Truck-Lite is offering a new clear lens and housing for its Model 19 clearance/marker lamps. The red and amber LEDs will be seen through the clear lens; the new lamps are interchangeable with the company's standard Model 19 units.
Hino Diesel Trucks (USA) has a new, easy-to-navigate web site that provides the latest in Hino news as well as information on its line of Class 4-7 cabovers and its dealer network. Web site also links to the parent company, Hino Motors Ltd. www.hino.com
ArvinMeritor is entering the commercial truck wheel market. Through an expansion of its San Luis Potosi, Mexico, manufacturing plant, the company now has the production and machinery necessary to produce steel wheels up to 22.5 in. These products will complement ArvinMeritor's wheel-end packages, including brake systems, hubs and drums.
Kenworth Truck has a new and improved web site with more detailed information on trucks, dealers and services. When you go to www.kenworth.com you'll find seven major categories: products, dealers, parts and service, driver's lounge, company news and merchandise. One of the many new features is a virtual showroom that provides a 180-degree view of KW trucks.
Shop online at www.peterbilt.com and you'll find a greater variety of Peterbilt-branded merchandise monthly discount specials. Improvements to the electronic storefront also mean that browsing, selection and checkout will all be easier.
The Centriguard CH41100, for 6- to 18-liter diesels, is the newest addition to Fleetguard's line of engine oil filters. It is based on the company's patented ConeStaC design, which stacks the filter layers in a cone shape to maximize the amount of contaminants that can be removed from the oil. Fleetguard says the new filter is especially effective for very small particles (1 to 5 microns), as well as soot.
Dana Corp. has entered into a long-term supply agreement with PACCAR. The company's Commercial Vehicle Systems operations will supply steer axles, drive axles, brakes, driveshafts and steering shafts as standard equipment on Kenworth and Peterbilt Class 6 through 8 trucks.
Body builders' manual for Peterbilt's Model 330 medium-duty conventional provides truck-body builders and installers with key vehicle dimensions and guidelines for modifications, helping ensure chassis integrity. Manual is available in booklet and CD format. www.peterbilt.com
Mobil Delvac 1300 Super 15W-40 features a new detergent/dispersant chemistry and unique base oils in a harder working lubricant for improved performance, even in the most demanding on- and off-highway service. It exceeds API's CH-4 service category requirements as well as Cummins, Volvo and Mack extended-drain specs. www.mobil.com/delvac
Remanufactured heavy-duty pumps and steering gears for truck and bus applications are covered in a new product brochure from ZF Industries. Brochure includes OE, service and/or ZF parts numbers, as well as operating specs for each product in spreadsheet format.
Self-steering trailer air suspension, Ridewell Suspension's RAR-240-LKS, is a 25,000-lb.-capacity system designed to work with dual or super-single tires. Available unitized with fully dressed leading-kingpin axle, the suspension provides 14-in. mounting height, axle travel of 5 in. up and 4.2 in. down, and positive axle lock in reverse. www.ridewellcorp.com
The new Vantage line of natural gas- or propane-fired unitary infrared heaters from Roberts-Gordon features models to effectively heat everything from customer-service areas to shipping and receiving areas to wash bays. www.rg-inc.com
Holland's SMARTSystem (ELI) electronic lock indicator system for its 3500 series fifth wheels, previously available only on new vehicles, is now offered in two retrofit kits for use on existing vehicles using those fifth wheels. The entire top plate can be replaced by a new one incorporating ELI or, alternatively, ELI can be added to the existing top plate. www.thehollandgroupinc.com
Racor now offers a premium cartridge oil filter for gasoline engines up to 7.5L, as well as the Dodge/Cummins B series 5.9L diesels. The Lubrication Filtration System (LFS) Series 300 features crushable, burnable cellulose cartridge elements that provide increased capacity and efficiency, says Racor. They can be used as replacements for standard spin-ons. www.racor.com
New York City Transit, which operates more buses than any other public agency in North America, is retrofitting its buses with 120,000 Disc-Lock International safety wheel nuts over the next year. These vibration-proof lug nuts are said to virtually eliminate wheel loss. www.disc-lock.com
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