Friday, June 30, 2017

35 Second Install of Adrian Steel Van Interior Package - Messer Truck Equipment


Here's a bit of fun that won't take much of your day to watch!

Messer Truck Equipment shares a times lapse of an Adrian Steel partition on a new Nissan NV200 cargo van.
See more about Messer Truck at http://messertruckequipment.com/

Spitzlift Receiver Crane Loading


Spitzlift is prefect for loading equipment in an out of trucks, vans, its light weight and easy to use. www.spitzlift.com


Thursday, June 29, 2017

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

2018 GMC Yukon Denali Elevates Style, Refinement

The ultimate expression of Professional Grade 
gets bold refresh on GMC Yukon models



DETROIT – GMC is elevating the 2018 Yukon Denali lineup with styling and trim enhancements, as well as a new, advanced 10-speed automatic transmission.

A new, sculpted grille design distinguishes the Yukon Denali, while new Mastique Ash real wood trim adds depth and richness to the interior.

The new 10-speed transmission — paired with Yukon Denali’s 6.2L V-8 engine — enhances refinement with world-class shift smoothness, responsiveness and quietness.

“Yukon Denali has always matched style with substance, and the enhancements for 2018 advance that legacy,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of Global GMC. “The foundational elements of exclusive design, premium touches and uncompromising capability have made Yukon Denali an icon for nearly 20 years.”

Multi-Dimensional Grille Design

GMC designers evolved the iconic Denali grille with a multidimensional, sculpted interpretation that, like other contemporary GMC elements, was designed in a layered manner. It’s a theme seen in other new GMC models such as the Acadia and Terrain.

“The new grille, which is flanked by HID headlamps and LED Signature Lighting, advances the design legacy established with the very first Yukon Denali in 1999,” said Matt Noone, director, Global GMC Exterior Design. “It’s a more exciting and sophisticated design, while remaining instantly recognizable as part of the GMC Denali family.”

In addition to a more sophisticated appearance, the new grille offers greater airflow to the radiator. Active aero shutters behind the grille close in certain conditions on the highway to reduce aerodynamic drag and enhance efficiency.

10 Speeds, Refined Performance

The Yukon Denali’s new 10-speed automatic leverages the engineering experience of General Motors’ multispeed transmissions to deliver improved performance.

A wider, 7.39 overall gear ratio spread, compared to the Yukon Denali’s previous eight-speed automatic, enables a lower numerical top gear ratio and contributes to greater efficiency.

The transmission’s optimized gearing and proprietary controls allow the 6.2L V-8 engine to deliver a winning combination smooth operation and precise response.

Standard and available features include:

  • 420-hp 6.2L V-8 engine with direct injection and Active Fuel Management
  • StabiliTrak electronic stability control, tow/haul mode, trailer sway control, auto grade braking and hill start assist
  • Magnetic Ride Control for improved body motion control
  • Standard 20-inch wheels and available 22-inch wheels
  • Automatic locking rear differential
  • Four-wheel-disc brakes with Duralife™ brake rotors
  • Active Noise Cancellation for a quieter interior
  • 8-inch diagonal GMC Infotainment system with Navigation includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability
  • Standard 8-inch diagonal customizable driver display with head-up display
  • Multiple USB ports and accessory power outlets, including a 110-volt three-prong outlet, to support electronic devices
  • OnStar Basic Plan1 is standard for five years and includes access to an in-vehicle 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot2 and select features via the myGMC mobile app3
  • Wireless phone charging
  • Heated and ventilated driver and passenger seats, heated second-row seats
  • Hands-free programmable power liftgate
  • The Denali trim accounts for well more than half of all Yukon sales. It is offered in Yukon and Yukon XL models, with the XL featuring a 14-inch-longer wheelbase (20 inches longer overall), for increased third-row legroom and more than double the cargo room behind the third-row seat.

The 2018 Yukon Denali goes on sale this fall.

About GMC

GMC has manufactured trucks since 1902, with innovation and engineering excellence built into all GMC vehicles. The brand is evolving to offer more fuel-efficient trucks and crossovers, including the Terrain small SUV and Acadia crossover. GMC’s highest-volume vehicle, the Sierra pickup, is the most powerful light-duty pickup on the market, and the first full-size pickup to receive the highest-possible five-star Overall Vehicle Score for safety since the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration changed its New Car Assessment Program for the 2011 model year. Details on all GMC models are available at http://www.gmc.com/, on Twitter at @thisisgmc or at http://www.facebook.com/gmc.


1 OnStar Basic Plan is available for five years from the delivery date of eligible 2015 model year and newer vehicles and is transferable. Basic Plan does not include Emergency, Security or Navigation services; these and other services require a paid plan. Visit onstar.com for details.

2 Visit onstar.com for vehicle availability, details and system limitations. Services and connectivity may vary by model and conditions. Eligible vehicle and data plan required. 4G LTE coverage not available everywhere. Data plans provided by AT&T.

3 Compatible mobile device required. Some features require a paid OnStar service plan.

VMAC UNDERHOOD30 Air Compressor Now Available For 2017 Ford F-250 & F-350




VMAC has launched the latest UNDERHOOD30 air compressor for 2017 Ford F-250 and F-350 trucks. This rotary screw air compressor is designed to fit with the Ford 6.2L V8 gas engine, while ensuring the new truck warranty remains intact.

"Out of 25,000 VMAC UNDERHOOD air compressors installed on work trucks worldwide, about 15,000 have been on Ford trucks. We're proud to offer this 30 CFM air compressor for 2017 Ford trucks to meet our customers' needs as they upgrade their vehicles," says Mike Pettigrew, VMAC's Marketing Manager.

