Monday, July 31, 2017

Palfinger Liftgate Model ILF Operation



Palfinger Liftgate Model ILF Operation

Sunday, July 30, 2017

8 Future Trucks & Buses YOU MUST SEE


Top 8 Crazy Future Trucks & Buses YOU MUST SEE

BRANDFX LAUNCHES THE ADVANCED COMPOSITE UTILITYFX™ CUTAWAY

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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.

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.


Find out more at: http://brandfxbody.com/news/brandfx-launches-advanced-composite-utilityfx-cutaway/

Saturday, July 29, 2017

TommyGate Pickup - G2 Series LiftGate

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The Second Generation

Tommy Gate's G2 Series is the latest in parallel-arm technology. Dual hydraulic cylinders apply direct power to both sides of the platform for increased consistency in motion and stability. With reduced maintenance requirements, wide variety of platform options, and vast hitch compatibility, G2 Series hydraulic lifts are a strong, versatile lift that are convenient, efficient, and make trucks work better.

Liftgate Features

    Dual hydraulic cylinders
    Maintenance-free components
    Recessed control
    Larger platforms
    Fully-enclosed hydraulic system

Learn more at: http://www.tommygate.com/liftgates/pickup/g2-series


Friday, July 28, 2017

Heavy-Duty PRO II Steel Truck Racks without Camper Shells


Features and Specs

  • Nationwide lifetime frame warranty
  • Strongest production rack
  • Yellow Zinc Dichromate fasteners resist corrosion up to five times longer than standard white Zinc fasteners used by competing brands.
  • NO-DRILLING REQUIRED.  Our racks INCLUDE a No-Drill Clamp-On option that will not damage your trucks bed.
  • Rack easily removed with four bolts.
  • Flexible tubular frame absorbs impact stress that can damage your truck bed.
  • Self locking nuts stay tight.
  • Extended length racks positions the front crossbar beyond windshield on extended cab trucks.  This reduces wind noise, looks better, and provides more support for long cargo.
  • Front bar overhangs cab to reduce wind noise and to support longer loads.
  • Superior corrosion protection.
  • Not cutting required
  • Time and money saving accessories available

Specs


  • Yellow Zinc plated hardware
  • Cosmetic button head bolts.
  • Nyloc self locking nut.
  • 1700 LB. cargo capacity
  • 2” dia x .083 thick high tensile strength steel
  • Zinc Epoxy undercoat
  • High gloss black marine grade powder coat finish.
  • Swaged tube joints
  • 1000 hours ASTM salt spray resistance.
  • Dimension Chart



XLP™ Plug-in - Hybrid Electric Solution for Ford F150

Ford F-150 upfit solution provides a 50% increase 
in miles driven per-gallon*

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XL Hybrids, the leader in connected fl eet electrifi cation solutions, now gives commercial fl eets a simple plug-in solution to cut fuel costs and meet sustainability goals. Our revolutionary XLP plug-in hybrid electric technology seamlessly installs onto Ford F-150 pickup trucks, and ordering ship-thru upfits is easy.

Fleet-Ready™
The OEM powertrain and warranty remain intact.
Our hybrid component warranty is 3-years or
75,000 miles.

Big Savings
The XLP hybrid system delivers a signifi cant
reduction in gallons used, so drivers can go longer
between fi ll-ups, plus a reduction in CO2 emissions.

Superior Driveability and 99+ % Uptime
Our hybrid vehicles drive just like the other units in
your fl eet – no driver training needed. With tens of
millions of fl eet miles, XL Hybrids vehicles have a
proven track record of 99.9+% uptime.

Learn more at: http://www.xlhybrids.com/

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Ampliroll 6,600 Pounds Hooklift


Hooklift AL 35 E, lifting capacity of 6600 lbs. Ampliroll is designed to pick up, dump, transport and unload your containers safer and faster; that means larger profits for you. The telescopic Jib concept enables a perfect load distribution with all your bodies. Assuring versatility, durability and long life with minimal weight and maximum efficiency.

