ChevronTexaco Global Lubricants has announced that its North America heavy-duty engine oils are now compliant with the new Caterpillar ECF-1 oil-performance specification.
The latest Eaton Fuller clutch installation kit literature, APSL00004, can be downloaded at www.roadranger.com/csee/MungoBlobs/apsl0004-0503.pdf. Printed copies can be order from the Roadranger fulfillment center by phoning 800-826-4357.
Castrol says three of its diesel engine oils — Castrol Enduron S, Castrol Tection Extra and Castrol Tection S — now meet the requirements of the new Caterpillar ECF-1 oil-performance specification. www.castrolhdl.com
Latest edition of Kenworth's “Inline” electrical catalog is now available from KW dealers. It features OEM-quality electrical replacement parts for all makes of heavy-duty trucks.
ArvinMeritor has new literature available on its DiscPlus EX225 air disc brake. A copy of the brochure may be obtained by requesting Item SP0354 at www.arvinmeritor.com/tech_library or by phoning 800-535-5560.
Kinedyne Corp. has expanded its engineering, quality and manufacturing groups with the addition of new personnel, software and equipment. The firm says a key appointment is the naming of Tabb Buel as director of engineering, quality & new product development.
Allison Transmissions' DOC For PC Version 3.0 diagnostic tool enables technicians to easily access diagnostic data from the transmission control system and conduct troubleshooting through the use of embedded troubleshooting manuals. The software supports Allison MD 3000, HD 4000 and B Series product lines, 1000/2000/2400 Series, and CEC2 off-highway transmissions. www.allisontransmission.com or 306
Alcoa Wheel Products has boosted production of its Dura-Bright wheels to keep up with surging demand. First launched in 1999, Dura-Bright wheels are treated with a patented surface treatment option for faster, easier cleaning and maintenance. www.dontpolish.com
The Holland Group has invested in new computer-aided design (CAD) software that it says will reduce product development time from years to months and unite its global design teams on a single platform. The vehicle components supplier is using SolidWorks three-dimensional CAD software. www.thehollandgroupinc.com and www.solidworks.com
Eaton's Clutch Division has partnered with Kongsberg Automotive for mutual design and marketing of clutch actuation and gearshift systems. This is a five-year exclusive agreement for business in North America, and includes Eaton's Aeroquip hoses and fittings from its Fluid Power business unit. www.eaton.com
Formerly called GE I-Sim, the state-of-the-art driver training service has changed its name to GE Driver Development to better represent its new service offerings. For example, the company announced it will now deploy its instruction-led education, interactive computer-based curriculum and driving simulators to clients' locations to accommodate a greater number of students.
Eaton Fuller Lightning 10-sp. manual transmissions are now offered in Kenworth Truck Company's T600, T800, W900, T2000 and C500 models. The Lightning 10-sp. has a torque rating of 1,550 and 1,650 lb.-ft. It features an aluminum clutch housing, electric splitter button control knob and selectable Top-2 automated shifting between the top two gears.
Grote Industries has received ISO 14001 certification demonstrating its commitment to meeting stringent environmental standards at its facility in Madison, IN. Grote is also QS 9000 certified, meaning the company meets supplier quality standards for North American automotive and heavy-duty truck manufacturers.
The Wheel Grabber from Kiene Diesel Accessories is designed to provide a safe and effective way to remove seized/frozen hub-piloted wheels. The company says that with the Wheel Graber and an impact wrench, one mechanic can safely remove a seized wheel. The tool is effective on both steel and aluminum wheels, according to the manufacturer. www.kienediesel.com or XXX