Friday, March 31, 2017

Compare 2016 Ram 2500 vs 2016 Ford Super Duty® | Head to Head | Ford


Thinking about buying a 2016 Dodge Ram 2500? Consider the 2016 Ford F250 Super Duty with 860 lb.-ft. of standard torque. See how the Ford F250 Super Duty is Built Ford Tough®.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Cult of Disruption Innovation: On-the-Go H2O


Clean drinking water is not readily available in emerging markets and arid locations, especially for travelers. This innovation is a convenient way to have water available to you while driving, without the need to bring it with you. It works by collecting water created from the AC condenser, pumping it through a filter for purification and then dispensing it into a cup located in the center console.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Harbor CraneMaster - West Coast Style Personalized to Meet Your Every Need...



CraneMaster bodies represent an open design that permits you to choose all the appointments to meet your every need when using 2,000-4,000 lb. cranes with capacity up to 12,000 ft.-lb. The west coast service body design is the preferred style for these cranes. Harbor has sorted out which cranes go with which bodies. Tell us what weight you are loading and what length of crane you need to get the job done (length in feet x weight in lb. = ft. lb.) and we’ll put you in the right combination. Then, we’ll help you choose from among the many options that will make this your personal design!

Find more at: www.htbi.net



Saturday, March 25, 2017

HVAC and Plumbimg Contractors - Van Storage for Gas Bottles, Ladders and Everything Else - Harbor Truck and Van





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!






Find more at: htbi.net



Thursday, March 23, 2017

WeldMaster Truck Body - For the Jack of All Trades!


The urban welder is a jack of all trades. A little of this, and a little of that. And, of course, his or her work always includes some welding. Harbor created a jack of all trades truck just for her or him.  A service body with a welders edge!
  • 63-inch raised and vented front compartment with bottle brackets and rings inside to hold standard sized oxygen and acetylene tanks
  • Stainless Steel self-opening pop-top lids w/ body length compartment bins & 4" dividers
  • Push Button locking system with red band locking indicator
  • Modern gas shocks on each side opening door to keep them open during loading and unloading
  • 8" deep recessed bumper for sure footing when entering bed
  • Armless and self supporting tailgate work table
  • Adjustable, but lockable, shelving system
  • Weather shield system around locks, doors, and hingles, preventing leaks and securing the tools of your trade. Neoprene door seals, water-proof gaskets, self-sealing stainless steel rivets, and silky smooth three-point door latches with Teflon glides.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Cummins, Valvoline Premium Blue extend oil drain intervals by 10,000 miles



Valvoline and Cummins Inc. have announced that Valvoline Premium Blue Heavy Duty Engine Oil is proven to extend oil drain intervals for an additional 10,000 miles, enabling a new maximum ODI of 60,000 miles in the 2017 Cummins X15 engines, compared to other API CK-4 engine oils.

The results were proven through extensive collaborative development efforts, covering millions of miles of real-world truck testing, the company explained. In an analysis of cost savings potential, comparing the use of conventional oil and synthetic blend CK-4 oils in the Cummins X15 engine, Valvoline Premium Blue 15W-40 was proven to save upwards of $20,000 in annual oil maintenance cost and productivity savings for a 100-truck fleet, the company shared.

Source: http://www.fleetequipmentmag.com/cummins-valvoline-premium-blue-extend-oil-drain-intervals-10000-miles/


Sunday, March 19, 2017

Test drive: Mack’s Granite MHD ‘baby 8’



The idea of a “tweener” or a baby 8 truck isn’t exactly new, but Mack’s approach with the Granite MHD is somewhat unique.

In many cases, a Class 6 or 7 unit is spec’d up to give the smaller truck enough power and capability to move upwards of 60,000 pounds. This lowers the sticker price but most often you’ll find a smaller cab, smaller mirrors, reduced visibility, fewer features and lighter components, including frame cross-members.

In the case of the Granite MHD, a standard Granite model is refitted with lighter components, like a Cummins 9-liter ISL, Allison 3000 RDS six-speed automatic transmission and in some cases lighter frame rails, axles and suspensions. The end result is a scaled down Class 8 truck, which provides a larger cab and increased rigidity.

Powered by Cummins’ lightweight ISL, the truck sits on a Mack Cornerstone chassis that features a high-strength steel frame.

The lighter-weight frame doesn’t sacrifice stiffness and performance. My drive on the surface roads of Indianapolis was highlighted with tight handling and more than enough power from the engine’s 345 hp and 1,050 lb. ft. torque.


The cab of the Granite MHD is roomy and quiet.

Otherwise the MHD looks and is outfitted like any other Granite – comfortable, roomy and rugged with supreme visibility.

Granite MHD features flush and extended channel type front bumpers and hood splash shields to extend component life by keeping the engine compartment clean. My unit was outfitted with a 10’ by 36” snow plow, which added some head-weight to the truck, and the back was equipped with an 11’ dump box – a fairly common municipal spec for this truck.