The VMAC UNDERHOOD30 Air Compressor for the 2017 Ford 6.2L V8 Gas is the lightest weight mobile air compressor available, weighing just 62lbs (32kg). This lightweight air compressor reduces truck GVW by up to 290lbs, offering Ford owners better fuel economy. It's also compact, freeing up to 23 cubic feet in the truck bed, allowing for more cargo space.

With up to 30 CFM at 100% duty cycle, it is the perfect solution for light-duty applications including tire servicing, utility servicing, and forklift repair. Even in extreme desert and arctic climates, the VMAC UNDERHOOD30 Air Compressor will continue to operate, as it is installed under the hood of the truck, protected from the elements.

"This is the third UNDERHOOD air compressor we've launched in 2017," says Mike Pettigrew. "The UNDERHOOD30 for 2017 Ford 6.2L V8 Gas trucks follows the recent launches of the UNDERHOOD30 for 2017 Ford Transit EcoBoost vans, and the UNDERHOOD70 for GMC's 2017 Sierra Duramax Diesel trucks. VMAC is committed to adding to the product line of compact and powerful mobile air compressors as new work trucks and vans are released."

For more information on the VMAC UNDERHOOD30 Air Compressor, please visit www.vmacair.com/lp/2017-FORD-V8gas.


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

VMAC GAS DRIVEN AIR COMPRESSORS WORK SMARTER, NOT HARDER

WORK SMARTER, NOT HARDER, WITH VMAC’S G30 GAS DRIVEN AIR COMPRESSOR

30CFM Gas Drive Air Compressor Backview

We all know in the industry that time is money, but how much is your time really worth? How much is your employees’ time worth, or the value of your entire fleet’s services each day? How ever you decide to quantify the cost of wasted minutes and hours, it’s clear that to be successful, waste must be minimized.

This is where the VMAC G30 air compressor comes in. This rotary screw gas driven air compressor is your equipment MVP for getting jobs done faster. Get on-demand air in the time it takes to walk from your truck to your tool; no more waiting around for the air pressure to build. And with 30 CFM at 100% duty cycle, you can get through your jobs in less time and with no interruptions.

Whether your goal is to finish work faster to get home and relax, or squeeze in a few extra jobs before the end of the day, the VMAC G30 air compressor is able to handle your on-demand air requirements, every time. This gasoline powered air compressor was designed with functionality and convenience in mind—here are the facts:

  • VMAC’s G30 offers up to 30 CFM, 100% of the Time, Every Time
  • 50% more powerful – VMAC’s patented rotary screw air compressor has been engineered to produce full air power, on demand at 100% duty cycle. Typical gas driven reciprocating air compressors produce approximately 20 CFM and can only operate at 50% duty cycle.
  • With a 100% duty cycle, the VMAC G30 will be able to handle the entire job, without interruption, for maximum efficiency.
  • VMAC’s G30 is the Smallest Gas Air Compressor in the World
  • 50% lighter – the G30 air compressor weighs just 205 lbs (93 kg), while typical gas driven reciprocating compressors weigh a massive 410 lbs (186 kg)
  • 50% smaller – the G30 air compressor saves you up to 15 cubic feet, allowing you to fit more tools in your truck. Measurements: 33.5” (l) x 20.3” (w) x 20.7” (h)
  • VMAC G30 is the Most Affordable Gas Driven Rotary Screw Air Compressor Available
  • The VMAC G30 price is competitive and affordable to fit your budget
  • VMAC G30’s Warranty is the Best Available
  • VMAC Lifetime Warranty (Limited) – the G30 air compressor comes with the industry’s first lifetime warranty
  • 5 Year Subaru Engine Warranty – the 14 HP Subaru engine comes with an industry leading warranty. Most engines are under warranty for just 2 years


See the full VMAC G30 gas driven air compressor,  plus specs and components, including the cold climate kit for temperatures hitting -25­°F (-32°C). Watch VMAC’s G30 demo video to see this powerful and compact compressor in action.

Read more about the VMAC G30 rotary screw gas drive air compressor here:


For more information, contact sales@vmacair.com.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Saturday, June 24, 2017

SpaceKap service vehicle still going strong after 15 years.


The Pickup Pack™ is a unique alternative for those needing organized storage and lockup security without the cost of a service body and that can be easily installed on your pickup in a few hours.

Pickup Packs™ include a headache rack, two lockable low side boxes, a flat or dome center hatch, and a removable ladder rack. Other options include gullwing saddle box and an HPI Truckslide™.

Learn more at http://www.highwayproducts.com/pickup...

Highway Products | Pickup Packs™


The Pickup Pack™ is a unique alternative for those needing organized storage and lockup security without the cost of a service body and that can be easily installed on your pickup in a few hours.

Pickup Packs™ include a headache rack, two lockable low side boxes, a flat or dome center hatch, and a removable ladder rack. Other options include gullwing saddle box and an HPI Truckslide™.

Learn more at http://www.highwayproducts.com/pickup...

Friday, June 23, 2017

Today's Truck Tires: The Inside Story



Find out what goes into making a modern Bridgestone truck tire, including composition and tread design.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Pickup Vault - A.R.E. Truck Caps and Tonneau Covers


To learn more about the Pickup Vault, and other accessories offered by A.R.E.,
 please visit their website at www.4are.com.

