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Hino Paves Path to Zero Emissions

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Hino Trucks recently announced Project Z, the company’s development path to zero-emissions vehicles (ZEV), ranging from Class 4 to Class 8.

The live virtual event showcased the most comprehensive lineup of zero-emissions trucks, partnering with technology leaders in advanced electrification drive systems.

The ZEV products ranged from a Class 5 on a SEA Electric SEA-Drive 120a on a Hino M5 chassis, up to a Hino XL Series Class 8 tractor powered by Toyota’s Fuel Cell system. Additionally, Hino featured a battery electric Class 7 tractor with Hexagon Purus’ full electric drive system, and a Hino XL Series Class 8 box truck powered by Xos Trucks’ X-Pack battery and electric drive system. For the battery electric vehicles, Hino will look at both central drive motors and e-axles.

Project Z advances Hino’s environmental leadership position, first established in 1991 with the global sale of its hybrid buses, and will consist of demonstration vehicles in the first half of 2021, customer demonstrations in 2022 and production prior to 2024.

The project does not end here. Over the coming months, Hino Trucks will unveil more granular details about the cutting-edge technologies and vehicles to come out of Project Z. www.hino.com/projectz

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Terex Utilities Opens New Manufacturing Facility

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Terex Utilities announced that its new manufacturing headquarters is now fully functional, and the first production units have rolled off the line. The 450,000-square-foot facility brings production operations under one roof on a 55-acre site in Watertown, South Dakota.

The new facility houses assembly, fiberglass, paint and installation. Among the first machines to roll off the line were a C6060 digger derrick for Otter Tail Power Co. in Minnesota, an HR46 aerial device for Xcel Energy in Minnesota, an LT40 aerial device for NiSource in Indiana and a General 65 digger derrick for Brazos Electric Cooperative in Texas.

Terex Utilities hopes to celebrate the opening of its modern manufacturing facility with customers once the coronavirus is controlled. Until then, this video shows a time lapse of the new facility construction. www.terex.com/utilities

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FRAM Oil Filters

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FRAM, a market leader in filtration products, has launched its new, innovative FRAM Titanium and FRAM Force Oil Filters. FRAM Force and Titanium filters are the latest filter technologies in a long line of oil, air and cabin air filtration products available for vehicle service professionals and DIY-ers. 

FRAM Titanium is a super-premium, high-flow synthetic oil filter engineered to provide the most advanced level of oil protection for up to 20,000 miles. The technology behind this performance is FRAM PowerFlow, an innovation that allows for higher directional oil flow to ensure full media performance and filtration. These filters include the FRAM Perfect Seal Gasket that ensures a positive and lasting seal in high-heat and high-pressure engine environments.

FRAM Force is a premium, synthetic blended oil filter engineered to provide extended oil protection for up to 15,000 miles. It is designed for real-world driving conditions, including stop-and-go traffic, extreme temperatures, hauling and towing. In addition to offering increased dirt-trapping and dirt-holding capacity, the FRAM Force filter accommodates all oil types, installs easily, provides consistent oil flow in extreme temperatures and delivers superior startup engine protection. www.fram.com

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Polaris GEM Strengthens Customer Support

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Polaris GEM and its dealers have re-engineered the customer and rider experience to accommodate the world’s current situation. Together, they’ve launched new accessories, grant assistance, financing and leasing, contactless support and virtual shopping to keep professionals moving forward. To meet customer demand, Polaris has continued to manufacture vehicles in the U.S., and service support lines are open. 

To help support GEM customers, Polaris is launching divider kits that enable the operator to minimize direct contact between occupants riding in a GEM. Polaris engineered the kits with clear, marine-grade vinyl for durability and minimal impact on visibility. The dividers separate driver and passenger sides of the vehicle, as well as each passenger row, front to back.

