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Miller Releases 5" HD Forks

12 433abMiller Industries worked directly with axle and chassis original equipment manufacturers to revamp the current version of the popular towing fork to meet the new wider axles found on newer over-the-road LTL truck chassis. The updated towing forks are cast with a wider base (throat) than the industry standard 4.5" towing fork. The wider 5" fork makes it so that all three versions (short, medium, tall) are no longer put in a "point-load moment" because the base of the axle now sits in the base of the fork. The 5" fork will become standard on all Miller 20-ton and above units. It will be available as an option on all smaller units or for individual orders.
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More Cranking Amps for Weego 44, 66

product 8a6c2Weego's new jump-starting compact power packs, Weego 44 and Weego 66, are spec'd out with 10-percent more true cranking amps. Weego 66 now offers 660 cranking amps (2,500 peak amps), while Weego 44 increased to 440 cranking amps (2,100 peak amps). The power packs were built for outdoor enthusiasts and professionals alike, according to the company, "including tow operators doing multiple jumps a day." The Weego 44 also now includes AutoBoost technology (already built into the 66). The technology enhances the jump-starting experience for low-voltage vehicle batteries. With AutoBoost, maximum power is automatically sent to dead batteries (down to 0.5 volt) without an override button, which can compromise safety.

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Hino’s XL Series

Hino-Trucks-copy 0793fHino Trucks' new Class 7 and Class 8 XL Series features new active safety solutions with electronic stability control (standard on tractor) and collision mitigation systems, innovative payload management suspension options, and a body builder friendly optimized design that was also engineered for maximum ease of serviceability. They are powered by Hino's A09 turbo diesel 8.9-liter inline 6-cylinder engine boasting a B10 life of 1,000,000 miles. Production of the new Hino XL7 and XL8 trucks will start in early 2019.
Source: Hino Trucks

Peterbilt Announces 2019 Engine Updates

peterbilt f4d62Peterbilt Motors Company recently announced updated offerings for the 2019 PACCAR Engines.

Peterbilt will offer the MX-13 with two new ratings for the 2019 model year engines; a multi- torque 455 HP with a torque rating of 1,650 – 1,850 lb.-ft. and a 405 HP with 1,650 lb.-ft. of torque. Each update for model year 2019 engines was specifically designed to result in increased reliability and fuel economy.

When packaged with the PACCAR Transmission and the PACCAR 40k rear axle the new 405 HP and 1,650 lb.-ft. torque rating for the MX-13 is designed to provide one of most fuel efficient integrated powertrains for long haul customers.

Source: PACCAR.com
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