Wednesday, December 12, 2018

The DECKED Brand Product Story


Born in Idaho, made in the USA, DECKED innovates products that make working in and around vehicles more efficient, safer and easier. Our manufacturing partners help us produce the highest quality products on the market right from the heartland of America.

We started thinking about DECKED in 2011, and by 2014 we were shipping our first full bed-length drawer storage systems. With a relentless eye on product quality and customer satisfaction, we are driven by the needs of the working man and woman.

See more at https://decked.com/

Monday, December 10, 2018

The 2018 F-150: Effective Payload | F-150 | Ford


With best-in-class* payload you’ll be able to work smart with more effective payload. Just one of the many reasons the 2018 Ford F-150 doesn’t just raise the bar. It is the bar.

*Max payload on F-150 XL Regular Cab, 8’ box, 5.0L, 4X2, Heavy Duty Payload Pkg. and 18” Heavy Duty Wheels. Not shown. Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs. GVWR based on Ford segmentation.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Reading Master Mechanic HD Crane Bodies


Master Mechanic™ Series Crane Bodies come in a variety of sizes and configurations to meet your particular project requirements. Built to withstand your industry's toughest environment, models range from nine feet to 14 feet in body length, 60 inches to 120 inches in cab-to-axle chassis and up to 12,000-pound weight capacity.

These Master Mechanic utility bodies offer infinitely adjustable shelving that gives you control over your storage capabilities and a modular design that reduces long-term operating costs having to repair and replace components. The Master Mechanic Series is engineered with a minimum of two horizontal cross-members for a substructure that rivals the strength and stability of any other body on the market.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

You Shouldn't Need a Ladder to Get Your Ladder


Adrian Steel's new Drop-Down Ladder Rack can be operated by technicians 5'4" or taller. These new ladder racks are constructed of durable and corrosion-resistant aluminum and have innovative adjustment knobs that allow users to set up their ladder rack in seconds.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Crane operator certification deadline

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A candidate maneuvers the test load through the NCCCO’s service truck crane operator practical exam in Houston in 2013.Photo: NCCCO

“I spoke to the directorate last week  [early October] and they are still confident they can get this final rule out before then,” Graham Brent said in a phone interview in mid October.

“I’ll only say they’ve been pretty confident before and they haven’t managed to meet the deadline,” Brent added.

In fact, the day before the previous deadline of Nov. 10, 2017, OSHA published a notice on the Federal Register that confirmed a long-anticipated extension.

The operator certification requirement was included in an update to OSHA standard for cranes and derricks in construction — called 29 CFR Part 1926 — published in 2010. Most of the provisions went into effect soon after, Brent said.

 Some exclusions apply

The proposed rule excludes cranes of 2,000 pounds capacity or less. “This standard applies to power-operated equipment, when used in construction, that can hoist, lower and horizontally move a suspended load,” the proposed regulations say. They specifically include “service/mechanic trucks with a hoisting device” but also exclude a “mechanic’s truck with a hoisting device when used in activities related to equipment maintenance and repair.”

Since service trucks are used primarily for repairing and maintaining equipment, the certification requirement usually doesn’t apply. However, Brent outlined a scenario where a service truck operator goes to a jobsite expecting to work on an engine and someone else on the site notices the crane and asks the operator to lift some pipe.

“Of course the guy is going to do that,” Brent said. “And that’s construction. So as an employer you want to be completely covered 100 percent of the time. And the way to do that is to have them certified.”

Another grey area is that service truck cranes are also used to hoist propane tanks. The wrinkle is that when a crane merely swaps an empty tank with a full one, that’s considered maintenance. But when a crane installs a propane tank for the first time, that’s regarded as construction.

Propane group seeks exemption
The National Propane Gas Association has called for OSHA to exempt truck-mounted crane delivering propane tanks from the regulations and asked for it to delay the Nov. 10, 2018 deadline. “This certification will cost the industry an estimated $151 million every five years,” said a posting on the association website.

The association even threatened to press the case to President Trump. “With the compliance deadline coming up in November, let’s tell The White House how much this rule impacts our industry so they will intervene with OSHA on our industry’s behalf.”

The NCCCO, in a July 5, 2018 letter to Loren Sweatt, the deputy assistant secretary of labor at OSHA, said it would “reluctantly support” another six month extension to the rule-making process. “We said, frankly, no because it’s taken us so long to get here that we think six months is probably not going to make a whole of difference,” Brent said.

He added that the delay “absolutely has maintained the risk because certification is a risk mitigator.” What’s driving the call for certification is the marketplace, he said, noting that 16 states already have their own crane operator certification requirements and that many job postings for crane operators require certifications.

“So if you’re a crane operator it’s in your own interest frankly to get certified,” Brent said.
The new rule will cover states and territories lacking crane certification requirements and create a “federal floor” that state regulations must meet at a minimum.

1,000 service truck certifications
About five years ago, the service truck industry formed a committee of manufacturers, dealers, users, trainers and others to work with the NCCCO to develop a certification for service truck crane operators. In its first year, the service truck program only certified about 75 operators. But the program has picked up steam and at last count had certified about 1,000 service truck operators, Brent said.

(Another certification body, Crane Institute Certification, has also launched a certification program for service truck crane operators.)

Since the last deadline extension on the regulations, OSHA has proposed removing a provision that required different levels of certification based on lifting capacity, although testing agencies can still do so. That’s a move the NCCCO supports.

