24/7 roadside assistance program. Support personnel then make recommendations via cell phone or through the truck’s dash display. Drivers also can send their own messages to Volvo Action Service.
VOLVO TRUCKS NORTH AMERICA
BP Lubricants USA Inc. has re-engineered Castrol Tection Extra to exceed the new API CJ-4 specifications and the 2007 lubricant requirements. The oil exceeds the API Cummins ISM CJ-4 specification for soot-related wear.
BP LUBRICANTS USA INC.
SPEAKING BACK-UP ALERT
SafetyVOICE delivers voice commands, coupled with an alarm, to warn pedestrians that a truck is backing up. It is activated by placing the vehicle in reverse.
The WindMaster MS9 is an aerodynamic, hubless fan designed to cool Class 5, 6 and 7 trucks. The fan is available in clockwise and counterclockwise rotations, with diameters ranging from 22 in. to 30 in. The nine-blade design delivers greater airflow with improved efficiency and quieter operation.
CLEAR BATTERY CABLES
Phillips Industries’ Clear-Vu battery jumpers allow you to see corrosion developing, through the cables, which are available in smoke and translucent red in two- and three-lug configurations. Early detection can prevent replacement of the alternator, starter or battery. The heavy shrink tubing provides additional corrosion protection by stopping water and contaminants from entering the charging system.
Kenworth’s 2007 officially licensed merchandise collection features more than 60 new items, including a Kenworth T660 T-shirt. The line also features 10 new cap designs, including three new hats for the Kenworth outdoorsman collection, and seven new jacket styles.
LED WORK LAMP
With updated incandescent technology, the TruckLite LED work lamp is pedestal mounted with a plastic lens, powder-coated cast aluminum housing and stainless steel mounting hardware designed for harsh work conditions including shock, vibration and direct impact. The lamp’s six diodes are encapsulated in epoxy to protect against moisture and corrosion. Lamp life spans 100,000 hours and can function at full brightness from 8.5 volts to 16 volts while drawing only 1.2 amps, compared to the 2.93 amp draw for the incandescent version.
Cole Hersee’s Sigma Rocker Switch has a low-current input membrane compatible with microprocessor-based electrical/electronic systems, with the look and feel of a conventional rocker switch. Readily customizable, the Sigma Rocker comes complete with reliable LED backlighting. Its silicone rubber actuator can be customized using laser etching technology. Options include custom colors, imprint and graphics, and the shape and location of the LED lens. The Sigma switch is water-resistant and is suitable for use in adverse conditions.
COLE HERSEE CO.
(617) 268-2100, ext. 203
TRANSMISSION FLUID TEMPERATURE GAUGE
Faze’s transmission fluid temperature gauge gives drivers an early indication of an overheating problem in advance of the vehicle’s dashboard warning light and before any damage can occur.
The gauge incorporates a 100 to 280-degree Fahrenheit range on a 90-degree dial sweep. Each is factory calibrated, tested and certified, and comes standard with brackets and nuts, necessary sending units, EL power supply with mounting pad, metric adapters and instruction manual. Each gauge also comes with a one-year warranty.