Technical Features:

  • Designed to handle containers between 10 and 12′ of length, performing all operations from the cab, it needs less than 1 min. for loading bodies The dumping mode is obtained by operating the main rams, actuating arm and tilting frame, with jib extended, altogether pivoting around the rear shaft
  • A sub-frame made out of bent plate steel and cross members to be mounted on the truck frame, height 5 1/2 inches.
  • A tilting frame, hinged to the sub-frame with a steel shaft carrying the rear centering rollers.
  • A main arm hinged on the tilting frame with a mechanical locking mechanism that allows the dumping mode.
  • Telescopic jib, sliding in the arm, supporting a wide open lifting hook, enables the operator to approach a load from a 50 degree angle to start the loading procedure.
  • A hydraulic system, manufactured by MARREL, operated by a electro-pump 12V with a reservoir

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Real World Dimensions Of Nissan NV200 Cargo Van - Vacaville Nissan


Rich Sikoral goes over the actual dimensions on a Nissan NV200 Cargo Van upfitted with the Adrian Steel No Cost Shelving Package #4959. See more at http://www.vacavilleworktrucks.com.

Is the Nissan Titan Made In America?


YES!  Even though Nissan is an international company, Nissan trucks are in built right here in the USA. In fact, both the Nissan Titan and the Nissan Frontier rank in the top 5 on the “most American trucks” list, above the Chevy Silverado and the GMC Sierra. When you buy a new Nissan Titan, you’re also buying American.


Where are Nissan trucks built?

The new Nissan Titan isn’t just built in America – it was designed here too. The 2016 Titan was designed in California, engineered in Michigan, and tested in the Arizona desert. Like many other Nissans, it’s assembled at the Nissan plant in Canton, Mississippi. Although the transmission is sourced from Japan, both of the 2016 Nissan Titan’s powerful engines are also 100% American-built. The diesel engine is made in Columbus, Indiana, while the gasoline engine is made in Tennessee. Over half of the Nissan Titan’s other parts are also sourced from the US and Canada.

Like the Nissan Titan, the majority of the Nissan Frontier’s parts are from the United States and Canada. The transmission and some of the engines are Japanese, but the Nissan Frontier is also American-built in Canton, Mississippi.

Learn more at: http://www.campbellnissancommercial.com/


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Maxon Lift Corp.


MAXON Liftgates are the most trusted, best backed, most innovative in the business.

Monday, July 24, 2017

BUYERS COMMERCIAL/MUNICIPAL CM100 SNOW PLOW

SnowDogg CM Series

THE COMMERCIAL/MUNICIPAL CM100 SNOW PLOW
• Brushed finished stainless steel moldboard
• Heavy duty 48" x 4" square sector with six 1/2" trip ears
• Massive, robotically welded 3/8" plate sector construction
• Tall moldboard with aggressive curvature & overhang for excellent throwing action
• Super-Duty 12" belted deflector
• Foot pedal operated mounting for easy removal
• Super bright plow lights with vibration resistant double stud mounts
• 5/8" heavy duty cutting edge
• Cast iron heavy duty shoes
• Fluorescent orange blade guide kit
• Integral hydraulics or central hydraulic option

Learn more at: https://snowdogg.com/products/snowdogg-snow-plows/snowdogg-cm/



Ladder Racks For Vans by Ranger Design


Ranger Design's ladder racks for vans make loading and unloading ladders an easy operation on your commercial vehicle.

http://rangerdesign.com/products/ladd...

This heavy duty rack has the capability of carrying 28’ ladders. 

These work van ladder racks are made of military grade aluminum extrusion, high density reinforced plastic and stainless steel components that ensure no corrosion over the lifetime of the rack.

The aerodynamic design of Ranger Design's ladder rack minimizes wind noise. 

There is also no metal contact to the ladder, your ladder only touches plastic leading to longer life of ladders with less chance of wear or fiberglass splinters. 

Ranger Design: the perfect fit for your toughest jobs!

Visit us at: http://rangerdesign.com/products/ladd...

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Can worn shocks or struts cause my new tires to wear unevenly?

