New products

LIGHTWEIGHT FIFTH WHEEL
The FWAL Lightweight Aluminum Fifth Wheel, designed by SAF-Holland and forged by Alcoa, is 100 pounds lighter than competitive fifth wheels. Designed for standard-duty applications, it’s made of the same aluminum alloy as Alcoa’s truck wheels. Its NoLube technology eliminates the need for grease on the top plate, between the top plate and the bracket, and in the lock mechanism. Rated for 55,000 pounds maximum vertical load and 150,000 pounds maximum drawbar pull, it’s backed by a five-year/500,000-mile warranty.
SAF-HOLLAND
www.safholland.com
(616) 546 6476


STEERING WHEELS WITH FLAIR
These unique heavy-duty truck steering wheels feature an etched bull-face design on the chrome-finish steel spoke, with rims of mahogany or hand-stitched leather. The Driver 3 Wheels are three-spoke steel wheels with a bright chrome finish, a chrome trim ring and a thick-cushion foam grip. They’re available in two designs and two diameters.
GRANT PRODUCTS
www.grantproducts.com
(800) 952-6947


PORTABLE CLIMATE CONTROL
The portable Go Cool anti-idling device draws less than 2.25 amps from the truck batteries to air-condition the cab. It uses readily available frozen gel packs to cool a small, enclosed space, recirculating and dehumidifying the air. It has the size of a portable ice cooler.
COMFORT INNOVATIONS
www.comfortinnovations.com
(225) 766-7719


REGENERATING TIRE
Molded in three dimensions, the new XDA5 Class 8 drive tire reveals new grooves and tread blocks as it wears, thus increasing tread life and improving wet, worn traction. Double-wave matrix sipes allow the tire’s 30⁄32-in. tread blocks to lock together in all directions, providing rigidity and scrub resistance while minimizing irregular wear. A raindrop groove molded into the tread block at the base of the siping reveals a new groove when the tread has 10⁄32-in. remaining. It’s available in four sizes, 275/80R22.5, 11R22.5, 275/80R24.5 and 11R24.5.
MICHELIN
www.michelintruck.com
(800) 847-3435


RADIAL TIRE
The TL01 radial tire features a six-rib design for line-haul trailer applications and provides low rolling resistance for increased mileage and fuel economy. Its multi-angled siping in the interior ribs provides outstanding wet traction, and a defense groove on the outer rib enhances irregular wear resistance. The tire includes center-groove stone ejectors that add a layer of protection against stone drilling. It’s available in four sizes: 11R22.5, 11R24.5, 295/75R22.5 and 285/75R24.5.
HANKOOK TIRE AMERICA
www.hankooktireusa.com
(800) 426-5665


POLISHER FOR ALUMINUM RIMS
The automated VIS-Polish Machine quickly produces a deep, lasting polish on aluminum rims with no manual labor. The patented system makes scratched and pitted rims shine and can polish previously unpolished rims with the tire on or off.
VEHICLE INSPECTION SYSTEMS
www.vispolish.com
(800) 837-5145


VEHICLE MONITORING
The Vehicle and Engine Monitoring System monitors functions such as engine oil pressure, temperature, coolant level and battery charge. It monitors idle time and shuts down the engine if idling exceeds a preset limit. In an emergency, the vehicle can be shut down remotely.
ACTSOFT
www.actsoft.com
(813)936-2331


UPDATED PC MILER
Routing, mileage and mapping software PC Miler 21 offers new fuel optimization, truck-specific toll fees, improved map graphics and navigation and important database updates. Drivers can follow a route with turn-by-turn directions that include specific instructions on purchasing fuel.
ALK TECHNOLOGIES
www.pcMiler.com
(800) 377-6453


ANTI-IDLING SYSTEM
The self-contained anti-idling Eco-Air system is designed to deliver 10,000 btu of cooling capacity per hour for 12 hours without using any of the truck’s other power sources. A patented DC Airco 12-volt air conditioner draws a maximum 46 amps. The fully integrated battery recharges using the standard truck alternator. An emergency start circuit enables the auxiliary batteries to be use in tandem with the cranking batteries when needed, virtually eliminating jumpstarts. The system also can supply 12-volt DC power to certain diesel-fired heaters.
SUN POWER TECHNOLOGIES
www.sunpowertech.com
(800) 876-6117

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