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New Products (August 01, 2007)


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Bell Canada has made available the new SANYO 7050 mobile phone, designed for Bell Mobility clients who want the toughest handset available. The SANYO 7050 features an ultra-rugged design built to military standards to withstand extremes of dust, shock and vibration. It features a textured Dura-Grip rubber surface providing surface protection and usability under the harshest conditions. In addition to GPS capabilities and Bluetooth technology, the handset allows colleagues to speak instantly through the Bell 10-4 walkie talkie service. For more information, visit www.bell.ca/wireless and www.sanyo.ca.

Accessories

The AV 1000, a mirror cleaning system from Air Vizion, will remove water droplets from side mirrors at the push of a button by delivering a burst of compressed air. The system is flexible and easy to install, and taps into the vehicle’s secondary compressed air system. The system was developed to improve driver visibility, especially when changing lanes or backing up. The air release switch can be mounted in the dash, or an in-cab location more suitable to the operator. For further information, visit www.airvizion.com.

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Spray Control Systems, manufacturer of Minimizer poly truck fenders and accessories, has released its latest product – the Minimizer custom engraved mud flap. While traditionally hot-stamped or embossed flaps fade out over time, the designs on Minimizer custom engraved flaps will maintain colour and vibrancy indefinitely. Customers choose their own symbol, logo or name which is etched into each flap. Visit www.minimizer.com.

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Phillips Industries has released 20-ft. length versions of its coiled air hoses, PERMACOIL and ABS PERMACOIL electrical assemblies. The new 20-ft. coiled assemblies were added to Phillips’ product line in response to the needs of certain operations, like logging and steel haulers, allowing them a sharper turning radius without damaging the hoses. The new 20′ air hoses and electrical assemblies will be available on new equipment and through Phillips’ authorized dealers. More information can be found at www.phillipsind.com.

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Carrier Transicold is offering a new line of industrial-strength security devices to provide added security against cargo theft. Each of the four rugged locking systems is designed to deter thieves in a different way. The Sealock is a single-use device that makes any truck or trailer virtually tamper-proof. The Enforcer adjustable lock is a reusable lock made of chrome-plated steel with a cast iron locking component. It fits around trailer keeper bars and can be adjusted in half-inch increments to provide a tight fit. The Enforcer Air Cuff lock, completely encases the air valves in the tractor cab, preventing truck and trailer brakes from being released. The Enforcer king pin lock provides security for dropped trailers by preventing unauthorized hook-ups. For more info, visit www.trucktrailer.carrier.com.

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The Cole Hersee Company is now offering its new 58336 Locking Rocker Switch. The switch automatically locks in the off position, and a slider must be actuated before the switch can be turned on. Aimed towards trucking applications that require an additional level of safety, the switch offers a bright orange actuator that allows users to easily view if the switch is locked. Cole Hersee’s Locking Rocker Switch is weather-resistant and provides SPST On/Off configuration. The switch offers a matte black finish housing, bezel and actuator and has a 25A at 12V DC rating. Visit www.colehersee.com.

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Truck-Lite has recently expanded its Signal-Stat line of LED products for the third time since Truck-Lite introduced it in 2004. The line now has more than 40 high-diode-count lamps. The new lamps being introduced include 2.5″ round LED clearance markers with reflex lens, triangular LED bus lamps, 4″ round and 6″ oval LED stop, turn, and tail lamps with clear lens and coloured diodes. The lamps can be used as retrofit using standard plug connections that make the lamps compatible with virtually all existing trailers. More information about the line can be found at www.truck-lite.com.


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