Transfer Flow In-Bed Fuel Tanks

Double or Triple your pickup's fuel capacity 
with an in-bed auxiliary fuel tank system



Increase your pickup’s fuel capacity and driving range with an in-bed auxiliary fuel tank systems from Transfer Flow! Transfer Flow in-bed auxiliary tanks are available in 37, 50, 75, 98 and 100 gallons, and are available in sturdy aluminized steel and bright diamond plate. Transfer Flow fuel tanks are fully baffled to minimize fuel sloshing and come complete with all necessary installation components and detailed instructions (some pickups require a fillneck kit or tee). Using the patented technology of our TRAX 3™ or our MaxFlo-TFI™ operating system, the transfer process is entirely automatic and 100% worry free! Exclusive design features allow some tanks to be used in conjunction with other popular cargo accessories such as retractable truck bed covers and tonneau covers. Let us "fuel your adventures" with a safe, legal and durable in-bed auxiliary fuel tank system from Transfer Flow!

See all the models at: http://www.transferflow.com/fuel-tanks/in-bed

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Exxpand; Types of Boxxes


Watch as Nathan Campbell, Central Regional Sales Manager, gives us a tour of the variety of Boxxes our Exxpand program offers.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

BOLT Receiver Lock



Featuring BOLT's Breakthrough One-Key Lock Technology, the BOLT Receiver Lock works with your vehicle key! Available for Class I, II, III, IV, & V hitches!

For more information visit http://www.BOLTLock.com

WARN Drill Winch: Drill-Powered Portable Winch



How do you turn a mere handheld power drill into a portable, versatile pulling tool? With the rugged, versatile, and easy-to-use WARN Drill Winch. From moving heavy nursery stock, to pulling a rolling load up onto a trailer, the 500 lbs. capacity Drill Winch does the hard-to-handle pulling jobs. Simply chuck in your drill to the winch, and you're ready to pull up to 500 lbs.

The WARN Drill Winch has 30 feet of durable wire rope and has a freespool feature for fast and easy rigging; integrated hawse fairlead, and rigging hooks front and rear. Learn more at http://www.warn.com/utility/acwinches....

Monday, June 19, 2017

ProTech Cab Racks

Full-size, short or long bed trucks. ProTech offers cab racks to fit most truck bodies and styles. With options designed to suit your needs, our racks are manufactured with your safety and job in mind. We always welcome custom work with any ProTech product.



Louvered style available as special order.

Standard Units Fit Most Truck Bodies and Styles. Call with your truck year, make and model. Custom orders welcome!

Cab Rack Design Options to Suit Your Needs. Choose rugged aluminum mesh, stylish louvers, or no insert at all. Standard Design Features. Diamond plate front panel, brake light cut-outs, and 24" feet are standard on all units. 32" Extended Feet Option. Designed to accommodate level installation of our popular cross-body box.

All Aluminum Construction means low maintenance and high durability. Strong and lightweight design for added fuel economy. Unlimited Options for Work Applications. Choose lumber stops, load light brackets, beacon light plates, overload sign assembly and more! Customize for optimum performance and top-notch looks!

Please contact your local ProTech dealer to order a cab rack built to your custom specifications.

Learn more at http://protech.net/products/work-truck/cab-racks/service-body-cab-rack-mesh

Sunday, June 18, 2017

A NEW LINE OF ADRIAN LADDER RACKS DESIGNED AROUND YOU, NOT YOUR VEHICLE.




With twist-to-adjust features, you can quickly secure a variety of ladders 

Learn About Compressed Natural Gas CNG Fuel



Compressed Natural Gas CNG fuel is an odorless, tasteless gas that is naturally created by the decomposition of organic matter over time. The major component of Compressed Natural Gas CNG fuel is methane, one of the cleanest burning fuels known to man. What makes CNG Fuel clean? Its chemical formula tells the story – CH4 – which means that it only contains one carbon atom along with four hydrogen atoms. With only one carbon atom, CNG fuel’s ‘carbon footprint’ is dramatically lower than gasoline (C8H18 + 25 O2) with its 8 carbon atoms, or diesel (C12H23), with a minimum of 12 carbon atoms. But that’s not the entire story.

When CNG fuel combusts, it’s byproduct is CO2 and H20 – or carbon dioxide and water. That is far from the case with gasoline or diesel. It is this fact alone that requires gasoline and diesel engines to require exhaust after treatment – which is needed to remove the toxic chemicals that result from diesel/gasoline combustion. In fact, diesel requires the addition of urea to ensure that exhaust emissions out of a diesel truck’s exhaust stack are compliant with Federal Clean Air requirements.

Compressed Natural Gas CNG fuel is found naturally in the ground and is routinely captured and pumped through our nation’s natural gas pipeline – but is also captured at many of our landfills through the natural decomposition of trash we throw away every day. It’s also the same gas that heats our homes and cooks our food. It’s clean, safe, and sustainable.

Want to learn more about how TruStar Energy can get you on a path to Compressed Natural Gas CNG Fuel? Visit our CNG Fueling Stations page to learn more.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

The Harbor WorkMaster - Working for Your Protection



The WorkMaster secures the tools of your trade, unlike any other enclosed service body. Constructed with steel, built like a vault, the “walk-in” WorkMaster is designed for heavier-duty cutaway vans…and we have been known to mount them on a chassis or two. The WorkMaster is constructed in different lengths and heights to meet your every tool, material storage, and interior height (up to 6’3″) requirement. Need to carry more than your typical van? This is your truck!
  • Tightest security system in town, featuring double-bit keys and a Master Lock internal locking system
  • Modern gas shocks on each side opening door to keep them open during loading and unloading
  • Rear side access door for storage of conduit or other long (10-ft.) materials
  • 12" step bumper and side-wall grab handles for ease of entrance into the bed
  • Interior ladder storage on hooks mounted along inside shelf
  • Weights up to 300 lbs. lighter than competing brands using FRP
  • Weather shield system around locks, doors, and hinges, preventing leaks and securing the tools of your trade. Neoprene door seals, waterproof gaskets, self-sealing stainless steel rivets, and silky smooth three-point door latches with Teflon glides.
Learn more at www.harbortruckandvan.com

LoadsRite Ladder Rack By Adrian Steel On Nissan NV Van


Luke shows off the drop down ladder rack from Adrian Steele on a Nissan NV Van.  See more at http://www.advantageworktrucks.com

Friday, June 16, 2017

Thursday, June 15, 2017

TommyGate 650 Series Van Liftgate

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650 Series Advantages

Low-capacity, compact, and internally-mounted, the 650 Series is the ideal liftgate for lightweight van applications. 650 Series models fold up and store out of the way of ordinary tasks or flat against the inside of the rear door.