Polaris has a history of helping organizations that serve our community and recognizes the important role grants play in funding. They’ve strengthened this commitment through a grant assistance program geared toward state and local government as well as educational customers. Visit https://bit.ly/PolarisGrants for more. 

Electronic forms of shopping, service and support have always been available but are even more so now with an increased emphasis on expanding alternatives to in-person options. The Polaris.com/Commercial website continues to be a resource for customers. https://polaris.com/commercial

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Kate Wade

LockNClimb Ergonomic Ladder Stand

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Servicing utility trucks has never been faster, easier or safer than when using LockNClimb’s new rolling platform ladder. The 44LNCTRKENG is quickly maneuvered by one person on hard rubber wheels and positioned over the truck tires or against the truck body. Durable rubber padding on the back of the ladder protects truck finishes and allows direct contact. Yellow safety handrails promote using three points of contact when ascending and descending the ladder. The wide, slip-resistant service platform affords even weight distribution, providing a comfortable working surface and helping prevent foot thrombosis.

LockNClimb ladder stands are made one at a time by skilled craftsmen in the USA and have been engineered to exceed all applicable OSHA and ANSI standards. The ladders have less than a 1% damage rate during continual use for three years in the demanding truck maintenance environment. For more information, call (620) 577-2577 or watch a short video at https://vimeo.com/442115980. http://locknclimb.com

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Terex Utilities Launches New E-Commerce Platform

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Terex Utilities has launched a new e-commerce platform to support all customers and give them the type of online shopping experience today’s buyers have come to expect.

This new e-commerce platform offers one-stop shopping for tools and accessories used in the utilities industry and beyond. Many of these products had previously only been available through a traditional catalog. Hundreds of products can be ordered, from climbing equipment to traffic safety gear to Terex auger tools. New customers can self-register for an account, place orders by credit card, view order status, track shipments and see invoices.

For existing Terex customers – including rental partners and dealers who previously had access to an e-commerce platform – the new platform comes with a host of new and upgraded features. Online parts manuals for many of our units are now browsable from this website and allow for simple click-to-cart functionality. In addition, parts are searchable by keyword, part number and category, making part identification or discovery easier than ever.

For existing Terex account holders, request online access at https://parts.terex.com/. For new customer and retail sales, browse the catalog at https://myparts.terex.com/. www.terex.com/utilities

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Rock Mills’ Lifter and Lifter PLUS

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The Lifter and The Lifter PLUS are vehicle-mounted, automated solutions to remove heavy network access lids and storm grates. Manually removing lids and grates is now obsolete. Remove covers and grates safely and efficiently with the push of a button on a hand-held remote.

The Lifter and The Lifter PLUS offer a broad range of removal solutions. The Lifter is intended for conventional-sized covers. The Lifter PLUS is meant for use with heavy, large-diameter covers; it offers an industry-leading automated safety solution to remove covers as heavy as 600 pounds with the push of a button. www.rockmillsent.com

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Kate Wade

Hino Ultimate Confidence Initiative

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Hino Trucks has acknowledged that the rapidly changing global health emergency is creating uneven economic effects across all industries. In response, Hino is introducing the Ultimate Confidence Initiative meant to strengthen and support their customers’ businesses.

Hino Trucks, in conjunction with Toyota Industries Commercial Finance, is offering customers a No Payment in 2020 option. Subject to credit approval on applications made by August 31, 2020, this financing opportunity is available on all new Hino models.

Customers who take advantage of the No Payments and No Interest in 2020 option also will have all of their required maintenance covered in 2020 through December 31.

The current, complimentary HinoCare planned maintenance program for Hino's cabover lineup (155, 195, M4, M5 models) already helps customers stay on schedule and on budget. Now, customers with this preventive service care program on their current cabover trucks, or HinoCare that was purchased for their conventional trucks (258, 268, 338, L6, L7 models), will have a 90-day extension added to the end date of their services. www.hino.com/dealers.html

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PRO-VISION Hybrid HD DVR

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PRO-VISION Video Systems, a proven leader in mobile video technology and software, has announced the release of its new 900 Series Hybrid HD DVR that combines 1080p HD recording and observation technology in one device for unrivaled video coverage on commercial vehicles.

