Thursday, September 20, 2018

WEATHER GUARD Defender Series Truck Boxes


WEATHER GUARD introduces a new line of truck boxes with Defender Series. Watch this video and understand the differences between WEATHER GUARD and Defender Series.

Harbor CraneMaster Body - West Coast Style Personalized to Meet Your Every Need...



CraneMaster bodies represent an open design that permits you to choose all the appointments to meet your every need when using 2,000-4,000 lb. cranes with capacity up to 12,000 ft.-lb. The west coast service body design is the preferred style for these cranes. Harbor has sorted out which cranes go with which bodies. Tell us what weight you are loading and what length of crane you need to get the job done (length in feet x weight in lb. = ft. lb.) and we’ll put you in the right combination. Then, we’ll help you choose from among the many options that will make this your personal design!

Find more at: www.htbi.net



Wednesday, September 19, 2018

How the Harbor Service Body with a Cargo Bed Enclosure Keeps Stuff Out-Of-Sight



This is an example of a new GMC 2500HD chassis upfitted with a Harbor 8' Service Body with a Forklift-Loadable Rack, Class IV Receiver, and a 3-Piece Cargo Bed Enclosure. It's a great way to keep your stuff accessible and yet out of sight. Ron Sadler is the Fleet/Commercial Manager at Lehmer's Buick-GMC in Concord CA. See more at http://www.lehmersgmc.com

Monday, September 17, 2018

Tommy Gate Rear Camera Kits

Tommy Gate now has a new Rear Camera Sensor Bar Option  for Ford Superduty pickup liftgates.


The incorporation of rear camera technology in modern pickup trucks has rapidly increased over the past couple of years. According to a DOT mandate passed in 2014, all vehicles under 10,000lbs must be outfitted with the technology by May 2018.

In order to maximize liftgate versatility and compatibility with such technology, the Tommy Gate engineering team has designed a one-of-a-kind Rear Camera & Sensor Bar kit for many newer model trucks.

The application chart that lists available kits and their corresponding truck models has been updated to include some Ford Superduty models and may be viewed here.

Rear Camera Bar kits are application specific and only available for the newest pickup models. Tommy Gate will continue to release additional applications as future pickup models are released.



If you have any questions, feel free to contact your territory manager and/or customer service at 1-800-LIFTGATE.

Tommy Gate is always working to design, build, and improve upon the finest liftgates in the world.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Saturday, September 15, 2018

2018 Nissan Titan XD: What's Changed

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  • Most significant changes: No significant changes for 2018
  • Price change: All Titan XDs increase by $700; most option packages see a $25 to $45 increase and destination stays the same at $1,295
  • On sale: Now
  • Which should you buy, a 2017 or 2018? The 2017; incentives have been available on leftover models, but they won't last long
Introduced in 2016 in crew-cab flavor as a new lighter-duty three-quarter-ton option with an all-new 5.0-liter V-8 Cummins diesel, the Nissan Titan XD lineup expanded in 2017 to offer both single (regular) and King (extended) cab models along with a 5.6-liter gasoline V-8 option. There are no significant changes for 2018 except the addition of a Midnight Edition black trim package. Trims levels for the Titan XD include S, SV, Pro-4X, SL and Platinum Reserve. The Midnight Edition is available for SV and SL crew-cab diesel 4x4 models.

The available 5.0-liter diesel V-8 is paired to a six-speed automatic transmission, while the 5.6-liter gas V-8 has a seven-speed automatic, the only one it its class. Both engine options can be had in rear-wheel and four-wheel-drive drivelines.

Titan XD Single and King cabs are similar in size to their Titan half-ton counterparts, but they have larger/stronger heavy-duty underpinnings that offer higher payload and towing capacities across the lineup. Single cabs get an 8-foot bed while King Cabs come with a 6-foot-6-inch bed. Titan XD crew cabs have a longer wheelbase and overall length than the half-ton models and have a 6-foot-6-inch bed.

As something of an "in-betweener," the Titan XD competes with both full-size half-ton and three-quarter-ton pickups. Nissan's intent with the Titan XD was to offer something similar to a traditional light-duty (half-ton) pickup with towing and hauling capabilities approaching those of a three-quarter-ton model, but without the traditional rough-riding road dynamics.

Cars.com photos by Christian Lantry

Friday, September 14, 2018

HOW LUBE TRUCKS INCREASE EFFICIENCY

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LUBE TRUCKS have become some of the most important tools that a construction, demolition, or mining company can invest in. These support vehicles are capable of keeping even the largest fleets of work trucks and other machines stocked with the lubricants, antifreeze, grease, and other fluids that they need for maximum efficiency and effectiveness. Here are a few of the main benefits that lube trucks have to offer:

Learn more at: http://www.taylorpumpandlift.com/products/lube-trucks/



Harbor PHVAC Van Interior


Plumbing Heating and Ventilation service technicians need to carry bottles of Nitro, CO2 or Brazing torch gases to pressure test systems, purge a system, blow out coils, or solder or repair lines. 

The Electrical/Telecom package is designed to satisfy your need with a 3-tank holder mounted off the rear shelf  panel, four (4) drawer packs, and a lockable storage compartment for valuable components. 

