Tuesday, November 29, 2022

SecureLatch™ Auto-Locking Pintle Hitch | Innovative Features & Benefits


The SecureLatch™ pintle hitch series is engineered to streamline the trailer hookup process, featuring an auto-locking design. Each ball and pintle combination and pintle hook comes with an auto-locking mechanism to couple the trailer latch without manual coupling required.
Just Strike. Drop. Auto-lock!
As you back up to the lunette ring, the built-in striker plate helps center and align the towing connection. Then, lower the lunette ring down onto the pintle hitch. The auto-locking lever will automatically engage the primary coupling latch. Simply insert the secondary safety pin, and you’re ready to tow!
SecureLatch™ pintle hitch products are available in a receiver-mount or adjustable pintle mount style. We offer pintle hooks, ball and pintle combinations, pintle mounts and adjustable lunette rings.

Sunday, November 27, 2022

Weight Distribution Hitches Explained - How They Work, Why You Need One


Today we delve into the black magic that is the weight distributing hitch, also called "load leveling hitch" or "weight distribution hitch." This is the ultimate trifecta of poorly understood, infrequently used, and absolutely essential...

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Monday, November 21, 2022

Friday, November 18, 2022

First Ever Sierra EV Denali | “Range”| GMC


Introducing the First Ever GMC Sierra EV Denali Edition 1, powered by Ultium battery technology for GM-estimated 400 miles of range on a full charge. Radical power and range from the Denali of EVs.​ Disclaimers: GM-estimated range on a full charge based on current capability of analytical projection consistent with SAE J1634 revision 2017–MCT. Actual range will vary based on several factors, including temperature, terrain, battery age, loading, use and maintenance.

Monday, November 14, 2022

SAFE STEPS Road Safety: Seatbelts


We all have a role in road safety! So follow these SAFE STEPS to play your part and help save lives. - Wear your seatbelt - - Ensure all passengers wear seatbelts - - Safely secure children in car seats -

Saturday, November 12, 2022

F-150 Lightning Live Reveal | F-150 | Ford


The truck that’s been innovating on behalf of Americans for more than a century is now electrified.

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

SpaceKap Features: High Quality Automotive Gelcoat


The SpaceKap is covered with an automotive Gelcoat providing one of the highest UV protection on the market. After years of usage, the Spacekap is still as white as when it was delivered. Each Spacekap has the option to be equipped with a backup camera.

Get the Spacekap perfect for your business at FleetWest.net

Sunday, November 6, 2022

Everything You Need to Know About the All-New 2023 Super Duty


This one is for the builders. The next-generation 2023 Ford F-Series Super Duty® expands what can be done with a heavy-duty truck, with available features like Pro Power Onboard™ to run a jobsite, and the Ford Pro™suite of software and services to accelerate business productivity. A modern workhorse, this is the most upfit-friendly truck Ford has ever built, targeting unrivaled maximum payload and towing capacity, receives an all-new standard 6.8-liter V8 gas engine and new high-output 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel V8 targeting unmatched horsepower and torque. Disclaimers: Max. torque and horsepower for diesel based on 6.7L High Output Power Stroke® V8 Turbo Diesel; and Max. torque and horsepower for gasoline based on 7.3L V8 engine. Class is Full-Size Pickups over 8,500lbs. GVWR. Payload, towing capacity, horsepower and torque ratings based on premium fuel per SAE J1349® standard. Your results may vary. Horsepower and torque are independent attributes and may not be achieved simultaneously. Max towing capacity rating achieve with gooseneck towing on F-450 Regular Cab with available 6.7L HO diesel engine and Max Tow Package. Max. towing varies based on cargo, vehicle configuration, accessories and number of passengers. Class is Full-Size Pickups over 8,500lbs. GVWR. Max payload on F350 DRW Regular Cab 4x2 XL trim with gas Heavy-Duty Payload Package. Maximum payload is delivered when no additional options or accessories are added to this configuration. See label on door jamb for carrying capacity of a specific vehicle. Class is Full-Size Pickups over 8,500lbs. GVWR. Class is Full-Size Pickups over 8,500 lbs. GVWR. See owner’s manual for important operating instructions.

