The system package includes the DiamondBack Truck Cover, ladder rack, side rails and extension for the ladder rack, cab guard, tailgate protector and two side tool boxes.
Enhanced pickup towing
Valley Industries announces the availability of a new Power Pull Xtreme Series double-pivot fifth-wheel hitch rated for 20,000 lbs. The fully articulating, all-steel hitch features an automatic locking head and wrap-around jaw design to secure the kingpin firmly in place.
A built-in head jaw lockout eliminates side-to-side motion during travel, and an optional glider is available to provide turning clearance for short bed trucks, thus preventing damage to the trailer during tight maneuvers at low speeds. Three-position adjustable uprights make it easier to set the ideal hitch height.
A pop-out indicator signals a secure connection, and the yoke remains concealed for a tidy appearance. The hitch will fit most mid- and full-size pickups.
Capping it off
A.R.E. offers the Deluxe Commercial Unit (DCU) truck caps with more than 200 options, including a variety of door and window configurations, colors, toolboxes, custom ladder racks, interior fabric liners, side panels and overall cap heights. All caps incorporate fully welded aluminum frame construction.
The line comes in five standard baked enamel body colors to accent the look of any truck. An optional DuPont paint finish in any original equipment color code formula is also available.
Sterling enters light-duty market
Sterling Truck Corp. extends its product offering into the light-duty market with the Sterling 360 Class 3 to Class 4 low cab-over-engine truck. The vehicle leverages parent company DaimlerChrysler's heritage with Fuso Trucks and allows Sterling to better meet all of its customers' needs with a comprehensive truck selection.
The Sterling 360 is powered by a 4.9-liter turbo diesel engine with 175 hp at 2,700 rpm and 391 lb.-ft. of torque at 1,600 rpm. This power is transmitted through a six-speed automatic transmission with a final gear reduction ratio of 5.285. The trucks will feature GVWRs of 14,050, 14,500 and 17,995 lbs.
Maneuverability is a key advantage to a low cab-over-engine truck. The Sterling 360 has a 35-ft. curb-to-curb turning radius. In addition, entry and egress is made easier with a 73° door pivot, an 11.75-in. distance from step to cab and a dash-mounted gear shift.
A large cab holds a 90-cu.-ft. volume. Standard features include air conditioning, power steering, a telescoping steering column, ABS, power door locks, daytime running lights, a backup alarm, crush bars in doors, cold weather starting aid, power take-off opening and an AM/FM radio with CD player.
The Sterling 360 will be available at select Sterling dealers across North America. Classes 4 and 5 were rolled out in Spring 2006 and Class 3 will reach dealerships in mid-2007.