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    Landing gear get added protection

    January 31, 2019 2:10PM by johng@newcom.ca

    SAF-Holland has unveiled a new layer of protection for landing gear in the form of the purpose-made True Lube grease. Operating temperatures range from -40 to 65 Celsius to help ensure smooth cranking. Compared to previous greases, this formula better

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    Pintle hook design delivers the strength

    January 31, 2019 2:07PM by johng@newcom.ca

    When it comes to a pintle hook, much of the strength comes through the choice of materials. SAF-Holland’s new PH-405 pintle hook features an austenitic manganese steel body that supports wear resistance. It “work hardens” at the contact surfaces with

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    Fras-le expands brake lineup

    January 31, 2019 2:05PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Fras-le has expanded its lineup of hydraulic brake pads and added a new value-priced friction material called durbloc into the mix. Pins and other features in a related Mechanical Retention System (MRS) have been designed to help keep water from

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    Gladhand filter helps clear your air

    January 31, 2019 2:02PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Tramec Sloan has introduced a new gladhand that will help take care of your air. Integrated Filter Gladhands, as the name implies, incorporate a serviceable inline filter in their bodies to keep debris out of the air system. No separate

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    Mirror, camera integrated into single unit

    January 31, 2019 2:00PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Velvac’s LaneOptics Mirror Cam integrates a color camera to help enhance visibility in traditional blind spots. The 50-square-inch mirror incorporates the camera in the upper corner, delivering a 73.7-degree field of view. The lens is also pre-positioned. Once the mirror

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    Dana adds driveshaft to Spicer lineup

    January 29, 2019 12:13AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Dana has added the SPL 250 Lite driveshaft to its Spicer lineup while also expanding its Spicer Select portfolio to cover the Meritor Permalube RPL Series. The SPL 250 Lite aftermarket replacement offers a press-in mid-ship assembly and includes the

  • Product Equipment

    Bendix unveils reman disc brake calipers

    January 28, 2019 10:10AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake is now offering remanufactured air disc brake calipers, promising a combination of price advantages along with performance, warranty, and post-sales support. Air disc brakes have been available in North America for about 15 years and are

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    Roll cabs of a different color

    January 24, 2019 3:00PM by johng@newcom.ca

    If you’re looking to add some style to your storage, Snap-on’s KERP682AO 68-inch, 12-drawer EPIQ Series Roll Cabs and KMP1022 54-inch 11-drawer Masters Series Roll Cabs are now available in matte green and orange. Each cabinet features a customizable SpeeDrawer

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    Snap-on’s heavy-duty parts washer

    January 24, 2019 2:53PM by johng@newcom.ca

    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 johng@newcom.ca

    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 johng@newcom.ca

    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 johng@newcom.ca

    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 johng@newcom.ca

    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 johng@newcom.ca

    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 johng@newcom.ca

    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