Monday, October 31, 2022

First Ever Sierra EV Denali | “The Denali of EVs” | GMC


Introducing the next all-electric supertruck - the GMC Hummer EV SUV. If you thought one could change the world, imagine what two can do.   Reserve yours now at GMC.com/HUMMEREV   Simulated vehicle shown. Actual production model may vary. Initial availability early 2023. Limitations apply. At participating dealers.

Thursday, October 27, 2022

All-New Ford F-Series Super Duty® Debut | Ford


Ford Motor Company introduces the next level of Built Ford Tough, the All-New Ford F-Series Super Duty® truck. This one is for the builders.  #Ford #SuperDuty #BuiltFordTough

Monday, October 24, 2022

Flexibility Is The #1 Reason For A Load'N'Go Slip-On Service Body

 







The Original Removable, Full-Size Utility Body. Made with heavy 16 gauge steel construction, the Load’N’Go service body transforms your pickup truck into a multi-purpose work truck – in minutes.

Our Fixed Top Slip-On Service Body is also the Ultimate Pickup Truck Tool Box, and it fits most 6.5’ and 8’ truck beds - Ford, GM, Dodge/RAM, Toyota, and Nissan.

FEATURES:

  • Transferable even while fully loaded with equipment
  • On and Off your truck quick and easy
  • “No holes drilled” mounting
  • Safely secures cargo in the bed
  • Solid fixed-top safely secures cargo in the bed
  • 16 gauge steel construction
  • Lightweight design will work in ½ ton pickup truck
  • Rugged 2000 lb. capacity deck
  • Oversized double-locking side compartments
  • Leave your tailgate on
  • Eliminates downtime
  • One truck can be used for multiple operations
  • Built to outlast multiple vehicles
The images above show several options to suit a wide variety of uses and needs.

Call us at 480-736-8800 today for more information and availability. Fleetwest.net


Friday, October 21, 2022

Hellwig Suspension - How Helper Springs Work


How Helper Springs Work - Dealers for more info and to order, log on to priceguidepro.com or contact your sales rep today! 800.772.2678

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

How BOLT Locks Work


A brief video demonstration on how a BOLT Lock works.

Sunday, October 16, 2022

The All-New Ford Super Duty®: For the Builders | Ford


To the people who build this country, this one's for you. Introducing the all-new Ford Super Duty®. Learn more about the Ford Super Duty here: https://ford.to/3EeEWkj

Thursday, October 13, 2022

F-150 Lightning: Going Electric with KevOnStage | Ford


Are you thinking about going Electric? Watch as EV Expert Dr. Shelley Francis of EV Noire and Actor KevonStage discuss the Ford F-150 Lightning Truck and its features including the new Ford Pass app where you can locate, monitor, and schedule your next charge at one of our 75,000 stations. Learn more about the Myths of Electric Vehicles here: https://ford.to/2LjDZtN Learn more about Ford Electric Vehicles here: https://ford.to/3RRNYaz Discover more Ford Electric Vehicles videos here: https://ford.to/3LfzH5e

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Monday, October 10, 2022

2024 Silverado EV – Team Chevy Meets the Silverado EV | Chevrolet


We gave a couple of our Team Chevy NASCAR drivers their first up-close look at the First-Ever All-Electric Silverado, and they agree that it’s a winner. Learn more about the First-Ever All-Electric Silverado EV: https://www.chevrolet.com/electric/si...

Friday, October 7, 2022

Pro Trailer Backup Assist™ with Trailer Reverse Guidance: Setup & Use | Ford How-To | Ford


This video explains how to set up your vehicle and trailer, as well as how to use the available Pro Trailer Backup Assist™* with Trailer Reverse Guidance, which makes backing up a trailer easy. *Driver-assist features are supplemental and do not replace the driver’s attention, judgment and need to control the vehicle. It does not replace safe driving. See Owner’s Manual for details and limitations.