The PRO-VISION 900 Series Hybrid HD DVR simultaneously records video and provides camera views on an in-cab monitor – including the rear view while backing up and blind spots while turning – in 1080p HD resolution. The DVR provides operators with the high-quality video they need to prevent accidents and shows the details of what really happened during an incident.

With the release of the new 900 Series Hybrid HD DVR, PRO-VISION also has released a new line of 1080p HD cameras designed for the 900 Series. They are intended to help operators avoid collisions with crystal-clear views of their surroundings, providing a picture quality that’s nearly seven times better than other systems.

With up to six cameras providing 360-degree video coverage, and industry-leading features including built-in Wi-Fi, automated wireless file transfer and GPS tracking, the PRO-VISION 900 Series Hybrid HD DVR is backed by a five-year system warranty. https://provisionusa.com

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Kate Wade

Atlas Copco XAS 188 Air Compressor

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Atlas Copco Power Technique now offers the XAS 188, a single-stage oil-injected rotary screw type air compressor, powered by a Kubota Tier 4 Final, liquid-cooled, three-cylinder diesel engine. This unit brings the customer a lower total cost of ownership, the highest efficiency in compressed air, a best-in-class service experience, user-friendly features, easy transportation and environmental friendliness.  

Now available in the U.S., this model is the most popular among the small diesel Atlas Copco air compressor range, which includes the XAS 110 small air compressor (110 cfm at 100 psi) and the XATS 250 (250 cfm at 150 psi).  

Delivering 189 cfm at 2.37 gallons per hour, a 27-gallon fuel tank is adequately sized to operate the XAS 188 for more than 11 hours at full load. The diesel engine offers an output of 49.6 horsepower at a rated speed of 2,700 rpm. The engine starts the compressor at 14 degrees Fahrenheit with a standard glow-plug or a cold-start option starts the machine at -13 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Highly efficient, a newly designed air end element includes a gear box, which demands less power from the engine, while at the same time delivering more airflow. This results in less fuel consumption and more productivity on the job. www.atlascopco.us

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Reading Service and Crane Bodies

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Reading Truck Body recently unveiled its newly redesigned Aluminum Classic II service body and a brand-new Master Mechanic crane body. Both the Aluminum Classic II and Master Mechanic MM120 and MM220 are built to meet the rugged day-to-day demands customers and fleets experience.

The revamped Aluminum Classic II features a fully redesigned understructure that is rated for up to 19,500 pounds GVWR, more than any other aluminum service body Reading has ever offered. The new body also includes several new industry-leading features and options, like 50-inch raised compartments; CABLOC by Masterack lock-open, lock-close drawers; and key fob integration with the OEM chassis.

Not to be overshadowed is the brand-new Master Mechanic crane body. From the oil field to the construction site, the lightweight MM120 and MM220 crane body equips Class 3-4 chassis with up to 4,000 pounds of lifting power. www.readingbody.com

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Pettibone Traverse Telehandler

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Pettibone has introduced the Traverse T1246X telehandler, the third Traverse model to join its next-generation X-Series lineup. Traverse is the only telehandler product line on the market with a traversing boom carriage with capability to move loads by traveling horizontally. This exclusive feature allows operators to safely place loads at full lift height without having to coordinate multiple boom functions.

The T1246X has a specified lift height of 46 feet, 6 inches, which exactly matches its landing height. By contrast, traditional fixed boom pivots typically have a true landing height that is several feet less than the advertised lift height, as users must account for withdrawing the forks out of the load with enough rearward travel for the fork tips to clear the landing zone.