OSHA also considered but declined to include an exemption for operators of cranes in the 5,000 to 35,000 pound capacity range. The NCCCO supports that move as well.

“What they said was the same risks are present regardless of the capacity,” Brent said, although he was at a loss to explain why that proposal didn’t also cover cranes from 2,000 to 5,000 pounds capacity.

One area where the NCCCO disagrees with OSHA is a proposal that trainers not be required to be certified operators.

In its response, the NCCCO said that “while certification may not be an appropriate ‘sole’ crit
erion or a sufficient indication of competence as a trainer, it should be regarded as an appropriately necessary condition of establishing such competence and ensuring a ‘baseline’ of knowledge and skills.”

Numbers hard to estimate
Brent said the NCCCO has currently certified about 100,000 crane operators, which he “conservatively” estimated is 80 percent of all the certified operators. But how many others are still to be certified, “frankly, nobody knows,” he said.

“We won’t really know before the whole thing shakes out,” he added. “It’s obviously more than 100,000. Is it 200,000? Probably not actually. We’ve been doing this for 23 years and we’ve been talking about it now as a federal rule for at least 15. We’ve had deadlines come and go but these deadlines have had the effect of focusing people’s attention and getting trained and certified. So we’ve had spurts along the way. I’ve got to think, though, we’re it’s only half way there.”

The rules themselves might even lead to companies having fewer crane operators because firms might decide to reduce the cost of certification and only assign specific people to operate the cranes and assign others who formerly did some crane operating to other duties. Indeed, he cited the example of an unnamed petrochemical company that he recalled doing just that.

“That’s why it’s completely impossible to estimate because as soon as you can get an accurate number right this minute, they will change or probably reduce as a result of the mandatory requirement coming in,” Brent said.
Keith Norbury

Source: Service Truck Magazine 

November 19, 2018

Sunday, December 2, 2018

VMAC - The Only Air Compressor Specifically Engineered for Commercial Vans

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When making purchasing decisions, we’re seeing that commercial van customers are considering TCO over the lifetime of their vehicle. They are prioritizing ease of up-fit and customization options, proven powertrain options, and strong dealer networks. One of the most frustrating up-fit items with commercial
 vans is the air compressor.
Until recently, fleets were limited to two options:
  • An electric drive air compressor that takes up too much valuable cargo space, is underpowered, and plainly just not suited for commercial work.
  • A gas drive reciprocating air compressor which takes up even more space, is heavy and is known to cause heat damage in the interior of vans. Further, these types of compressors cause safety issues due to exhaust fumes not being properly ventilated, and gas tanks being filled inside the cargo area.
Recently a new type of under the hood air compressor has been designed for these vans. Custom engineered for each engine and van by VMAC, these incredibly compact air compressors are easy to install and have the power to fill a 11R24.5 commercial truck tire in just over 3.5 minutes.

Learn more at:   https://www.vmacair.com/blog/choosing-air-compressor-commercial-van/

Monday, November 26, 2018

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Sunday, November 18, 2018

READING Aluminum Classic II - LIGHTWEIGHT DURABILITY YOU CAN TRUST

Reading Truck Body


The first and most rugged aluminum service body, tested on the job for over 35 years.

Our aluminum service bodies are made with heavy-duty powder coated aluminum – a material that resists rust for life. Designed to go anywhere and haul anything, our aluminum service bodies are lightweight yet rugged, so you pack up to 50% more cargo and save up to 10% on fuel.

Leran more at: https://www.readingbody.com/truck-show-aluminum/


Friday, November 16, 2018

Dangers of driving drowsy

November 2018

Each month, Rental Management highlights a topic that will help equipment and event rental companies conduct effective safety meetings. These topics, developed by the American Rental Association (ARA) and ARA Insurance, are ARA-member-only safety resources available for free at ARArental.org under the “Risk Management” tab.

Every year, 1,550 people are killed and 71,000 are injured in crashes involving drowsy driving. These statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show the dangers of getting behind the wheel while feeling drowsy. To help raise awareness, the National Sleep Foundation has created Drowsy Driving Prevention Week, which is Nov. 4-11.

Drowsy driving dangers, sleep tips and ways to stay alert can be found in ARA’s “Dangers of Driving Drowsy” safety meeting agenda sheet through Work Safe. This agenda — which can be used as a resource during your next safety meeting — also includes a handout with car crash statistics as a result of drowsy driving, warning signs and tips to avoid drowsy driving. Work Safe safety meeting agendas are designed to help you and your staff quickly understand and address important safety issues.

The National Sleep Foundation offers tips to protect yourself from drowsy driving, including:
  • Getting seven to nine hours of sleep per night.
  • Not driving if you’ve been up for more than 24 hours.
  • Drinking caffeine if you feel tired.
  • Stopping if you’re traveling and start to feel drowsy.
Keep you and your staff members safe by focusing on the dangers of drowsy driving this November. Learn more about this safety meeting agenda and other safety topics at ARArental.org/go/WorkSafe.