Monday, October 3, 2022

E-Transit Custom by Ford Pro | Premiere of an All-Electric Icon


E-Transit Custom is the all-new, all-electric successor to Europe’s best-selling van, and the latest Ford icon to be electrified. Supercharged by Ford Pro’s seamless charging, telematics and servicing support, and packed with innovative new customer experiences, E-Transit Custom is a future-proof electrified boost for all kinds of business

Friday, September 30, 2022

Fleet 101: What is Torque?


This Fleet 101 episode of Truck Chat episode focuses on a commonly misunderstood term in truck fleets today: #torque. Executive Editor, Lauren Fletcher, covers the basics of torque and helps you gain a greater understanding of the topic. Today's topics include: - What is torque? - How is torque measured? - Where does torque come from? - What causes differences in torque? - Why does torque matter to work truck fleets? This episode is sponsored by@Goodyear

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

New 2023 Sierra AT4X | Outside & In | GMC


Introducing the New 2023 GMC Sierra AT4X—the Peak of Premium Off-Roading. Equipped to conquer the great outdoors and welcome you to the great indoors. Part of the New Sierra lineup of exceptionally premium and capable vehicles.

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Leading The Industry into The Future | Ch. 6 | This is Ford Pro™


Ford Motor Company President and CEO Jim Farley shares his commitment to the growth of Ford Pro. Watch as he discusses his excitement for the future of our company and how we work hand-in-hand with our customers to deliver the custom solutions they need for their businesses.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

A Solution for Repair and Maintenance Downtime!


Downtime cost is an important factor to consider when running a work truck Fleet. Fleet managers and self-employed technicians alike depend on their vehicles to get the job done every day. Accidents, technician time lost, work truck maintenance and repairs result in costly downtime; and there is not just money lost, but opportunity as well. Fleet managers have to foresee these problems and have a prepared strategy to handle these unexpected costs.

How do you prepare for the unexpected?
Enter Fleetwest with alternative service vehicle solutions to help get Fleet work trucks on the road faster.

When a pickup truck is in the shop for maintenance or an accident occurs, Fleetwest service bodies are 100% transferable and able to be moved from the damaged pickup truck and onto another truck in minutes, fully loaded. With traditional bolt-on bodies, continuing to operate a work truck depends on the condition of the pickup. This means that an individual or company continues to incur expenses until the vehicle is repaired. When a vehicle and its driver aren’t working, there is a considerable financial loss per hour. These costs can be controlled with a transferable truck body because it is not dependent on the condition of the vehicle.

Fleetwest steel and fiberglass service bodies are installed with the use of lifting jacks, forklift or a crane; no holes are drilled so there is no damage done to the pickup truck or service body. Your technician can continue his service calls with his personal service body, tools and equipment until his vehicle is repaired and then the service body can be transferred back again, fully loaded. Problem solved!


To add a Fleetwest transferable service body to your fleet, call toll free at 866-497-7200.

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Versatility Helps Productivity

Fleetwest has slip-on truck bodies that can be transferred to other trucks while loaded. You can even take off your truck body and leave it at a job site with our optional jacks. This will allow your tools to stay locked and safe. Protecting your valuable cargo in a slip-on truck body makes so much financial sense. Our double locking doors and side compartments provide the security you need to prevent theft.

 We have 4 different Load’N’Go models to choose from: 

  •  Fixed Top
  •  Open Bed
  •  Sportsman
  •  Powerbody 

They all fit most standard long-bed and short-bed models. You can transfer them in minutes with our no-holes drilled installation. Transferable truck bodies are just as the name suggests, transferable service bodies that are not bolted into the pick-up truck bed but rather clamped to the bed rails. A rubber mat is placed on the bed of the pick-up to prevent the service body from moving in the bed. Transferability changes everything!


   

Fixed Top
        
Open Bed


Visit our website at: https://www.fleetwest.net/ . Or you call 480-736-8800 for more information. 

Also, you can request a quote at: https://www.fleetwest.net/get-a-quote/ 

Thursday, September 15, 2022

SPACEKAP WILD – THE BEST CARGO VAN ALTERNATIVE






Tired of your unsafe and smelly old service van? The SpaceKap WILD is the ideal model for anyone looking for characteristics similar to a regular cargo van.

