Sunday, November 29, 2020

What To Keep In Your Truck or Car


Mickey shares his Truck EDC setup. Includes a medical kit from D-Dey Response Group, security best, battery jumper, proper vehicle jack, outdoor boots, snacks and much more... F150 Truck Cover by Diamondback.

by: Carry Trainer




Saturday, November 28, 2020

Highway Products, Inc. Truckslides™ Are Engineered to Take a Beating


Highway Products Truck Slides™ are specifically designed for rugged work conditions. Over-engineered and over-built, every Truck Slide™ is made from premium metal and components. The Fully Formed Aluminum Tray has no weak points to crack and can be left in the elements without concern for deterioration. 10 Gauge Galvanized Steel tracks with oversized 2” Sealed Chrome Steel Bearings provide a smooth and durable extension of the tray. The ¼” Hot-rolled solid steel pull handle actuates a rocker that disengages ¼” spring-loaded steel plungers from multiple locking points in the tracks.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Monday, November 23, 2020

How to Set Trailer Brake Gain | BetterWeigh™ Mobile Towing Scale


This video describes how to use the Trailer Brake Gain feature of the CURT BetterWeigh™ mobile towing scale. With this feature, you can easily set up your brake controller without the need for traditional methods of taking multiple passes and guessing at the optimal gain setting.

The CURT BetterWeigh™ #51701 is a Bluetooth-enabled OBD2 device that wirelessly syncs with your smartphone to provide a variety of vehicle and trailer weights. This includes vehicle weight, GCW, payload, tongue weight and pin weight, as well as weight distribution setup and trailer brake gain.

To begin setting up your trailer brake controller with the CURT BetterWeigh™, find a flat, open area to park your vehicle. Select the Trailer Brake Gain option from the home screen. Then, follow the screen prompts and enter your trailer weight and combined weight. Select your trailer type.

Next, calibrate your towing setup. Set the brake controller gain to 3. With the vehicle in gear and at a complete stop, fully activate the manual override on the brake controller. Then, accelerate in a straight line to 15 mph. When the progress bar fills up all the way, BetterWeigh™ will provide the optimal gain number. If wheel lockup occurs, tap the Lock-Up Occurred button and start again, adjusting the gain to the BetterWeigh™ recommendation.

If you increase the load on your trailer, enter the new trailer weight and BetterWeigh™ will automatically provide a new trailer gain number.

BetterWeigh™ is compatible with Apple and Android phones. Download the BetterWeigh™ app from Google Play or the App Store.

Sunday, November 22, 2020

A GMC TRUCK FOR ANY TASK

2020 GMC Sierra HD Front Grille View

The Next Generation Sierra Heavy Duty is here. Not only is it the first HD in its class with available Allison® 10-speed transmission, Head-Up Display and Rear Camera Mirror, but it also boasts best-in-class HD cargo bed volume and the available world’s first six-function MultiPro™ Tailgate. Plus, best-in-class crew cab front head and leg room and an industry-first available transparent trailer view, proving once again that the Sierra HD comes loaded with purposeful design and functionality.

Learn more about GMC Offers here:  https://www.gmc.com/current-offers#?filterby=all&requestedPostalcode=34201&postalcode=34201

Friday, November 20, 2020

Off-Road Performance Edition Takes GMC Canyon AT4 to New Heights

Suspension leveling kit, rocker panel protectors and aluminum skid plates among features that elevate the confidence and capability of the Canyon AT4


DETROIT – Today, GMC announced the new 2021 GMC Canyon AT4 Off-Road Performance Edition, which enhances the Canyon AT4 and enables customers to confidently venture into rugged off-road environments, all while maintaining the premium comforts they have come to expect from GMC.

“When customers are looking for a capable off-road truck, we know that they want improved vehicle height as well as additional protection,” said GMC Marketing Director Rich Latek. “Whether it’s tackling die-hard off-road courses or embarking on a weekend adventure, the Canyon AT4 Off-Road Performance Edition provides an improved approach angle, enhanced maneuverability and underbody protection to key parts of the truck, while still delivering a premium GMC experience.”

When the Canyon AT4 debuted in January, its bolder design and premium detailing combined with confidence-inspiring capability signaled the brand’s continued commitment to offering premium, off-road capable vehicles.