An official publication of the American Rental Association.
Produced by Rental Management Group. Copyright © 2018 Rental Pulse all rights reserved

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

VMAC UNDERHOOD40 Air Compressor - The Real User Experience



See the VMAC UNDERHOOD40 Vehicle Mounted Air compressor performing standard service call tasks. Come along for the ride and watch this real user experience from a first person view. Learn More: http://www.vmacair.com/vr40

Monday, November 12, 2018

40 Gallon In-Bed Auxiliary Fuel Tank System - TRAX 3

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Finally, an almost universal auxiliary fuel tank. Our 40-gallon in-bed auxiliary fuel tank system is designed to be compatible with almost any diesel truck, including half-ton pickups, trucks with utility beds, RamBox equipped trucks, or those with a factory installed 5th wheel prep package or other 5th wheel hitch. The patented fuel tank design has a recessed cover box where the sending unit, rollover valve, and fuel filter come preassembled. You'll be pleased that its low height means it can fit under most standard tonneau bed covers.

This auxiliary system is computer-controlled by our patented TRAX 3™ operating system with exclusive AutoTrans® technology. All TRAX 3™ systems include an LCD that shows fuel levels in both the main and auxiliary tanks. Computer-controlled automatic fuel transfers mean worry-free operation, and much safer and more reliable operations than gravity fed systems. Built from ReliaSteel®, high-yield U.S. aluminized steel; and powder coated black, Transfer Flow tank systems offer superior corrosion resistance and strength.

View our TRAX 3™ User's Guide for more information.

NOTE: Product dimensions include 1 1/2" in width for the mounting brackets and 3" in height for the filler neck.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

New V8-equipped 2019 Velociraptor



Fans asked and he delivered. Hennessey Performance Founder and CEO John Hennessey talks about his new V8-equipped 2019 Velociraptor which delivers an impressive 758 horsepower along with that undeniable roar that fans have been looking for. SEMA 2018 Las Vegas.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

SpitzLift Cranes - Many Applications


SPTIZLIFT SPECS:
  •     Meets ASME and OSHA standards
  •     Components manufactured according to ISO compliance
  •     Made in USA
  •     Load capacity: 650 - 900 lbs.
  •     Crane weight: 36- 45 lbs.
  •     Lifting speed 22 ft. per/minute
  •     2” strap is UV resistant and abrasion resistant

SAFETY FEATURES OF ELECTRIC CRANES:

  •     Safety release auxiliary handle
  •     Circuit breaker system for overload protection
  •     Dynamic and disc brake dual load control system
 

Learn more about SpitzLift: ABOUT US
SpitzLift Product Catalog

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Ford CNG F-250/350 6.2L Systems Pickup, Bed Delete, Incomplete, 2WD, 4WD,

• 2019 thru 2011 EPA and Ford QVM Certified CNG Dedicated and Bi-Fuel Systems. All Pickup Models and Trims Available: 4WD, 2WD, Regular Cab, Super Cab, Crew Cab, XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Short Bed, Long Bed, Bed Delete, Incomplete. Must have the 6.2L with CNG Prep Engine Package Offered by Ford.
• Propane (LPG) Systems and Special Vehicles Available for International Programs Only.
23.5 Gasoline Gallon Equivalent (GGE) CNG Cylinder Option. Refills around 18-19.5 gge's. 23.5 GGE tank is not available with 5.5' bed, call for availability for tank options.Altech-Eco does not guarantee the amount you will get on refills, there are just too many variables out of our control. Click here to read more on refills. Comes with Standard Diamond Plate Tank Cover or Optional Diamond Plate Tool Box Tank Cover.
• Includes Quarter Turn Manual Shut-Off Valve Located Under Driver Side Door and 1 Micron In-Line Coalescing Filter.
• CNG Fuel Economy Equivalent to that of Gasoline.
• CNG System Warranty of 80,000 Mile/8 Year Emissions Components and 36,000 Mile/3 Year Non-Emissions Components. Original Ford Warranty Remains Intact.
• HOV Lane Eligible in Many States and Tax credits may be available, check with your tax advisor.

Learn more at:  http://www.transecoenergy.com/placed_images/A%20-%20New%20Images/brochures/2018%20F250_350-Flier.pdf


Sunday, November 4, 2018

Action Hero: New 2019 Ford Edge ST Displays Performance Chops to Help Capture High-Speed Hollywood Chase Scenes

 
  • Ford teams with camera car company Pursuit Systems to create one-of-a-kind Edge ST camera car to capture high-speed Hollywood chase scenes for movies and commercials
  • New Edge ST – the first SUV from the Ford Performance team – delivers the driving dynamics needed to keep pace with the action and the interior space needed to accommodate a film director, crew and equipment
  • Discussions underway to use Edge ST camera car to help create upcoming feature films
DEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 26, 2018 – Lights. Camera. The new Ford Edge ST will capture the action. 

Ford has teamed up with camera car company Pursuit Systems to leverage Edge ST’s combination of performance and utility. Together, Ford and Pursuit have built an Edge ST camera car designed to film high-speed chase scenes and other hard-to-capture action footage for upcoming movies and commercial projects.

Camera cars are high-performance vehicles capable of supporting a remote-controlled, roof-mounted crane that might weigh up to 1,000 pounds. The vehicles are often required to travel in excess of 100 mph, offer precise braking and handling, and ideally provide enough space to accommodate a film crew and equipment.

Early on, a Pursuit team traveled from its headquarters in North Hollywood to Dearborn for an initial look at the first SUV from Ford Performance. Edge ST’s versatility and capabilities immediately signaled its star power.

Features that drew the crew at Pursuit to Edge ST were its specially tuned, twin-turbocharged 2.7-liter EcoBoost® V6 engine, ST performance brake system, quick-shifting 8-speed transmission and selectable traction control – all made available in a roomy midsize SUV package.  Edge ST, available in showrooms now, is the first-ever SUV from the Ford Performance team.