With a 53″ interior height, it’s large enough to move around inside, with the added advantage of full-length side doors for easy access from the outside. Maximize your space and secure your tools with an optional shelves system.

Get the Spacekap perfect for your business at FleetWest.net

Monday, September 12, 2022

SpaceKap Features: Meeting Your Needs


Tailor to your needs, whether you are an electrician, contractor, HVAC, plumber, or part of many other trades. Spacekap meets the specific needs of your business.

Get the Spacekap perfect for your business at FleetWest.net

Friday, September 9, 2022

Four Different Load 'N' Go Transferable Truck Bodies

Open Top

Powerbody

Sportsman

Fixed Top


Fleetwest has slip-on truck bodies that can be transferred to other trucks while loaded. You can even take off your truck body and leave it at a job site with our optional jacks. This will allow your tools to stay locked and safe. Protecting your valuable cargo in a slip-on truck body makes so much financial sense. Our double locking doors and side compartments provide the security you need to prevent theft.

 We have 4 different Load’N’Go models to choose from: 

  •  Fixed Top
  •  Open Bed
  •  Sportsman
  •  Powerbody 

They all fit most standard long-bed and short-bed models. You can transfer them in minutes with our no-holes drilled installation. Transferable truck bodies are just as the name suggests, transferable service bodies that are not bolted into the pick-up truck bed but rather clamped to the bed rails. A rubber mat is placed on the bed of the pick-up to prevent the service body from moving in the bed. Transferability changes everything!

Visit our website at: https://www.fleetwest.net/ . Or you call 480-736-8800 for more information. 

Also, you can request a quote at: https://www.fleetwest.net/get-a-quote/ 

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

SAFE STEPS Road Safety: Seatbelts


We all have a role in road safety! So follow these SAFE STEPS to play your part and help save lives.

- Wear your seatbelt - - Ensure all passengers wear seatbelts - - Safely secure children in car seats -

Sunday, September 4, 2022

F-150 Lightning Launch | Rouge Electric Vehicle Center | Built For America


April 26 marks the launch of the all-new, all-electric F-150® Lightning™ pickup, a milestone moment in America's shift to electric vehicles. Ford and UAW leaders will host F-150 Lightning customers and Ford employees at the new Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn, Michigan to celebrate "Job 1" and the start of production for the first-ever full-size all-electric pickup to go on sale. The Rouge Electric Vehicle Center is Ford's ultra-modern new facility within Ford’s historic Rouge Complex where Henry Ford perfected the moving assembly line and scaled the Model T.

Thursday, September 1, 2022

The 2022 Ford F-150®: Tougher and Smarter | F-150


The 2022 Ford F-150® is here. With available 14,000 lbs of towing capacity,* an available 3.5 L PowerBoost full hybrid engine, the new F-150 is the toughest generation of F-150 trucks ever. *Towing and payload are independent attributes and may not be achieved simultaneously. WITH Max. towing of 14,000 lbs. available on XL SuperCab™ 8' box 4x2 and SuperCrew 6.5’ box 4x2 configurations with the available 3.5L EcoBoost® engine and available Max. Trailer Tow Package. Max. towing varies based on cargo, vehicle configuration, accessories and number of passengers.

Sunday, August 28, 2022

1925 Ford Model TT Truck


This year at Old Car Festival we’re celebrating a century of factory-built trucks. Ford Motor Company introduced its Model TT – essentially a Model T with a heftier frame and drivetrain – in 1917. Ford built only three trucks that first year, but more than 40,000 TTs left the factory the following year. Learn more about this truck and the then-young truck market in this video from our Curator of Transportation Matt Anderson. Like, share, and subscribe!

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Sunday, August 21, 2022

SpaceKap Gelcoat provides high UV Protection


The SpaceKap is covered with an automotive Gelcoat providing one of the highest UV protection on the market. After years of usage, the Spacekap is still as white as when it was delivered. Each Spacekap has the option to be equipped with a backup camera.

