New BOLT Mounting System Wins SEMA 2015 New Product Award

BOLT J-MOUNT JEEP HI-LIFT JACK MOUNT WINS SEMA
2015 NEW PRODUCT AWARD

MILWAUKEE – The new BOLT (Breakthrough One-Key Lock Technology) J-Mount(tm) Jeep hi-lift jack bracket mounting system was named a 2015 SEMA (Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association) New Product Award winner in the Van/Pickup/Sport Utility category. With 16 different award categories, this popular annual competition recognizes outstanding achievements in the development of products being introduced to the specialty automotive aftermarket at the SEMA Show.

BOLT’s uniquely-designed Jeep accessory, the J-Mount, allows Jeep TJ and JK off-road enthusiasts to securely attach their hi-lift jack to the side of their vehicle for easy, vertical access, and features the one-key convenience of BOLT lock technology. This patented innovation permanently programs the lock to the Jeep owner’s vehicle ignition key, eliminating the need for extra keys.  Once the ignition key is inserted into the lock cylinder, spring-loaded plate tumblers move up and down and the first time the key is rotated, the cylinder is uniquely coded to that key.  An auto-return spring locks automatically when the key is removed.

SEMA used a number of important product aspects as judging criteria for the award, including potential, innovativeness, consumer appeal, quality and workmanship, and availability (cost). “We designed the J-Mount and our other Jeep products to offer the simplified, convenient security of BOLT’s one-key lock technology to Jeep owners, on-the-go consumers that really benefit from easy access to protect their vehicle’s accessories, spare tire, under-hood contents, trailers and equipment,” said Erika Garcia, BOLT national sales manager. SEMA attendees can learn more about the J-Mount and all of BOLT’s products at Booth #35133 Upper South Hall. For more information on the complete selection of Jeep lock products, visit BOLTLock.com.

BOLT and other SEMA New Product Award winners will be recognized at the annual SEMA Industry Awards Banquet on the evening of Thursday, November 5.

About BOLT (Breakthrough One-Key Lock Technology)
BOLT locks come with a limited lifetime warranty. Find a BOLT retailer by using the zip code finder, www.boltlock.com/retail-finder, or purchase from the BOLT website athttp://www.boltlock.com/shop. BOLT locks are also available at 4-Wheel Parts stores, advanceautoparts.com, Basspro.com, Cabela’s, Canadian Tire, Pep Boys, and Summit Racing.com. For more information, visit www.boltlock.com or call 844.972.7547.

New DEWALT 20 Volt MAX Drills and Impact Drivers

DEWALT Announces New Drills & Impact Drivers That Get More Done.

DEWALT’s 20V MAX* system features over 70 compatible tools built GUARANTEED TOUGH

TOWSON, MD (November 4, 2015) – DEWALT announces a new 20V MAX* XR Drill (DCD791) & Impact Driver (DCF887) with on average 30% faster application speeds**, more powerful DEWALT-built brushless motors and better ergonomics than previous DEWALT models. Featuring a dust & moisture resistant coated and sealed switch, the new 20V MAX* XR Drill & Impact Driver are ideal for heavy-duty use on jobsites where durability takes priority.

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predecessor. At 2.9lbs with a 2.0Ah 20V MAX* XR battery, the DCF887 has three speeds that achieve the speed and torque that a pro demands. The DCF887 has max speed of 3,250 RPM and 1,825 in/lbs of max torque in Speed 3, 2,800 RPM and 1500 in/lbs of torque in Speed 2, and 1,000 RPM and 240 in/lbs of torque in Speed 1. The 20V MAX* XR Brushless 1/4” 3-Speed Impact Driver also features PrecisionDrive technology which allows the Impact Driver to stall for one second before impacting. This protects the fastener and material surface and provides the user with maximum control during applications that require a high level of craftsmanship.

DEWALT’s 20V MAX* system currently includes over 70 tools and offers a wide variety of brushless tools, including the new DCD791 and DCF887, which provide up to 57% more runtime than standard brushed motors. Also included in the lineup is a 20V MAX* XR 1/2” Compact Hammer Drill (DCD796) which features all the same specs of the DCD791, but with an added hammer feature that operates at 0-34,000 BPM. In addition, the new line of 20V MAX* Drills and Impact are compatible with DEWALT’s 20V MAX* 2.0 Amp hour (DCB203BT) and 4.0 Amp hour (DCB204BT) Lithium Ion batteries with Bluetooth capability.

Available in November 2015 where DEWALT products are sold, the DCD791, DCD796, and DCF887 come standard with a 3 year limited warranty, 90 day money back guarantee, and 1 year free service contract.

