Parker Chelsea PTO Provides a Quiet Solution
Chelsea’s 249 Series features a patent-pending noise suppression system. This unique design concept provides a PTO that reduces noise when installed on the new TorqueShift 6 automatic transmission with the engine-driven gear. This reduces torsional noise levels that are found on most PTO applications for these trucks.
The combination of the Chelsea 249 Series and the Ford transmission provides torque capacity of 200 lb.-ft. It is matched with a selection of pump sizes designed to provide maximum clearance and flow rates. The 249 Series also offers ease of installation through a single hose connection and an integrated cartridge valve and pressure switch.
Titan Unveils Fuel Tank for Econoline Vehicles
Titan Fuel Tanks released details on its cross-linked polyethylene replacement fuel tank for upfit on 1999-2010 Ford Econoline diesel cutaway cab and chassis vehicles. The 55-gal. tank is designed to replace the Econoline’s OEM tank.
The replacement tanks eliminate the issue of diesel fuel line contamination resulting from lining delamination in original equipment and steel aftermarket tanks. The solid polymer tank bodies are immune to the effects of diesel, biodiesel and fuel additives that are routinely blamed for causing the degradation of the protective linings of steel
Constructed of military-grade, cross-linked polyethylene (XLHDPE), the tanks are compatible with most blends of biodiesel fuel. Polyethylene is lighter than steel and 200 times less thermal conductive. The polymer’s insulating properties are said to eliminate condensation. The new tank features a rollover vent valve with a vent hose, as well as a convenient drain plug.
Miller Unveils Fuel-efficient Welder/Generators
Miller Electric Mfg.’s Trailblazer 275 and Trailblazer 325 welder/generators offer a number of technologies designed to reduce fuel use by as much as 35%, extend runtimes by 50%, reduce noise by 68% and provide a smaller, lighter footprint for ease of mobility and more space on work trucks.
Smart-Cor technology provides independent weld and generator power, ensuring no interaction between the welding arc and jobsite tools such as grinders and chop saws. Welder/generators without this capability can cause fluctuations in the welding arc when a load is simultaneously applied to the generator, creating an erratic arc.
Auto-Speed technology automatically adjusts the engine speed to run at lower speeds determined by the load applied to the machine. Rather than operate at a consistent rpm at all times, the Trailblazer series varies its output based on demand. For instance, welding with a 1/8-in. Stick electrode can be accomplished at idle speeds of 2,400 rpm. This significantly lowers fuel use and cost,
and helps reduce noise in the work area over a machine constantly running at
Knaack Updates Underbed Boxes
Knaack LLC announced product enhancements for the WEATHER GUARD Underbed Boxes based on contractors’ feedback.
An easy-to-grip stainless steel D handle with drill-resistant lock core provides added protection against break-ins, while a three-point latching system provides optimum security. A tool-less quick-release drop-down door enables full, easy access and adjusts from 90° to 180°.
The powder-coat finish, gutter design and weather stripping combine to protect against the elements and keep contents of the boxes dry.