Get the Spacekap perfect for your business at FleetWest.net

Friday, August 19, 2022

F-150 Lightning: Cold Testing the Lightning in Alaska | F-150 | Ford


We took the Ford F-150® Lightning™ to Delta Junction, Alaska for testing in the brutal cold. Eleven Ford Engineers put the F-150 Lightning through the paces for 14 days straight. Watch to see how the Lightning stood up to the challenge. Learn more about the Ford F-150 Lightning here: https://ford.to/3hzCSqg

Monday, August 15, 2022

Introduction to Spacekap: The transferable Service Bodies for Pickup Trucks


This video will quickly explain the value of the different SpaceKap has been adding to our customer's businesses and fleets for over 30 years. Spacekap provides slip-in transferable 6' & 8' service bodies designed to fit all full-size pickup trucks. It keeps your tools & equipment safe and organized.

Saturday, August 13, 2022

2023 FORD F-150 LIGHTNING PRO SSV | America’s First Electric Pickup Truck for Police


Ford pro launched America’s first electric pickup truck purpose-built for police: the 2023 Ford F-150® Lightning™ Pro Special Service Vehicle. Key facts: -2023 Ford F-150® Lightning™ Pro Special Service Vehicle provides the modern, always-on work-ready truck police departments need to help lower costs, drive efficiency and accelerate customers’ sustainability goals -F-150 Lightning Pro SSV combines benefits of an electric powertrain with law enforcement-specific interior features of F-150 Police Responder®, including police-grade heavy-duty cloth seats, built-in steel intrusion plates and available roof-mounted LED warning beacons - Ford Pro™ helps make the transition to electric easier for municipal customers with its top-selling1 police vehicle lineup, software, charging, service and FinSimple™ financing – now offering municipal loan options for charging solutions including installation, hardware and software Source : Ford #F150 #ford #police #FordF150 #f150lightning

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Transferability Changes Everything!

 Fleetwest has slip-on truck bodies that can be transferred to other trucks while loaded.  You can even take off your truck body and leave it at a job site with our optional jacks.  This will allow your tools to stay locked and safe. Protecting your valuable cargo in a slip-on truck body makes so much financial sense. Our double locking doors and side compartments provide the security you need to prevent theft. We have 4 different Load’N’Go models to choose from:

  •  Fixed Top
  •  Open Bed
  •  Sportsman
  •  Powerbody

They all fit most standard long-bed and short-bed models. You can transfer them in minutes with our no holes drilled installation.

Transferable truck bodies are just as the name suggests, transferable service bodies that are not bolted into the pick-up truck bed but rather clamped to the bed rails. A rubber mat is placed on the bed of the pick-up to prevent the service body from moving in the bed. Transferability changes everything!

Visit our website at:https://www.fleetwest.net/ .   For more information call our office at 480-736-8800.  You can also request a quote at: https://www.fleetwest.net/get-a-quote/ .




Sunday, August 7, 2022

SpitzLift Cranes - Many Applications


SPTIZLIFT SPECS:
  •     Meets ASME and OSHA standards
  •     Components manufactured according to ISO compliance
  •     Made in USA
  •     Load capacity: 650 - 900 lbs.
  •     Crane weight: 36- 45 lbs.
  •     Lifting speed 22 ft. per/minute
  •     2” strap is UV resistant and abrasion resistant

SAFETY FEATURES OF ELECTRIC CRANES:
  •     Safety release auxiliary handle
  •     Circuit breaker system for overload protection
  •     Dynamic and disc brake dual load control system
 

Learn more about SpitzLift: ABOUT US
SpitzLift Product Catalog

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

SpaceKap - Inside the Kap: Compak


Inside the SpaceKap Compak.  Versatility at its best!

Get the Spacekap perfect for your business at FleetWest.net

Sunday, July 31, 2022

SpaceKap Delivery Service Configuration Has 372 Cu Ft of Space!


With 372 cubic feet of space, Spacekap is the ultimate unit for parcel delivery. Transferable unit, 4x4 capability, deliver your packages with confidence in any weather conditions or rugged terrain.

