slack adjusters

CSA-Proofing, part two: Closed greasing system

Owner-operator Gordon Alkire's engineered a solution to the problem of needing to get under the truck to grease front and rear suspension components with a system he says he's spent a mere $75 on.

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Let us now rant over the unfairness of safety technology

You wouldn’t normally equate a person’s economic status with the safety of their vehicle, but a recent study links them. The study, appearing in the April issue of Traffic Injury Prevention, is talking about four-wheelers. However, the same principle could apply to heavy trucks’ history with anti-lock brakes and slack adjusters, or to current trends with truck stability control systems and disc brakes. The thesis is that safety features usually are introduced on luxury vehicles first, ...

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