All Kenworth models will now be equipped with a standard clear-coat paint finish to provide long-lasting performance, Kenworth Truck Co. says. The DuPont Imron Elite clear coat is a durable paint finish ideal for trucks that face extreme weather conditions or power washing. Made of polyurethane, the clear coat is applied over the color base coat paint to give a thickness and layer of protection.
Racor Div. of Parker Hannifin Corp. has announced the FW Series Hydrocarbon Water Absorbing Filters. The filters utilize an absorbent media that removes particulate contamination and free or emulsified water from various hydrocarbon fluids, including diesel blends up to B20, the company says. According to Racor, the filters deliver long element life.
Paccar Parts has extended warranties on several of its all-makes aftermarket parts. The warranties are effective with purchases made after Jan. 1, 2009. All Acrafit fuel tanks, Mirrex fenders, RoadLeveler air springs, and RoadLeveler OE springs now include a 24-month warranty. Acrafit exhaust clamps, Acrafit mufflers, Mirrex mirrors, and Paceline clutches carry an 18-month warranty when installed by a Kenworth or Peterbilt dealer. www.paccar.com/parts/
Truck-Lite's 2009 full line product catalog includes the addition of over 300 new items and is available online. More than 3,000 items in all are in the catalog, including Truck-Lite's full range of LEDs, sealed or replaceable lighting products, harnesses, mirrors, forward lighting, flashers, work lights, turn signal switches and accessories. The new catalog can be downloaded at www.truck-lite.com or by calling 1-800-562-5012 for a printed copy.
Onspot Automatic Tire Chains has released its Automatic Tire Chain System with the GM C-4500 chassis equipped with Granning air suspension. Working in conjunction with Roadmaster Suspension Co., the Onspot chain system is mounted forward of the rear axle, and the Roadmaster sway bar is mounted behind the rear axle, providing the customer with increased traction and stability.
Webb Wheel is offering a wheel-end torque specification wall chart that includes recommended specs for 6-stud and 10-stud ball seat mounted and 8-stud and 10-stud pilot mounted disc wheel hubs; 3-spoke, 5-spoke and 6-spoke wheels; and brake drum and rotor assemblies. You can request a copy of the chart at www.webbwheel.com/aftermarket/orderliterature.html or by calling 1-800-633-3256.
Freightliner long-haul and heavy-duty models are available with the Holland FW aluminum fifth wheel as an option. The FW Series weighs 100 lbs. less than competitive fifth wheels, according to SAF-Holland, and incorporates NoLube technology, which eliminates the need to lube the top plate or locks. www.safholland.com
The 2009 supplement to the Formula Blue master catalog from Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake is now available. The supplement includes model-year coverage up to 2009 for the all-makes product line of replacement hydraulic brake parts for medium-duty and commercial light-duty vehicles. www.foundationbrakes.com