Tire Cupping
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Absolutely: shocks and struts provide damping force to control tire movement. When the tires move excessively, they develop a “cupping” wear pattern that damages the tire.
Other factors such as incorrect air pressure, worn suspension components or improperly aligned steering also causes uneven tire wear.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Godspeed Expediters Success Story | Freightliner Trucks


Learn more about lowering your Real Cost of Ownership at: https://rco.freightlinertrucks.com/on...

Les and Stacie Willis, owner/operators of Godspeed Expediters, have hauled Elvis’s guitar, lifesaving vaccines, sea turtle eggs, a priceless Picasso, and everything between. That’s why they trust only Freightliner for the job.

Watch the video to see how Freightliner Trucks helps Godspeed Expediters deliver under pressure and lower their Real Cost of Ownership

Real Dimensions Of Nissan NV 1500 Standard Roof Cargo Van - Vacaville Nissan


Scott goes over the dimension of a Nissan NV1500 van with a measuring tape.  See more at http://www.vacavilleworktrucks.com.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Cummins Columbus Engine Plant: Home of the 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel


Here is a sneak peek of the heritage and hard work that went into creating the all-new Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel that will deliver all 555 lb-ft of torque to the 2016 Nissan TITAN XD. For more on the 5.0L V8, visit http://cumminsengines.com/5L-v8-turbo....

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Snow Foe MTP medium-duty trip-edge reversible plow

Light and medium-duty snow plows have traditionally serviced driveways, parking lots and cul-de-sacs. The MTP is pushing beyond the traditional scope by allowing operators to hit the streets with their clearing efforts.
For decades, Henderson has been a leader in the engineering and manufacture of heavy-duty snow plows. We’re now proud to bring this technology to the MTP, a true medium-duty trip-edge reversible plow. Key features setting the MTP apart from other medium-duty snow plows are: multiple moldboard options (orange polymer, carbon steel or stainless steel), trip-edge with adjustable torsion springs, outboard reversing cylinders, level-lift, reinforced pivot points, electric or hydraulic cab control, quick connect/disconnect and ease of maintenance. Henderson delivers heavy-duty characteristics in this very versatile medium-duty snow plow.
The MTP’s trip-edge, outboard reversing cylinders and reinforced pivot points combine for performance outside the norm for medium-duty snow plows. Operators will still enjoy the traditional tasks of clearing driveways, parking lots and cul-de-sacs. However, now they’ll also be able to assist with the clearing of streets and other major roadways.
The MTP’s level-lift feature incorporates the following: holds a level position throughout the reversing cycle, keeps the plow low and out of the operator’s line of vision (at all times) and holds the plow high enough to avoid digging into roadways while not in use.



ProTech Top-Open Rail Boxes

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ProTech Top-Open Rail Boxes can be ordered with smooth or diamond plate doors and feature our low profile design.

1/8" thick, Commercial-grade Aluminum Alloy. ProTech's heavy gauge construction sets the industry standard for greater strength and corrosion resistance. Sliding Trays with Dividers in our cross body and inbed boxes keep small items organized and easy to find.

Sliding Trays with Dividers. Keep small items organized and easy to find.

Continuous Stainless Steel Hinges. Stainless steel hinges stand up to repeated opening, closing, twisting and shaking through the years.

Positive Control, Stainless Steel T-Locks. ProTech's unique twist locks snug the lid down to the seal, for complete weather-tight protection. Dual action T-locks: US Pat. # 6,502,868 B1

Durable Gas Struts. Smooth, convenient open/close operation. Struts hold door open for quick and easy access to your gear.

Automotive quality seals. Weather, water, dust and dirt stay outside where they belong.

Full, continuously welded seams and joints. Resists cracking from heavy use and overloading.

5-year limited warranty. Since we manufacture one of the industry's most durable boxes, we stand behind it, giving you total peace of mind.