See more about the Spacekap models and features at Fleetwest.net

Thursday, July 28, 2022

The Beauty of Truck Body Transferability


The Power of Transferability means flexibility. It reduces downtime. It increases resale value. It offers greater security of tools and equipment. It has a universal fit so if you changed the brand of your truck, your body will still fit. It simplifies the purchase or lease of a vehicle because it widens the selection of trucks you could choose from. It may lower insurance costs. There is no vehicle certification requires as exists on bolt-on service bodies. It can be offloaded and used as a job box or removed temporarily to use your truck as a pickup truck only. And, if your vehicle needed to be down for a period of time like say, having been in an accident as an example, the body can be transferred to a rental truck until your unit is repaired. So much flexibility!

See more about our products at https://fleetwest.net

Monday, July 25, 2022

Building the Optimal Work Truck

 When you’re building a work truck, there are numerous specs that need to be factored correctly to avoid costly oversights. Make sure you consider a vehicle’s operating guidelines and payload requirements. A smart fleet manager should talk with the people in the field to understand what type of service the vehicle is expected to perform and how it needs to be used. During that discussion with the technicians, you may discover problems that they have encountered in their everyday use that may have been over looked.

It’s not uncommon to uncover issues with insufficient tool storage or lack of bins, limited visibility, loading height restrictions and poor payload distribution. It is essential to understand how a vehicle will be loaded and unloaded. Do they need lifts, ramps or even slide out trays? The more you understand the vehicle or upfit deficiencies the more efficient your next build will be. Not to mention your technician’s performance and satisfaction will be.

With a Fleetwest service body we have the innovative solutions to create the ideal work truck so you can work smarter, not harder! The Load’N’Go by Fleetwest not only can help with organization and make you more efficient, but it can also make for a safer work environment. The Load’N’Go can be equipped with a list of option such as:

  • Slides make accessing supplies easy and painless
  • Cabinets/shelving with side access provide organized storage to keep track of inventory
  • Dividers and storage bins in various sizes to help with proper tool storage
  • LED lighting for convenience and safety
  • Ladder/material racks for easy accessibility
  • Jacks



Call a Fleetwest representative and start building your optimal work truck today!
Toll-free in the U.S. (866) 497-7200
Request your quote today at: https://www.fleetwest.net/get-a-quote/





Saturday, July 23, 2022

FLEETWEST - Fiber Optic Package

 

Fiber Optic Package


(Available with models CTB335 and CTB385 only)


  • Fiber optic door with nylon pocket
  • Counter with laminated wood top and shelf underneath
  • One roof mounted shelf
  • Generator cabinet, lockable with generator slide and door vent
  • A/C 135000 BTU roof mounted
  • Shore power with 30 ft. cable
  • Breaker panel with 2 breakers -1 double 20A and 1 single 30A
  • Four 110V outlets
  • Transfer switch
  • Fluorescent lights with wall switch
Call us at 480-736-8800 today for more information and availability. Fleetwest.net

Learn more at: https://www.fleetwest.net/fiber-optics-telecommunications-utility-body/

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Ask An Expert - Towing and Hauling Tips with Mark Hellwig


Hellwig Suspension Products CEO, Mark Hellwig has been in the load and sway control business his whole life. Over the years he has learned a few things about towing and hauling.

Mark shares a few tips and pieces of advice for proper and safe towing and hauling in this video.

Sunday, July 17, 2022

What If You Forget To Change Your Oil?


What if you forget to change your oil on time? Can you damage your car's engine by not changing the oil late? Do you really need to change your oil every 3,000 miles? Obviously, you should change your oil regularly, but exactly how much damage you will cause by changing the oil late? This video looks to answer this question. We'll discuss what happens to oil viscosity as it ages, and what happens to oil additives in over time.