The galvanized steel cab, coupled with the 9-liter ISL, makes for a quiet ride and mounting it on airbags and shocks means the truck absorbs most of the battering before it reaches the driver.

With a tight steering radius, Granite MHD easily navigates narrow streets, crowded jobsites and makes quick work of plowing a small patch of snow from the Indianapolis Zoo parking lot.

All baby 8s are built to take a beating, but Mack’s Granite MHD is a heavyweight fighting in the middleweight division, allowing it to take one across the teeth time and time again.


- See more at: http://www.hardworkingtrucks.com/test-drive-macks-granite-mhd-baby-8/#sthash.o29a69hM.dpuf








In the case of the Granite MHD, a standard Granite model is refitted with lighter components, like a Cummins 9-liter ISL, Allison 3000 RDS six-speed automatic transmission and in some cases lighter frame rails, axles and suspensions. The end result is a scaled down Class 8 truck, which provides a larger cab and increased rigidity.
Powered by Cummins’ lightweight ISL, the truck sits on a Mack Cornerstone chassis that features a high-strength steel frame.
The lighter-weight frame doesn’t sacrifice stiffness and performance. My drive on the surface roads of Indianapolis was highlighted with tight handling and more than enough power from the engine’s 345 hp and 1,050 lb. ft. torque.

The cab of the Granite MHD is roomy and quiet.
Otherwise the MHD looks and is outfitted like any other Granite – comfortable, roomy and rugged with supreme visibility.
Granite MHD features flush and extended channel type front bumpers and hood splash shields to extend component life by keeping the engine compartment clean. My unit was outfitted with a 10’ by 36” snow plow, which added some head-weight to the truck, and the back was equipped with an 11’ dump box – a fairly common municipal spec for this truck.
The galvanized steel cab, coupled with the 9-liter ISL, makes for a quiet ride and mounting it on airbags and shocks means the truck absorbs most of the battering before it reaches the driver.
With a tight steering radius, Granite MHD easily navigates narrow streets, crowded jobsites and makes quick work of plowing a small patch of snow from the Indianapolis Zoo parking lot.
All baby 8s are built to take a beating, but Mack’s Granite MHD is a heavyweight fighting in the middleweight division, allowing it to take one across the teeth time and time again.
- See more at: http://www.hardworkingtrucks.com/test-drive-macks-granite-mhd-baby-8/#sthash.o29a69hM.dpuf

Friday, March 17, 2017

GMC Duramax Diesel Engine


Discover the 2017 Duramax package that provides more horsepower, torque, and payload carrying capability. Our Duramax Diesel engine was tested in extreme conditions to ensure the best performance, capability, and refinement.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Ram ProMaster City | Environmental Painting Alternatives


Environmental Painting Alternatives (EPA) is a forward-thinking small business with a 30-year-history as a commercial painting contractor. Currently, EPA is actively pursuing business in the residential market, with the goal of applying its best practices on the commercial side
to become the largest residential painting contractor in the state of Florida. To go after this new market, EPA relys on its three Ram ProMaster vans, including one new Ram ProMaster City, which serve as vital tools to enhance his company’s reputation and overall value proposition.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Curt Manufacturing at the 2016 SEMA Show


Once a year, the best and the brightest all make the journey to Las Vegas, NV for the premier automotive trade show in the world: the one, the only, the SEMA show.

Find more at: http://www.curtmfg.com/


Saturday, March 11, 2017

The 6 1/2 FT Short Bed Service Body by Harbor Truck Bodies

Many do not know, so we will let it out: Harbor Truck Bodies builds a 6.5' short bed service body and it looks great on the truck. Call Harbor Truck Bodies at 800-433-9452 and visit the website at www.htbi.net.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Warren Mason Gives a Demo of the Harbor Trademaster Service Body



Warren Mason, Sales & Marketing Manager, at Harbor Truck Bodies gives us a great demonstration of the Harbor Trademaster Service Body.  See more http://www.htbi.net

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Experience DiamondBack: Theft Protection


Check out how DiamondBack Truck Covers provide your bed with theft protection that's second to none. Peace of mind knowing your gear is safe is a great feeling.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

BakFlip MX4 Truck Bed Cover at SEMA 2016


The BakFlip MX4 is the latest and greatest in hard folding tonneau technology. It features a new smooth matte black finish. This bed cover is even simpler than it's predecessor.

Friday, March 3, 2017

From A to B - Mack Hauls NASCAR From Race to Race


NASCAR's three dozen races every year don't happen on their own. A huge amount of work goes into each one, week after week during the racing season. Each race is seen by millions of fans on TV or in person but what many people don't realize is that all NASCAR races are actually delivered by truck. In this episode of From A to B, how do NASCAR haulers help bring each race to life?

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Isuzu NPR HD Pest Control Truck in Tampa


 Isuzu NPR HD Pest Control Truck in Tampa, FL