Products

Light, durable hose
The crush-resistant Flexaust Dayflex DFD-T heater and defroster hose is made from lightweight thermoplastic rubber and is reinforced with an internal polypro-pylene helix. Pliable and compressible for easy installation, the hose meets FMVSS 302 flame standards, operates from minus-40 degrees to 225 degrees, and is suited for a wide range of heater, defroster and ventilation uses. It comes with a plain cut end finish and is available with optional cuffs.
FLEXAUST
www.flexaust.com
(800) 343-0428


Steerable truck lift axle
The newly upgraded 20,000-lb. capacity Paralift steerable truck lift axle now is available with adjustable ride height and frame width. It enables aftermarket installers and body builders to stock one unit to meet a wide variety of truck configurations. The 1,465-lb. Paralift is 160 pounds lighter than the previous version. It features 12 inches of total travel with 9 inches of lift in ride heights from 9 inches to 13.5 inches.
HENDRICKSON AUXILIARY AXLE SYSTEMS
www.hendrickson-intl.com
(630) 910-2800


Phone headset cancels noise
The Motor Trend Max 4x Bluetooth Headset blocks four times the external noise blocked by typical headsets. At 1.5 ounces, it is lightweight, wireless and hands free. Features include call waiting, three-way calling and touch-button volume control. It is designed for the rigors of long-term travel and includes a two-year warranty.
POWERMATE
www.powermatecellular.com
(800) 233-6337


Bug deflector
The Minimizer Bug Deflector is designed to quickly bolt onto all major truck manufacturers’ models. Made of a composite poly material, it is available in a variety of colors.
SPRAY CONTROL SYSTEMS
www.minimizer.com
(800) 248-3855


Tire sealant
Ride-On Tire Protection System sealant is formulated to prevent flats caused by nails, thorns, screws and other debris. It also extends tire life by lowering operating temperatures, helping to maintain proper pressures and helping to balance tire/wheel assemblies, the manufacturer says. It’s available in on-road and off-road formulations.
INOVEX INDUSTRIES
www.ride-on.com
(888) 374-3366


Chrome and metal polish
Aluminator cleaner polishes aluminum, chrome, brass, bronze, stainless steel, gold, silver and other non-coated metal, giving faded surfaces a mirrorlike shine. For tougher jobs, Green Stuff removes years of built-up residue from metal; use it before Aluminator for better results.
BLINGMASTER
www.blingmaster.com
(863) 248-2616


Trucker Buddy calendar
Sponsored by Kenworth Truck, the 2008 Trucker Buddy calendar features drawings submitted by children in the nonprofit pen-pal program, as well as photos of Kenworth’s new models. While supplies last, calendars are free with a donation to Trucker Buddy. They also can be purchased for $5 each, including shipping.
TRUCKER BUDDY
www.truckerbuddy.org
(800) 693-8339


Mesh landing gear
The Constant Mesh Landing Gear has a unique look because it eliminates the ball-and-spring detent system, improving performance and maintenance. Its durable powdercoat finish can be color-coordinated to match trailers. Plated shafts are standard.
AUSTIN-WESTRAN
www.austinwestran.homestead.com
(815) 234-2811


Steerable truck lift axle
The newly upgraded 20,000-lb. capacity Paralift steerable truck lift axle now is available with adjustable ride height and frame width. It enables aftermarket installers and body builders to stock one unit to meet a wide variety of truck configurations. The 1,465-lb. Paralift is 160 pounds lighter than the previous version. It features 12 inches of total travel with 9 inches of lift in ride heights from 9 inches to 13.5 inches.
HENDRICKSON AUXILIARY AXLE SYSTEMS
www.hendrickson-intl.com
(630) 910-2800


Synthetic gear lube
The upgraded Kendall SHP Synthetic Gear Lube 75W90 now meets the latest Dana SHAES 256 REV C specification for extended-drain gear oils. It’s approved for 500,000-mile drain service under the extended warranty of Dana final drive axles. The lube also meets the O-76 N (75W90) specification for 500,000-mile drain service in ArvinMeritor axles and the GO-J Plus (75W90) specification for extended drain service in Mack axles.
CONOCOPHILLIPS
lubricants.conocophillips.com
(800) 255-9556


Backup sensor warns driver
Intended to prevent backing accidents, this wireless sensor activates when reverse gear is engaged. The driver is alerted visually and audibly to objects behind the vehicle. The product has waterproof sensors that work in all weather conditions.
MOBILE AWARENESS
www.mobileawareness.com
(866) 653-5036


Electronics cradle
The SnakeClip cradle holds a variety of electronic items such as cell phones, PDAs, iPods and GPS units. No installation is required; the device clamps onto the dashboard or any suitable surface, with a quick-release button for easy removal.
HINDSIGHT PRODUCTS
www.hindsightproducts.com
(423) 282-1267


Synthetic axle fluid
Shell Spirax ASX R axle fluid offers 1 percent better fuel economy than other products in the same application. Formulated with synthetic base oils and additives that better lubricate the drive train, the fluid lowers the operating temperature to promote long equipment life. Designed for heavily loaded axles, ASX R protects against gear wear and pitting to help prevent premature failures.
SHELL LUBRICANTS
www.shell.com/us/lubricants
(713) 241-6161

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