How about adding a drop-down rack for your different size ladders that help you get to that system? Keep your tanks at 40 cu.ft. or less if you have to carry them up the ladder!

Learn more at: http://htbi.net/


Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Nissan is Calling All TITANS in new purpose-driven truck campaign

 Nissan is Calling All TITANs

• New integrated marketing campaign seeks to celebrate everyday heroes as TITANs of the Community, TITANs of the Neighborhood and TITANs of the Outdoors
• Campaign developed in response to consumer research that found Nissan TITAN® customers are driven by improving the world around them
 • To kick off the campaign, Nissan has partnered with Habitat for Humanity, the American Red Cross and the National Park Foundation – three national organizations rooted in serving the neighborhood, community and the outdoors
 • In addition to a $1 million donation to each organization, Nissan will actively promote local volunteer opportunities and ways TITAN enthusiasts can get involved through a new campaign website, CallingAllTITANs.com     

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept 5, 2018) – When is a TITAN more than a truck? Nissan’s new marketing campaign, Calling All TITANs, seeks to celebrate everyday heroes using pickup trucks to improve the world around them. These TITANs of the community, neighborhood and outdoors are driving change from behind the wheel of Nissan TITAN trucks.

“We have seen that TITAN customers are the kind of people who want to get the job done and leave their world better than they found it,” said Jeremy Tucker, vice president, Marketing Communications and Media, Nissan North America, Inc. ”Be it conservation of the outdoors, contributions to local charities or simple acts of kindness, there is a natural desire among pickup truck owners to take action when help is needed.”

Over three-quarters of Americans1 (78%) believe companies must do more than just make money; they must positively impact society as well. Central to the Calling All TITANs movement is Nissan’s commitment and partnership to three national organizations: Habitat for Humanity, the American Red Cross and the National Park Foundation. Nissan will donate a total of $1 million to each organization. The donations will be used to support the missions of each nonprofit, helping drive awareness and provide opportunities for Nissan employees, dealers and owners across America to get involved.

“To truly be a Titan, you need a dependable vehicle that can tow, haul and drive through the worst of it. With its rugged capability and Nissan Intelligent Mobility features, the Nissan TITAN is fit to take on any assignment from the heroic to the everyday,” said Fred DePerez, vice president, North America LCV Business Unit, Nissan North America, Inc.

“From the grass roots efforts of our local dealers to the great work being done on a national scale, Calling All TITANS gives us a meaningful way to connect the capabilities of our TITAN truck with our current and future customers – the Titans of our world - answering the call when they see a need,” said Tucker. 

Beginning in September, a series of new advertising spots and social media campaigns will highlight the inspirational endeavors of each nonprofit. Additionally, a campaign website, CallingAllTITANs.com, has been created to provide information on how to donate, volunteer and more.

While this marketing campaign is new, giving back to the community is a signature of Nissan’s business model and built into TITAN’s DNA. Every year Nissan’s corporate philanthropy efforts are directed to nonprofits working in education, environmental stewardship and humanitarian relief, enriching people’s lives in the communities where its employees live and work. Habitat for Humanity Nissan began its partnership with Habitat for Humanity in 2005, providing a fleet of first generation Titans to assist in cleanup efforts following the devastation left behind by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. By the end of 2018, Nissan will have helped build 98 houses and donated more than 145 trucks and over $15.5 million to the organization and its mission for affordable housing. The Calling All TITANs campaign will expand the relationship further with more vehicles, donations and opportunities to drive TITANs of the Neighborhood volunteers to help build affordable homes across America.

American Red Cross From disaster relief to employee blood drives, Nissan’s partnership with the American Red Cross has raised more than $2.5 million in donations over the past five years. Kicking off the Calling All TITANs campaign, Nissan will host a social donation drive in support of preparedness month on Thursday, Sept. 20 calling all of the TITANs of the Community. Future activations will help the American Red Cross connect volunteers to blood drives, smoke alarm replacement campaigns and disaster relief efforts.

National Park Foundation There are few things more naturally connected than pickup trucks and the outdoors. TITANs of the Outdoors are passionate about enjoying and conserving our outdoor resources, most notably our national parks. By joining forces with the National Park Foundation, Nissan will support Service Corps that undertake critical trail and park restoration projects. Nissan encourages all Americans to discover the amazing sights, sounds and adventures awaiting them in America’s national parks.

Central to the campaign will be a series of new advertising spots showcasing the charitable partners, social media activities to raise awareness and the website CallingAllTITANs.com where consumers can get more information on how to volunteer.

For information on the entire Nissan lineup, visit NissanNews.com.  

About Nissan North America  In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized annually by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year since 2010. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and INFINITI vehicles can be found online at www.nissanusa.com and www.infinitiusa.com, or visit the U.S. media sites nissannews.com and infinitinews.com.

