Running boards, steps for smaller trucks

Aries introduces its all-new, USA-made ActionTrac powered running boards.

According to the company, these off-road-ready steps are the next generation of power running boards, featuring an innovative step-within-a-step design, smart sensors for added safety and no-drill installation.

Unlike any other power running boards on the market, ActionTrac boards feature a step-within-a-step. Aries says they operate with integrated smart sensors that automatically deploy the power step 8 in. when the door opens. That’s up to 15 in. below the doorsill, depending on the application. The main housing offers an additional non-skid stepping surface on top, providing easy, two-step entry and exit. When the door closes, the power step is retracted and concealed within the housing for a sleek, contoured look. The smart sensors also detect any obstructions to avoid damage and pinch hazards, the company says.

Additionally, ActionTrac running boards mount using pre-existing factory holes, eliminating the need for drilling and reducing installation time. The use of factory mounting points also eliminates the need for alignment on the pivot points and the risk of binding, the company says. The boards are made from durable, lightweight and corrosion-resistant powder-coated aluminum, and the motors within the steps are water-resistant and the wiring harnesses are waterproof, the company says.

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