Learn more at: http://protech.net/

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

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Tommy Gate Service Body Liftgate - G2 Series


 

The G2 Series Liftgate

Tommy Gate's G2 Series is the latest in parallel-arm technology. Dual hydraulic cylinders apply direct power to both sides of the platform for increased consistency in motion and stability. With reduced maintenance requirements, wide variety of platform options, and vast hitch compatibility, G2 Series hydraulic lifts are a strong, versatile lift that are convenient, efficient, and make trucks work better.

Liftgate Features

  • Dual hydraulic cylinders
  • Maintenance-free components
  • Recessed control
  • Larger platforms
  • Fully-enclosed hydraulic system
Find out more at:  http://www.tommygate.com/liftgates/service-body/g2-series/

2017 Nissan NV 2500 V6 High Roof - Campbell Nissan


Michael with Campbell Nissan shows off the 2017 Nissan high roof NV2500 V6.  See more at http://www.campbellnissancommercial.com

Monday, July 17, 2017

Ford Splash Guards: Rugged Tire and Wheel Protection | Accessories | Ford


Help protect your Ford from the elements with Ford custom-fit splash guards. They’re easy to install and offer tough protection. Splash guards are available across various Ford models.

Ford Original Accessories will be warranted for whichever provides you the greater benefit: 24 months/unlimited mileage of the remainder of your bumper-to-bumper 3-year/36,000-mile new-vehicle limited warranty. See dealer for warranty details.

Ford Licensed Accessories (FLA) are warranted by the accessory manufacturer. FLA are designed and developed by the accessory manufacturer and have not been designed or tested to Ford Motor Company engineering requirements. Contact your Ford Dealer for details and/or a copy of all limited warranties.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Operator Friendly Nissan NVP 12 Passenger Van - Campbell Nissan


Michael with Campbell Nissan shows the great benefits to the driver or operator of the Nissan NVP 12 passenger van.  Great for your driver to keep things comfortable and secure.  See more at http://www.campbellnissancommercial.com

WL Series LED Lights - Pod (Spot & Flood)


Warn WL Series LEDs are a prime example of a new twist on proven technology. Utilizing cutting edge optical design, Warn Refractec optics provide more overall effective lumens and candela, with less power. The spot beam is in a spectacular 10 degree full width beam, allowing a nice beam spread while still maintaining high candela. The flood wide beam produces a smooth 30 degree flood, without a diffuser, for the ultimate in wide beam efficiency.
  • Refractec optics
  • 50,000+ hr LED liifespan
  • Die-cast aluminum housing
  • Durable polycarbonate lens
  • Voltage protection
  • Thermal management
  • IP68 certified
  • Designed, engineered, & assembled in the USA
  • Includes mounting hardware and harness

Saturday, July 15, 2017

2017 Product Updates | Sortimo By Knapheide


At Sortimo By Knapheide, we're dedicated to making today's mobile contractors as productive and efficient as possible. We're happy to announce these updates to our product line.

Friday, July 14, 2017

EVIR® Electronic Verified Inspection Reporting

Tag, inspect and transmit - it’s that simple

Tractor / Trailer Inspection configuation

TAG – Data-encoded RFID tags are placed in each inspection zone of a vehicle or asset. In a commercial trucking environment, for example, tags are placed in inspection zones that adhere to DOT compliance requirements for pre- and post-trip inspections. Many school districts place tags at the back of a bus to ensure that drivers perform their end-of-shift check for students.

INSPECT – The individual performing the inspection must physically scan each tag on the vehicle. The tablet device must be within two inches of the point of inspection, which helps to verify that a check was performed and the vehicle is up to operating standards. EVIR acts as an electronic, verifiable log to prove that inspections are being performed accurately and consistently.




TRANSMIT – Defects or vehicle damage can be captured with Zonar's tablet device. Equipped with a 5 mega-pixel camera, drivers can easily transmit photos to give maintenance a heads-up as to what they are seeing. After the tablet is docked inside the vehicle, the inspection data is seamlessly transferred back to Zonar's web-based application, Ground Traffic Control®. Fleet managers and maintenance personnel have immediate access to the inspection data from the field, helping them to prioritize and schedule repairs.

