Sunday, July 31, 2022
Thursday, July 28, 2022
Monday, July 25, 2022
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.
- 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
Saturday, July 23, 2022
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
Wednesday, July 20, 2022
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 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
Monday, July 11, 2022
Thursday, July 7, 2022
Monday, July 4, 2022
Saturday, July 2, 2022
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!