Sunday, April 30, 2017

Harbor 14' Saw Body - Lift, Haul and Store for Concrete Cutting Contractors.



The Harbor Saw Body is used by concrete cutting contractors. It is as functionally effective as it is good looking.It has huge locking compartments to keep large saw blades and other gear out of the weather and out of sight.

The lift gate serves two purposes, one being the obvious one to lift the equipment onto the bed area and the other to provide a backstop to secure the equipment in place and prevent it from rolling off the back of the bed! See more Saw Bodies at http://www.htbi.net/truckbodies/sawbody.html

Visit our website at www.htbi.net for more information or call Harbor at 800-433-9452.

Friday, April 28, 2017

How we punish the Ford Transit during testing


Drivers at the Ford Test Track in Lommel, Belgium, put the all-new Transit through hell before it goes on sale. The van is driven the equivalent of 11 million km -- about 275 times around the world --

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

CargoGlide Wall Slides Save Waste for the USPS



Wall Slides in use by the USPS: This is called saving waste!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Innovations at Work Truck Show '17


NTEA Managing Director Doyle Sumrall shares opportunities to see innovation in action at WTS17, including lightweighting, Ride-and-Drive, Green Truck Summit, and exhibitors featuring green products and technologies. http://www.worktruckshow.com

WTS18 will be held March 6-9, 2018, in Indy. Sign up to be notified when registration opens at https://www.worktruckshow.com/wts18si....

Saturday, April 22, 2017

DURAMAX DIESEL, ALLISON TRANSMISSION WILL POWER CHEVROLET’S ALL-NEW MEDIUM DUTY COMMERCIAL TRUCK

An employee at the DMAX, LTD engine plant assembles Duramax diesel engines in Moraine, Ohio on Monday, March 6, 2017.

DETROIT — General Motors, which fields the industry’s most expansive portfolio of diesel-powered passenger cars, crossovers, pickups and vans, confirmed today that Chevrolet’s highly-anticipated, all-new Class 4/5 commercial truck will be powered by a Duramax engine and Allison transmission – a legendary combination that has powered close to two million trucks.

Chevrolet made the announcement today at The Work Truck Show 2017, and confirmed the truck is on track to launch in 2018. It is being jointly developed by Chevrolet and Navistar.

“Our new Chevrolet medium-duty will be the flagship of our truck portfolio for fleet and commercial customers, and we believe the strength of Duramax/Allison powertrain combination will be able to tackle various jobs – from general contracting to urban delivery to bucket loaders and wreckers,” John Schwegman, U.S. director of Commercial Product and Medium Duty for GM Fleet said. “To win customers, we’re marshalling the best diesel and heavy-duty transmission engineers in the world and offering more choices than any other manufacturer.”

Allison Transmission, based in Indianapolis, is the largest designer, developer, manufacturer and distributor of medium- and heavy-duty fully automatic transmissions, and is a leader in hybrid-propulsion systems. Their designs have been used in a variety of applications, including refuse, construction, fire, distribution, bus, motorhomes, defense and energy. They have helped drive Chevrolet’s hardest-working trucks since the 1950s.

The first Duramax diesel engines were introduced in Chevrolet and GMC trucks in 2001, and they have accumulated more than 100 billion miles of real-world experience. Since then, the engines have been continually refined, introducing first-in-class technologies such as aluminum cylinder heads, the quick-start system and the Venturi Jet Drive Oil separator.

Technical specifications for Chevrolet’s new medium-duty truck, including cab and frame dimensions, horsepower and torque, GAWR, GVWR, payload and other ratings, will be released close to launch.

Chevrolet’s industry-leading portfolio of diesel-powered vehicles also includes:

The 2017 Silverado HD offers a newly-redesigned Duramax 6.6-liter V-8 turbo-diesel, the most powerful engine ever installed in a GM pickup truck with 910 lb./ft. of torque and a class-leading 445 hp.
The Cruze sedan and hatchback, which offer up to an EPA-estimated highway mileage of 52 mpg — the highest highway fuel economy of any non-hybrid/non-EV in America and an estimated range of up to 702 highway miles.
The Equinox compact crossover, available this summer, is expected to achieve a GM-estimated 40 mpg on the highway (EPA estimates are not yet available).
The Colorado mid-size pickup, which is the industry’s most fuel-efficient pickup, according to the EPA’s fueleconomy.gov website.
The Express full-size van, which is available in both passenger and cargo variants, with either the short or long wheelbase.
The Low Cab Forward commercial truck, which offers two turbodiesel engines. A 3.0-liter engine paired with a 6-speed double overdrive transmission is available in 3500HD models.  Larger 4500HD, 4500XD, 5500HD and 6500XD models are available with a 5.2L engine.