Standard equipment on the Canyon AT4 includes 31-inch Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac® tires, an off-road tuned suspension package with Advanced Hill Descent Control System and a four-wheel drive system with Eaton G80 Rear Automatic Locking Differential.

The Canyon AT4 Off-Road Performance Edition builds on this foundation to provide even more capability for drivers whether they’re venturing far off-road or navigating a trail. A suspension leveling kit and the removal of the front air dam improve the truck’s approach angle by more than 35 percent to nearly 30 degrees.

This increased approach angle is paired with rocker panel protectors and performance front and mid skid plates to provide increased off-road capability and maneuverability. The skid plates are made from sturdy, 5/32-inch aluminum and help protect the lower radiator, front differential, steering gear and oil pan. In combination with the transfer case shield standard on the Canyon AT4, the Off-Road Performance Edition offers the protection to the majority of the truck’s powertrain that off-road enthusiasts expect.

The Off-Road Performance Edition elevates the bold styling and premium refinement of the Canyon AT4 with the addition of:

Unique 17-inch Gloss Black wheels

Carbon Black AT4 logos

Gloss Black performance exhaust tip

After a day of off-road adventure, additional protection for the interior and the truck bed is provided in the form of accessory floor liners and spray-in bedliner.

The 2021 Canyon AT4 Off-Road Performance Edition will be available to order later this year. For more info, visit www.gmc.com.

About GMC

With a strong foundation of manufacturing trucks since 1902 and now selling in a dozen countries across the world, GMC offers purpose-built vehicles designed and engineered to the highest standard. From the all-new compact SUV Terrain to the Sierra HD, our trucks and crossovers deliver GMC’s signature combination of intuitive technologies and premium execution, with the popular Denali sub-brand representing the pinnacle of GMC design, performance and amenities. Details on all GMC models are available at www.gmc.com, on Twitter at @GMC or at www.facebook.com/gmc.





Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Partskeeper Organizer by Ranger Design


Ranger Design launched a revamped version of one of our most popular product lines: the Partskeeper cases and cabinets! These products are perfect for storing and organizing small parts and tools that tradesmen may need to take with them onto the job.

Partskeeper Parts Organizer Carry Case, 62-U5079Our updated Partskeeper cases are rugged and durable and have been put through rigorous strength tests to ensure that we provide our customer only with the highest quality. They now come in a clear hard plastic cover with snaps along the sides that allow them to be stacked on top of one another for easier transportation. We’ve also maximized the design of the case’s storage space by 11% to carry extra tools and hardware onsite.

The Partskeeper cabinets have been updated to our newly branded black end panels, to allow for more rigidity and overall resilience. They come in 4 different sizes, ranging from a single case carrier, all the way up to an 8-case cabinet for those tradesmen with a wider variety of tools.

Our Partskeeper cases and their cabinets are the ultimate storage solution both in the cargo van and on the job site.

Learn more at: https://rangerdesign.com/

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Venco Venturo Industries | VLC™ Crane Control Management System | NTEA 2020


Making Cranes Smarter
The VLC™ Crane Control Management System brings safety, control and reliability to Venturo fully-hydraulic service cranes. This system offers safe, comfortable and smart crane operations by utilizing features like overload protection, a pistol-grip controller and visible safety alerts.

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Dual Rear Wheel Service Body Has More Room!


Ron Sadler, Commercial Manager shows off a Knapheide 9' service body on a GMC 3500HD dual rear wheel chassis. This setup is close to the same length as the popular 8' service body on a 2500HD, but has deeper compartments and carries considerably more weight for those heavy tools. See more about our commercial truck department at http://www.lehmersgmc.com

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Venco Venturo ET6K Electric Crane


The standard configuration for the ET6K includes a manual extension boom from six to 10 feet and hydraulic elevation from -5 to +75 degrees. The crane’s rating is 6,000 foot-pounds with a maximum lifting capacity of one ton – falling below the OSHA requirement for operator certification – making it exempt from OSHA 1926.1427 operator certification requirements.

The ET6K winch features a high-efficiency, heavy-duty three-stage electric planetary gear drive, 12V permanent magnet motor and dual braking systems, and comes standard with a capacity overload shut-off system, aircraft-quality wire rope, and remote control pendant.

