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July 17 2013 - Products

Yokohama Commercial Tire Navigator (v1.3)

Yokohama

Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) has released a new version (v1.3) of its iPad app for the truck tire industry, the Yokohama Commercial Tire Navigator.

The new Rotary Lift AR18 four-post alignment lift consists of modular components, enabling it to be easily adapted to meet the needs of car dealers, truck dealers, independent repair shops and mixed fleets. The lift can be set up to accommodate wheelbases as short as 63 inches and as long as 162 inches. (PRNewsFoto/Rotary Lift)

July 17 2013 - Products

AR18 Four-Post Alignment Lift

Rotary Lift

The AR18 four-post alignment lift features two stainless steel turning radius gauges for use when performing alignments and is compatible with all brands and types of alignment instrumentation.

July 15 2013 - Products

2013 Product Catalog

OTC Automotive Specialty Tools and Equipment

OTC Automotive Specialty Tools & Equipment has released its 2013 Product Catalog, the first from the company in more than three years. It features new categories and more than 450 new part numbers. New categories include a line of specialty tools for motorcycle service, wheel/tire service, strike/struck, lighting, gloves, wire service, and lubrication products.

July 11 2013 - Equipment

E63 Compact Excavator

Bobcat

Replacing the E60, the Bobcat E63 Compact Tail Swing excavator comes with improvements in joystick controls, lift capacity, arm and bucket forces, and drive performance.

July 11 2013 - Equipment

DX140LCR Excavator

Doosan

The DX140LCR-3 excavator is a reduced tail swing machine that offers reduced machine length and added maneuverability for ease when operating in tight quarters.

The DMD is an innovative medium-duty, fully hydraulic lift that utilizes a twin cylinder design to ensure smooth and efficient performance.

July 10 2013 - Products

DMD Series Railift

Maxon

The DMD is an innovative medium-duty, fully hydraulic lift that utilizes a twin cylinder design to ensure smooth and efficient performance.

July 10 2013 - Products

LINE-X PLATINUM

LINE-X

LINE-X Protective Coatings announced the official launch of its newest spray-on bedliner, LINE-X PLATINUM.

The toolboxes feature a 1/2-inch, automotive-style, door gasket to protect against leaks. The rain-channel design and continuous, hidden hinge also protect against moisture and road dirt.

July 10 2013 - Products

Three-Point Latch System, Underbody Toolboxes

Buyers Products

Buyers Products introduces three-point latch underbody toolboxes, expanding its comprehensive line of tool and truck boxes.

July 10 2013 - Products

SureClick Fuel Caps

Stant Corporation

Stant Corporation, a developer and manufacturer of automotive fuel systems, fuel caps, radiator caps, and thermostats, announced its next generation of automotive fuel caps.

Currently, GGT vehicles with A.R.E. custom DCUs are in use commercially for Toyota Boshoku America, shuttling parts from building to building at Toyota's huge engineering facility in Novi, Mich.

July 10 2013 - Products

GGT Vehicles with Custom A.R.E. DCUs

A.R.E. & GreekGo Tek, Inc.

For nearly five years, GreenGo Tek Inc. (GGT), based in Milford, Mich. and A.R.E. have made tough, earth-friendly vehicles available to commercial truck owners around the world.

July 3 2013 - Equipment

TL120 Compact Wheel Loader

Terex

The Terex TL120 compact wheel loader comes with a Tier 4 interim 4-cylinder turbo diesel engine with intercooler, a new Terex Smart Control operating system, a quieter cab offering a better view to the ground for the operator, and a new cooling system.

July 3 2013 - Equipment

Freedom Lift

Stertil-Koni

The Freedom Lift models have a lifting capacity of 16,000 lbs. and feature an ergonomic design distinguished by wheels-free lifting, telescopic swing arms with a wide range of usability, and a design that requires no mechanical structure overhead.

Kubota L6060

July 3 2013 - Equipment

Grand L60 Series Tractor

Kubota

Kubota Tractor Corporation’s Grand L60 Series to its lineup of tractors includes six models: L3560, L4060, L4760, L5060, L5460, and the L6060 flagship tractor.

85G

July 3 2013 - Equipment

75G and 85G Reduced Tail-Swing Excavators

John Deere

Both the John Deere 75G and 85G excavators models feature reduced tail-swing configurations to maneuver and work around congested jobsites.

July 3 2013 - Products

BOLT Lock on DeeZee Flowgate

BOLT Lock

BOLT breakthrough one-key lock technology by STRATTEC Security Corporation is now offered as a standard feature on Dee Zee Inc.'s Flow-Through Tailgate.

July 3 2013 - Products

Intelliroute TND 720 Truck GPS

Rand McNally

Beginning July 1, all Rand McNally IntelliRoute TND 720 truck GPS devices ship with new software that includes updates and substantial new features available via Wi-Fi connectivity.

July 3 2013 - Products

Aluminum Classic Service Van

Reading Truck Body, LLC

Reading Truck Body, LLC announced the next-generation Classic Service Van, manufactured in Reading, Pa.

July 3 2013 - Products

VDO RoadLog EOBR

Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket

Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket has upgraded the software for its VDO RoadLog EOBR in time to meet the July 1, 2013 compliance deadline

July 1 2013 - Products

Clear Aisle Mezzanine Safety Gate

Benko Products

Benko Products Inc. offers its Protect-O-Gate “Clear Aisle” Mezzanine Safety Gate. This product is designed to reduce the potential for falls and other accidents associated with mezzanines and loading areas.

July 1 2013 - Products

E-Series Long Nose and Diagonal Cutting Pliers

Channellock Inc.

Channellock Inc. introduces its new E Series, a line of combination, long nose, and diagonal cutting pliers with a sleeker design than the manufacturer’s traditional pliers.

The Eastwood Company has launched a new Bench-Top English Wheel.

June 26 2013 - Products

Bench-Top English Wheel

Eastwood Company

The Eastwood Company has launched a new Bench-Top English Wheel.

The standard features of the new trailer include ultra-high-tensile-strength steel construction, fuel-saving super single tires and lightweight aluminum wheels.

June 26 2013 - Products

All-Steel Bottom Dump Trailer

American Carrier Equipment

American Carrier Equipment – a trailer manufacturer serving construction, aggregate, mining, refining, asphalt, refuse, chemical, and industrial processing industries – announced that its new, ultra-high-tensile-strength steel bottom dump trailer is now delivering to customers in the western United States.

June 26 2013 - Products

Oil Eater Flex Line Parts Washers

Kafko International

Kafko International has introduced a unique line of Oil Eater Flex Line parts washers that include ready-to-use units with basic, premium, and professional level features.

June 26 2013 - Products

SumoSprings

SuperSprings International

SuperSprings International now offers a solution for Isuzu N-Series drivers who love the truck’s capabilities, but require a more comfortable ride.

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June 24 2013 - Products

Three-Point Latch System Underbody Toolboxes

Buyers Products

These three-point, die-cast, locking, T-handle latch system provides better security, tighter door sealing, and less stress on the hinges of the underbody toolboxes, according to the company.


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