“Speed, acceleration, braking, handling, even roominess – Edge ST has it all,” said Mike Johnson, racer, stunt driver and Pursuit Systems president and CEO. “Our shoots often demand a lot of the equipment we use, and especially the vehicles. In every way, Edge ST measures up.”

Transforming Edge ST into a camera car meant adding structural support to its roof to accommodate equipment, including the nearly 1,000-pound Pursuit Arm. This arm, typically equipped with a gyro-stabilized remote-control camera, can extend far away from the vehicle, giving filmmakers the ability to capture unique angles of high-speed action. 

Other conversion work included:
  • Retuning the twin-turbo 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine to counter the weight of the crane and other film equipment
  • Adding individual-wheel air suspension to manage the weight increase
  • Adding roll cage support to protect passengers
  • Gutting the interior to accommodate film equipment
  • Adding wiring for video monitors so crew members can see footage in real-time
  • Wrapping the exterior in matte black vinyl so it doesn’t reflect in other vehicles
“We’ve never done anything like this before with an SUV because there’s never been an SUV like Edge ST in our showroom,” said Mark Grueber, Ford SUV marketing manager. “It has the performance chops and utility to keep up with fast-paced moviemaking.”

This one-of-a-kind Edge ST camera car will join the Pursuit Systems stable of high-performance vehicles, taking its place along camera cars converted from a BMW X5 M, Porsche Cayenne Turbo and a Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG. Pursuit plans to use it in future film and commercial projects.






About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs, electrified vehicles and Lincoln luxury vehicles, provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification, autonomous vehicles and mobility solutions. Ford employs approximately 201,000 people worldwide. For more information regarding Ford, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company, please visit www.corporate.ford.com.

About Pursuit Systems

Pursuit Systems, established in 2001, specializes in the design and manufacture of advanced specialty equipment for the motion picture and television production industries. Pursuit’s cranes, camera cars and tracking vehicles are leading edge tools for directors and cinematographers. The Pursuit High Speed Gyro Stabilized Crane, the R1 Carbon Fiber Arm, and the Ford Raptor Off-Road Camera Car are tangible expressions of innovative design.

Friday, November 2, 2018

 
  • Ford teams with camera car company Pursuit Systems to create one-of-a-kind Edge ST camera car to capture high-speed Hollywood chase scenes for movies and commercials
  • New Edge ST – the first SUV from the Ford Performance team – delivers the driving dynamics needed to keep pace with the action and the interior space needed to accommodate a film director, crew and equipment
  • Discussions underway to use Edge ST camera car to help create upcoming feature films
DEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 26, 2018 – Lights. Camera. The new Ford Edge ST will capture the action. 

Ford has teamed up with camera car company Pursuit Systems to leverage Edge ST’s combination of performance and utility. Together, Ford and Pursuit have built an Edge ST camera car designed to film high-speed chase scenes and other hard-to-capture action footage for upcoming movies and commercial projects.

Camera cars are high-performance vehicles capable of supporting a remote-controlled, roof-mounted crane that might weigh up to 1,000 pounds. The vehicles are often required to travel in excess of 100 mph, offer precise braking and handling, and ideally provide enough space to accommodate a film crew and equipment.

Early on, a Pursuit team traveled from its headquarters in North Hollywood to Dearborn for an initial look at the first SUV from Ford Performance. Edge ST’s versatility and capabilities immediately signaled its star power.

Features that drew the crew at Pursuit to Edge ST were its specially tuned, twin-turbocharged 2.7-liter EcoBoost® V6 engine, ST performance brake system, quick-shifting 8-speed transmission and selectable traction control – all made available in a roomy midsize SUV package.  Edge ST, available in showrooms now, is the first-ever SUV from the Ford Performance team.

“Speed, acceleration, braking, handling, even roominess – Edge ST has it all,” said Mike Johnson, racer, stunt driver and Pursuit Systems president and CEO. “Our shoots often demand a lot of the equipment we use, and especially the vehicles. In every way, Edge ST measures up.”

Transforming Edge ST into a camera car meant adding structural support to its roof to accommodate equipment, including the nearly 1,000-pound Pursuit Arm. This arm, typically equipped with a gyro-stabilized remote-control camera, can extend far away from the vehicle, giving filmmakers the ability to capture unique angles of high-speed action. 

Other conversion work included:
  • Retuning the twin-turbo 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine to counter the weight of the crane and other film equipment
  • Adding individual-wheel air suspension to manage the weight increase
  • Adding roll cage support to protect passengers
  • Gutting the interior to accommodate film equipment
  • Adding wiring for video monitors so crew members can see footage in real-time
  • Wrapping the exterior in matte black vinyl so it doesn’t reflect in other vehicles
“We’ve never done anything like this before with an SUV because there’s never been an SUV like Edge ST in our showroom,” said Mark Grueber, Ford SUV marketing manager. “It has the performance chops and utility to keep up with fast-paced moviemaking.”

This one-of-a-kind Edge ST camera car will join the Pursuit Systems stable of high-performance vehicles, taking its place along camera cars converted from a BMW X5 M, Porsche Cayenne Turbo and a Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG. Pursuit plans to use it in future film and commercial projects.

