Phillips Industries focuses on support and protection for combination assemblies in its March edition of Qwik Tech Tips.
In its most recent issue, released Friday, Phillips advises that air and electrical cables that are chaffed, cracked and rubbing or dragging on the deck plate are DOT violations.
“Failing to secure brake hose/tubing against mechanical damage is a 4-point CSA violation. To avoid fines and the damage caused by cables and air lines dragging on the deck plate, one can opt for a combination air and electrical assembly with high-quality cable support,” Phillips adds.
In addition to other important information, Phillips provides the following tips:
- To avoid fines and the damage caused by cables and air lines dragging on the deck plate, one can opt for a combination air and electrical assembly with high quality cable support.
- Combination air and electrical assemblies are heavier than their coiled counterparts, requiring a thicker gauge, galvanized spring in the tender spring kit to accommodate for the additional weight.
- When choosing a plug holder, non-metallic angled versions are recommended.
- To help keep the back of the cab free of scuffs, marring and any other type of damage caused by swaying combination assemblies, Phillips recommends the X-TEND.
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