650 Series Features

Fold-away interior mount offers two secure storage positions and easy access to the rear of the van.

Learn more at: http://www.tommygate.com/liftgates/cargo-van/650-series/


PGND Gooseneck Body // Knapheide-NTEA 2017


The Knapheide PGND Gooseneck Body is top-of-the-line when it comes to gooseneck beds. Recently redesigned, this body is sure to give you ample storage space with the towing capacity that you demand.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

2017 Big Rig Truck Show, Massive 18 Wheeler Display, I-75 Chrome Shop


2017 Florida I-75 Chrome Shop Truck Show. Better than ever. More trucks than I have seen in prior years. Business must be good! Great trucks and proud owners. Thanks owners for taking time to show off your equipment.

Monday, June 12, 2017

2017 Nissan TITAN XD | Easy Towing


TITAN trucks - equipped with innovative towing features. Take advantage of the Trailer Hitch Guide Monitor, Extended Side Rails, Integrated Gooseneck Hitch, Remote Trailer Light Check, and more. 

Sunday, June 11, 2017

BRANDFX LAUNCHES THE ADVANCED COMPOSITE UTILITYFX™ CUTAWAY

BrandFX™, the leader in advanced composite work trucks, has launched the UtilityFX™. The UtilityFX allows for an increase in mobile operation efficiency by providing optimal access to all storage areas and organizational compartments.

WTS17 - UtilityFX

Like all BrandFX products, the UtilityFX was built to withstand up to 20 years of continual use. Due to its advanced composite materials construction, this all-new utility unit has an extremely high life cycle value. This allows for strong resistance to corrosion and oxidation. That composite construction also provides a substantial reduction in vehicle weight, resulting in reduced fuel costs. The lighter weight also lessens stress forced on tires, brakes and suspension systems – this can reduce maintenance costs significantly.

This all-new utility service unit eliminates the need to purchase ordinary full-size vans – when it’s time to replace the vehicle, the UtilityFX can be removed and reinstalled.  Additionally, even after extensive use, the advanced composite body will remain in a like-new condition. The UtilityFX is available in 15”D x 42”H packs, as well as a 36” canopy above pack and 124” long body.

BrandFX is the world’s largest producer of advanced composite service truck bodies, providing line bodies, service bodies, inserts, tonneau covers, and toppers to many of the world’s largest utility and service fleets – including 5 out of the top 6 U.S. service fleets. These composite bodies are proven to offer the highest life cycle value, delivering 20-plus years of effective service while maintaining their quality finish and appearance. Because BrandFX believes in American-made quality, the company manufactures all truck bodies in the U.S. For more information, visit BrandFXBody.com
email info@BrandFXBody.com or call 866-431-1131.



How To Fuel a Propane Autogas Powered Vehicle


Fueling a ROUSH CleanTech liquid propane autogas powered vehicle is not really any more difficult than fueling a gasoline or diesel powered vehicle... just watch!

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Air N Arc® I-300 ALL-IN-ONE Power System® by Vanair



welder | generator | air compressor | battery booster | battery charger | hydraulic pump


Vanair's inclusive, innovative, indispensible Air N Arc® I-300 is the first system in the world to offer six forms of power in a single 48" unit. Based on the technology of the Air N Arc® 300 diesel system, it provides an integrated 40 cfm rotary screw compressor, 7kW AC generator, 300 amp welder, battery booster and battery charger, with the newly added power of a 10.5 gpm hydraulic pump...all driven by a single engine. Designed to provide full functionality with the truck engine off, mechanics can remain productive in all areas of their workday. The Air N Arc® I-300 offers enough power to run a crane and the technology to integrate with the crane control.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Ranch Hand Truck Accessories - World's Greatest!


Check out the video World's Greatest did for us! Thanks for the great video!

Custom KUV-CC Plumber Style Body On Ford F350 Chassis


Troy Newcomb of Knapheide Truck Equipment California in Tracy CA shows off a custom ordered KUV Plumber Style Body with numerous interesting options to make it more useful and efficient.

Love the organization capabilities in a KUV, but require a truck chassis because you need more cab space or four-wheel drive? We've designed the KUVcc just for you. All the same great benefits of a KUV, yet compatible with a cab chassis. With more than enough secure compartments and cargo area storage, the KUVcc can handle all of your tools, equipment and parts while keeping them separated and organized. The KUVcc features solid galvanneal steel construction so you know you will get years of durable service out of this enclosed utility body. Productivity and efficiency is vital to your success so choose a Knapheide KUVcc to add a boost to your bottom line.

See more at http://www.Knapheide.com

Thursday, June 8, 2017

SPACEKAP INTERIOR COMPAK EN


A look at the SpaceKap interior package with outside shelving and cargo area slide out capability.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Harbor Plumber - HVAC Van Package


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!