About Pursuit Systems

Pursuit Systems, established in 2001, specializes in the design and manufacture of advanced specialty equipment for the motion picture and television production industries. Pursuit’s cranes, camera cars and tracking vehicles are leading edge tools for directors and cinematographers. The Pursuit High Speed Gyro Stabilized Crane, the R1 Carbon Fiber Arm, and the Ford Raptor Off-Road Camera Car are tangible expressions of innovative design.
 
  • Ford teams with camera car company Pursuit Systems to create one-of-a-kind Edge ST camera car to capture high-speed Hollywood chase scenes for movies and commercials
  • New Edge ST – the first SUV from the Ford Performance team – delivers the driving dynamics needed to keep pace with the action and the interior space needed to accommodate a film director, crew and equipment
  • Discussions underway to use Edge ST camera car to help create upcoming feature films
DEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 26, 2018 – Lights. Camera. The new Ford Edge ST will capture the action. 

Ford has teamed up with camera car company Pursuit Systems to leverage Edge ST’s combination of performance and utility. Together, Ford and Pursuit have built an Edge ST camera car designed to film high-speed chase scenes and other hard-to-capture action footage for upcoming movies and commercial projects.

Camera cars are high-performance vehicles capable of supporting a remote-controlled, roof-mounted crane that might weigh up to 1,000 pounds. The vehicles are often required to travel in excess of 100 mph, offer precise braking and handling, and ideally provide enough space to accommodate a film crew and equipment.

Early on, a Pursuit team traveled from its headquarters in North Hollywood to Dearborn for an initial look at the first SUV from Ford Performance. Edge ST’s versatility and capabilities immediately signaled its star power.

Features that drew the crew at Pursuit to Edge ST were its specially tuned, twin-turbocharged 2.7-liter EcoBoost® V6 engine, ST performance brake system, quick-shifting 8-speed transmission and selectable traction control – all made available in a roomy midsize SUV package.  Edge ST, available in showrooms now, is the first-ever SUV from the Ford Performance team.

“Speed, acceleration, braking, handling, even roominess – Edge ST has it all,” said Mike Johnson, racer, stunt driver and Pursuit Systems president and CEO. “Our shoots often demand a lot of the equipment we use, and especially the vehicles. In every way, Edge ST measures up.”

Transforming Edge ST into a camera car meant adding structural support to its roof to accommodate equipment, including the nearly 1,000-pound Pursuit Arm. This arm, typically equipped with a gyro-stabilized remote-control camera, can extend far away from the vehicle, giving filmmakers the ability to capture unique angles of high-speed action. 

Other conversion work included:
  • Retuning the twin-turbo 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine to counter the weight of the crane and other film equipment
  • Adding individual-wheel air suspension to manage the weight increase
  • Adding roll cage support to protect passengers
  • Gutting the interior to accommodate film equipment
  • Adding wiring for video monitors so crew members can see footage in real-time
  • Wrapping the exterior in matte black vinyl so it doesn’t reflect in other vehicles
“We’ve never done anything like this before with an SUV because there’s never been an SUV like Edge ST in our showroom,” said Mark Grueber, Ford SUV marketing manager. “It has the performance chops and utility to keep up with fast-paced moviemaking.”

This one-of-a-kind Edge ST camera car will join the Pursuit Systems stable of high-performance vehicles, taking its place along camera cars converted from a BMW X5 M, Porsche Cayenne Turbo and a Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG. Pursuit plans to use it in future film and commercial projects.






About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs, electrified vehicles and Lincoln luxury vehicles, provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification, autonomous vehicles and mobility solutions. Ford employs approximately 201,000 people worldwide. For more information regarding Ford, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company, please visit www.corporate.ford.com.

About Pursuit Systems

Pursuit Systems, established in 2001, specializes in the design and manufacture of advanced specialty equipment for the motion picture and television production industries. Pursuit’s cranes, camera cars and tracking vehicles are leading edge tools for directors and cinematographers. The Pursuit High Speed Gyro Stabilized Crane, the R1 Carbon Fiber Arm, and the Ford Raptor Off-Road Camera Car are tangible expressions of innovative design.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Get The Machines And Tools To The Jobsite with a Concrete Saw Body


Here's a  great truck for Concrete Cutting contractors, a 12 foot saw body has plenty of cabinets and is backed up with an Interlift conventional liftgate. It is as functionally effective as it is good looking. Notice the huge locking compartments to keep large saw blades and other gear out of the weather and out of sight.

The liftgate serves two purposes, one being the obvious one to lift the equipment onto the bed area and the other to provide a backstop to secure the equipment in place and prevent it from rolling off the back of the bed!

See more of this body: http://htbi.net/sawbody.html

Visit Harbor's complete website at www.htbi.net and call Harbor at 800-433-9452.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Highway Products | Custom Fabrication [Roll Up Tool-Boxes]



Roll-Up Boxes are an ideal choice for those who need storage with a lid that can move completely out of the way of your workspace. Fire-fighters, emergency workers, on-site contractors and many other professionals across various industries find the extra storage invaluable in their every day work environment. 

Roll-Up Boxes are a type of custom truck toolbox made by Highway Products Inc.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

FORD - Statement on United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement

DEARBORN, Mich., October  2018 - In response to the regional trade agreement reached between the United States, Mexico and Canada, Ford Motor Company released the following statement, attributable to Joe Hinrichs, executive vice president and president of Global Operations: 

“Ford is very encouraged by today’s announcement, and we applaud all three governments for working together to achieve free and fair trade in a strong regional agreement. We stand ready to be a collaborative partner to ensure this agreement is ratified in all three markets because it will support an integrated, globally competitive automotive business in North America. The benefits of scale and global reach will help to drive volume and support manufacturing jobs.”

