What more could a trailer want? (September 01, 2002)

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MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Tectran has a new offering for truck and trailer owners, the AirPower Line.

The new product delivers one neat convenient package to connect the tractor-trailer air and power lines. Containing service, emergency airlines and ABS power line all enclosed in a wrapped package, the complete unit comes ready to use.

It includes the red and blue glad grips for easy identification and gladhand connection. As well, the air lines have swivel fittings at the tractor end for quick installation.

The power line, which is fully ABS compatible, is equipped with Tectran’s Weatherseal to keep out moisture and road contaminats. The three lines are wrapped with tough flexible loom that makes for excellent abrasion resistance. Replacement components are available separately.

Fleets that use straight lines will find the Tectran AirPower Line to be the convenient, neat, and durable, approach to connecting the tractor-trailer, according to the company.

For more information, contact Glen Hogg at 905-678-7200. n

Ridewell adds self-steers for trailers

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Building off the success of its RLT-230 LIGHT-TRAC self-steering truck-mount suspension system, Ridewell has designed a trailer version with the same performance characteristics.

The model RLT-230-S offers an integrated lift unit and includes suspension, brakes and a fully-dressed fabricated axle. It may be used in the pusher or tag position and is rated at 13,200lb cap.

Most visibly different in the trailer version is the 70.06-inch KPI straight axle design compared to the drop center axle on the truck-mount version.

The strongest advantage though, is the 12.5- to 18-in. range of the mounting heights offered.

With these tall mounting heights no sub-frames or spacers are required for installation, reducing unnecessary weight and cost.

Further advantages are the unit’s 27 degree wheel cut and its compact 21.8-in. package space. The pre-assembled, parallelogram-designed RLT-230-S self-steers with a constant axle caster, which comes pre-set, as does the alignment.

The system keeps axles on the ground when cornering for tight turning and allows tires to consistently track with the trailer, virtually eliminating tire scrub.

Other features include 38- to 44-in. frame widths, urethane bushings, dual self-centering stabilizers and 15×4 S-cam brakes with auto-slacks and 20-in. chambers.

Weight of the entire unit ranges from 874 – 917lb depending on wheel end equipment selected.

For more information, contact Ridewell Corporation at 800-641-4122. n

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