Standard Features:
(2) Shelving Units on the Driver's Side with Drop In Dividers on the Second Shelf from the Top
(1) Shelving Unit on the Passenger's Side with Drop In Dividers on the Second Shelf from the Top
(2) 2-Drawer Pack on the Driver's Side
(2) 3-Drawer Pack on the Passenger's Side
(1) Hanger Hooks
(1) Drop Down Door, creating a lockable compartment on the Driver's Side
(1) Tank Holder for (3) 30 lb. tanks
(1) Partition


Learn more at: http://htbi.net/




FORD TRANSIT, WINNEBAGO HELP REVIVE VAN-BASED MOTORHOME SEGMENT AND BUILD LOYAL FOLLOWERS

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  • After double-digit growth in 2016, van-based motorhomes are projected to become the fastest-growing segment in the motorhome industry for 2017; Ford Transit-based Winnebago Paseo is a newcomer in the Class B segment
  • Paseo and Fuse motorhomes are the latest Winnebago products built on a Ford platform – a collaborative history that dates back nearly half a century and includes the iconic Ford E-Series chassis and gas-powered F-53 Class A motorhome chassis
  • Ford Transit-based Fuse owners like the ride, driveability and power of the available 3.2-liter Power Stroke® I-5 diesel engine and performance; already drawing loyal followers, at a recent get-together in Cosby, Tennessee, Fuse campers shared their enthusiasm and pride of ownership

DEARBORN, Mich., As Don and Sonya Pace backed their Ford Transit-based motorhome into a spot at Smoky Mountain Premier RV Resort in Cosby, Tennessee, the spring Winnebago Fuse owners’ get-together was officially under way. Setting up camp and meeting friends is a source of pride for these new Fuse owners and founders of the annual gathering.

The get-together is one of a handful of enthusiast events held around the country each year where owners of Winnebago motorhomes gather to enjoy the outdoors and talk about their travels aboard their Transit-based RVs. The Fuse, and its cousin, Winnebago Paseo, are among a fast-growing legion of motorhomes being built on the Ford Transit van platform.

Based on the company’s global van platform, Transit was introduced in the United States for 2015. Since then, the domestic RV industry has been quick to embrace the platform, which offers gas, diesel and CNG/propane gaseous prep options, as well as three available roof heights, three overall lengths and two wheelbases. Transit has been a boon for companies like Winnebago, which are creating a burgeoning Class B motorhome segment in addition to new products from the Transit cutaway chassis for the larger Class C segment.

“We looked at a lot of competitors, but once we saw how open the Fuse felt inside and how it still drives like a go-anywhere car, we were hooked,” said Don Pace. “We like that it’s built on a Ford platform – not just because it has great performance, but because there are more Ford dealers around the country, so there’s that peace of mind. We just love our Fuse.”

The Fuse uses a dual-rear-wheel Transit van cutaway chassis for a full-feature, 24-foot Class C motorhome with kitchen, bath and a slideout – for comfortable sleeping for four adults. The Paseo is a high-roof, extended-length Class B motorhome featuring a full bath, kitchen with refrigerator, and sleeping for two adults.

Industry-wide Class B sales grew 36 percent in the first three months of 2017. As a leader in the commercial van/cutaway and chassis segment for nearly 40 years, Ford has a long history with Winnebago and other leading motorhome manufacturers. The E-Series cutaway is still a top RV platform in the Class C segment, while Ford F-53 remains among the most popular gas-powered chassis for larger Class A motorhomes.

“Our customers have responded incredibly well to the new Transit platform,” said Russ Garfin, Winnebago product manager. “They love the driveability and the smooth ride, and the feedback on both of the engines we use – the EcoBoost® gas and five-cylinder diesel – has been great.”

Winnebago has more than 130 dealers offering Transit-based motorhomes across the United States and Canada. With gas prices the lowest they have been in years, Garfin expects he’ll be designing more versions off the Transit platform.

“With low fuel costs and people’s desire to disconnect and get away from it all, we expect sales of Transit-based motorhomes will continue to grow,” said Garfin. “With easy-to-use RVs like the Fuse and Paseo, there are more products for a wide range of customers.”

As for the Winnebago Fuse owners’ spring get-together, Sonya Pace said they had a great time in the Smoky Mountains and got to meet some of the greatest people on earth. “We got to talk about our Fuses and where we’ve been,” she said. “The new owners get help from the experienced owners.”

And they’re already planning next year’s event, posting pictures to Facebook and Instagram, making new friends and sharing travel stories. “We’re expecting more at our next event, which we hope to do in the western U.S. because we have a lot of members out there too,” said Sonya Pace.

Follow the Fuse owners’ club on Facebook at Winnebago Fuse Owners.

ABOUT FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Ford Motor Company is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs, electrified vehicles and Lincoln luxury vehicles, provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification, autonomous vehicles and mobility solutions. Ford employs approximately 202,000 people worldwide. For more information regarding Ford, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company, please visit www.corporate.ford.com.​​

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

5 Things We Like About the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2

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Cars.com photos by Mark Williams; manufacturer images

It's been a long time since Chevrolet had a decent off-road vehicle in its stable. You might have to go all the way back to the original S-10 ZR2 or Blazer ZR2 in the mid- 1990s to the mid-2000s. And the fact that GM employees who worked on the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 had experience with the Hummer brand was not lost on us. No matter how Chevy got to this point, we take it as a good sign that it's back on the off-road trail and producing an impressive pickup.

Here are the five standout features you'll find on the ZR2. This isn't a comprehensive list, but learn more at  http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2017/05/5-things-we-like-about-the-2017-chevrolet-colorado-zr2.html to discover the ones they find most intriguing.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Which Automaker Makes the Fastest Factory Diesel Pickup?