SKU

Description

MSRP

DCD791B

20V MAX* XR Li-Ion ½” Compact Drill/Driver (Tool Only)

$129.00

DCD791D2

20V MAX* XR Li-Ion ½” Compact Drill/Driver Kit (2.0Ah)

$199.00

DCD796D2

20V MAX* XR Li-Ion ½” Compact Hammerdrill Kit (2.0Ah)

$219.00

DCD796D2BT

20V MAX* XR Li-Ion ½” Compact Hammerdrill Kit (2.0Ah Bluetooth)

$239.00

DCF887B

20V MAX* XR Li-Ion ¼” 3-Speed Impact Driver (Tool Only)

$129.00

DCF887D2

20V MAX* XR Li-ion ¼” 3-Speed Impact Driver Kit (2.0 Ah)

$199.00

DCF887M2

20V MAX* XR Li-Ion ¼” 3-Speed Impact Driver Kit (4.0 Ah)

$269.00

DCK283D2

20V MAX* XR Li-Ion Compact Drill/Driver and Impact Driver Combo Kit (2.0Ah)

$279.00

DCK287D2

20V MAX* XR Li-Ion Compact Hammerdrill and Impact Driver Combo Kit (2.0Ah)

$299.00

*Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 20 volts. Nominal voltage is 18.

**DEWALT DCF877 vs. DEWALT DCF886 and Milwaukee 2653 based on 4 Ah battery (sold separately) in 3″ deck screw in 4″x4″ pressure treated wood; and DEWALT DCF791 vs. leading competitive models based on 9/16″ self feed bit through 2×10 SPF and 7/8″ spade bit through 2×10 SPF.

BOLT Locks Now Available At Cabela’s

BOLT LOCKS NOW AVAILABLE AT CABELA’S
MILWAUKEE – Leading outdoor outfitter Cabela’s now offers outdoor enthusiasts the one-key convenience and security of BOLT (Breakthrough One-Key Lock Technology) locks, a durable and reliable way to protect trailers and campers while streamlining the number of keys on a key ring.

BOLT locks feature breakthrough one-key lock technology that permanently programs locks to a single vehicle ignition key.  When drivers insert their key into the lock cylinder, spring-loaded plate tumblers move up and down until they are matched exactly to that key. The first time the key is rotated, the cylinder is uniquely coded to that key.  When the key is removed, the cylinder moves into the locked position.  When the key is turned again, it will rotate to the unlocked position.

Available online and in all retail locations, Cabela’s features BOLT’s best-selling adjustable Coupler Pin Lock and 5/8-inch Receiver Lock. The weatherproof BOLT Coupler Pin Lock fits couplers from 1/2-inch to 3 3/8-inch and is adjustable in increments of 1/8-inch, allowing for a snug fit in any size. The lock is designed to slide easily along the stainless steel pin and is engineered with no exposed shackle, helping further deter theft. It features a plate tumbler sidebar to prevent picking and bumping and its stainless steel lock shutter helps keep out dirt and moisture.

“The Coupler Pin Lock is designed for a wide range of coupler sizes, offering towing versatility in addition to the improved level of security BOLT technology provies,” said BOLT National Sales Manager Erika Garcia.

For complete towing security and maximum convenience, the Coupler Pin Lock can be used with the 5/8-inch BOLT Receiver Lock, which is used to lock the trailer to the hitch. The corrosion-resistant stainless steel 5/8-inch Receiver Lock securely locks trailers to the hitch and fit most trucks and SUVs with a Class 1-5 hitch. It is designed with a durable stainless steel pin, an automotive-grade stainless steel lock shutter and a six-plate tumbler sidebar to prevent picking and bumping.

BOLT locks are available for many General Motors, Ford, Chrysler/Jeep, Toyota and Nissan vehicles, and come with a limited lifetime warranty. For more information or to order, visit www.cabelas.com.

RAM Power Wagon

America’s Most Off-road Capable Pickup, 2015 Ram Power Wagon Named Four Wheeler ‘Pickup Truck of the Year’

•2015 Ram Power Wagon beats the competition in a series of in-depth on- and off-road tests
•2015 Ram Power Wagon is the most off-road-capable pickup truck with electric-locking front and rear differentials, electronic disconnecting sway bar, Bilstein shocks, 33-inch off-road tires, underbody skid plate protection, 4.10 axle ratio and a custom-built Warn® 12,000-pound winch
•Power Wagon now available in three distinct trim models—Tradesman, SLT and Laramie

March 2, 2015 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – The editors of Four Wheeler have named the Ram Power Wagon “2015 Pickup Truck of the Year.”

