Product Profiles

Oct. 1, 2002
ABS kits designed for short-run installations BluDot Inc presents the TA-7000 and TA-8000 Series antilock brake actuating system kits designed for short-run

ABS kits designed for short-run installations

BluDot Inc presents the TA-7000 and TA-8000 Series antilock brake actuating system kits designed for short-run installations where same-day or quick-turnaround ordering times are desired. The kits fit various commercial-duty one-, two-, and three-axle trailers weighing up to 45,000 pounds.

Kits have an electronic control unit relay valve that monitors movement of each sensored wheel, modulating air pressure on the trailer brakes for controlled stops. The air brake system kits meet current FMVSS 571.121 regulations.

A typical TA-7000 and TA-8000 kit includes air reservoir, computer/electronic control unit relay valve, sensor cables, snap connectors, wiring harnesses, and mounting hardware. Bulk hoses can be ordered, and hose lengths, connector sizes, and other components can be customized. A fully sensored two-module system is available and adds side-to-side braking control on all wheels. BluDot also supplies air brake control kits for the tractor.

For more information, contact BluDot, 4335 Meghan Beeler Court, South Bend IN 46628.

Hitch Step lets access be a simple process

Bully Truck Accessories has added the new multi-purpose utility Hitch Step to its truck accessory line. Designed to facilitate access to luggage racks and truck beds, the Hitch Step fits all 299 receivers and has a mirror-polished T-304 stainless steel 3" tube with non-slip high impact plastic step pad. It is built to be functional and to enhance a vehicle's appearance. This product is also equipped with a patent-pending anti-rattle mounting design for a snug, solid fit. Contact Bully, 768 S Turnbull Canyon Rd, City of Industry CA 91745 for further information.

Brute70 outperforms larger underhood units

Boss Industries' Brute70 rotary-screw, underhood air compressor delivers a certified 175-psi, 70-cfm output — double the output of larger reciprocating underhood air compressors. It delivers instant pressure and 100% duty cycle, eliminating the wait and lengthy fill times associated with piston-driven air compressors and other units that have a large receiver tank.

With its compact design and lightweight separator tank, the Brute70 has been engineered to fit under the engine hood of most light- to medium-duty North American-built trucks. Tough terrain and sloppy soil conditions are no problem, since Brute70 performs wherever the application takes it. For further details, contact Boss, 720 Boyd Blvd, LaPorte IN 46350.

Want to carry conduit? Adrian carrier can do it

Carry PVC pipe and conduit in Adrian Steel's new aluminum conduit carrier. Available in 10- and 12-foot lengths, these new conduit carriers mount to all Adrian van and pickup racks.

Stainless steel straps with adjustable mounting clamps secure the carrier to ladder rack cross supports. Made from .063 diamond tread aluminum, these carriers have a two-piece design for efficient shipping and storage. Bolt-on plate allows access to the front of the carrier. Lift-up rear door features a spring assist for easy access and lockable swivel closure for security.

For full details, contact Adrian, 906 James St, Adrian MI 49221-3996.

Display built for retail POP

Trim-Lok has unveiled its point-of-purchase (POP) display designed with the retailer in mind. All of the firm's parts have been available at the OEM level for years. Trim-Lok has finally made the same parts available in a POP display. Parts can be bought assembled into a complete POP or may be bought in individual packages. For more information, contact Trim-Lok, 6855 Hermosa Circle, Buena Park CA 90622-6180.

Kit lets airbrake lines be fixed

Sloan Transportation Products has added the Quick-Fix airbrake line repair kit to its product line. Quick-Fix includes contents to repair two air lines along with a free installation tool, and a well-diagramed step-by-step instruction card on how to repair a damaged air line. The kit can store in a glove compartment or toolbox. It is available in a clamshell package, bulk, or with a free counter display.

For full details, contact Sloan, 534 E 48th St, Holland MI 49423.