The Grabber OA off-road, all-position wide single tire is designed for severe service applications with a high carrying capacity and reinforced shoulder to protect against curbing and abrasions. The tire has a 21/32 tread depth and a cut- and chip-resistant tread compound. The tread pattern helps improve traction in soft soil and on muddy roads. The tire is now available in 445/65R22.5 and will be available in 385/65R22.5 and 425/65R22.5 next year.
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Real-time, predictive traffic service
The XD Traffic service offers drivers information on faster routes, travel time, estimated time of arrival, traffic forecasts and predictions based on historical models, traffic speeds, weather conditions, school schedules and local events, the company says. The program is available on mobile and cellular devices and online.
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Kenworth has released its 2011 editions of the company’s wall calendar and appointment calendar. The six-page wall calendar is 26.25 inches tall and 28 inches wide and features different T700, T440, T660 and T470 models. The appointment calendar is 9.75 inches tall and 13 inches wide and features a different truck each month, including the T270, T370, T660, T800 and C500 models.
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Professional brake washer
The Oil Eater Brake Washer is an air-powered washer that cleans brake parts without using electricity. It comes with a cover that acts as a catch basin and can be used on alignment lifts and ramp lifts or on the floor. The washer is made of industrial-grade plastic, has a heavy-duty air pump with an adjustable regulator and can be used as a portable parts washer. It has a flow-through brush with an adjustable solution valve, dual-filtration systems and four swivel casters.
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Natural gas-powered vocational truck
The Mack TerraPro Cabover (for refuse and construction applications) is now available in a natural gas-powered option. The natural gas engine, supplied by Cummins Westport, is rated at 320-hp and has a 9-liter displacement. The truck and engine meet 2010 emissions standards.
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A Flyers fuel-finding application for CFN locations is available for the iPhone and iPad and for Android phones. The application is free and locates CFN sites within 25 miles of the user’s current location. It can also list fuel sites along a driving route. Search “CFN” in the App Store or Android Marketplace.
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Synthetic engine oil
Schaeffer’s Supreme 9000 full synthetic engine oil, available in grades SAE 5W-30 for gas and diesel engines and SAE 5W-40 for diesel engines requiring low-emissions certification or equipped with EGR/DPF systems, is formulated with specialized, proprietary additives to reduce friction and engine temperatures. The oil is also rated for temperature condition extremes with high pumpability at low temperatures and resistance to thermal degradation at high temperatures.
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Wire harness kit
The Sta-Dry sealed trailer wire harnesses from Phillips Industries are made to withstand weather conditions, moisture and corrosion. The harness’ plugs have a molded material that bonds to cables and molded connections to prevent moisture and contaminants from penetrating electrical systems.
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Oil analysis program
Shell’s LubeAnalyst oil analysis program helps assess whether fluids and equipment are performing as intended and determines appropriate lubricant change intervals. The LubeAnalyst helps owner-operators build a database and watch for trends in several different performance areas and offers software that allows users to view and track test results offline. It offers an online interface that tabs a worldwide sample history and failure trends. The LubeAnalyst also detects oil contaminants such as water, coolant, fuel or dirt.
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Nylon-ended bungee cords
Perfect Bungees, non-load-bearing bungee cords, are constructed of polyurethane and have nylon ends that don’t stretch or gouge. The company also offers the Perfect Bungee straps, load-bearing polyurethane and galvanized straps. The bungees can extend to twice their original length and come with a lifetime warranty. The cords are resistant to saltwater, oil, ozone and other chemicals.
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Driver clothing line
Black Canyon Outfitters, a new men’s clothing and accessory line from RoadPro, is now available in travel centers nationwide. The clothing line consists of denim, thermal and flannel products made from medium-weight material for a mix of warmth and comfort. The line also includes latex dipped and fingerless leather driving clothes, hats and socks and luggage. Black Canyon products will be available at Flying J/Pilot, Love’s and other travel centers.
Black Canyon Outfitters
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