We know that how fast a pickup truck accelerates to 60 mph or merges into highway traffic is not a priority for most pickup buyers. Nevertheless, that information does let buyers know how strong a truck can pull or how well the transmission is matched to the engine.

The last thing you want is a monster engine with clunky shifting or butter-smooths shifts with all the thrust of a hybrid powertrain.

Here at PickupTrucks.com, we know what you want, and the best way we know how to show you how well a pickup's powertrain is integrated is to take it to the track. And as odd as it might sound, some of the most fun we've had with pickups on a quarter-mile track was when they had a modern turbo-diesel engine under the hood.

We've pulled the figures below from two recent Challenges: the 2017 3/4-Ton Premium Truck Challenge and the 2016 Texas Truck Showdown: Maximum MPG.

Learn more at: http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2017/05/which-automaker-makes-the-fastest-factory-diesel-pickup.html#more

The BOSS DXT Plow Extended Product Line



The dual trip DXT family has grown. Learn about THE BOSS Power-V DXT extended product line and see them in action.

For more information visit: www.bossplow.com

Sunday, June 4, 2017

2017 Nissan Frontier



2017 Nissan Frontier: Mid-Size Truck Designed for Full-Size Work and Play in a Wide Range of Affordable Models


The 2017 Nissan Frontier is first and foremost a workhorse – designed to tackle both professional and personal projects. Every Frontier starts with a full-length, fully boxed ladder frame, then adds a choice of two powerful engines – 4.0-liter DOHC V6 engine rated at 261 horsepower and 281 lb-ft of torque, or a 152-horsepower 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder engine (King Cab only) – mated to either a 5-speed manual (I4), 6-speed manual (V6) or 5-speed automatic transmission.

