New Products

Drive Tire

Michelin Americas Truck Tires’ Michelin X One XDA Energy tire is the company’s most fuel-efficient drive tire to date. The company says this is thanks to different belt designs and Advanced Technology compounds. It uses Infini-Coil Technology, which includes more than a quarter-of-a-mile of steel cord wrapped circumferentially around the crown of every X One tire. The Infini-Coil reduces casing growth and stabilizes the contact patch, reducing irregular wear, the company said. In addition, Matrix Siping Technology helps provide greater traction on dry and slippery surfaces. The three-dimensional Matrix sipes lock together for the stability normally associated with solid tread blocks. The X One XDA Energy tire is available in size 445/50R22.5 coast-to-coast, and will replace the Michelin X One XDA tire.

Michelin Americas Truck Tires

www.michelintruck.com

(800) 847-3435

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Modular harness/lighting system

Maxi-Seal Harness Systems’ Defender is an integrated moisture/corrosion protection system that features robust harness components along with Peterson’s ­Piranha LED lights, sealed against moisture and corrosion through Maxi-Seal’s exclusive Power-Seal Technology.

Maxi-Seal Harness System

www.maxisealharness.com

(816) 841-6700

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Fuel-saving products

Thermo King has introduced three products – the TriPac Electric APU System, the T-1000 SPECTRUM Multi-Temp Unit for Trucks and the SmartPower High Output Electric Standby Option. The TriPac Electric APU System is an electric auxiliary idle reduction and temperature management system designed to maintain comfortable temperature conditions in the truck cab without running an engine. The T-1000 SPECTRUM Multi-Temp Unit for Trucks is a self-powered multi-temperature unit with scroll compressor technology. SPECTRUM’s SmartPower electric standby option along with its Advanced Fuel-Saving Control Technology provides fuel savings in all ambient conditions, hauling fresh or frozen. Its Tier 4 engine emits 38 percent less particulate matter and 54 percent less carbon monoxide than previous engines, the company says. The unit is available in a variety of two- and three-compartment configurations. The SmartPower High Output Electric Standby Option provides customers the choice of a 24-hp high-output electric standby option or the existing 14-hp version. It delivers quicker pre-cool and less run time for customers hauling larger frozen loads, along with a greater overall cooling capacity, the company said.

Thermo King

www.thermoking.com

(888) 887-2202

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Exhaust System

Bully Dog’s E Model Exhaust Manifold for Class 8 engines replaces stock exhaust manifolds on Caterpillar models 3406E, model years 1994-2000, and C15, 1999-2004. The manifold provides 0.3-0.4 miles per gallon improvement in fuel economy and adds 30 additional horsepower to the rear wheels. The manifold is finished with a ceramic coating, improving airflow and reducing exhaust temperatures radiating off of the manifold by 300 degrees, the company says.

Bully Dog

www.bullydogbigrig.com

(866) 285-5936

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Lift axles

Hendrickson’s Composolite Steerable Compliant SC series of lift axles features reduced system weight, minimized package space and a flexible tie-rod, the company says. The Composolite SC offers a full range of capacities including 10,000, 13,500 and 20,000 pounds to meet the industry’s demanding requirements.

Hendrickson

www.hendrickson-intl.com

(800) 660-2829

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Engine oil drain valve

The Fumoto Valve is a quick-release brass ball valve that replaces a standard crankcase oil drain plug. By installing the valve, the company says, engine oil can drain without the use of tools and without a mess. The valve only requires one to lift the lever from its locked position and give it a quarter turn to open.

Fumoto Engineering of America

www.FumotoUSA.com

(425) 869-7771

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Phone/radio technology

Cobra Electronics’ PhoneLynx can pair a phone with the 29 LTD BT with Bluetooth wireless technology to make a phone call. A noise-canceling microphone allows conversations to be heard loud and clear, even over the engine and vibration in a noisy truck cab, the company says. The auto redial feature also allows for one-touch redialing of the last phone number called.

Cobra Electronics

www.cobra.com

(773) 889-3087

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Battery isolator

Cole Hersee’s Smart Battery Isolator 48525 and 48530 prevents loads on the auxiliary battery from draining the starting battery, the company says. The smart battery isolator provides a more flexible solution than traditional isolators, as it is not specific to an alternator type. Also, Cole Hersee’s smart battery isolator is smaller, lighter and generates less heat than competitive products, the company says.

Cole Hersee

www.colehersee.com

(617) 268-2100

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Energy enhancer

Fein is an all-natural neuro-active beverage crystal in single-serving “sticks” that can be added to water or any other favorite beverage without changing the flavor. Fein provides 75 mg caffeine, a similar amount to many 8.3-oz. energy drinks, the company says. Fein has no calories, carbohydrates or sugars.

Fein Energy

www.GetFein.com

(800) 506-3346

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