Available options include radio remote control, anti two-block system which meets ANSI B30.5 safety standards, mounting pedestals for platform body applications, outriggers and jacklegs for a variety of truck bodies and an adjustable boom rest with a load block storage hook.

The ET6K is recommended for general service applications on any truck with a GVWR of 8,000 LBS or more.

- See more at: http://venturo.com/product/et6k/

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

CargoGlide 1000 Sliding Tray Review


Demonstration of the CargoGlide slide-out cargo tray, part number CG1000-7548. the use of this sliding tray makes it simple to load and unload your truck bed. The tray will extend to 70% of its length when fully extended. The tray will lock in several different positions along the track. There are six rollers on the tray to give it a smooth, gliding action. Four carrier rollers allow the tray to slide along the tracks, while two side thrust rollers make it easy to pull out on the tray when your truck is parked at any angle. There are tie down tracks built into the rear and side walls of the tray. Steel O ring anchors attach to these tracks and create adjustable tie down points. The tray is spray coated 3/4" plywood decking, which helps prevent skidding of cargo. The side and rear walls are 4" tall, with an actual inside height of 3-1/4". There are two handles located under the rear face plate, allowing you to pull the tray out. The left side, or the driver's side of the vehicle, is the locking handle, while the right side is the handle to help pull the tray out. The steel frame is coated in black powder coating and is durable and rust resistant. The unit comes fully assembled with specialized hardware for attaching to your bed. This unit is made in the USA. The tray weight capacity is 1,000 pounds. The tie down rack weight capacity is 650 pounds per anchor point. This unit comes with a 5-year warranty. This concludes our CargoGlide slide-out cargo tray demonstration, part number CG1000-7548.


Sunday, November 8, 2020

The Maxon Story


Maxon Lift Corp. was founded in 1957. That same year, owner Max Lugash invented the Tuk-A-Way® liftgate, which remains the largest selling style of liftgate in North America. For more than fifty years, Maxon Lift Corp. has initiated and developed a variety of innovative products that have become truck equipment industry benchmarks. More company information can be obtained from Maxon and local Maxon sales representatives at 800-227-4116 or www.maxonlift.com

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Over the last 100-plus years, General Motors has been at the forefront of the automotive revolution.

Your journey should be safe, clean and efficient, which is why General Motors is advancing our vision of a world with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion through the creation of electric, self-driving, connected vehicles and shared mobility services that will transform how we get around.

Today, we’re a leader in a new transformation, one that will create a safer and smarter world, and our ambitious plan of zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion drives every decision we make. Why? It’s the right move for our customers, our employees and future generations.

Our experience and perspective have prepared us to redefine the future. Everything we’ve learned over the decades helps shape our products and services, and safety is paramount as we combine our knowledge, size and scale with technological breakthroughs for a better world today and tomorrow.

"We’re taking the lessons we’ve learned in the past to help shape our future..."

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Zero Crashes

We see a future where our loved ones come home safely every day. Vehicle crashes kill more than 1.35 million people worldwide each year, according to the World Health Organization, and injure countless more. We believe autonomous driving technology could significantly minimize and possibly even eliminate crashes caused by human error — the root of more than 90 percent of all crashes, according the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This isn’t a far-fetched idea. Just like seat belts, air bags, on-board cameras and vehicle warning systems, that help protect occupants, reduce crash speeds and avoid crashes all together, autonomous is the next big step forward, and it could potentially save lives.

Cities such as New York or Shanghai, where pedestrians can move faster than vehicles due to impossible traffic, could be transformed by efficient and safe autonomous vehicles and ridesharing platforms. Vehicle sharing reduces the number of cars on the road, which can immediately reduce the risk of crashes due to exposure. And driverless technology may reduce the likelihood even more.


Zero Emissions

We’re committed to an all-electric future, and what’s possible today is just the beginning. The cost of developing, owning and operating electric vehicles is decreasing as battery technology advances. It’s a simple equation: More electric vehicles on the road means fewer emissions, and cleaner air for all.


A great example is the Chevrolet Bolt EV which gets an EPA-estimated 259* miles of range on a full charge.


Zero Congestion

An INRIX study revealed that Americans lost an average of 97 hours a year due to congestion. That’s an extensive amount of precious time, and a huge source of irritation and frustration. It also comes with a big price tag: Congestion cost U.S. drivers nearly $87 billion in 2018. That’s an average of $1,348 per driver, according to the study.


