Product Spotlight: GATS 2008

The tenth annual Great American Trucking Show takes place August 21-23 at the Dallas Convention Center in Dallas. Last year, this event hosted nearly 50,000 attendee registrants and about 600 exhibitors. Over the past four years, attendance at the Great American Trucking Show has grown more than 20 percent and for three consecutive years the show has made Trade Show Week magazine’s “Fastest 50” list.

Features of this show include educational seminars sponsored by the Texas Motor Transportation Association, the Pride & Polish Truck Beauty Competition, the fourth annual fleet forum, special appearances by the Chrome Shop Mafia and musical entertainment.

Hours for the show are:

Thursday, Aug. 21, noon – 6 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 22, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 23, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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PartSource ESP
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Heavy Duty Truck Tire Changer
The TCX620 HD heavy-duty truck tire changer from Hunter combines an electro-hydraulic power system with a mount-demount roller mechanism for fast, safe service of over-the-road truck wheels, including super-singles.

The twin rollers quickly and easily break beads and demount and mount tires without damage to the tire or rim, according to the company. The hydraulic-powered carriage shuttles the wheel sideways and positions it on a spindle that raises and lowers to accommodate various wheel sizes.

All spindle and wheel carriage operations are controlled from a single control box which is mounted on a pivoting arm that allows the technician to move about the tire changer as needed.
Hunter Engineering Co.

Fast-Drying Basecoat
Ready for clearcoat in as little as 30 minutes, Delfleet Evolution FBCH Polyurethane Basecoat is a fast-drying, high-solid basecoat. Available in a wide palette of solid, metallic, pearl and OEM colors, FBCH is easy to blend and features a durable, glossy colorfast finish, according to the company.

The paint systems offer more than 40,000 color formulas, and the paint comes with a seven-year limited warranty when used with a PPG clearcoat.
PPG Commercial Coatings

Single-Stage Paint System
Designed to complement PPG’s premium-grade Delfleet Evolution line, Delfleet Essential is a simple, single-stage, compliant system that delivers a quality paint finish at an economical price, says the company. It’s an ideal choice for refurbishing older vehicles or overall paint jobs. The compact system is said to be simple to mix and easy to apply.
PPG Commercial Coatings

Rebuild Kit for PreSet Hub Assemblies
SKF provides the all-in-one rebuild kit for PreSet hub assemblies. Each SKF rebuild kit contains everything needed for servicing PreSet hub assemblies, including two specific and tightly toleranced half-stand tapered bearing sets, an SKF Scotseal PlusXL wheel seal, an SKF TF Hubcap (when applicable) and a precision-machined PreSet bearing spacer. By installing the SKF rebuild kit for PreSet, the hub assembly components receive an extended three-year warranty from SKF.

Robotic Wheel Polishing System
VIS-Polish is now available for 19.5-, 22.5- and 24.5-inch aluminum wheels, including super singles and wide-base steer. The VIS-Polish is a robotic wheel polishing system that restores aluminum truck, RV or bus rims to a mirror finish. By implementing the VIS-Polish, shops can add a service that has a 60 to 80 percent gross margin to increase shop revenues, improve efficiency and enhance customer loyalty, according to the company. The deep, lasting shine of a VIS-Polish is applied faster and more consistently than any other process, and quality is assured by the microprocessor controlled robotic polishing process.
Vehicle Inspection Systems
Great American Trucking Show Booth 8026

Heated Windshield Wiper Blades
Everblades heated windshield wiper blades are made with an engineered EPDM rubber compound that maximizes wiping effectiveness and usable life compared to natural rubber and silicone rubber windshield wipers, according to the company.

The wiper blades heat up to about 200 degrees at the flick of a switch and prevent or remove wiper ice and snow buildup that compromises driving vision. The heated windshield wiper blades are available to suit almost any type of vehicle.
W.N. Miller Company, Inc.

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