Not just for vehicles

The EVIR system is as flexible as our customers' unique needs. While most commonly used to verify the pre- and post-trip inspection process for fleets across all industries, EVIR use spans to wherever there's a need to verify a process is being followed.

A complete solution provider

Zonar offers a full suite of smart fleet technology solutions that improve safety, decrease downtime of vehicles, reduce fuel costs, coach driver performance, and streamline back-office reporting.

Unparalleled customer service

From onboarding to installation, our U.S.-based Customer Care team makes sure that you’re set up for success. There’s a reason more than 99 percent of our customers that choose to do business with us, stay with us. More than 30 percent of our company is devoted to after-sale support, which means you can always reach a live Zonar employee—24/7/365.

Learn more at: http://zonarsystems.com/solutions/evir-electronic-verified-inspection-reporting/


ProTech Louvered Cab Rack


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.
Louvered Cab Rack Cab Rack Features:
  • Unlimited options for serious work applications
  • All aluminum, lightweight construction means low maintenance and top-notch looks

Learn more about ProTech products at: http://protech.net/products/

Thursday, July 13, 2017

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, July 12, 2017

ProTech Contractor Body


At ProTech, we make sure every product is masterfully crafted to the highest standard and quality possible. We only use the highest quality materials to provide strength and durability that will stand up to years of use. In addition to our standard sizes, we specialize in custom work and will gladly build our products to your exact specifications.

Learn more at: http://protech.net/products/flatbeds/bodies/contractor-body



2017 Nissan TITAN Warrior Concept Reveal


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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

EcoSkirt™ Semi Truck Skirt

EcoSkirt
The STEMCO EcoSkirt truck skirt improves fuel efficiency by reducing aerodynamic drag under the trailer where air hits the trailer’s rear axles. The EcoSkirt™ side fairings streamline and guide the air around the sides and to the back of the truck trailer. By combining EcoSkirt™ with the STEMCO TrailerTail®, fleets can achieve 8-12% fuel savings.

Ultra-Flex Panels.

EcoSkirt™ fairings are constructed of an ultra-durable and flexible thermoplastic composite material similar to that used in trailer scuff liners. The material’s fibers allow the panels to withstand frequent impacts with road elements such as concrete curbs, steep loading docks and ice banks. The material is also extremely lightweight for minimal payload impact.

Universal Application.

EcoSkirt technology is compatible with all trailer models and is available to be factory installed on new trailer orders or retrofitted to your existing fleet. Custom options are available for trailer applications requiring access to underside-mounted equipment such as hydraulic life-gate boxes, loading ramps and spare tire carriers.

Proven to reduce under-trailer aerodynamic drag by directing airflow smoothly to the back of the trailer.

Durability.

The EcoSkirt™ reinforced panels are designed to give with impact and return to form, resist extreme heat, cold and precipitation, and employ galvanized steel hardware for tough, corrosion-free performance, year after year.

Options.

EcoSkirt™ panels are offered in a variety of configurations to best fit your fleet profile and operating needs. Custom options, including colors, decals and shapes, are available to maximize branding visibility.

Safety.

EcoSkirt side fairings streamline the airflow under and around your semi-trailers, stabilizing your trailers and improving visibility by reducing road spray. The EcoSkirt also acts as a protective guard, mitigating the occurrence and severity of under-vehicle accidents with vehicles, cyclists, and pedestrians.
To learn more on how much you can save with EcoSkirt™, contact a STEMCO sales representative, or call 888-283-8245.

Monday, July 10, 2017

MCB Tool Elevator has Many Applications and Saves Your Back!

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This Tool Elevator manufactured by Monroe Custom Body has many applications. When installed in a service body it can be customized and used for lifting Gas Cylinders, Jack Hammers , Portable Generators and many other tools and pieces of equipment.

What a simple,elegant and practical solution for storage and retrieval of a variety heavy items needed by work crews.

Find out more at:  http://monroebodies.com/Products/ToolElevators/tabid/397/Default.aspx


Terrain Management System™ Lets You Conquer Your Surroundings



Since its debut in 2009, the Ford F-150 Raptor has been a symbol of off-road performance. From bumper to tailgate, this truck has been designed to handle tough terrains and extreme environments. The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor takes that performance to the next level with a cutting-edge Terrain Management System™.