Then throw in a heavy-duty suspension, including available off-road tuned Bilstein® high-pressure performance gas shock absorbers and skid plates (PRO-4X grade), and either 4x2 or 4x4 drive. Select from King Cab or Crew Cab body styles, each wrapping durable and comfortable interiors, and a choice of two bed lengths equipped with available Utili-track® Channel System, locking tailgate and cargo bed light.
And finally, add in an available 5.0-inch color display or NissanConnectSM with Navigation and Mobile Apps, and you start to understand why Frontier continues to be a leader in the mid-size truck segment. Frontier sales, for example, increased 47 percent through the first nine months of 2016.
Enhancements for 2017 include the addition of a new S Work Truck Package with spray-in bedliner, bed rail caps, splash guards and rubber floor mats. Frontier S grade also now features a body-color rear bumper (previously chrome).
The 2017 Frontier is offered in both King Cab and Crew Cab body styles and in 4x2 and 4x4 driveline configurations, along with five trim grades: Frontier S (4-cylinder and V6), SV, PRO-4X (4x4 only), Desert Runner (4x2 V6 only) and SL (Crew Cab V6 only).
Authentic Truck Style, Innovation to Get the Job Done
The exterior design of the 2017 Frontier embodies a number of signature Nissan truck themes – an angled strut grille, large bumpers, short front and rear overhangs and large, stamped-steel geometric fender flares.
Long Bed models are available with Frontier Crew Cab SV and Crew Cab SL. Measuring more than 13 inches longer than the Crew Cab's standard bed, the Long Bed models offer the roomy interior of the Crew Cab plus the extended bed space of the King Cab. Frontier also provides levels of innovation in an area where it matters most to truck owners – the bed. Both Frontier King Cab and Crew Cab offer an available high-utility bed that includes a factory-applied spray-on bedliner and first-in-class Utili-track™ Channel System.
The Utili-track™ system provides ultimate cargo hauling flexibility through the use of five special "C" cross-section rails mounted in the bed (two channels in the bed floor and one each on the bed side rails and the bed header panel). Removable utility cleats slide into the channels, providing a wide range of attaching points for securing cargo.
In addition to the tie-down cleats, a full range of accessories is offered for use with the channel system, including bed dividers, sliding cargo trays and modular storage units.
The Frontier exterior also features a tinted front window, rear privacy glass and a hitch ball provision on the rear bumper. Frontier SL models include chrome front grille, chrome outside mirrors and door handles, along with tubular step rails and front fog lights. A power tilt and sliding moonroof is available on Crew Cab SV, SL and PRO-4X models, while a tailgate spoiler is standard on all models.
Eight exterior colors are offered for 2017: Forged Copper, Gun Metallic, Magnetic Black, Glacier White, Cayenne Red, Brilliant Silver, Lava Red and Arctic Blue Metallic.
Just as the high-utility bed offers Frontier owners an exceptional level of flexibility and utility, Frontier's interior features outstanding functionality combined with comfort and intelligent design. Both Frontier King Cab and Crew Cab feature large rear doors (rear hinged on King Cab) for easy access to the rear seating and cargo areas and flip-up rear seats, along with excellent cab storage and flexibility.
Removable storage boxes are tucked beneath the rear seats. A locking dual glove box, center console storage, one-liter bottle storage integrated into the front doors and a multitude of cupholders and power points are standard. Frontier Crew Cab also offers an available leather-appointed interior.
Ample Power for Rugged Off-Road Performance
The heart and soul of the Frontier is its rugged F-Alpha platform. Starting with a full-size, fully boxed ladder frame, the platform provides a rugged foundation on which to build.  Constructed of high tensile-strength steel, the platform provides structural rigidity for rock-solid performance on- and off-road.
Frontier's long 125.9-inch wheelbase helps enhance ride comfort, while the overall length of 205.5 inches (King Cab and Crew Cab Regular Bed) is a perfect "activity size" for buyers who don't need a true full-size pickup. All 2017 Frontier models feature an all-steel double-wishbone front suspension and solid axle rear suspension with overslung leaf springs and a long suspension stroke for off-road performance. Frontier PRO-4X models add Bilstein® off-road high-pressure shock absorbers.
Exceptional acceleration, towing capacity and all-around off-roading ability is provided, in large measure, by its powerful engine – a 4.0-liter DOHC V6 producing 261 horsepower and 281 lb-ft of torque. The 4.0-liter DOHC V6 is specifically tuned for the unique demands of truck use. Besides smooth torque delivery, the V6 offers good fuel efficiency and smooth operation. The 4.0-liter V6 design includes a Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System (CVTCS), Nissan variable Induction Control System (NICS), silent timing chain, microfinished camshaft and crankshaft surfaces, Teflon®-coated pistons, resin intake manifold, forged crankshaft, digital knock control system, high capacity muffler and lightweight aluminum block and cylinder heads. The Frontier V6 is assembled at Nissan's advanced engine production facility in Decherd, Tenn.
An advanced 2.5-liter DOHC inline 4-cylinder engine, with 152 horsepower and 171 lb-ft torque, is also available on the Frontier King Cab S-I4 and SV-I4 4x2 models. The 2.5-liter King Cab 2WD M/T-equipped Frontier is rated at an economical 19 mpg city and 23 mpg highway.
Frontier is offered with a choice of transmissions – a smooth 5-speed automatic or 5-speed manual transmission (King Cab 4-cylinder models) or 6-speed manual (Crew Cab V6 models). Frontier 4x4 models include a shift-on-the-fly 4-wheel drive system with 2WD/4H/4LO modes operated by an electronically controlled part-time transfer case.
Frontier 4x4 models are available with 4-wheel limited-slip system, which helps transfer power to the drive wheels with more grip on low traction surfaces. The available Hill Descent Control feature allows slow hill descent without the constant application of the brake pedal.  Hill Descent Control must be engaged by the driver (via a switch) and is available only when the transfer case is engaged in 4H or 4LO (it works in both forward and reverse). It can be activated at speeds up to 21 mph in 4H and 15 mph in 4LO.
Hill Start Assist (HSA) allows the driver to stop on an incline, release the brake pedal and not roll back for up to two seconds while the driver moves their foot to the accelerator for a smooth, controlled start. HSA operates in 4x4 models in 2WD, 4H and 4LO. HSA is designed for rugged, low-speed off-road driving situations. Hill Descent Control and Hill Start Assist are standard on all V6 Frontier SV, SL and PRO-4X 4x4 automatic transmission-equipped models. A 2-Wheel Brake Limited Slip (ABLS) system is standard on all 4x2 models.
All key underbody hardware is tucked up to the frame rails for a minimum 8.9 inches (4x4) or 8.6 inches (4x2) of running ground clearance on V6-equipped S, SV, SL and PRO-4X models. Every Frontier also offers good approach and departure angles for exceptional off-road capability.
Other Frontier driveline components include engine-speed-sensitive power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering and standard 4-wheel disc brakes with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS). Frontier is offered with a range of available wheels and tires, including 16-inch off road style wheels with rugged 265/75R16 white-letter All-Terrain tires and 18-inch wheels with 265/60R18 tires.
Frontier's maximum towing capacity is rated at up to 6,710 pounds (maximum, when properly equipped).
Every Frontier includes a long list of safety equipment, including Zone Body construction with front and rear crumple zones, Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (which includes dual-stage front supplemental air bags with seat belt sensors and an occupant classification sensor), front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags and roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags with rollover sensor for front and rear-seat outboard occupant head protection.
Also standard are 3-point seat belts for all rear seat occupants, including center position (Crew Cab), 3-point front seat belts with pretensioners and load limiters, the LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) child seat anchor system and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).
A Wide Range of Available Models
The Nissan Frontier is available in a wide range of models and configurations. The Frontier King Cab is offered in four well-equipped models, starting with Frontier S-I4 4x2 (2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder, 5-speed manual or 5-speed automatic transmission), Frontier SV-I4 4x2 (2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder, 5-speed manual or 5-speed automatic transmission); Frontier Desert Runner (4.0-liter V6, 5-speed automatic transmission); Frontier SV-V6 4x2 or 4x4 (4.0-liter V6, 6-speed manual); and PRO-4X 4x4 (5-speed automatic).
Frontier PRO-4X King Cab models receive a factory-applied spray-on bedliner, bed rail caps, Utili-trackTMchannel system and four adjustable tie-down cleats.
The 2017 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab is offered in S, SV, SL and PRO-4X models, in regular or Long Bed body styles (SV and SL), each offered with a standard 4.0-liter V6. Frontier S, SV and SL grades are available in a choice of 4x4 or 4x2 drivelines, while PRO-4X is offered in 4x4 only and Desert Runner in 4x2 only. 
Frontier Crew Cab S, PRO-4X and SV models are offered with either 6-speed manual or 5-speed automatic transmissions, while Crew Cab Desert Runner and SL models are available with the 5-speed automatic transmission only.
Frontier SV Crew Cab models include NissanConnect with 5.0-inch color display, Streaming audio via Bluetooth®, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio (SiriusXM® subscription required, sold separately), Siri Eyes Free® and Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant1.
Other standard Frontier SV Crew Cab features include an additional 12-volt power outlet (two in the instrument panel, one in the center console), Remote Keyless Entry, power windows with driver's auto down, manual sliding rear window with lock, power door locks, dual power outside mirrors, bed rail caps, front reading/map lamps and more.
Frontier Desert Runner is offered with a 4.0-liter V6 and automatic transmission, and features Bilstein® off-road high-pressure shock absorbers, 16-inch Off-Road wheels and tires and unique design elements.
The PRO-4X (4x4 only) comes equipped with Bilstein® off-road high-pressure shock absorbers, skid plates on the fuel tank, oil pan and transfer case, an electronic rear differential locker 4-wheel limited-slip (ABLS) and unique machine-finished 16-inch aluminum-alloy off-road wheels with 265/75R16 All-Terrain tires.
All PRO-4Xs also feature body-colored grille and bumpers, outside mirrors and door handles and fog lamps. Added comfort and convenience features include cruise control, remote keyless entry, power windows and door locks and dual power outside mirrors. 
The PRO-4X interior includes leather-appointed white-stitched shifter knob and steering wheel, chrome accent ring around the white-faced meter gauges and trip computer. PRO-4X models also include standard NissanConnect with Navigation and Mobile Apps, with 5.8-inch display, touch-screen display, Nissan Voice Recognition for navigation and audio, SiriusXM® Traffic, SiriusXM® Travel Link™ (SiriusXM® subscription required, sold separately), and Streaming Audio via Bluetooth®.
The Frontier Desert Runner (4x2 only) includes 16-inch Off-Road aluminum-alloy wheels, 265/75R16 All-Terrain tires, Bilstein® off-road high-pressure shocks, 8-way manual driver's seat, unique seat cloth, embroidered Frontier logo on the front seats, Satin Chrome ring accent around white-faces meter gauges, fog lights, painted rear bumper, unique bedside Desert Runner decals, Desert Runner tailgate badge, Satin Chrome grille and trip computer.
Five Available Option Packages
A limited number of option packages are offered for the 2017 Frontier, starting with the S Preferred Package (King Cab I4 M/T models only), which adds air conditioner, AM/FM/CD with digital clock, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, Siri Eyes Free®, steering wheel audio controls, cruise control, roof console with sunglass holder and front reading/map lights.
The SV Value Truck Package (SV V6 models only) adds fog lights, RearView Monitor, rear sonar, Dual Zone Auto A/C, 2 additional speakers (King Cab), auto-dimming mirror with compass and temperature, spray-in bedliner, Utili-TrackTM system with four adjustable tie-down cleats, sliding bed extender, trailer hitch, floor mats, Vehicle Security System (VSS), in-cabin microfilter, heated cloth front seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel and leather-wrapped shift knob.
Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X models have an available PRO-4X Luxury Packagewhich features leather-appointed seating with PRO-4X logo, 8-way power driver's seat, 4-way power front passenger's seat, dual heated outside rearview mirrors, rear fold-down center armrest, Bluetooth® Streaming Audio, Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant1, tilt and slide moonroof and roof rack with crossbars.
Frontier Crew Cab SV and SL models are available with the Moonroof Package featuring a tilt and sliding moonroof. And finally, the new S Work Truck Package includes spray-in bedliner, bedrail caps, splash guard and rubber floor mats.