The traversing boom of the T1246X provides up to 70 inches of horizontal boom transfer, allowing for a maximum forward reach of 35 feet, 10 inches. The telehandler is powered by a 117-horsepower Cummins QSF 3.8 Tier 4 Final diesel engine that helps it achieve a maximum load capacity of 12,000 pounds. The engine is mounted on a side pod for easy service access while allowing excellent curbside visibility and ground clearance of 19 inches. www.gopettibone.com

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Spicer Electrified eS9000r e-Axle

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Dana Inc. recently announced the start of production of its Spicer Electrified eS9000r e-Axle for Class 4 and 5 commercial fleet applications. The e-Axle will be available for ordering by vehicle manufacturers in the third quarter of 2020. Dana is the first to market with this e-Axle classification in North America and is the only supplier with the in-house capability to manufacture all components of the system, including the gears, axle, motor and inverter.

Designed for medium-duty truck and bus applications, the e-S9000r is based on the proven and widely specified Spicer S110, S111 and S130 rear drive axle platforms, and is engineered as a fully integrated e-Axle, including a gearbox and motor. The eS9000r is easily incorporated into most existing chassis, reducing driveline complexity while allowing batteries to be located between the frame rails to simplify truck body positioning. The eS9000r axle also incorporates Dana’s patent-pending electronically controlled parking pawl system. www.dana.com

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Hot Shot’s Secret Diesel Engine Oil

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Hot Shot’s Secret has expanded the company’s Green Diamond Fleet Full Synthetic Group III/Group IV engine oil line by rolling out a new 10W-30 blend. Specially formulated for use in diesel-powered vehicles that experience extreme temperatures, heavy loads, stop-and-go operations or high airborne particulates, Green Diamond Fleet is ideal for all diesel-powered light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks, construction and industrial equipment, drilling rigs and stationary engines. As a severe-duty diesel oil, it is a replacement for any CF-4, CJ-4, CI-4 or CI-4 Plus specification oil.

Manufactured strictly from Group III and Group IV base oils, it is infused with Hot Shot’s Secret FR3 Nano Technology and a fully formulated CK-4 additive package. This 100% synthetic diesel oil effectively cleans, lubricates and maintains engines and turbos for long-lasting protection, improved performance and fuel economy, and longer oil drain intervals. Additional benefits include improved cold starting, reduced soot, noise and vibration. www.hotshotsecret.com

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BEACON-4-LIFE

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The BEACON-4-LIFE is a safe alternative to the traditional strike flare. It was created by a first responder to provide advanced warning of an emergency scene or work zone using safe, eco-friendly, state-of-the-art LED lighting technology. The tool offers more than 100 hours of battery life and 17 different flashing patterns to help keep personnel safe. https://beacon-4-life.com

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Dakota Canopy Body

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Dakota Bodies has announced the release of their new utility body for cab chassis and vans. It was developed with multiple applications in mind, including utilities, HVAC/plumbing, telecommunications, electrical and other similar trades.

The enclosed utility body was designed to make the technician’s job easier. The storage compartments provide optimal organizational space and easy access to tools and equipment. It is a mobile workshop that will not only keep your equipment and tools safe but will also keep them protected from damaging weather. The lightweight, aluminum construction option will provide you with dependable durability as well as more payload capacity when compared to steel utility bodies. It will soon be available for numerous cab chassis and van makes and models. www.dakotabodies.com

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Polaris Expands Utility Vehicle Line

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The Polaris Pro XD is now gas-powered. With the addition of two new gas models to its Pro XD lineup, Polaris Commercial has broadened the applications where the UTV can be used. Pro XD is built to withstand tough duty cycles and usage on the work site and enhance productivity.