Editor’s note: Ford is the leading exporter of autos from the United States. Eighty percent of the vehicles Ford sells in the U.S. are made in the U.S. 


About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs, electrified vehicles and Lincoln luxury vehicles, provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification, autonomous vehicles and mobility solutions. Ford employs approximately 201,000 people worldwide. For more information regarding Ford, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company, please visit www.corporate.ford.com.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Demos with Drones: Pro Trailer Backup Assist™ | F-150 | Ford


Sure, you can back up in a straight line, but let’s see how the Ford F-150 fares with a winding course, using only available Pro Trailer Backup Assist.™*

*Optional features shown. Driver-assist features are supplemental and do not replace the driver’s attention, judgment and the need to control the vehicle.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

IMPROVE YOUR AIR COMPRESSOR’S PERFORMANCE THIS WINTER


Though it may feel like summer just started, the reality is that fall is just around the corner, and with it comes the rain, frost, ice, and in most cases, snow. Now is the time to start planning and ensuring that this winter your equipment is ready to work as hard as you do in the freezing temperatures.

Think back to last year’s winter season, did your air compressor let you down in any of the following ways?

• Refused to start

• Broke down frequently

• Caused a cumbersome safety hazard while parked on the side of the road

• Required maintenance to be done standing in the truck bed or on a ladder next to your truck

• Required snow and slush to be dug out from around the deck-mounted unit so it could warm up enough to run

If any of these challenges sounded familiar, then it’s time to consider upgrading to a VMAC UNDERHOOD rotary screw air compressor. Here’s how a VMAC UNDERHOOD air compressor solves each of these issues:

RELIABILITY

VMAC UNDERHOOD70 Installed on Truck
The last thing you need when working outside in the elements is difficulty starting your equipment, or an unexpected breakdown on the jobsite. The VMAC UNDERHOOD air compressor is very reliable, and proven to operate in extreme cold conditions. Manufactured in North America in an ISO 9001:2015 certified facility, VMAC air compressors and multipower systems meet high quality standards, and are backed by an industry-leading Lifetime Warranty (Limited).

MAINTENANCE

Maintenance costs are greatly reduced by investing in the UNDERHOOD air compressor as high quality aluminum parts, and few moving pieces means VMAC air compressors require less maintenance and servicing than a reciprocating air compressor. A VMAC UNDERHOOD air compressor also requires less maintenance than a hydraulic deck-mounted or engine driven air compressor because there is no hydraulic or engine-related components to maintain. To ensure the best performance, regular compressor maintenance is recommended by VMAC.

SAFETY

Above-deck air compressors can cause a major safety hazard in snowy and icy conditions. Operators have to climb into the back of a snow and ice-filled truck bed to dig out the air compressor to allow it to warm up enough to function. In addition, parking a tow-behind on the side of the road to conduct maintenance is challenging and dangerous, especially in bad weather. By having the UNDERHOOD air compressor stored safely under the hood, boots are kept on the ground, ensuring the safety of operators, and limiting OSHA and WCB concerns and claims.

COLD WEATHER STARTING

The VMAC UNDERHOOD air compressor is mounted directly on your truck’s engine, which warms up the compressor on the way to the jobsite, and keeps it warm and protected from the elements, even when temperatures drop well below freezing.

Working outside in harsh winter conditions can be challenging enough, especially when temperatures drop below freezing. The VMAC UNDERHOOD air compressor relieves common pain points that many operators suffer from each winter, from decreased productivity to unsafe working conditions. Waiting for an air compressor to warm up, climbing in the back of a slippery truck to dig out equipment, and conducting maintenance on the side of the road in dangerous driving conditions are just some of the challenges that you can take out of the equation with a VMAC UNDERHOOD air compressor. So when planning your investments for this winter, include an upgrade to a VMAC UNDERHOOD rotary screw air compressor, contact sales@vmacair.com.

Learn more about VMAC’s line of UNDERHOOD air compressors, ranging from 30 CFM up to 150 CFM outputs.

Friday, October 19, 2018

2018 F-150: Engine Lineup | F-150 | Ford


The 2018 F-150 offers its most advanced engine lineup with variants that can work for anyone. See how the Ford F-150 doesn't just raise the bar, it is the bar.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

BEDBIN by BEDSLIDE


Take a closer look at the BEDSLIDE accessories. See how the BEDBINS work with everyday items and why they are a great addition to your BEDSLIDE.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Sortimo By Knapheide Overview


Sortimo by Knapheide allows users to create unique and customized storage solutions to meet their specific needs. We are committed to being the leader for organizational systems for commercial vehicles and getting our customers from curbside to the work site - fast.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

SpaceKap service vehicle still going strong after 15 years.


The Pickup Pack™ is a unique alternative for those needing organized storage and lockup security without the cost of a service body and that can be easily installed on your pickup in a few hours.

Pickup Packs™ include a headache rack, two lockable low side boxes, a flat or dome center hatch, and a removable ladder rack. Other options include gullwing saddle box and an HPI Truckslide™.

Learn more at http://www.highwayproducts.com/pickup...

