East Manufacturing has announced that the Truck-Lite 99 Series wiring harness will be standard, starting Feb. 1, 2018, on all new East BST, BST II, MMX and Narrow Neck flatbed trailers. The Truck-Lite 99 Series has been designed as a closed system by integrating a molded plug with two sealing surfaces, rather than just one. This new two-seal plug keeps moisture and debris out of the plug, guarding against corrosion, according to an announcement.
The 99 Series uses a clamp, which also serves as the mounting bracket that wraps around the width of the plug to ensure that the connection is secure. Typical harness clamps only wrap around the junction itself, so the wider clamp holds the joint more securely, resulting in a more reliable connection.
“We are excited to equip our flatbed trailers with the new 99 Series harness,” says Dave de Poincy, president of East. “Truck-Lite’s attention to connection and corrosion issues will provide our customers with a more reliable and secure connection, which coincides with our mission to provide reliable trailer products for our customers.”
Truck-Lite is the first harness manufacturer to design a trapezoid-shaped connection, which makes installation quick and easy, and it allows operators to be confident they have proper pin alignment and a positive lock, according to the announcement. Because most harness cable connectors are round, it is sometimes difficult for an operator to be assured of a positive pin connection from underneath the trailer.
“Truck-Lite strives to produce the most dependable harness systems available,” says Jon Stineman, U.S. OEM sales director, Truck-Lite.