ABOUT CHEVROLET
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 115 countries and selling more than 4.0 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive and active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Michelin Auto Inflate Automatic Tire Inflation


Increase fuel economy, extend tire life, reduce road service calls and downtime—all automatically. Maintaining optimal tire pressure is necessary given today's high cost of doing business. Optimal pressure management is nearly impossible to achieve manually due to many complex factors, including leaky valve stems, natural leakage, extreme temperatures, driving between climates, heated shops, gauge inaccuracy and human error. MICHELIN Auto Inflate solves the complicated problem of tire pressure management.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

VMAC - Vehicle Mounted Air Compressors UNDERHOOD Demo


Demonstration of VMAC's VR70 and VR140 UNDERHOOD air compressors. Learn More: http://vmacair.com/product/underhood-...

VMAC is a world-leader in the development of truck mounted mobile air compressor solutions used for service trucks, public works, utilities and highway/heavy construction. 

VMAC engineers and manufactures 70cfm and 150cfm UNDERHOOD Air Compressor Systems, 40cfm and 60cfm PREDATAIR hydraulic driven Air Compressor Systems and THROTTLE COMMANDER 3-speed engine throttle controls. UNDERHOOD and PREDATAIR Air Compressors feature high-powered rotary screw air-on-demand technology. Both systems are ideal for use on work trucks in applications such as mining, construction, tire-service, fire-apparatus and municipal operations. THROTTLE COMMANDER throttle controls are easy to install idle up speed controllers activated with a 12-volt signal. Designed for electronic engines, these load sensing throttle controls will follow a preset programmed rpm setting. 

VMACs success comes from working with customers to determine what their air compressor needs are and then surpassing those needs with unparalleled product quality, innovation and customer service. By regularly introducing new and innovative products to the market, VMAC ensures it remains the leader in truck mounted mobile air compressor technology. 

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Ram Heavy Duty | Competitive Advantage | Towing


The Ram Heavy duty offers Class Exclusive rear auto-level air suspension for a balanced load 
The Ram Heavy Duty from the lineup of America’s Longest Lasting Pickups 
www.ramtrucks.com



Friday, April 14, 2017

SmartSpace Video


An overview of SmartSpace Van Interiors

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

BEDSLIDE truck bed drawer system features and benefits


Learn how a BEDSLIDE will change the way you use your truck bed. Never crawl under your tonneau cover or truck cap again. Use the BEDSLIDE to slide all you stuff right to you.

Monday, April 10, 2017

The Work Truck Show 2017


Industry professionals share what they gained by attending The Work Truck Show 2017. 

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Fuso Adds Gasoline V-8 to FE Series Cabovers


Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America premiered a new prototype V-8 gasoline powertrain for the company’s FE Series medium-duty cabovers at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

The engine is a 6-liter Vortec Series motor from GM coupled to an Allison 1000 six-speed automatic transmission and it will be available on the FE130, FE160 and FE180 models. It will be the only gas truck in its class with Power Take Off capabilities for auxiliary equipment, according to a company representative.

“Fuso has put together this exclusive engine/transmission package to provide unmatched power and versatility for our customers, and the Class 5 FE180 will offer the largest payload available in a gas-powered medium-duty truck," said Jecka Glasman, Fuso's president and CEO.

A trial run of trucks equipped with the new engine will be available in the fourth quarter of 2017.

The V8 FE Series trucks will be the first Fuso vehicles assembled in the U.S. at the Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation’s facility in South Carolina. The engines and transmissions will be built in the U.S. but the chassis, cabs, and axles will come from Europe and Japan.

