Many new products were unveiled at the annual Work Truck Show. This includes everything from bodies to chassis to components - all designed to transform your work vehicles into more productive tools. The following are some of the products new to the market this year.
Hino offers a line of trucks with GVWRs from 14,050 to 33,000 lbs. in varying wheelbases. The company builds its own four- and six-cylinder engines, which combine high-pressure common rail fuel injection, variable geometry turbochargers and cooled EGR to produce fuel-efficient, EPA-compliant designs.
A joint venture with Toyota, Hino trucks are built in the United States and use proven U.S.-made driveline components on a 34-in. frame. For example, Hino worked with TRW to develop the steering package. Allison or Eaton transmissions, Dana drive shafts, Hendrickson suspensions, Meritor axles and Accuride wheels are all available.
The trucks use galvanized steel cabs with extra rigidity for ride comfort and noise reduction.
International Truck and Engine Corp. addresses the needs of customers who require a reliable auxiliary power source when on the jobsite. The International Diamond Logic PowerPack 3 is built right into the truck. This 3,000-watt AC power system is a factory-installed option on medium-duty and severe-service vehicles.
This system virtually eliminates the potential for theft and the high costs of maintaining a gas-powered generator. It turns the truck into an integrated mobile power source.
The PowerPack 3 is a surge-free system that is enclosed within the battery box, not intruding on valuable cargo and compartment space.
Real Power AC generators
Contour Hardening Inc. introduces a fully-integrated AC generator powered off of the transmission of a light-, medium- or heavy-duty truck. The Real Power chassis-integrated generator system includes a PTO gear designed to offer an exact fit for Ford and General Motors manual and automatic transmissions, as well as Dodge manual transmissions.
The lightweight, low-maintenance and low-profile generator mounts under the floor pan of the truck, between the vehicle’s frame rails. There is no lost ground clearance, and no modification to the floor pan or the chassis is required.
The generator is capable of producing a continuous 12,000- or 15,000-watt stream of power. Electrical power flows to both 120- and 240-volt outlets located in a weather-tight panel in the bed of the truck.
AmeriDeck SuperDeck lift
The SuperDeck by AmeriDeck quickly and easily loads cargo from ground level into any full-size pickup in less than one minute at the touch of a button. All loading and securing of cargo is done at ground level, reducing the chance for damage and personal injury.
The cargo deck measures 57" x 96" and has a 2,000-lb. load capacity. An optional aluminum deck has a 1,500-lb. load capacity. Standard units weigh in at 720 lbs., with the aluminum unit weighing 620 lbs.
The SuperDeck is powered by a 12-volt power pack, and comes with a hand controller with an 8-ft. lanyard. It installs in approximately 2 hours and requires no vehicle modifications. There is also no interference with trailer hitches.
Rostra Precision Controls
rear view camera
Rostra Precision Controls unveils the RearSight rear view camera and monitor kits, which are designed to reduce backing accidents. These kits are made for any vehicles with reduced visibility or equipment that extends from the rear.
RearSight sees and displays objects that the mirrors cannot reach. The camera is powered on when the vehicle is placed in reverse gear.
With a low LUX rating, the system will work well at night and in the poorest weather conditions, such as fog, rain or snow.
Crysteel ProMax Super Dump
The ProMax Super Dump from Crysteel features an air-suspension trailing axle from Silent Drive. This increases capacity and stability. The tailing axle raises and lowers with a standard PTO, and it does not interfere with dumping operations.