The system incorporates an all-new dual-mode transfer case that incorporates both all-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive systems. The Raptor gives the driver the choice: Let the new Terrain Management System™ control the off-road technology automatically or manually select the 4x4 mode desired.

The clutch-based, on-demand all-wheel-drive capability is perfect for all-weather everyday driving, while the mechanically locked four-wheel-drive system lets the Ford F-150 Raptor excel in the harshest off-road conditions.

“Raptor’s transfer case provides the best of both worlds, with the natural benefits from all-wheel drive, such as increased traction in rain and snow, as well as extreme off-road capability that comes with a mechanically locked system,” says Tony Greco, Ford F-150 Raptor program manager.

Terrain Management System provides six distinct terrain modes: Normal, Sport, Wet/Snow, Mud/Sand, Baja and Rock Crawl. Power distribution is handled automatically, which means you can focus more on conquering the terrain instead of fiddling with knobs and switches.

The dual-mode transfer case and the all-new Terrain Management System provide the perfect blend of off-road capability and the flexibility to handle any terrain. When combined with a nonsequential 10 speed-transmission and a high-output EcoBoost® engine, the 2017 F-150 Raptor makes you master of your surroundings.

We recently subjected it to 36 hours of the most brutal off-road punishment we could possibly imagine, and you can come along for the ride. Click here to download the Ford VR app and experience the Baja 1000 like you’ve never seen before.

To learn more about the 2017 F-150 Raptor, including detailed specs and a rundown of all the new enhancements, visit Ford.com

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Saturday, July 8, 2017

2017 F 250 RC Knapheide Service Body Walkaround



Walkaround of the F250RC Knapheide Service Body

2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Utility Custom Truck


Pickuptrucks.com's Mark Williams took to the trails to drive the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2. While out in the backcountry, he spied a custom support rig created by Chevy engineers. Mark talked to Todd Hubbard, Lead Ride and Handling Engineer for the ZR2, to find out more.

Get the latest truck news: http://www.pickuptrucks.com/

Friday, July 7, 2017

LOCTITE: The Challenge of Reducing Wear


Don’t let the impact of wear-and-tear on your industrial equipment get you and your operating efficiencies down! Learn more: http://henkeladhesivesna.com/blog/ind...

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Boulder Electric Vehicle - Flatbed Truck

FB500 Flatbed Truck
Boulder Electric Vehicle is producing four CARB certified models: an Electric Delivery Van, a 15 Passenger Shuttle, a Service Body and a Flat Bed. All models are purpose-built and 100% electric. All models except the 15 passenger Shuttle are available today for order with a 150 day lead time from Purchase Order to ship date. All Models have the same specs and functionality.
Download a brochure of the FB-500: FB 500 Sales Sheet
Introducing the revolutionary FB-500 Stake Side Truck from Boulder Electric Vehicle. Designed and engineered with the commercial fleet customer in mind, this work horse proves that it has never been more viable to operate cost effectively under electric power. The family of Boulder Electric Vehicles are built proudly in the USA. Customer vehicles have already been deployed and new units are available for 2013 delivery.

Learn more at: http://www.boulderev.com/

Ozinga Says Cummins Natural Gas Engines Offer Major Advantages


A leader in ready-mix concrete, Ozinga relies on its fleet of medium- and heavy-duty trucks to get tough jobs done as efficiently as possible. 95% of their fleet features Cummins engines, a substantial portion powered by natural gas. VP of Fleet Jeffrey Bonnema says natural gas is less expensive, cleaner burning and a smart investment in the company’s future.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

2018 Ram Limited Tungsten Editions


Jim Morrison, Head of the Ram Truck brand, talks about raising the bar on elegance and sophistication with the new 2018 Ram 1500 and 2500 HD Limited Tungsten Edition pickup trucks.The Limited Tungsten Edition will also be available on the Ram 3500 single-and dual-rear-wheel; Crew Cab and Mega Cab (Heavy Duty); four-wheel drive and two-wheel drive; and short- and long-wheelbase models. Look for the '18 Ram Limited Tungsten trucks to be in dealerships in the third quarter of 2017. The Ram 1500 Limited Tungsten Edition MSRP starts at $55,120.