About Nissan Motor Co.  Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 247,500 employees globally, Nissan sold 5.32 million vehicles and generated revenue of 11.38 trillion yen (USD 103.6 billion) in fiscal year 2014. Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of more than 60 models under the
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Nissan, INFINITI and Datsun brands. Nissan leads the world in zero-emission mobility, dominated by sales of the LEAF, the first mass-market, pure-electric vehicle. It is the best-selling EV in history with almost 50% share of the zero-emission vehicle segment. For more information on our products, services and commitment to sustainable mobility, visit our website at http://www.nissanglobal.com/EN/.

About Habitat for Humanity  Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in southern Georgia. The Christian housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in local communities across all 50 states in the U.S. and in more than 70 countries. Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit habitat.org.

About the National Park Foundation Celebrating 50 years, the National Park Foundation is the official charity of America’s national parks and nonprofit partner to the National Park Service. Chartered by Congress in 1967, the National Park Foundation raises private funds to help PROTECT more than 84 million acres of national parks through critical conservation and preservation efforts, CONNECT all Americans with their incomparable natural landscapes, vibrant culture and rich history, and ENGAGE the next generation of park stewards.  In 2016, commemorating the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary, the Foundation launched The Centennial Campaign for America’s National Parks, a comprehensive fundraising campaign to strengthen and enhance the future of these national treasures for the next hundred years.  Find out more and become a part of the national park community at www.nationalparks.org

About the American Red Cross: The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

What Spreader is Right for the Job?

No two ice removal jobs are the same, and that is why we offer multiple options to meet your specific needs. With a variety of features to back you up in your ice control efforts, confusion may arise regarding which BOSS spreader is right for you. Below is a description of the similarities and key differences between the FORGE and VBX spreaders to assist you in your decision!


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Hopper Capacity: The VBX line offers multiple hopper capacity options to fit your needs – 1.5, 2, and 3 cubic yard capacity

Enclosed Spinner Motor: With a ¾ horsepower stainless steel spinner motor, the VBX gives you all the power you need without the maintenance of a gas-powered feed system. Also, the spinner motor is weather and dust sealed to ensure performance, durability, and reliability.

Hopper Material: The double-walled Polyethylene hopper provides a spreader that is durable, corrosion resistant, and low maintenance.

Standard Tarp: The VBX comes standard with a tarp to protect your de-icing materials from snow and moisture on the job.

LCD Screen In-Cab Controller: To make your life even easier, BOSS has equipped the VBX with an in-cab LCD display controller that allows you to manage spreader functions at the touch of a button. The LCD screen is backlit for clear visibility and ease of use.

LED Work Lights: BOSS knows that many ice removable jobs take place after normal hours, so LED work lights are a standard feature that illuminate the spreader at night.

Spinner Assembly: In addition to the swing-out feature on the spinner assembly – which makes for an easy removal of excess material – the VBX allows for further spinner customization. Users can easily adjust the height of the spinner to set their desired spreading range.

Additional Accessories:
Pre-Wet Ready: New VBX purchases come standard as Pre-Wet ready spreaders. Learn more about adding a Pre-Wet System to your spreader HERE.

Pro-Lid: VBX spreaders now have the option of adding a weather-sealed, poly-hard cover to protect deicing materials. Pro-Lid retrofits to existing VBX models and is available on the VBX6500, VBX8000, and VBX9000. Learn more about adding the Pro-Lid to your VBX HERE.

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Hopper Capacity: The FORGE 2.0 spreader is only available in one size – 2 cubic yard capacity with a minimum bed length required of 6’6.”

Enclosed Spinner Motor: The FORGE is equipped with a ½ horsepower drive motor. Like the VBX spinner motor, the FORGE motor is weather and dust sealed to ensure durability, performance, and reliability.

Hopper Material: Using heavy gauge stainless steel, the Forge provides a strong body that is less susceptible to damage and better prepared to take on the winter elements.
In-Cab Controller: The Forge features a high value in-cab controller that is backlit for clear visibility and ease of use.

Spinner Assembly: The FORGE also provides a swing out spinner assembly to allow for the emptying of old materials.

Additional Accessories
Customizable Features: BOSS allows you to customize features to fit your needs. Optional accessories include the Forge light kit, tarp, vibrator, and inverted V (pintle).

Pre-Wet Capable: The FORGE is pre-wet capable if desired. In order to add the Pre-Wet System, a Pre-Wet capable controller is required. To learn more, visit bossplow.com

Similarities
Though the VBX and FORGE 2.0 spreaders each contain unique features, BOSS has equipped both spreaders with similar features that are necessary to battle the winter elements.

Tie Down Kit: Both spreaders come standard with a tie down kit that keeps your spreader safe and secure in the bed of your truck.

Standard Top Screen: The VBX and FORGE both come standard with a top screen that prevents any large clumps of material from entering the spreader.

Dump Switch: After your ice removal job is completed, the VBX and FORGE both feature a dump switch that empties excess material effortlessly.

Inverted V Auger System: The inverted V auger system comes standard on both spreaders, and is optional on the pintle chain system. Only the auger feed system comes standard with a vibrator to assist in material movement, as the pintle feed design rarely requires this feature.

As with any purchase, taking the time to understand each product will help you select the spreader that best suits your needs. Contact your local dealer today for further questions and inquiries.
Topics: Buyer's Guide

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