Concrete Products

MAY 2019

Concrete Products covers the issues that attract producers of ready mixed and manufactured concrete focusing on equipment and material technology, market development and management topics.

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Page 46 of 63 May 2019 • 45 FEATURE TRUCKS & COMPONENTS Company's updated Truck Suspension Sys- tems Parts Catalog references full product line, including front and rear suspension kits and service parts. It features 25 new exploded views and an additional 84 pages to help simplify identification, specification and selection of truck suspension system parts. "Equipment uptime is our top priority. Providing a comprehensive Truck Systems Parts Catalog with accessible selection guides, schematic diagrams, and service kit options is key to ensuring that customers can easily find the right part the first time," says Hendrickson Director of Aftermarket David McCleave. The manufacturer has also announced availability of lift axle parts information through the PLUS+ Parts Look Up System. Among key benefits it allows users to a) place a competitor, or OEM part number, in the system to obtain the matching Hendrickson part number; b) look up a part number to ensure it is valid, or receive an updated part number; and, c) view the bill of materials for an assembly, ensuring they receive all the correct parts for the job. — Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems, Woodridge, Ill., 866/755-5968; HENDRICKSON | TRUCK PARTS To maximize uptime and significantly extend electri- cal charging system component life, the manufacturer is making a battery refresher standard on Granite and com- panion series models. The device helps reduce and reverse the effects of sulfation, giving lead-acid batteries longer life and superior performance. Sulfation occurs when sulfate crystals, a byproduct of normal battery operation, build up on lead plates. As more sulfate crystals emerge, the battery loses its ability to accept energy and reach a full charge— shortening service life. The refresher emits high-frequency pulses of energy to remove the sulfate crystals and allow batteries to once again accept a full charge. "Sulfation is one of the top causes of lead-acid battery failure," affirms Mack Trucks Director of Product Strategy Roy Horton. "With the addition of the refresher, we can increase the life of a battery by up to two times and help prevent unplanned no-starts." Beyond service life and vehi- cle uptime factors, he adds, fully charged batteries reduce wear and tear of other electrical system components such as the alternator and starter. — Mack Trucks, Greensboro, N.C., MACK TRUCKS | BATTERY REFRESHER

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