Espar has introduced a solution for truckers who are concerned about their ability to start their trucks this winter with ultra low-sulfur diesel. The company has developed a system called SURE START, which consists of Espar’s Hydronic 5 coolant heater as well as its Arctic Fox ‘Hot Foxes.’ The system heats both the engine and the fuel tanks, as well as the fuel being delivered to the engine and heaters. The company says it results in easy starting in even extremely cold ambient temperatures. The new system is available through Espar’s aftermarket dealer network. More information about the product can be found at www.espar.com, or you can call 800-387-4800 for information about dealer locations.
Ridewell Suspensions has developed a new self-steering, liftable auxiliary axle suspension system for trailers. The model RSS-232T has a capacity rating of 13,200 lbs. and is available in ride heights ranging from 10.5″ to 18.75″. The system includes a lightweight, fully integrated axle and weighs in at less than 900 lbs. Features of the 232T include a compact mounting envelope as low as 21.7″ for mid-mount and high mount versions and 22.0″ for the low mount version; 13.5″ of total axle travel; urethane bushings; high tensile steel; and 28 degrees of wheel cut. For more information, visit www.ridewellcorp.com.
The weight saving design of stamped steel end fittings on the Liteflex lightweight composite springs; allow direct support of the spring for hybrid suspension designs. The new fittings are one-third the weight of the cast aluminum parts that they replace, yielding significant weight savings for vehicle suspensions. In addition to reduced weight, which results in increased fuel efficiency, greater payload capacity, and higher horsepower-to-weight ratio, the new designs are more cost effective than their predecessor. For more information, visit www.liteflexllc.com.
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