Friday, March 24, 2017

NOW - An Aluminum Gooseneck Flatbed from Knapheide

AL-PGNB-96 Aluminum Gooseneck Body on a Ram 3500 with optional 6" Z sides and aluminum toolboxes.

Your wait for an aluminum gooseneck flatbed that is both lightweight AND strong is over. The Knapheide PGNB Aluminum Gooseneck Body features an aerospace technology assembly utilizing military-grade aluminum extrusions. What does this mean? This means a body that is structurally superior yet 40% lighter than steel providing more payload for the haul. With a gooseneck hitch system rated at 30,000 lbs. you can rest assured that this aluminum flatbed can handle your heaviest of loads. The aluminum construction gives you better protection against corrosion ensuring your aluminum truck bed will last for years to come. Never settle for an aluminum flatbed that is second-best.

See more at: https://www.knapheide.com/gooseneck-bodies/aluminum-pgnb-gooseneck-bodies-p790


Thursday, March 23, 2017

2017 Nissan TITAN vs TITAN XD | Chassis Comparison


017 Nissan TITAN vs TITAN XD; it's a battle of the Titans. TITAN and TITAN XD are the most capable trucks we've ever made. Take an in-depth look at their powertrains, chassis, and capabilities, and find out which TITAN is best for you. Nissan TITAN and TITAN XD – Backed up by America’s Best Truck Warranty.

Learn More at: http://www.nissanusa.com/trucks/titan

Ranger Design Max View Clear Top Van Partition Video


Clear Polycarbonate Max View Van Partition from Ranger Design
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See how this new transparent top van partition is the clear choice for safety, security and comfort.

The partition is contoured for maximum driver comfort.

Clear Top: Permits 180 degree rear visibility and reduces blind spots.

Tighter Fit: helps control the climate in your cargo van, keeping your van area cool in summer and warm in winter.

Less Constricted: The new Max View cargo van divider make your cab feel less constricted and more comfortable by reducing the boxed-in feeling of a small vehicle.

Maximum Impact Resistance: Built from thermoformed ABS and polycarbonate, these partitions uphold a standard of safety set only by Ranger Design.

Visit our website http://rangerdesign.com/products/van-... or call our friendly staff at 1-800-565-5321 for your next commercial vehicle upfit.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

ANA 300 H Operational Video


A quick start video on the operations of the hydraulically driven Air N Arc 300 H product.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Cummins, Valvoline Premium Blue extend oil drain intervals by 10,000 miles



Valvoline and Cummins Inc. have announced that Valvoline Premium Blue Heavy Duty Engine Oil is proven to extend oil drain intervals for an additional 10,000 miles, enabling a new maximum ODI of 60,000 miles in the 2017 Cummins X15 engines, compared to other API CK-4 engine oils.

The results were proven through extensive collaborative development efforts, covering millions of miles of real-world truck testing, the company explained. In an analysis of cost savings potential, comparing the use of conventional oil and synthetic blend CK-4 oils in the Cummins X15 engine, Valvoline Premium Blue 15W-40 was proven to save upwards of $20,000 in annual oil maintenance cost and productivity savings for a 100-truck fleet, the company shared.

Source: http://www.fleetequipmentmag.com/cummins-valvoline-premium-blue-extend-oil-drain-intervals-10000-miles/


Test drive: Mack’s Granite MHD ‘baby 8’



The idea of a “tweener” or a baby 8 truck isn’t exactly new, but Mack’s approach with the Granite MHD is somewhat unique.

In many cases, a Class 6 or 7 unit is spec’d up to give the smaller truck enough power and capability to move upwards of 60,000 pounds. This lowers the sticker price but most often you’ll find a smaller cab, smaller mirrors, reduced visibility, fewer features and lighter components, including frame cross-members.

In the case of the Granite MHD, a standard Granite model is refitted with lighter components, like a Cummins 9-liter ISL, Allison 3000 RDS six-speed automatic transmission and in some cases lighter frame rails, axles and suspensions. The end result is a scaled down Class 8 truck, which provides a larger cab and increased rigidity.

Powered by Cummins’ lightweight ISL, the truck sits on a Mack Cornerstone chassis that features a high-strength steel frame.

The lighter-weight frame doesn’t sacrifice stiffness and performance. My drive on the surface roads of Indianapolis was highlighted with tight handling and more than enough power from the engine’s 345 hp and 1,050 lb. ft. torque.


The cab of the Granite MHD is roomy and quiet.

Otherwise the MHD looks and is outfitted like any other Granite – comfortable, roomy and rugged with supreme visibility.

Granite MHD features flush and extended channel type front bumpers and hood splash shields to extend component life by keeping the engine compartment clean. My unit was outfitted with a 10’ by 36” snow plow, which added some head-weight to the truck, and the back was equipped with an 11’ dump box – a fairly common municipal spec for this truck.

The galvanized steel cab, coupled with the 9-liter ISL, makes for a quiet ride and mounting it on airbags and shocks means the truck absorbs most of the battering before it reaches the driver.

