Plow designed for utility vehicles and ATVs
SFI has introduced an innovative new working plow designed specifically for use on utility vehicles and ATVs. Called the BlackLine plow, this durable, lightweight plow offers design features including a “quick-connect” system that attaches or disconnects the plow from the vehicle in less than a minute. Plows connect to vehicles without using conventional push tubes.
BlackLine plows use a system that delivers more than 500 pounds of “down-pressure” to hold the blade in the proper working position. All plow operation is fully controlled by a quick-response, finger-tip control device. BlackLine plows do not reduce vehicle ground clearance or maneuverability, and they can be elevated a full 17" for unrestricted vehicle movement. Plows are available in 60" and 72" widths as well as a 60" Power “V” style.
For additional information, access www.BlackLine.us or contact BlackLine Accessories, PO Box 752510, Memphis TN 38175-2510; phone 901-542-2380.
Aerodynamic package earns US patent
Black Aeroworks LLC has been issued a United States patent for its aerodynamic semitrailer package.
The package, currently in prototype form, is being tested on a trailer averaging 6,000 miles roundtrip per week from California to New York. After 55,000 miles, results show an increase in fuel mileage (by 0.6 mpg) and stability in cross winds (leading to a significant reduction in driver fatigue). Black Aeroworks will seek investors for further testing/manufacturing, and will eventually offer the aerodynamic package on new semitrailers and retrofitted on existing trailers.
Sales of new trailers have steadily grown in the past few years (from 144,078 units in 2002 to more than 200,000 units in 2004) and are expected to continue. With rising fuel costs, trucks traveling 125,000 miles per year could see a savings of about $3,000 in fuel costs annually. That translates to more than 1,600 gallons of fuel per truck per year.
Black Aerowork's US patent describes in detail the improved technology of Karl Schwartz's design for the underside, ICC bar, landing gear, and taillight housing. For more details, visit www.uspto.gov and search for patent #6837536.
Besides better fuel economy, the benefits to truck drivers include improved safety and increased driver control.
For more information, phone Felise Schwartz at 614-539-9989 or e-mail [email protected].
Uniport Easy Tilt Lift can tote larger items
Uniport Inc announces its new patented design of the Easy Tilt Lift offered at no extra cost. The newest version comes in a 44" × 68" size equipped with a heavy-duty winch.
This complements the original 32" × 58" unit and allows larger items such as ATVs, go-carts, and lawn tractors to be readily transported. In addition, the new lift product can carry two dirtbikes.
Features and benefits include:
The unit is completely motorless.
Loading and unloading is simple.
The unit is patented: US Patent #6,783,315.
It is accepted in gated or restricted communities that do not allow trailers.
No separate registration, tax, tag, title, or insurance policies are needed.
Every Uniport qualifies for reimbursement of up to $1,000 under terms of most auto manufacturers' mobility programs.
For more details, access www.uniport1.com or phone 888-9-UNIPORT.
Waytek tubing never shrinks from tough duty
Waytek's rigid heavy-wall heat shrink tubing seals connections against moisture and contamination and is used for the most rugged conditions. It features a thick adhesive inner wall that melts to seal the connection completely. The rigid heavy-wall heat shrink has a 3:1 shrink ratio, and the wall meets MIL Spec 23053/15 Class I requirements for flame retardancy. This tubing is available in kits for handy access to the most popular sizes.
Free samples are available via reader service. For more information about this wiring duct or to request a free catalog, contact Waytek, 7660 Quattro Dr, PO Box 690, Chanhassen MN 55317.