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    Ridewell updates suspension line

    October 16, 2018 10:19AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Ridewell Suspensions has revised and expanded its 233-20K truck and trailer product lines to include galvanized components, while trailer drum brake models have been given a new cross-channel and hanger design. Also included in the truck suspension family are expanded

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    Tarping system features simplified design

    October 15, 2018 9:46AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Mountain Tarp’s ESR2000, an electric side-to-side lock and roll tarping system, features a heavy-duty electric motor, single-button open and close controls, and a reinforced aluminum front arm with spring assembly. Available in direct drive or with a chain drive motor

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    A quieter compressor

    October 4, 2018 7:13AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Gardner Denver’s new Hydrovane compressor has been designed for the demands of hybrid-electric and fully electric vehicles, delivering an optimized weight-to-air output ratio. Traditional compressors are heavier and noisier, and rely on a larger-capacity cooling system, the company says. This

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    Peterbilt unveils control unit

    September 25, 2018 11:28AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Peterbilt has unveiled a new Vehicle Electrical Control Unit (VECU) to increase functionality and simplify the upfitting process for Model 567 and 579 trucks. Upfitters now enjoy customized settings for PTO operations, multiplex switches to improve diagnostics, and additional safety

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    No engine needed for ComfortPro

    September 25, 2018 9:26AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Carrier Transicold’s ComfortPro electric auxiliary power unit will cool a cab without generating emissions, and also promises one of the longest run times for a battery-powered APU. The unit delivers 7,500 Btu/h of air conditioning for up to 11 hours.

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    Meritor axles ready for extreme duty

    September 21, 2018 12:17PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Meritor is supporting severe-duty applications with the new MX-610 front drive axle and MZ-610 tridem rear axle. The MZ-610 tridem offers wide-ranging axle ratings and a high ground clearance as well as a gross axle weight rating of 60 tons

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    Ridewell unveils short track axles

    September 14, 2018 7:32PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Ridewell Suspensions has released a new series of short track axles that can easily be configured with automatic tire inflation systems.  This shorter series axle comes with a .75-inch wall thickness and track widths between 28 and 42 inches. The

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    P600 options unveiled

    September 14, 2018 4:19PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Meritor’s P600 planetary axles are now available with optional five-planet wheel-ends and can now be configured for use with central tire inflation systems. The optional five-planet wheel ends allow a 20% higher gross combined axle weight rating (GCWR) when compared

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    Flexible disc for aluminum work

    September 13, 2018 4:00PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Those who need to work with heat-sensitive metals such as aluminum and other non-ferrous alloys now have access to the Enduo-Flex ALU flap disc for aluminum blending and finishing. Offered through Walter Surface Technologies, the discs are free of iron,

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    LED lights heat it up

    September 13, 2018 3:52PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Maxxima’s MaxxHeat LED headlamps and stop/tail/turn lights come with a microprocessor that automatically initiates a lens heating systems when ambient temperatures drop below 10 Celsius – helping to prevent the buildup of ice and snow.   MaxxHeat comes on 4×6-,

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    Cooling comfort from Phillips & Temro

    September 13, 2018 11:56AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Phillips & Temro Industries’ new Idle Free Series 5000 eAPU is a high-capacity-cooling electric auxiliary power unit for those who are traveling in hot climates. A compressor and wall-mounted evaporator combine to deliver more than 300 cfm of air, and

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    New rotating electrics

    September 5, 2018 9:52AM by johng@newcom.ca

    LoadHandler Power Products has expanded its lineup of rotating electrical products to include the L39 gear-reduction and L42 direct-drive heavy-duty models. Each is promised to offer an OE-like fit. The L39 12- and 24-volt gear reduction starters fit engines up

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    Picture — and capture — the heat

    August 23, 2018 1:50PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Snap-on’s Diagnostic Thermal Imager Elite uses infrared technology to reveal heat caused by friction, electrical resistance, pressure changes and more – helping to track down vehicle faults more quickly. With 4,800 distinct temperature zones, the tool can show temperatures up

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    Snap-on socket redesigned

    August 23, 2018 1:45PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Snap-on’s Flank Drive Xtra (FDX) socket system is the company’s first redesigned socket since unveiling the Flank Drive system in 1965. The new design grips fasteners further off the corners, and offers up to 25% more strength than the Flank

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    Say hello to BlueParrot

    August 23, 2018 9:58AM by johng@newcom.ca

    BlueParrott has unveiled a voice-controlled over-the-head headset, promising a hands-free Bluetooth user experience that offers access to Google Assistant or Siri without touching a button. All users need to do is say, “Hello BlueParrott” to begin the process. The B550-XT