Sliding Tool Box for Trucks | Genuine Nissan Accessories


Your tools right where you want them. The Nissan Sliding Tool Box is the perfect tool box accessory for trucks. It can be positioned anywhere along the bed, giving you easy access. The Nissan sliding tool box is available for the Nissan Titan and Nissan Frontier. Learn more at http://www.nissanusa.com. Nissan. Innovation that excites. 

Nissan Sliding Tool Box Features:
- Connects to the Utility-track® System 
- Rust resistant diamond plating 
- 200 lbs. capacity 

Browse the Official Nissan Accessories store to find the perfect Nissan Sliding Tool Box for your Nissan Frontier or Nissan Titan:

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Friday, June 2, 2017

New duty for Nissan's NV: TV truck


NASHVILLE, Tenn. Cary Clark, a 33-year veteran broadcast technician for WTVF-TV in Nashville, begins his workday by arriving at the ABC-affiliate station at 3 a.m. where he meets up with his partner: a Nissan NV3500 broadcast truck. “There was only one truck in the industry that the TV stations dealt with, but now Nissan has come up with this NV3500 and it’s an awesome truck,” said Clark.

Meritor 13X axle can now be spec’d on International Trucks

Meritor's 13X axle can now be spec'd for International Trucks
Meritor announced this week that its 13X single-drive axle can be spec’d by fleets purchasing medium-duty trucks from International Trucks. It will become standard equipment on DuraStar models in July.
“The 13X axle brings Meritor’s legendary durability and efficiency to a wide range of applications in the medium-duty market,” said Ken Hogan, vice president of rear drivetrain for Meritor.
“International Trucks’ medium-duty customers spec’ing the 13X will be equipping their fleets with an axle system that is lighter, more efficient and tailored to their needs. It’s a smart choice for this market.”
Built on Meritor’s proven 14X platform and optimized for medium-duty, the 13X is 59 pounds lighter and .5 percent more efficient than the company’s previous offering. Available in a variety of ratios from 3.90 to 6.50 and with gross axle weight ratings (GAWR) between 17,000 and 21,000 pounds, the 13X is engineered for multiple medium-duty applications, including pick-up and delivery, beverage, utility, school bus, construction and ambulance.
The power-dense 13X is ideal for applications with standard differentials. For limited application options that the 13X will not address, including ratios or driver-controlled differential lock, the 14X single-axle platform will continue to be available. The 13X can be configured with hydraulic disc brakes or drum brakes.
OnTrac and DriveForce, Meritor’s North American sales and service organization, are available to assist customers with solutions before, during and after the sale.
- See more at: http://www.hardworkingtrucks.com/meritor-13x-axle-can-now-be-specd-on-international-trucks/#sthash.KIuKLfwQ.dpuf