GoLight Lighting Video


This is a product video of GoLight, Inc. GoLight creates industry leading lighting solutions for recreation, military, automotive, and more.


More performance, efficiency for 2018 Ford F-150


Lightweight materials, new engines and a newly available 10-speed automatic transmission up the ante for the 2018 Ford F-150 on performance, capability and efficiency, according to Ford Motor Co.

The latest enhancements are a result of Ford's investment years ago in high-strength aluminum alloy bodies and high-strength steel frames, the company says. That helped save up to 700 lbs. on the new F-150, which also means customers can tow and haul more with their trucks.

Since then, Ford has expanded use of aluminum alloy bodies and steel frames to the latest F-Series Super Duty heavy-duty pickup trucks. The resulting weight savings are augmented by new and improved engines.

2018 Ford F-150

Customers have purchased 75% of new Ford trucks this year with V6 engines, according to the company. The 2018 F-150 arrives with a more capable powertrain lineup and more V6 choices.

For 2018, Ford is introducing a smaller, more efficient 3.3L V6 that delivers more power and torque than the previous 3.5L V6 in addition to improved projected EPA-estimated gas mileage.

Ford is touting the power, torque and efficiency of the 2018 F-150's new 3.3L V6 engine. (Image courtesy Ford Motor Co.)
Aiding in light-weighting, the standard 3.3L V6 in the 2018 F-150 is projected to offer a 5% power-to-weight ratio improvement versus the steel-bodied 2014 F-150 equipped with 3.7L V6 along with better anticipated fuel efficiency and performance.

Meanwhile, a next-generation 2.7L EcoBoost engine boasts an increase in torque of 25 lbs.-ft., and at lower engine speeds compared to a traditional V8. Like the second-generation 3.5L EcoBoost that debuted last model year, the 2.7L will be paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission for 2018.

The 5.0L V8 also gets some enhancements for 2018. This naturally aspirated engine includes dual-port and direct-injection technology for 10 more hp and a gain of 13 lbs.-ft. of torque. The V8 also features spray-on bore liner technology featured in the high-performance Mustang GT350, Ford explains, "all to squeeze out even more weight from the aluminum block."

The V8 is paired with a Ford-built 10-speed automatic transmission for the first time. EPA-estimated fuel economy will be announced closer to market availability, Ford says.

The 2018 F-150 also has an available 3.0L Power Stroke V6 diesel that was designed, engineered and tested in-house, according to the company. That engine option is paired with the 10-speed automatic. The first diesel engine offered for F-150 will be available next spring.

Monday, July 3, 2017

California's First All-Electric Garbage Truck Headed to Sacramento, Equipped with Motiv All-Electric Powertrain

A Motiv-Powered all-electric refuse vehicle replaces 2.8 mpg diesel version, eliminating emissions and noise for downtown Sacramento residents

FOSTER CITY, California, June 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --Leading the way for cleaner fleets in California, the City of Sacramento will soon be home to the State's first all-electric automated left-side loader garbage truck. The fundamental technology powering the Electric Refuse Vehicle (ERV) is Motiv Power Systems' scalable and modular All-Electric Powertrain. The Class-8 vehicle will be built on a Crane Carrier chassis, and the body will be built by Loadmaster. The City of Sacramento aims to run the ERV on residential and recycling routes and expects to save as much as 6,000 gallons of fuel per year. The Sacramento ERV will be one of only two all-electric refuse trucks in operation within North America, both powered by Motiv.

