Hot Stuff & Cool Services – February 2019

February 2019

Land Line Staff


New from Shell Rotella

Shell Rotella has developed a comprehensive line of lubricant grease products designed to protect and meet the challenges of life on the road. Four varieties cover a wide variety of applications and include:

MP – a multipurpose, extreme-pressure grease designed for a wide range of applications.

HD – a premium multipurpose grease with excellent high temperature, anti-oxidation and anti-wear corrosion properties. Suitable for bearings operating at high temperature and under load, such as disc brake-equipped wheel bearings.

SD – a high-temperature grease designed for lubrication of demanding applications in vehicles and equipment, including high shock loads, where rapid starts and stops may occur, such as chassis points, sliding pins, trailer hitches and axle splines.

ET – a lithium-complex grease with antioxidants, EP and wear-preventive additions and rust inhibitors designed for use on exposed surfaces such as fifth wheel plates, springs, trailers, open pivot joints and water exposed equipment.

Visit or call 800-BEST-OIL (800-237-8645) Option 3 for more information.

Trailer light with a twist

The new Corner-Mount Interior LED Lamp from Optronics International is a modular, low-profile lamp featuring a sturdy corner-mount design that attaches securely to both the ceiling and the wall. The corner location keeps the lights away from potential threats while providing opposing beam directions that reduce shadows and dark areas. The lamp comes with a passive sensor that can be programmed to trigger either individual light segments or a vehicle-wide interior lighting array and is compatible with both 12- and 24-volt electrical systems. Lenses and housings are made of tough polycarbonate material that is sonically welded, and the base is made of sturdy aluminum. The solid-state, surface-mount device design protects the lamps against moisture, shock and vibration. For more information and to locate a dealer, visit or call 800-364-5483.

Several large, heavy retail merchandise cartons are stacked in an open delivery truck backed into a loading dock. Some of the cardboard cartons appear damaged. A manual fork lift hand truck holding a wooden pallet is waiting to help workers move the goods.

Cleanup made easy

PIG Oily Water Cleanup Towels from New Pig are absorbent towels designed to allow water to pass through while capturing oils, fuels and hydrocarbons. They are ideal for use in outdoor, wet and rainy conditions to cleanup and wipe down oily tools where oil has collected in cracks and crevices. The towels are constructed from lightweight, durable material that conforms to irregular surfaces and is tough enough to scrub concrete, rocks and asphalt. The white color shows absorbed oil to indicate saturation level. The towels are now packaged in convenient, space-saving, easy-to-carry vac-packs that protect the towels from dirt and moisture. Visit or call

855-493-HOGS (855-493-4647) for more information and to purchase.

Wireless charging on the go

The PwrUp Qi Fast Wireless Charging station from Bracketron provides easy access and fast wireless charging for all Qi-enabled mobile phones and phones with a Qi receiver, including Samsung S7, Samsung Note 5, Nokia Lumina 1520, LG G4, Motorola, Droid Turbo and the Google Nexus 7, and more. Its 2.1 amps provide high levels of current flow to the phone’s battery, enabling faster wireless charging. The Temporbond base will mount to virtually any flat, smooth or textured surface and is available with either a magnet- or gravity-mount. The advanced design of both mounts firmly grip your phone to keep your device on the charging sweet spot and keep your phone secure. For more information and to order, visit or call 866-237-4443.

Winch wonder with options

Kinedyne’s Z-shaped ergonomic EASE-Z Winch Bar rotates

360 degrees to enable users to optimally position themselves and the bar for superior leverage when tensioning winch straps. Made of a knurled, nonslip handle and tough, heat-treated carbon-steel painted in high-visibility Kinedyne orange, the bar is available in three models. The standard bar is 34 inches long. The two combination bars, which can also be used to release tension on chain binders, come in both 34-inch and 39-inch lengths. The bar is tapered for easy insertion and to help prevent slippage during revolution. The pivoting action allows quick orientation of the bar as needed to avoid obstacles and to achieve optimum posture while applying up or down force. The angled shape of the EASE-Z Winch Bar makes it more stable and unlikely to roll away when laid on the ground or on the deck of a flatbed trailer. For more information and to locate a distributor, visit or call 800-848-6057.

Mixed load solution

Coldtainers are stand-alone refrigerated containers designed for drivers who need to transport perishable goods. The containers are a portable, cost-effective solution for transporting mixed loads at much lower upfront, operating and maintenance costs because they don’t require insulated and outfitted trailers. Coldtainers are available in front- or top-loading models in a range of capacities and with numerous cooling, freezing and heating options. They use battery, shore and solar power sources to operate on AC or DC power and are designed to withstand vibrations related to vehicle use. The containers are made of molded polyethylene and food-grade materials. They are easy to clean and are in compliance with health and safety standards. All models feature an integrated battery monitor and a user-friendly digital display to view temperature and status. Coldtainers also record temperatures and have a mobile Bluetooth capability for downloading data to meet recordkeeping requirements. For more information, visit or 877-757-5974. LL