Timken's Wheel Boss single-source wheel-end system is available for N trailer axles, with 22,500-lb. capacity. The system's adjusting nut provides accurate bearing setting and retention for precise load setting during operation. A patented seal re-circulates grease within the bearing to maintain lubrication while keeping contaminants out. www.timken.com
Hendrickson has updated its Surelok option for maintaining trailer ride height at the dock via an enhanced locking leg positioning over the suspension beam and increased durability. When the trailer parking brakes are set, supports automatically swing into position between the slider box and suspension beams. www.hendrickson-intl.com
Rieskamp now offers a lighter-duty version of its automatic drive-through vehicle wash system, which uses less water, space and power than the heavy-duty version and costs about 30% less. Vehicles can be accommodated at 5- to 10-min. intervals.
A new 46,000-lb. capacity, air-ride tandem platform slider from Hendrickson will be available this summer. The INTRAAX AAZNT 46K integrated suspension system, which has a smooth-sliding Z profile box, will be offered in ride heights from 13.5 to 17 in. It's designed for 49-, 60- and 72-in. axle spreads. www.hendrickson-intl.com
Liteflex LLC, in conjunction with its partner, the National Composite Center (NCC), introduced Liteflex composite springs, formerly owned by Delphi Automotive. In addition to the steel-leaf spring replacement, the partners offer Litecast suspension link assemblies for medium and heavy-duty vehicles, which they say provides a weight savings over steel of at least 50%, and 10-25% over forged aluminum. www.compositecenter.org
After acquiring STAUnited, a drug and alcohol testing service provider, DAC Services has changed its name to DAC/STA. The screening company's proprietary database includes access to records of terminated drivers, the Commercial Driver's License System, and a criminal database. For more info, go to the new web site: www.dacsta.com.
Trailhead, a 12/24 v DC air compressor from Oasis Off Road Mfg., operates on standard vehicle and auxiliary electrical systems. At 24v, it delivers 17 CFM at 100 psi, 16CFM at 100psi and 22 at 0 psi, with maximum pressure of 175 psi. The 17×7×10-in. unit weights 45 lb. www.Oasis-off-road.com
EZ Grip now offers a mud flap hanger for tractors. Like thetrailer version, the hangers can be bolted onto equipment to hold standard mud flaps in place. Made for heavy-duty use, with plated springs. www.ezgrip.com
Allison Transmission has increased drain intervals for its TransSyd synthetic automatic transmission fluid (ATF) on most WT models to 75,000 mi. for severe-duty applications and 150,000 mi. for general duty. Formulated by Castrol, the ATF will also be used as “factory fill” for AT, MT, HT, MD, HD, B and MH transmissions.
RediPulse Pro-10 charge/maintenance system from PulseTech Products lets you charge, improve and recover lead-acid batteries. System prevents lead-sulfate deposits from forming on plates for extended service life, and allows you to “renew” dead batteries. Go to www.pulsetech.net or call 800-580-7554
Algae-X magnetic fuel conditioner reverses sludge buildup and continuously cleans fuel system. One-time installation protects equipment for life, preventing tank sludge, clogged filters and corroded injectors. AFC-705 fuel catalyst concentrate cleans contaminated fuel systems and storage tanks for up to a year. www.algae-x.net
Huck U-Spin fasteners are said to eliminate the need to re-torque U-bolts on trailer suspensions. They can be installed in pairs by a computer-controlled hydraulic manifold, providing permanent and equalized clamping force on bolt legs for greater safety and reduced maintenance.
Thirty new aluminized steel heavy-duty mufflers for off-road applications are featured in Donaldson's 168-page exhaust-product product catalog. To order a copy, contact your local Donaldson distribution outlet, or call Donaldson at 800-374-1374
Shopping for a Freightliner? Use the “truck locator” feature on the company's web site, www.freightliner.com. Site will display vehicles that match your criteria, and give you the option of having a dealer contact you with more information.