Like the diesel models, the new Pro XD gas models provide seating capacity for up to four individuals, industry-leading payload of up to 2,075 pounds and towing capacity of 2,500 pounds. Designed for work across various off-road and on-road terrains and factory shipped at 26 mph, the gas-powered models are the ideal vehicle for increasing job site capabilities. The new models continue to provide the same best-in-class durability, serviceability and safety features with some additional model updates. https://polaris.com/commercial

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WEATHER GUARD CabMax Composite Bulkhead

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WEATHER GUARD, an industry leader in truck and van equipment, has announced its new CabMax Composite Bulkhead. Designed to enhance drivers’ comfort and workspace, the single-piece design is strong yet weighs just 55 pounds. The CabMax Composite Bulkhead provides enhanced driver comfort, noise reduction, climate control and customization options.

In commercial vans, bulkheads are crucial to the safety of the user and the functionality of the vehicle. The bulkhead separates the driver from the cargo area, providing protection from shifting loads. In the past, van bulkheads have not been a great platform for mounting van storage components or other accessories, but the new CabMax Composite Bulkhead has transformed it into a usable part of van equipment. The new CabMax Composite Bulkhead has accessory panels that can be placed in 14 different attachment points. The accessory panels are designed to accompany WEATHER GUARD REDZONE accessories but also offer standard threaded inserts to use off-the-shelf attachments.

In addition to the CabMax Composite Bulkhead providing more space for accessories, tools and personal items, it also provides more room for the driver. Because commercial drivers spend a significant amount of their day in their van’s cab, comfort was especially important when designing the WEATHER GUARD CabMax Composite Bulkhead. The new bump-out design allows the driver’s seat to recline up to 35 degrees, the largest driver seat range of motion in the industry. www.weatherguard.com

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Terex Technical Service and Support Tools

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In 2019, Terex Utilities released or updated more than 50 Tech Tips and service presentations. Some Tech Tips are applicable to specific Terex digger derricks, aerial devices or auger drills, while others address frequently asked questions or common challenges faced by customers. Following are descriptions of just a few of the topics Terex Utilities covered in 2019.

The Hi-Ranger TM Series is a heavy-duty transmission aerial device used by line crews, offering working heights to 125 feet, basket capacities of up to 800 pounds and material-handling capacities of 1,500 pounds. Three of the new Tech Tips released in 2019 provide practical troubleshooting assistance in addition to manuals. Tech Tip #57 explains how to use the manual letdown system; Tech Tip #82 provides guidance on how to set zero on the TM Leveling Controller; and Tech Tip #77 assists in evaluating the cause of top controls not working.

Load Alert, Terex Utilities’ aerial device technology for monitoring jib and platform capacity and boom position, was updated in 2019 with new screen notifications for the operator. Two Tech Tips – #118 and #119 – explain what to do if sensor communication is lost or inaccurate.

Terex’s evolving chassis controller system interfaces between Terex equipment and the OEM chassis computer system for DC pump control, throttle control and remote stop/start. If service personnel need help with programming or want to refer to an easy cheat sheet of fault codes, Tech Tips #78 and #81 are useful.

These and other technical support documents are available online at the Technical Support tab at www.terex.com/utilities, or users can sign up to receive email notifications at www.terex.com/utilities/en/links/preferences. www.terex.com/utilities

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Premier Truck Brings Industrial ATV to the U.S.

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Premier Truck Rental, based in Fort Wayne, Indiana, will be among the first firms to bring the Fat Truck to the U.S. The Fat Truck is designed and assembled in Canada to move up to eight people or 2,200 pounds of payload across terrain that in the past might have required helicopter transport or been totally inaccessible – including on wet and flooded lands.

Premier Truck Rental has been serving multiple industries across the U.S., including those in the construction, electrical, oil and gas, and wind and solar sectors.

The Fat Truck is designed with safety foremost in mind. It is certified to the highest rollover protection structure standards, is compliant with Environmental Protection Agency guidelines, and offers 360-degree visibility to the driver, among other safety features.  

In addition to safety, the vehicle has built-in user interfaces designed to be easy to use. It has an intuitive joystick drive and dash display, automatic transmission, and can be driven on the left or right side of the vehicle depending on customer requirements. https://rentptr.com/fat-truck/

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