See more at: http://www.worktruckonline.com/news/story/2017/03/fuso-s-new-gasoline-v8-will-be-available-in-fe-series-cabovers.aspx?utm_campaign=Weekly-&utm_source=Email&utm_medium=Enewsletter


Thursday, April 6, 2017

VMAC Hydraulic Driven Air Compressors


VMAC’s Hydraulic Driven air compressor is the best choice for customers looking for a compact, powerful and lightweight hydraulic deck-mount air compressor that can operate in any climate.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

2 Millionth Duramax Diesel Engine Rolls off the Line


MORAINE, Ohio — General Motors, DMAX, Ltd. and I.U.E.-CWA Local 755 employees today celebrated the build of the 2 millionth Duramax 6.6L V-8 turbo-diesel engine.

Groundbreaking for the new DMAX, Ltd. plant began in 1998, with the first engine rolling off the line July 17, 2000.

Since then, Duramax engines have won multiple awards and built a reputation for impressive power and durability.

Today, DMAX makes the Duramax diesel engines for heavy-duty Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks. Duramax engines also power some Navistar commercial trucks, Gale Banks vehicles and even marine applications.

DMAX, Ltd. has grown its employment in the past few years and currently employs 554 I.U.E.-CWA Local 755 hourly and 114 salaried employees for a total of 668.

The plant has received two recent investments:
2014: $60 million investment announced for emissions improvements
2015: $82 million investment announced for productivity improvements

Employees are currently building the redesigned Duramax 6.6L V-8 turbo-diesel. This next-generation engine offers more horsepower and torque than ever — an SAE-certified 445 horsepower (332 kW) at 2,800 rpm and 910 lb-ft of torque (1,234 Nm) at 1,600 rpm — to enable easier, more confident hauling and trailering.

Along with a 19 percent increase in max torque over the last Duramax 6.6L, the redesigned turbo-diesel’s performance is quieter and smoother, for greater refinement. It is also capable of running on B20 biodiesel, a fuel composed of 20 percent biodiesel and 80 percent conventional diesel. B20 helps lower carbon dioxide emissions and lessen dependence on petroleum. It is a domestically produced, renewable fuel made primarily of plant matter, mostly soybean oil.

DMAX, Ltd. was established in 1998. GM owns 60 percent and Isuzu owns 40 percent of the joint venture.

Quote from GMNA Manufacturing and Labor Relations Vice President Cathy Clegg
“The Duramax Diesel has powered GM’s heavy-duty pickups to numerous quality, reliability, durability and truck of the year awards. These awards would not be possible without the hard work of the men and women of the IUE and DMAX.”

Quote from GM Plant Manager Pat Curtis

“Over the past 17 years, DMAX has produced 2 million award-winning heavy-duty diesel engines. This is not only a significant milestone, but truly speaks to the dedication of our team.

“We consider ourselves to be a big part of the community in which we live and work. We have invested both dollars and volunteerism into several local organizations, specifically the Moraine Foundation, which channels all local charitable activities and the promotion of STEM-related opportunities through the West Carrollton HS–FIRST Robotics Club.”

Quote from President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer for DMAX, Ltd. Shinichi Suzuki

“When we started this project, who would have expected we would achieve 2 million engines? I do recognize that although we made 2 million engines, it could not be achieved without the support of all employees. The most important thing is not that the 2 million engines have been manufactured, but that they have been sold by the effort of the entire team.”

Quote from President IUE-CWA Local 755 Carl Kennebrew

“This is a testament to the dedication of our workforce to continue to produce a great product. We have a culture here at DMAX that is based off of teamwork and a family environment. Everyone is dedicated to the vision of our company. I'm so proud of our members and their continued drive to be successful!”

About General Motors Co.

General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM, TSX: GMM) and its partners produce vehicles in 30 countries, and the company has leadership positions in the world's largest and fastest-growing automotive markets.  GM, its subsidiaries and joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Cadillac, Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety, security and information services, can be found at http://www.gm.com.

About Isuzu

Founded in 1916, Isuzu Motors has the longest history of any Japanese vehicle manufacturer. During our years of operation, we have consistently focused on "creation without compromise" in the process of building Isuzu into the company it is today. And now we are boldly taking up the challenge of global leadership in commercial vehicles and diesel engines while maintaining our traditions.

Sunday, April 2, 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.