"The City of Sacramento has a very pro-active sustainability policy, showcased by being voted the #1 Government Green Fleet in North America in 2013. Reducing harmful vehicle emissions in the Sacramento region is a primary focus of our Sustainability Policy, and the most effective way to achieve that goal is to implement electric vehicles into our fleet," said Mark Stevens, Fleet Manager for the City of Sacramento. "We are excited to partner with Motiv Power Systems to design and build the first all-electric left hand automated refuse truck in North America. The City of Sacramento intends to prove that all-electric refuse trucks are the future of the industry, and we anticipate igniting that trend."

Sacramento specified that this ERV must meet the demanding requirements placed on all of its garbage trucks. This includes three routes per day to remove trash, recycling and green waste in a downtown Sacramento neighborhood. To supply enough electricity to move the truck and power the hydraulics all day, the ERV is equipped with 10 battery packs, expandable to 12 packs if needed for future route expansion. Using the Motiv Universal high power Charger, the ERV batteries will easily reach full charge overnight.

"The value of the City of Sacramento's zero-emission ERV goes beyond lower fuel and maintenance cost and strict payback," said Motiv CEO Jim Castelaz. "Reducing the amount of diesel-fueled refuse trucks in the city keeps communities safer from toxic diesel emissions. And, in addition to being cleaner, it's a quieter alternative to conventional trucks - a definite plus for those of us who appreciate peaceful mornings!"

"At Loadmaster, our reputation for innovation sets us apart from our competition. We're thrilled to further this mission by working with Motiv on another all-electric refuse truck, and in fact, our first truck for Sacramento," said Al Michaud, National Sales Manager of Loadmaster. "Electric refuse trucks are the future of urban transportation, proving their worth both economically and environmentally. We look forward to moving even more fleets to make the same green transition."

Currently the only technology of its kind in the trucking market, Motiv's All-Electric Powertrain uses off-the-shelf batteries and motors, which can be mixed and matched to fit the exact size and duty cycle of the electric truck needed. It can handle EV trucks from medium-duty to heavy-duty, weighing 14,000 lbs. to 60,000 lbs. The Motiv All-Electric Powertrain is designed to be assembled using the existing diesel chassis infrastructure already established throughout the world.

About Motiv Power Systems

Founded in 2009 and based in Foster City, CA., Motiv Power Systems designs and builds flexible and scalable All-Electric Powertrains for commercial medium and heavy-duty trucks and buses. Motiv Power Systems holds the distinction of being the only Ford eQVM-approved provider of all-electric powertrains for commercial trucks and buses. Motiv partners with existing truck builders to manufacture electric versions of their traditional fossil-fueled vehicles on their current assembly lines. Common vehicle types from these builders include work, delivery and refuse trucks, as well as school and shuttle buses. The Motiv All-Electric Powertrain is installed at the time of vehicle manufacture, similar to a natural gas or propane upfit. For more information and career opportunities, please visit www.motivps.com and follow Motiv on Twitter @motivps, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Highway Products | Leopard Package


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Federal Law to Require New Cars to Include BackUp Cameras by 2018

Backup Camera System for Trucks

A new rule requiring backup cameras in all new cars, SUVs, minivans and pickups weighing less than 10,000 pounds by May of 2018 has been announced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  All new cars, SUVs and minivans, as well as some new small trucks and buses, will be required to include backup cameras, a measure which is expected to reduce the nearly 210 backover deaths each year.  It is estimated that rear facing camera, including those automakers already offer, could save between 59 and 69 deaths a year, many of which were children.  Automakers will be allowed to “remove side –view mirrors and replace them with cameras that may expand side vision while increasing fuel efficiency”.  In February, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration decided to require vehicle to vehicle communication systems in all new cars and trucks, however an exact date for implementation of this technology has not been set.


Source: http://omaha.legalexaminer.com/automobile-accidents/federal-law-to-require-new-cars-to-include-backup-cameras-by-2018/

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Masterack - Quality Professional - Grade Products

 

When it comes to choosing high quality, professional grade commercial vehicle equipment, Masterack is an industry leader with over 40 years of experience in product design, manufacturing, and installation. Our large selection of steel and composite van interiors, pickup equipment, ladder racks, and accessories are available as pre-designed trade packages or can easily be mix-and-matched to customize your vehicle.

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