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Pickup Vault - A.R.E. Truck Caps and Tonneau Covers


To learn more about the Pickup Vault, and other accessories offered by A.R.E.,
 please visit their website at www.4are.com.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

2019 F-Series Super Duty

2019 F-350 XLT

America’s truck leader again brings heavy-duty truck customers the most capable heavy-duty pickup – the 2019 Ford F-Series Super Duty. Its high-strength steel frame, high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body, powerful 6.2-liter gas or 6.7-liter Power Stroke® diesel, plus TorqShift® 6-speed transmission all carry over. Lariat Sport gets a new Appearance Package with premium painted 20-inch aluminum wheels. An available FordPass™ Connect embedded 4G LTE modem is added for greater connectivity, while an available 1,000-watt, 10-speaker B&O PLAY premium audio system treats customers to top-shelf sound. In keeping with consumer trends, CD players are no longer available.

New colors: Agate Black, Silver Spruce


STANDARD FEATURES
  • 4-/7-pin trailer tow connector
  • Built Ford Tough® trailer hitch receiver
  • Engine – 6.2L 2-valve V8 FFV (F-250, F-350)
  • Engine – 6.7L Power Stroke® V8 Turbo Diesel (B20-capable) (Limited, F-450)
  • Fail-Safe Engine Cooling System (gas engine)
  • Front stabilizer bar
  • Integrated trailer brake controller
  • (XL DRW, XLT, LARIAT, KING RANCH, PLATINUM, LIMITED)
  • MyKey®
  • Pickup box lamps
  • Rear view camera
  • Stationary elevated idle control (SEIC)2
  • SYNC® (XLT)
  • SYNC 3 (LARIAT and above)
  • Transmission – TorqShift® Heavy-Duty 6-speed SelectShift® automatic (Diesel)

STANDARD SAFETY & SECURITY
  • AdvanceTrac® with RSC® (Roll Stability Control™)
  • Airbags – Driver and right-front-passenger front
  • Airbags – Front-seat side
  • Airbags – Safety Canopy® System with roll-fold side-curtain airbags
  • Brakes – 4-wheel vented disc with Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
  • Passenger airbag deactivation switch (Regular Cab and SuperCab)
  • SecuriLock® Passive Anti-Theft System
  • SOS Post-Crash Alert System™
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Trailer sway control

AVAILABLE FEATURES
  • 5th-wheel and gooseneck hitch kits
  • 110V/400W power outlet
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Collision Warning and Brake Support (LARIAT, KING RANCH, PLATINUM, LIMITED)
  • Adaptive Steering (LARIAT, KING RANCH, PLATINUM, LIMITED)
  • BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with cross-traffic alert and trailer coverage
  • BoxLink™ with 4 premium locking cleats
  • Dual alternators (diesel engine)
  • Electronic shift-on-the-fly (ESOF)
  • 4-Wheel-Drive System with manual locking hubs
  • Engine – 6.7L Power Stroke V8 Turbo Diesel (F-250, F-350)
  • Engine block heater
  • FordPass™ Connect
  • Hill start assist
  • LED box lighting
  • LED roof clearance lights
  • LED headlights and taillights (LARIAT, KING RANCH, PLATINUM, LIMITED)
  • LED sideview mirror spotlights
  • Medium-duty battery (gas engines only)
  • Mirrors – PowerScope® trailer tow
  • Operator Commanded Regeneration (with diesel engine)
  • Power Deployable running boards (LARIAT, KING RANCH, PLATINUM, LIMITED)
  • Premium Vinyl floors (LARIAT, KING RANCH, PLATINUM, LIMITED)
  • Rear CHMSL camera
  • Reverse Sensing System
  • SYNC 3 with voice-activated navigation
  • Stowable loading ramps
  • Telematics Modem

AVAILABLE FEATURES
  • Tough Bed® spray-in bedliner
  • Trailer brake controller with Smart Trailer Tow Connector
  • Transfer case and fuel tank skid plates (4x4)
  • Transmission – TorqShift® Heavy-Duty 6-speed SelectShift® automatic (F-250 gas)
  • Transmission – Mobile and stationary mode power takeoff (PTO) provision
  • Twin panel panoramic moonroof (LARIAT, KING RANCH, PLATINUM, LIMITED)
  • Ultimate Trailer Tow Camera System
  • Upfitter switches (6)

AVAILABLE PACKAGES
  • 5th-wheel/Gooseneck Trailer Tow Prep Package
  • 6.2L CNG/Propane Gaseous Engine Prep Package
  • 9,900-lb. GVWR Package (F-250)
  • 10,000-lb. GVWR Package (F-350 SRW)
  • 11,400-lb. GVWR Package (F-350 SRW)
  • 13,000-lb. GVWR Package
  • Camper Package
  • F-250 High-Capacity Trailer Tow Package
  • FX4 Off-Road Package
  • Heavy-Service Front Suspension Package
  • Heavy-Service Package for Pickup Box Delete (F-250, F-350 SRW)
  • Lariat Sport Package
  • Pickup Box Delete
  • Power Equipment Group (XL)
  • Rear View Camera and Prep Kit
  • Snow Plow Prep Package
  • STX Appearance Package
  • Tow Technology Package
  • XL Value Package
  • XLT Premium Package
  • XLT Value Package

Sunday, October 7, 2018

BOLT Receiver Lock



Featuring BOLT's Breakthrough One-Key Lock Technology, the BOLT Receiver Lock works with your vehicle key! Available for Class I, II, III, IV, & V hitches!

