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Accessories (August 01, 2008)

Purosil, an affiliate of Mission Rubber Company, has introduced several fluorocarbon-lined hoses for the heavy-duty truck market in response to new EPA regulations. Designed for combustion residue res...


Purosil, an affiliate of Mission Rubber Company, has introduced several fluorocarbon-lined hoses for the heavy-duty truck market in response to new EPA regulations. Designed for combustion residue resistance and withstanding extreme temperatures, the new hoses and elbows are reducing truck operating lifetime costs by preventing failures and increasing the time between maintenance intervals, the company says. The development of Purosil’s fluorocarbon (FC) program began in 2005, and now is integrated into its product line-up including Hump Hoses, Charge-Air Hoses, Turbocharger Hoses and Elbows. The hoses use DuPont Viton elastomer to resist diesel fuel combustion byproducts, providing a strong chemical bond between the fluorocarbon liner and the silicone rubber composite structure, the company says. For more information, visit www.purosil.com or call 800-877-5342.

TAG Heuer has come out with a pair of “night vision” glasses designed exclusively for drivers. The glasses are designed to correct the low-light short-sightedness that most drivers experience between twilight and sunrise, the company says. The glasses are reportedly able to optimize precision and enhance perception of contrasts for improved driver comfort while driving at night. They were originally intended for sports car racers in the 24 Hours of LeMans endurance race, however they were rolled out to the public this spring. For more information, visit www.tagheuer.com/eyewear.

Oil Eater has introduced a new transportation spill kit – an all-inone professional-grade emergency clean-up kit for hazardous materials spills. The kit meets DoT requirements, the company says. It consists of 10 absorbent pads, three universal snakes, an emergency check list and protective gloves, all housed in a water-resistant storage bag. More information is available at www.oileater.com or by calling 800-528-0334.

A Canadian entrepreneur has invented the magnetic mechanic – a powerful magnet that fits over the end of an oil filter and prevents metal filings from passing through to the engine where they can cause damage. The magnet is available in various sizes and compatible with different sized oil filters. Its producer, Tafcan Consulting, says the simple solution extends engine life, is easy to use and is environmentally-friendly. It can be fitted to vertically-and horizontally-mounted filters. For more information, contact Tafcan at 905-334-3771 or email tafcan@cogeco.ca.

Sterling has created a brochure for its new Set-Back 113 natural gas truck. The brochure can be viewed online at www.sterlingtrucks.com/naturalgas. Sterling says its natural gas tuck boasts the lowest emissions in the industry without sacrificing performance. It’s powered by the Cummins Westport ISL G engine, which is already 2010-compliant. Fuel savings can amount to $6,000 per year, the company says. The truck is already available in Class 7 and 8 configurations.


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