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    Snap-on’s heavy-duty parts washer

    January 24, 2019 2:53PM by

    Snap-on’s PBC58 heavy-duty automatic parts washer is designed to clean everything from fasteners to diesel engine blocks and cylinder heads. The washer itself can accommodate loads weighing up to 1,000 lb., while the cleaning cycles can last up to 60

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    Chevin’s hub of workshop data

    January 24, 2019 11:09AM by

    Chevin Fleet Solutions’ Workshop Hub offers technicians a tool that can be used to view and track their progress and report on assigned workloads. Designed for tablets and smartphones, the web-based app makes it possible to view assignments in the

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    Crown expands forklift lineup

    January 24, 2019 9:46AM by

    Crown Equipment is expanding its lineup of counterbalance forklifts with the Crown C-G Series and C-D Series – internal combustion forklifts with pneumatic tires, delivering capacities of 8,000 to 20,000 lb. Power comes courtesy of a 4.3-liter V6 liquefied propane

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    Western Star enhances Model 4700

    January 24, 2019 9:19AM by

    Western Star has enhanced its 4700 model, introducing a series of changes in the name of productivity, safety, upfitting time, and weights.

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    Mack’s TerraPro pumper gets mDrive HD transmission

    January 22, 2019 4:22PM by

    Mack TerraPro concrete pumpers will be available with Mack mDrive HD automated manual transmissions this year, making it the first cabover concrete pumper with an AMT. The fully integrated 13- and 14-speed mDrive HD is the only AMT with split-shaft

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    Jost fifth wheel is Peterbilt’s first choice

    January 22, 2019 9:19AM by

    Peterbilt Model 579 trucks will now come standard with Jost JSK37 12-inch inboard air slide fifth wheels. The inboard slider is 23 lb. lighter than previous models, and Jost refers to other benefits including ease of use and infinite adjustment

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    Twin-steer suspensions for 4700

    January 21, 2019 9:38AM by

    Western Star’s 4700 SB and SF models can now be fitted at the factory with a twin-steer front suspension from Simard Suspensions. Assembly lines will now pre-drill frames and relocate diesel particulate filters, diesel exhaust fluid tanks, battery boxes, and

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    Diesel Winter Rescue to the rescue

    January 15, 2019 2:04PM by

    Hot Shot’s Secret oil and fuel additives now include Diesel Winter Rescue. The formula re-liquefies gelled fuel and de-ices frozen fuel filters to help get trucks back on the move. Unlike the company’s Diesel Winter Anti-Gel, which is a preventative

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    Maersk, Avantida automate street turns

    January 15, 2019 1:37PM by

    Maersk, one of the world’s largest shipping lines, is now offering street turn services on their platform in Canada and the U.S., and will leverage an established tool for the job. The triangulation of empty containers, or the interchange of

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    Kinedyne releases 7 and 8-mm stud tire chains

    December 20, 2018 3:14PM by

    Kinedyne has unveiled 7- and 8-mm heavy-duty stud tire chains under its Grip Link Brand Tire Chain family. The latest offerings feature 14 cross links and are for off-road use, when trucks need traction over uneven terrain, oil fields, lumber

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    CarriersEdge unveils Fall Protection for Drivers course

    December 20, 2018 2:48PM by

    CarriersEdge has introduced an online course to help protect drivers from hazards including slips, trips, falls from heights, and stresses from repetitive motion. The Fall Protection for Drivers course focuses on how to become aware of such hazards and how

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    Rotary Lift offers remote or column controls

    December 19, 2018 1:40PM by

    The Rotary Flex Max is a wireless mobile column lift that can be operated by a remote or using controls found on every column. Available in two, four, six, and eight columns, it has lifting capacities of 14,000 or 18,800

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    Shell releases heavy-duty greases

    December 17, 2018 10:12AM by

    Shell Rotella has unveiled a new lineup of heavy-duty greases for applications including trucks, tractors, and construction equipment. Rotella HD The Shell Rotella HD Grease is a premium multi-purpose formulas for on- and off-road applications and industrial equipment use. Its

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    Utility unveils aerodynamic trailer tail

    December 13, 2018 11:20AM by

    Utility Trailer Manufacturing’s new Utility Aerodynamic Tail (UAT) represents the company’s latest step to reduce aerodynamic drag. The unit weighs a mere 25 lb. and is compatible with dry vans and refrigerated trailers with rear swing doors. It’s made with

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    Heavy-duty tire changers from John Bean

    December 11, 2018 10:33AM by

    John Bean has unveiled a series of three heavy-duty tire changers, covering a variety of sizes. The largest option in the range, the 8058, can service up to 58-inch wheels and 95-inch tires. It comes with a wireless control pendant,