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February 2 2012 - Equipment

844 Series II Wheel Loader

John Deere

John Deere recently introduced its 844K Series II Wheel Loader, building on the strengths of the K-Series with improvements including new axles, improved stability, a 6-percent boost to full-turn tip-load capacity, Rollover Protective Structure (ROPS) certification, and low profile tires.

February 1 2012 - Products

Easy Grip Composite Snow Chains


Michelin announced that it is offering the new MICHELIN Easy Grip composite snow chains in North America.

February 1 2012 - Products

Ford F-250/350 CNG & Bi-Fuel Conversions

Venchurs Vehicle Systems

Venchurs Vehicle Systems (VVS) is now offering CNG and Bi-Fuel conversions for Ford F-250/350 trucks.

Remanufactured GM front axle actuator assemblies for 4WD and AWD late model SUVs

February 1 2012 - Products

GM Front Axle Acuators for 4WD/AWD SUVs

Jasper Engines & Transmissions

Jasper Engines & Transmissions is offering complete remanufactured GM front axle actuator assemblies for 4WD and AWD late model SUVs.

February 1 2012 - Products

Lightweight Poly Fender with Anti-Spray

Betts Spring

SprayOff Anti-Spray Poly Guard, the latest spray suppression innovation from Betts Spring Company is lightweight, strong, and incorporates a unique channel design which controls road spray.

Illinois Lock DC692/DC697 Series Wing Locks

February 1 2012 - Products

Weather-Resistant Wing Locks

Illinois Lock Company

Illinois Lock Company manufactures a complete line of weather-resistant wing locks suitable for both indoor and out­door applications. A built-in flip-up cap provides superior protection from the elements.

February 1 2012 - Products

Commercial Exhaust Line


CORSA Commercial, a new brand from the leading exhaust system manufacturer, offers stainless steel cat-back exhausts for today's working trucks.

Phillips Catalog

January 25 2012 - Products

Phillips Industries Online Catalog

Phillips Industries

Phillips Industries has launched its new on-line catalog, which offers, through its exclusive distributors, a larges selection of electrical and air brake interface replacement parts along with a wide variety of shop tools and accessories each manufactured to the same high quality standards set for Phillips OEM products.

A pair of Ride-Rite air springs can provide up to 5,000 pounds of load leveling capacity.

January 25 2012 - Products

Ride Rite Kit 2299


Firestone Industrial Products Company, LLC announces its Ride-Rite air helper spring kits are available for 2012 Dodge Ram 2500/3500 trucks, both 2WD and 4WD models (part #2299).

Weather Guard Quick Clamp Ladder Rack

January 25 2012 - Products

Quick Clamp Ladder Rack

Weather Guard

Knaack LLC announced improvements to the design of its roof-mounted ladder rack equipment used on commercial vans and minivans.

Ford 6.0L Pump Drive

January 25 2012 - Products

Ford 4.0L Pump Drive

Jasper Engines & Transmissions

Jasper Engines & Transmissions reminds installers to retain the oil pump intermediate drive from their Ford 4.0L OHC V-6. This part is not supplied with a JASPER remanufactured engine.

Cummins ISX12

January 25 2012 - Products

ISX12 Heavy-Duty Engine


Cummins Inc. announced its ISX12 Heavy-Duty engine with significant fuel economy improvements for regional haul, vocational, and specialty applications.

January 23 2012 - Products

MUS 4.3 Battery Charger


CTEK has released its new MUS 4.3 Battery Charger, which is designed to solve a range of vehicle battery-related problems.

Site dumpers such as the Terex TA3 can be used in upkeep of public properties such as parks, golf courses and cemeteries.

January 19 2012 - Equipment

Hydrostatic Site Dumpers


Designed with narrower dimensions and a tighter turning radius, the new Terex TA2H, TA2SH, TA3H and TA3SH site dumpers have enhanced maneuverability to work efficiently in tight places.

Inverted Torx Socket with Countersink

January 17 2012 - Products

Inverted Torx Socket with Countersink


The Snap-on E12 is an inverted Torx socket with shallow countersink (FLCE120).

Champion Low Profile Series 16-inch Fan

January 17 2012 - Products

Champion 16-inch Fan


A variety of Champion Low Profile Series fans are available from Maradyne High Performance Fans to increase engine cooling, horsepower, and A/C cooling at idle.

The Z Series cap is painted to match the owner's truck using the exact OEM paint code for a premium appearance.

January 17 2012 - Products

Z Series Truck Cap


Available for regular, crew and extended cab short bed Rams, the Z Series is a fiberglass shell designed to give trucks a sport utility look.

Hella Power Beam 3000 LED Work Lamp

January 17 2012 - Products

Hella Power Bean 3000 LED Work Lamp


The Hella Power Beam 3000 uses 16 long lasting LEDs to create a powerful white light closest to daylight and more efficient than Xenon-based lamps.

2145QiMAX-3 Impactool

January 17 2012 - Products

2145QiMAX 3/4" Impactool

Ingersoll Rand

Ingersoll Rand, a global leader in vehicle service tools and equipment, has introduced extended anvil variations of the best-in-class 2145QiMAX 3/4" Impactool.

January 17 2012 - Products

2012 Lift Point Guide

Automotive Lift Institute (ALI)

The Automotive Lift Institute, Inc. (ALI) announces the availability of the 2012 edition of ALI's "Vehicle Lifting Points for Frame Engaging Lifts."

EPIQ Mr. Big Tool Storage System.

January 11 2012 - Products

EPIQ "Mr. Big" Tool Storage


The new Snap-on EPIQ "Mr. Big" tool storage unit offers bigger storage areas, bigger load capacity and bigger and brighter color options.

January 11 2012 - Products

KCP Radiators

Kustom Colling Products

The KCP Radiators and A/C Condensers are 100-percent aluminum including the core, side supports, and tanks.

2013-MY Land Cruiser (European Spec'ed model shown).

January 11 2012 - Products

2013 Land Cruiser


For the 2013 model-year, Land Cruiser receives exterior and interior styling enhancements. Additionally, Land Cruiser will now come with all features as standard equipment, including new driving performance features, and an array of significant safety and convenience features.

January 11 2012 - Products

Fast Fuel Diesel Injector Cleaner


Prolong Super Lubricants offers Fast Fuel Diesel Injector Cleaner designed to improve fuel injector and intake valve performance while increasing fuel economy.

The new Data Bus Fault Finder (EEFF500) from Snap-on is the essential tool to diagnose Data Bus communication failures.

January 11 2012 - Products

Data Bus Fault Finder (EEFF500)


The new Data Bus Fault Finder (EEFF500) from Snap-on is the essential tool to diagnose Data Bus communication failures.


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