March 2018

Overdrive Magazine | Trucking Business News & Owner Operator Info

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GEAR GUIDE March 2018 | Overdrive | 55 Improved sleeper for Pete 579 Shock absorbers Tenneco's all- black gas-charged Monroe Magnum shock absorbers are engineered for added durabil- ity, improved vehicle control and increased driver comfort and satisfac- tion. The shock absorbers have a large-diameter nitrocarburized rod that helps provide improved compression control and side- load strength; a PTFE-coated rod guide bearing that helps increase dura- bility by minimizing friction between the rod and rod guide; a hydraulic lock-out design that helps prevent suspension overextension; a larger-diameter pis- ton to help provide greater tuning pre- cision; an advanced shouldered bushing design that helps prevent bushing extrusion; and an increased pressure tube thickness that helps prevent shock damage in extreme load and road con- ditions. MonroeHeavyDuty.com, 734-384-7812 black gas-charged Monroe Magnum are engineered for provide improved PTFE-coated rod guide bearing that Peterbilt Motors says its UltraLoft, a new 80-inch sleeper confi guration for its Model 579, brings an integral cab design that enhances ergonomics and driver comfort. Production is expected to begin in July. The UltraLoft is available with or without Peterbilt's Epiq aerodynamic package and off ers a 2 percent aerodynamic effi ciency improvement and 1 percent gain in fuel effi - ciency over a similarly spec'd confi guration, the company says. Available in single- and dual-bunk confi gurations, the UltraLoft's new interior comes standard with 70 cubic feet of storage space, with an additional 14 cubic feet of shelving available in the single-bunk confi guration. Lockable stor- age bins were added above the driver and passenger doors. A 1.1-cubic-foot microwave option is available, as well as room for a 32-inch TV on the foot wall of the lower bunk. The UltraLoft's lower bunk mattress measures 85 by 42 inches, and the upper bunk measures 82 by 36 inches. Peterbilt.com, 800-473-8372 LED fog, driving light kits Truck-Lite has added LED fog light kits and an LED auxiliary driv- ing/high beam light kit to its Truck-Lite by Rigid lineup. The 3-by-3- inch fog lights are used on Rigid's D-Series and are designed as plug- and-play replacements for International ProStar model years 2008-17, Volvo VN model years 2008-17, Kenworth T680 model years 2013-18 and Freightliner Cascadia model years 2007-16. Each kit has a dura- ble die-cast housing and polycarbonate lens to help combat shock and vibration and includes mounting brackets, hardware and a waterproof H11 Deutsch adapter, which is a direct fi t for factory harnesses. Also available are univer- sal-mount D-series and universal 6-inch SR-Series fog kits, both featuring an extra-long blunt-cut harness. The 6-inch auxiliary driving/high beam kit, based on Rigid's E-Series light bar, includes mounting brackets and hardware and an extra-long blunt-cut harness. Truck-Lite.com, 800-562-5012

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