Thursday, July 14, 2022

The First-Ever All-Electric Chevy Silverado – New Generation (The Sopranos) | Chevrolet​


With available Four-Wheel Steer, an available Multi-Flex Midgate and a GM-estimated 400 miles of range on a full charge of the Ultium battery, Silverado EV is a whole new truck for a whole new generation. Reserve yours now at: https://www.chevrolet.com/electric/si...
*First edition RST GM-estimated range on a full charge based on current capability of analytical projection consistent with SAE J1634 revision 2017 – MCT. Actual range may vary based on several factors, including temperature, terrain, battery age, loading, and how you use and maintain your vehicle. EPA estimates not yet available. Learn more about the First-Ever All-Electric Silverado EV:

Monday, July 11, 2022

FleetWest - The Transferables


Fleetwest Transferable Truck Bodies - The Transferables - Pickup truck tool box that can be transferred from one truck to another fully loaded in a matter of minutes. Universal fit - Chevy, Ford, GMC, Dodge, RAM. Secure @Fleetwest1, #TheTransferables,

Thursday, July 7, 2022

Introducing the 2023 Ford F-150® Heritage Edition | F-150 | Ford


We’re marking the 75th anniversary of F-Series with the 2023 F-150 Heritage Edition, a modern take on the iconic two-tone pickup. Coming this fall.

Monday, July 4, 2022

Hellwig Suspension - How Helper Springs Work


How Helper Springs Work - Dealers for more info and to order, log on to priceguidepro.com or contact your sales rep today! 800.772.2678

Saturday, July 2, 2022

How V8 Engines Work - A Simple Explanation


V8 engines operates under the same basic principles as any other gasoline four-stroke engine. First the piston pulls in air and fuel as it moves downward, then it compresses that air and fuel as the piston moves upward. A spark plug fires, igniting the air/fuel mixture and forcing the piston downward. Finally the piston pushes out the exhaust gases on its way back up, before for the cycle repeats itself.

In a V8 engine, this cycle is happening in 8 different cylinders, at different times. Instead of multiple cylinders firing at the same time, you want them to be spread out so that power delivery is smooth. For this Chevy V8, the firing or is 1, 8, 7, 2, 6, 5, 4, 3. With 8 cylinders, there is a cylinder firing for every 90 degrees of the crankshaft rotating, which means at any point in time, there are two cylinders on the power stroke.

With regards to the valvetrain, the intake air comes from the top of the engine, and into the sides of the cylinder head. The exhaust flows to the sides of the engine, exiting the exhaust valves from the cylinder head. In this LS3 model, there is a single intake valve and a single exhaust valve, though it’s also common to see engines with two intake valves and two exhaust valves. The larger valve is the intake valve, and the smaller valve is the exhaust valve.

The pushrod valvetrain gets its name from the metal pushrods which activate the rocker arms which open up the valves. The camshaft, located in the center of the V, has lobes on it which push the push rods up, opening the appropriate valves. For a full explanation of V8 engines, check out the video!

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Assembly | Built for America | Ford


Welcome to the electric future of the Ford Motor Company. Built not for the few, but for the many. Learn more about how we’re building electric for America here: https://ford.to/34C7qnZ

Saturday, June 25, 2022

You Ask. We Answer. ft Gerald Johnson and Paul Jacobson | General Motors


Thursday, June 23, 2022

SAFE STEPS Road Safety: Pedestrians


We all have a role in road safety! So follow these SAFE STEPS to play your part and help save lives. - Stay alert and avoid distractions - - Walk in safe places - - Stop, Look, Listen, Cross - SAFE STEPS Road Safety is a pan-Asian public service initiatives aimed to raise awareness and provide clear and simple life-saving educational messages on road safety. Acclaimed actress and producer, Michelle Yeoh is the SAFE STEPS Road Safety Ambassador. This program is created and developed by Prudence Foundation, in partnership with National Geographic Channel and the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA). All SAFE STEPS Road Safety tips have been approved by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). For more information please visit: www.safesteps.com


Sunday, June 19, 2022

How Does the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV Compare to Other Electric Pickups?


 

By Brian Normile

With the debut of the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV, Chevrolet is joining a fast-growing segment of the truck market: all-electric pickups. But how does this full-size electric truck compare with what other manufacturers have announced? Let’s take a look at currently available specs of the Silverado EV, Ford F-150 Lightning, Rivian R1T and Tesla Cybertruck to see how the Silverado EV stacks up.  

Related: 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV: The Avalanche Resurrected (and Electrified)

Story continues here: https://news.pickuptrucks.com/2022/01/how-does-the-2024-chevrolet-silverado-ev-compare-to-other-electric-pickups.html