Alliance Truck Parts said it now offers coiled and straight air hose assemblies, gladhands and related accessories for Class 6-8 heavy-duty trucks. The new offering continues the company’s strategic initiative to fill its product portfolio with quality, frequently replaced parts at the value prices demanded by the market, according to the maker.
According to the company, the hoses and accessories complement Alliance Truck Parts’ current line of coiled electrical cables; each is manufactured to meet or exceed OES specifications with innovative features designed to achieve real-world functionality in the harsh trucking environment.
“Air and power connections are the next step in Alliance Truck Parts’ push to provide our customers with need-it-now, mission critical parts,” said Jason Soika, manager of product marketing for Daimler Trucks North America. “They’re one of the most frequently replaced parts because of the real abuse the lines take from constant flexing and vibration during transport, and from the constant connection and disconnection at the trailer gladhand.”
The new line of air hoses is engineered to perform in temperatures down to -40 degrees F, where many hoses become brittle and fail, the company noted. They also feature heavy-gauge spring guards to protect against kinks. Optional features include colored anti-kink gladhand grips, and an extended brass handle on the trailer lead to facilitate easier trailer connections with less stress on the fitting and air tube linings, according to the maker.
In addition to SAE-rated straight aluminum gladhands, angle-mount gladhands for trailer nose applications are available, and shutoff gladhands, common for rear-trailer converter dolly hookups, also are offered. Other air hose program accessories include a variety of hose/cable mounting suspension devices such as spring tender kits, slide bars, pogo sticks, clamps and connector stowage components to help facilitate proper installation.
To consolidate both air and electrical hookups, Alliance Truck Parts said it offers its 3-in-1 AirPower line, which includes air hoses and an ABS-rated 7-way green electrical cable assembly. The three lines are joined together in a durable spiral wrap, offering protection against rubbing, tangling and incidental damage.
In support of the new air hose program, the Alliance Truck Parts cross-reference tool now includes updated information for customers to determine the best working and lead-length coiled air hose for their tractor-to-trailer connections.