REVERSING POLARITY TOGGLE SWITCHES
Cole Hersee’s universal reversing polarity toggle forward-reverse switches change the direction of permanent magnet motors. When used in conjunction with a relay, the product also can control up-down, in-out, and rotate-counterrotate motions. Switches can be used to raise and lower tailgate hoists, winches and platforms, and are available in momentary or maintained contact, blade or screw terminals, and with a regular or long handle.
The new Durabook D13RY and D14RY notebook computers feature a magnesium-alloy case 20 times stronger than ABS plastic and an anti-shock design that protects the screen and hard drive from damage. The D13RY features a 13.3-inch LCD screen, 1.3 megapixel webcam and four 1-watt stereo speakers, while the D14RY includes a non-glare 14.1-inch LCD display.
TRUCKING SPILL KIT
The Oil Eater Transportation Spill Kit includes a cleaner/degreaser to clean surfaces. It is stored in a water-resistant bag that includes 10 absorbent pads, three universal snakes, a spill emergency checklist and protective gloves.
TRAILER FLOOR UNDERCOATING
Prolam Products’ hot-melt polyurethane reactive coating is designed for the underside of laminated trailer floors. The coating protects wooden floors by providing a moisture barrier. The company says its product surpasses water-based coatings in tests for elongation, abrasion, adhesion and water absorption.
SINGLE DIODE BACK-UP LAMPS
The new Single Diode 66 Series oval LED lamp provides a more homogeneous light pattern, like that of an incandescent lamp. The back-up lamp also looks like an incandescent lamp, making it less prone to theft.
FLEX-COOL SPLIT UNIT
The new 12- and 24-volt DC Flex-Cool split units provide cooling from 5,800 BTU per hour up to 11,500 BTU per hour, keeping truck sleeper cabs cool without idling by using the starting or auxiliary batteries to power the air conditioner. Units are equipped with a battery monitor and control that prevent discharging below the voltage required to start the engine. The product also can be used for cooling while driving, reducing the engine load and saving fuel.
DC POWER SOLUTIONS
The re-designed Freedom Antenna is an all-in-one product compatible with all major wireless carriers and more than 200 cell phone models. The antenna has broadband capability to provide clearer reception for cell phones and other wireless devices by extending the range and reducing dropped calls.
ARC WIRELESS SOLUTIONS
The new XACTBalance’s tire balancers can be used outside the tire, rather than previous products that could be put only inside the tire. Freely moving steel particles are housed in a bendable plastic cartridge, attached by adhesive to the tire. The moving particles adjust as the tire rotates, targeting the exact area of imbalance and correcting it.
NANOWASH AND WAX
The new NanoWash & Wax enables one-step washing and waxing. Containing microscopic particles of carnauba wax, the “queen of waxes,” the product penetrates the surface to wash away grime while restoring luster.
The new Bridgestone M860 all-position radial delivers outstanding tread life, durable beads and sidewalls, plus retreadability. The tire is engineered for refuse and other severe-service applications and can carry extremely heavy loads at a sustained 65 mph. A wider tread and casing distributes footprint pressure for longer tread life.
ROADSIDE SERVICE PLAN
The Michelin Advantage Program offers owner-operators and small fleets roadside service at guaranteed prices. Subscribers are enrolled in the ONCall program, which guarantees a roadside service provider will arrive within two hours or Michelin pays the dispatch fee. Pricing is set at predetermined rates.
RATCHET WINCH BAR
Kinedyne’s new ratchet winch bar provides safe, convenient tensioning and releasing of winch straps, thereby limiting driver movement and reducing back strain. It attaches to the winch cap with a positive-locking device that prevents it from slipping from the cap holes.
The new RideSentry trailer suspension features a PinLoc slider locking mechanism that reduces potential problems by using an angled pin design and an air assist with a parking brake interlock to securely engage the slider pins before the trailer moves. It is optimized for dry and refrigerated van trailers in capacities of up to 40,000 pounds.
SLEEPER CAB HEATING UNIT
The new Heat King is a powerful forced-air heating unit that works like a car’s heating system. A Tier-II, diesel-powered engine heats coolant in a radiator coil while a blower forces air across the coil. The product also features a belt-driven alternator that automatically recharges the unit’s battery while the engine is running.