Phillips Industries recently introduced two new Power Air Kits (PAKs), providing fleets with three different options for replacing back-of-cab equipment.
A PAK combines 12- or 15-foot electrical and air assemblies with factory-installed gladhands and cable support in an easy-to-carry box with retail graphics, Phillips said. The company’s PAKs are complete back-of-cab systems sold under one part number for easier inventory management, invoicing, simplified service scheduling, and convenient sourcing for retail and installation.
The Phillips PAK lineup—with the new Sta-Dry and OEM Standard PAKs joining the Qwik-Change PAK—now provides premium, mid-level, and essential options for back-of-cab replacement.
The new Sta-Dry PAK is designed for vehicle operators who are looking for superior performance at an affordable cost, Phillips said. The ABS electrical cable features completely molded Sta-Dry plugs to prevent moisture intrusion and cable guards for strain relief. Heavy-duty black rubber air lines with red and blue grips for easy coupling and uncoupling include factory-installed gladhands for quick set-up. Two 20-inch heavy-duty tracker spring kits with Qwik-Clamp provide quick installation and proper 3-in-1 cable support.
The OEM Standard PAK is a value-priced essential back-of-cab system, Phillips added. The ABS electrical cable comes with Phillips OEM specified Permaplugs, which are unbreakable, non-corrosive, and weather resistant. Heavy-duty black rubber air lines include factory-installed gladhands for quick set-up. Mini pre-cut spiral wrap curls create organization and bring electrical and air lines together to help avoid tangling and prevent damage from using cable ties. A 20-inch heavy-duty tracker spring kit with Qwik-Snap provides quick installation for three-hose cable support.
In addition to the new kits, the existing premium 3-in-1 Qwik-Change PAK’s performance now is enhanced with upgraded rubber air line grips. The redesigned Power Grip XL handles are wider in diameter and increased in length from 4 to 6 inches, Phillips said. The solid rubber grips are molded to contour the air fittings and hoses to keep the handles in place. In addition to an improved ergonomic feel offering greater leverage for coupling and uncoupling, the new Power Grip XL enhances kink prevention and hose protection during jackknife turns at the base of the handles.
Additional key features of the Qwik-Change PAK include:
- The innovative QCP (Quick-Change Plug) with a plug-in cartridge that is field serviceable in less than two minutes
- ABS cable guard and extended lead length on the trailer side for added cable support and strain relief
- Heavy-duty rubber air lines with factory-installed anodized gladhands to prevent corrosion
- Two 25-inch Qwik-Change Tracker Spring Kits with Qwik-Clamp for proper 3-in-1 cable support that installs in seconds without using tools