With a tight steering radius, Granite MHD easily navigates narrow streets, crowded jobsites and makes quick work of plowing a small patch of snow from the Indianapolis Zoo parking lot.

All baby 8s are built to take a beating, but Mack’s Granite MHD is a heavyweight fighting in the middleweight division, allowing it to take one across the teeth time and time again.


- See more at: http://www.hardworkingtrucks.com/test-drive-macks-granite-mhd-baby-8/#sthash.o29a69hM.dpuf


In the case of the Granite MHD, a standard Granite model is refitted with lighter components, like a Cummins 9-liter ISL, Allison 3000 RDS six-speed automatic transmission and in some cases lighter frame rails, axles and suspensions. The end result is a scaled down Class 8 truck, which provides a larger cab and increased rigidity.

Powered by Cummins’ lightweight ISL, the truck sits on a Mack Cornerstone chassis that features a high-strength steel frame.

The lighter-weight frame doesn’t sacrifice stiffness and performance. My drive on the surface roads of Indianapolis was highlighted with tight handling and more than enough power from the engine’s 345 hp and 1,050 lb. ft. torque.



The cab of the Granite MHD is roomy and quiet.

Otherwise the MHD looks and is outfitted like any other Granite – comfortable, roomy and rugged with supreme visibility.

Granite MHD features flush and extended channel type front bumpers and hood splash shields to extend component life by keeping the engine compartment clean. My unit was outfitted with a 10’ by 36” snow plow, which added some head-weight to the truck, and the back was equipped with an 11’ dump box – a fairly common municipal spec for this truck.

The galvanized steel cab, coupled with the 9-liter ISL, makes for a quiet ride and mounting it on airbags and shocks means the truck absorbs most of the battering before it reaches the driver.
With a tight steering radius, Granite MHD easily navigates narrow streets, crowded jobsites and makes quick work of plowing a small patch of snow from the Indianapolis Zoo parking lot.
All baby 8s are built to take a beating, but Mack’s Granite MHD is a heavyweight fighting in the middleweight division, allowing it to take one across the teeth time and time again.

- See more at: http://www.hardworkingtrucks.com/test-drive-macks-granite-mhd-baby-8/#sthash.o29a69hM.dpuf

Monday, March 20, 2017

Ford Commercial Fleet: A Cut Above The Competition | Commercial Vehicles | Ford


When it comes to work, Ford Commercial Vehicles can take it, bring it, and flat out haul it. Ford Trucks and Vans: year after year, America’s best-selling lineup of commercial vehicles* is ready for whatever the job at hand.

*Based on IHS Markit CY1985-2016 US TIP Registrations excluding registrations to individuals. TIP Registrations prior to 2010 do not include all GVW 1 and 2 vehicles.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

All-New 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor: Dual Exhaust Technology | F-150 Raptor | Ford Performance


Getting back to basics in the best way. Inspired by the legendary history of Ford racing engines and state of the art audio analyses and prototype designs, the 2017 F-150 Raptor boasts an exhaust that redefines the sound of off-road performance.

BOLT Locks Segment Federated Work Truck - Truck U #907


In this segment Bruno Massel and Matt Steele hosts of Speed channel's Truck U Talk about the benefits of using BOLT Locks.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

GMC Duramax Diesel Engine


Discover the 2017 Duramax package that provides more horsepower, torque, and payload carrying capability. Our Duramax Diesel engine was tested in extreme conditions to ensure the best performance, capability, and refinement.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Snowplow Overview - Godwin, Henke and Cirus Components - Enoven Truck Body


AJ with Enoven Truck Bodies give a demonstration of a heavy duty snowplow with a Godwin dump body, Henke spreader and Cirus controls.  See more at http://www.enovenind.com


Ram ProMaster City | Environmental Painting Alternatives


Environmental Painting Alternatives (EPA) is a forward-thinking small business with a 30-year-history as a commercial painting contractor. Currently, EPA is actively pursuing business in the residential market, with the goal of applying its best practices on the commercial side
to become the largest residential painting contractor in the state of Florida. To go after this new market, EPA relys on its three Ram ProMaster vans, including one new Ram ProMaster City, which serve as vital tools to enhance his company’s reputation and overall value proposition.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Curt Manufacturing at the 2016 SEMA Show


Once a year, the best and the brightest all make the journey to Las Vegas, NV for the premier automotive trade show in the world: the one, the only, the SEMA show.

Find more at: http://www.curtmfg.com/


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

GMC Double Cab with 8' Knapheide Service Body


Jordon Lewis shows off a new GMC Double Cab 2500HD with an 8' Knapheide Service Body with a tapered forklift loadable rack, class IV receiver and trailer plug, and the master internal bar locking system with ignition keyed padlocks. See more at http://www.dowlewistrucks.com


Jordon Lewis shows off a new GMC Regular Cab 2500HD with an 8' Knapheide Service Body


Jordon Lewis shows off a new GMC Regular Cab 2500HD with an 8' Knapheide Service Body with a tapered forklift loadable rack, class IV receiver and trailer plug, and the master internal bar locking system with ignition keyed padlocks. See more at http://www.dowlewistrucks.com