 


Connected Technology 


In 2017 Cadillac introduced Super Cruise1, the world’s first true hands-free driver assistance feature for compatible highways. Unlike other driver assistance systems, Super Cruise utilizes two advanced technology systems — a driver attention system and precision LiDAR map data —  so drivers can enjoy the convenience of being hands-free while still remaining engaged with the road ahead. Super Cruise initially launched on the 2018 Cadillac CT6 and will soon be available in 2020 on the Cadillac CT4, CT4-V, CT5 and CT5-V. After 2020, Super Cruise will make its introduction in other General Motors brands.


Additionally, the 2020 Cadillac CT5 will be the first vehicle to adopt GM’s all-new digital vehicle platform. This new electrical architecture is necessary for GM’s next-generation of vehicles, EVs, active safety, infotainment and connectivity features, and the evolution of the Super Cruise driver assistance feature. The technology powers an electronic system, capable of managing up to 4.5 terabytes of data processing power per hour, a fivefold increase in capability over GM’s current electrical architecture. With an expanded capacity for smartphone-like over-the-air software updates, the system enables the adoption of functionality upgrades throughout the lifespan of the vehicle.

This transformation won’t happen overnight, but the pace of change is accelerating, and the sense of optimism and ambition within our halls is inspiring. As we take what we’ve learned from the past to help shape our future, we’re thinking big, making smart bets and staying focused on safety, quality and our customers.

The journey has already begun.

1 Your complete attention is required at all times while driving, even while using Super Cruise. Go to https://www.cadillac.com/world-of-cadillac/innovation/super-cruise for more information. The 2018 Cadillac CT6 Super Cruise Package includes 3 years of OnStar to support functionality, after which OnStar plan must be purchased. Subject to OnStar terms at https://www.onstar.com/us/en/user_terms/

*Your actual range will vary based on several factors, including temperature, terrain, battery age and how you use and maintain your vehicle. Charging rate varies based on output of the charge unit, vehicle settings and outside temperature.

*Safety or driver assistance features are no substitute for the driver's responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner.  The driver should remain attentive to traffic, surroundings and road conditions at all times.  Visibility, weather, and road conditions may affect feature performance. Read the vehicle's owner's manual for more important feature limitations and information.

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Yakima LongArm TRUCK BED EXTENDER


The LongArm truck bed extender easily extends the length of any truck bed up to 4 feet. Light and strong, the aluminum hitch mounted rack is the ideal solution for hauling fishing kayaks, boards, lumber, ladders and more.Adjustable to three distinct load-carrying positions and rated to carry up to 300 pounds in lower positions, the LongArm takes your truck bed to the next level.

PRODUCT DETAILS

  • Provides 4 feet of additional truck bed length with a 60” wide crossbar
  • Adjustable to three load-carrying positions:
  • Bed height for use when your truck tailgate is open (300 lb carrying capacity)
  • Bed rail height for use with our BedRock rack system or a tonneau cover (300 lb carrying capacity)
  • Truck cab height by combining the LongArm Extension with a roof rack system (165 lb carrying capacity ) (sold separately)
  • Installs easily and securely to any 2” hitch receiver using the included 5/8” threaded hitch bolt
  • Aluminum construction engineered for strength – weighs only 12 lbs!
  • Integrated tie-down points ensure a secure ride for your fishing kayak, canoe, ladders, lumber and more
  • Add any Yakima boat mount to the crossbar for added boat protection.
  • Yakima signature bottle opener lets you enjoy a post-paddle cold one
  • Durable black powder-coat finish
  • Add the LongArm Pad for increased load protection (sold separately)
  • Add the LongArm Height Extension up to cab height (sold separately).
  • Heights from the top of the tongue to the top of the crossbar at the four angle positions (Vertical to Horizontal):
  • Low Bar Heights - 40 in, 37 in, 27 1/2 in, 14 1/4 in
  • Mid Bar Heights- 41 3/8 in, 38 1/4 in, 28 in, 15 1/4 in
  • High Bar Heights- 42 3/4 in, 39 1/2 in, 29 in, 15 3/4 in

PRODUCT SPECS