International upgrades 2000 Series

International Truck & Engine Corp. says it has improved features on its line of International 2000 Series trucks for severe-service vocational applications.

The trucks now boast a "best in class" wheel cut, of up to 40 deg. on setback-axle models, for improved work-site maneuverability.

Driver comfort can be enhanced by spec'ing an 18-in. tilt steering wheel and extended cab that adds 4 in. of belly room. Standard cab features include a 70-deg. hood tilt and removable splash panels. An optional sloped hood improves the driver's view of the road.

Buyers can now choose from six pre-engineered 2000 Series configurations. These basic packages place the fuel tanks, battery box, air tank, air dryer, and exhaust system in the optimum location on the chassis to make it faster and easier to mount the appropriate truck body.

International says the six configurations will cover such vocational applications as dump, block hauling, sewer/ vacuum, packer, plowing, and logging.

Power for 2000 Series trucks is supplied by a selection of International DT 466E and 530E diesel engines, which offer ratings up to 330 hp.

The Holland Binkley Co., a subsidiary of the Holland Group, recently introduced a new lighter slider suspension for tractor-trailers. The new UltraLite2 mechanical slide suspension is said to be 70 lb. lighter than other mechanical suspension designs and 229 to 505 lb. lighter than similar air suspension packages for sliders.

The UltraLite2 features an 80,000 lb. yield sub-frame, cast torque arms with 20% thicker bushings, and heavy-duty hold-down clamps. It's designed to fit upper rails with either 6-in. or 4-in. lock pin spacing.

Holland Binkley's patented Qwik Release system is a standard component on the UltraLite2. Options include an air-release equipped version for automatic pin retraction. The UltraLite2 Plus model features an integral one-piece axle beam with XEM brakes.

The company provides a five-year warranty for parts and labor on its new UltraLite 2 product line.

Arrow Truck Sales has expanded its Web-enabled application to connect buyers and sellers of used trucks.

MyTruckConnection.com will be offered to certified used-truck dealers, allowing them to buy or sell trucks over the Internet. Arrow already offers retail purchasers the ability to browse online through its inventory of used trucks at www.arrowtruck.com.

Robertshaw Industrial Products Div.'s Centeron Distribution Management System uses unique and patented remote level monitoring technology to accurately measure tank contents of a wide variety of substances, while allowing distributors and their individual customers to access tank levels from around the U.S. and other selected countries. New brochure details distribution and cost advantages.

Dana Corp. has officially opened the doors of its state-of-the-art technology center for heavy-truck systems research and development in Kalamazoo, Mich. The Heavy Truck Technology Center is the worldwide office and research and development facility for Dana's Spicer Heavy Axle and Brake Div., which supplies a complete line of axle and brake components for heavy- and medium-duty commercial trucks and buses.