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Tires and Wheels (January 01, 2008)

Vehicle Inspection Systems has rolled out an automated aluminum rim polishing machine to help image-conscious truck fleets boost truck resale values, reduce costs and impress valuable customers. VIS-P...


Vehicle Inspection Systems has rolled out an automated aluminum rim polishing machine to help image-conscious truck fleets boost truck resale values, reduce costs and impress valuable customers. VIS-Polish is a fully automated system that requires no manual labour and fully encloses the polishing process. The system will be made available at select truck dealers and tire shops; and can polish six 19-inch to 24-inch rims in three hours. It can also clean bead-seating surfaces. Further information can be found at www.vispolish.com.

• Toyo has released a new 425/65R22.5 size for its M320 wide base super single tire. The tire is designed for on/off highway use, in applications such as dump trucks, concrete mixers and refuse trucks. The M320 features large tread blocks with functional sipes and three wide zig-zag grooves to improve traction. The tire has a long life due to an optimized casing profile, which minimizes growth of the tread area while maintaining a more uniform and flatter tread radius during its service life. In addition to providing endurance in its design construction, the M320 can also be retreaded. For more information on Toyo’s line of commercial

truck tires, www.toyo.com. visit Teleflex Power Systems has launched a new line of advanced auxiliary cab heaters for heavy-duty trucks for the winter season. Proheat Air Heaters are designed to help truck drivers and fleets significantly reduce engine idling fuel consumption while helping comply with anti-idling regulations. Proheat Air is a diesel-powered air heater that supplies heat for in-cab driver comfort during cold weather. Available in either 2-or 4-kW models, the heater reduces fuel consumption by up to 95% compared to engine idling, while supplying heat more quietly and efficiently. Proheat Air includes a remotely mounted control panel with digital display. The control panel incorporates advanced timers that allow drivers to start Proheat Air at a specific time so the truck is warm when they arrive. More information is available at www.teleflexpower.com.


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