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Johnson POWERplatform cuts DSD time

Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies has developed a new, fast drop floor platform delivery system that holds up to 3,000 pounds of refrigerated product to speed multi-stop direct store delivery (DSD) of refrigerated product.

The drop floor POWERplatform system, which is an integral part of the refrigerated truck floor, can quickly lower both driver and product to street level for fast DSD delivery. Time savings for a typical multi-stop delivery route is estimated to be more than one hour a day. As an example, the platform for a typical dairy route can hold up to 66 milk cases.

POWERplatform measures 42" × 59½" and has a 3,000-lb lift capacity. A side gate delivery option is available with a 1,500-lb lift capacity. The custom-built heavy-duty hydraulic pistons have a 100,000-cycle life before rebuild. Brush seals are installed around the drop floor POWERplatform exterior to ensure a virtually airtight seal and thermal efficiency in the refrigerated body. Platform operation is easy with an in-body handheld remote or outside toggle switch. An audible alarm and a pressure-sensitive safety switch around the platform perimeter ensure safety.

Johnson refrigerated truck bodies that include the drop floor POWERplatform system will have a tight seal that will permit rapid temperature recovery after each delivery stop.

The drop floor POWERplatform system can be installed on Johnson's 16- to 26-ft premier refrigerated truck bodies that are used for multi-stop DSD delivery of dairy, meat, keg beer, poultry, vending products, and packaged ice.

Contact Johnson, 215 E Allen St, Rice Lake WI 54868; phone 715-234-7071; or access for more details.

Declaring independence from ordinary power

The Patriot from Fabco Power generates 6 or 8 kilowatts of mobile AC power with any fixed-displacement PTO or belt-driven pump that can supply a minimum of 15 gpm.

Fabco's precision power CPU (patent #6394206) lets the Patriot guarantee a frequency regulation of +/- 0% from 0% to 100% load. All units include the firm's soft start system that extends the life of all components.

For a free catalog or more details, access or contact Fabco, PO Box 582, Chester NY 10918.

Solid wires enhance feedability, tip life

Hobart Brothers introduces its new copper-coated ER70S-6 and ER70S-3 mild steel solid wires. Now offered in limited quantities, the new wires will be in full production by August 2005 and will be provided in .035-, .045-, .052- and 1/16-inch diameters.

Designed for use with 100% CO2 or argon-rich shielding gases, the ER70S-6 and ER70S-3 wires supply improved feedability and increased tip life. Each offers consistent wire feeding through longer gun cables or conduits, allowing for repeatable weld parameters and making them suitable for high-duty cycle applications.

The ER70S-6 and ER70S-3 provide good feedability and a stable arc that ensures smooth weld beads.

For product spec sheets or more information, visit, phone 800-424-1543, fax 800-541-6607, or write Hobart, 400 Trade Square East, Troy OH 45373.

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