For more information visit http://www.BOLTLock.com

Friday, October 5, 2018

FMVSS 111 Explained with 2018 Updates | NTEA 2018



FMVSS (Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards) 111 is a law coming into full effect on May 1st 2018 which requires a minimum view behind a vehicle which has a gross weight of 10,000 pounds or lower. Watch to learn all the details involved and how backup cameras can help your vehicle be compliant with this new regulation.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Selecting The Correct Venturo Crane

HT66-Build-007

Three Steps to Help Determine What Venturo Crane Best Fits a Given Situation:

Determine What Size of Crane is Needed based on Foot Pound Rating required.


  • Foot Pound Rating — based on Foot Pound Rating required. To find out what the foot pound rating should be —find out the weight of the max load that will be lifted & what would be the max distance that load will be moved away from the center line of the crane—Using those two numbers you can determine Foot Pound Rating by multiplying those numbers together — the resulting number would be the foot pound rating of the size of the crane needed.

  • Note: Venturo HT and ET cranes are numbered in Foot Pound Ratings—ie—ET12 is 12,000 foot pound crane / HT25 is a 25,000 foot pound crane / HT50 is 50,000 foot pound rated crane; etc.

Example 1: Max weight to be lifted is 5000 lbs. The crane has to take 5000 lbs. a distance of 10’ away from the center line of the crane. 5000 lbs. x 10 feet would be 50,000 which would mean a 50,000 foot pound rated crane is needed which would be a Venturo HT50.
Example 2: Max weight to be lifted is 1390 lbs. The crane has to take 1390 lbs. a distance of 8’ away from the center line of the crane. 1390 lbs. x 8 feet would mean a 11,120 is needed which would mean a 12,000 foot pound crane is needed, so an ET12 would work in this application.

Example 3: Max weight to be lifted is 2100 lbs. The crane has to take 2100 lbs. a distance of 11’ away from the center line of the crane. 2100 lbs. x 11 feet would mean a 23,100 foot pound rated crane is needed which would mean an ET25 or HT25 would fit this application.
Some HT & ET models have the same max lifting capacity ratings:

HT25 & ET25 — max lifting capacity of 5000 lbs. @ 5 feet from the center line of the crane.

HT30 & ET30 — max lifting capacity of 5000 lbs. @ 6 feet from the center line of the crane.

HT40 & ET36 — max lifting capacity of 6000 lbs. @ 6 feet from the center line of the crane.

What type of crane to use—a “fully hydraulic”— the Venturo HT family of cranes or an “electric-hydraulic” the Venturo ET family of cranes would be determined by the how often the crane is used and what the end user is picking up.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Fuel your adventures with a fuel tank system from Transfer Flow!


Transfer Flow manufactures aftermarket fuel tank systems for drivers who work hard, play hard, and look forward to their next adventure. When your pickup can tow a 22,000 lb. fifth-wheel across the country without breaking a sweat, don't compromise the quality or performance of your fuel system with a lightweight gravity-fed plastic container. Transfer Flow fuel tanks are manufactured from high-yield 12 and 14 gauge steel hot-dipped in aluminum alloy for maximum corrosion resistance and durability. Choose the tank or tank combination to meet your driving goals and business needs: Replacement tanks, auxiliary tanks in the bed of your pick-up, refueling tanks, or toolbox and fuel tank combinations. With more than 275,000 tanks sold, Transfer Flow is the premier supplier of fuel tank systems in the world. See our entire line of fuel tank systems here: http://www.transferflow.com

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Ford CNG/LPG Bi-Fuel or Dedicated F-250/350 6.2L Super Duty Work Trucks


EPA and Ford QVM Certified.
• Propane (LPG) Systems Available for International Programs Only.
• Special Vehicles Available Upon Request.
• Must have the 6.2L with CNG Prep Engine Package Offered by Ford.
• All Models and Trims Available: 4x2, 4x4, Regular Cab, Super Cab, Crew CabXL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Short Bed and Long Bed.
23.5 Gasoline Gallon Equivalent (GGE) CNG Cylinder Option. Refills around 18-19.5 gge's. 23.5 GGE tank is not available with 5.5' bed, call for availability for tank options.Altech-Eco does not guarantee the amount you will get on refills, there are just too many variables out of our control. Click here to read more on refills.
• Comes with Standard Metal CNG Tank Cover or Optional Diamond Plate Tool Box Cover.
• Includes Quarter Turn Manual Shut-Off Valve Located Under Driver Side Door.
• CNG Fuel Economy Equivalent to Gasoline.
• Seamlessly Integrated with Ford Vehicle and Equipped with Ford On-Board Computer Control System.
• Sequential Fuel Injection and Proprietary Fuel Delivery System.
• Serviceable Through Ford Dealer Network.
• Delivers Excellent Horsepower, Torque, Towing Capacity and Ultimate Load Situations.
• Performs In Extreme Cold or Extreme Heat, High or Low Altitudes, or Any Inclement Weather Condition.
• Original Ford Warranty Remains Intact & 80,000 Miles/8 Year Emissions Components Warranty Included.
• 10 Micron In-Line Coalescing Filter Assures Miles of Trouble Free Operation.
• Maintains All OBD II Functionality.
• HOV Lane Eligible in Many States.
• Tax credits may be available, check with your tax advisor.