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Link engineers 6x2 Pusher Axle For Volvo, Mack Programs

After a year of product engineering and collaboration, Iowa-based Link Manufacturing Ltd. announced at the Mid-America Trucking Show a multi-year manufacturing agreement for Volvo Trucks’ new 6x2 program. It centers on a lift axle configuration featuring Link’s robust 20K DuraMax axle with a modified 9-in. drop center. Other features include patented adjustable mounting brackets; compact frame mounting; unique air bag locations to ensure rapid axle deployment; and, open designed lift spring, greatly reducing road debris entrapment.

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Shell Lubricants | Nitrite-Free Rotella Coolant

Extended Life Coolant–Nitrite Free (ELC NF) joins the Shell Rotella coolant portfolio as the companion to Ultra ELC. Both are targeted to a growing segment of commercial vehicles that are moving to nitrite free engine antifreeze/coolants to better protect aluminum components.

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Kenworth Truck Co. | TruckTech+, NAV+ HD

Two new technology products are set to improve vehicle diagnostics and productivity. TruckTech+ will be available for new Kenworth Class 8 trucks specified with the Paccar MX-13 engine starting this summer. Customers will benefit from real-time vehicle health monitoring by telematics provider PeopleNet, whose system allows the MX-13 engine to “talk” with the fleet manager, Kenworth call center and dealer to optimize truck productivity.

 

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