 

“Factory-built and engineered, our Power Wagon is, by far, the most capable off-road pickup available in production,” said Bob Hegbloom, President and CEO of Ram Truck Brand — FCA US LLC. “The Four Wheeler magazine staff is loaded with off-road expertise. We’re honored that they have again named the Ram Power Wagon with their Pickup Truck of the Year award.”

To qualify for the competition, a vehicle must have been entirely new or have substantial mechanical revisions from a previous model year. The award winning Ram Power Wagon features a 6.4-liter HEMI with best-in-class 410 horsepower and 428 lb.-ft. of torque. A class-exclusive 5-link rear suspension system was added and the front suspension is uniquely modified with Ram’s “Articulink” to allow additional axle flex and traction.

“The 2015 Ram Power Wagon is simply everything you want a real pickup to be,” said Christian Hazel, Editor of Four Wheeler. “Plenty of power and load-carrying capability for hauling and towing, well-appointed interior comfort and convenience features, great on-road ride and handling, and jaw-dropping capability in virtually any off-road terrain. The Ram Power Wagon didn’t just win Four Wheeler’s 2015 Pickup Truck of the Year, it blew the competition away.”

The 2015 Ram Power Wagon is based on the Ram 2500 Heavy Duty 4×4 Crew Cab, but features a number of off-road-specific engineering enhancements, which give the truck a significant advantage over all production pickups.

Vehicles participating in the annual Four Wheeler Pickup Truck of the Year competition were subjected to a week of rigorous testing in five key areas: Trail Performance, Empirical Data, On-Pavement Performance, Interior, and Exterior. Visit FourWheeler.com to learn more about the 2015 Four Wheeler Pickup Truck of the Year competition.

POWERTRAIN
Compelling numbers tell the best-in-class story of the standard 6.4-liter HEMI 16-valve V-8 engine: 410 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and a peak torque rating of 429 lb.-ft. (582 N•m) at 4,000 rpm. The engine calibration is unique to Power Wagon in order to enhance its off-road maneuverability and finesse. When driving in four-wheel-drive “Low,” the throttle response softens and the idle speed increases by 100 rpm (from 650 to 750 rpm) — providing added control when ascending and descending off-road obstacles at slow speeds.

The 2015 Ram Power Wagon is equipped with Fuel Saver technology, delivering more power yet better fuel efficiency than previous generations. When conditions allow, as in highway cruising, the Fuel Saver system seamlessly shuts down four cylinders to conserve fuel.

The engine also features an active dual-runner-length intake manifold optimized specifically for the Ram Heavy Duty lineup. The result is improved low-end torque without sacrificing high-end power.

The 6.4-liter HEMI is offered with the 66RFE six-speed automatic transmission and connects to a part-time, manual-engagement BorgWarner BW 44-47 transfer case.

Built by American Axle Manufacturing, the axles measure 9.25 inches in the front and 11.5 inches in the rear (increase from 10.5 inches), delivering power via a 4.10:1 ring and pinion ratio. Robust rear axle shafts are upgraded to 38 mm, providing rotating force directly to the 33-inch tire/wheel combination. Both axles include electronic locking differentials driven by electro-magnetic actuators. All Ram Heavy Duty trucks incorporate a segment-exclusive front axle disconnect system to reduce parasitic loss and improve overall efficiency.

Additional axle data:

FRONT REAR
9.25 AAM 11.5 AAM
Front Pinion: 98.3 mm Rear Pinion: 121.3 mm
Front Ring Gear: 235 mm (9.25 inches) Rear Ring Gear: 292 mm (11.5 inches)
Front Axle Shaft Diameter: 35 mm Rear Axle Shaft Diameter: 38 mm

SUSPENSION
The Ram Heavy Duty features a unique suspension system, some of which was specifically engineered for the Power Wagon, including Bilstein shocks at all four corners, control arms, spring rates and more than two inches of lift.

In the front, the entire Ram Heavy Duty line features an advanced three-link front suspension to ensure roll stiffness. The Ram Power Wagon packages a unique-to-model design of the standard three-link suspension system. The Ram Articulink design incorporates high movement joints at the control-arm-to-axle mount, allowing for additional flexibility and axle articulation. Additional suspension flex is achieved via the class-exclusive electronic disconnecting sway bar, which allows the front axle to move more independently of the truck’s frame.

Heavy Duty trucks generally have rear suspension equipped for constant, heavy payloads. This usually leads to a harsher ride when unloaded. All Ram 2500 Heavy Duty trucks, including the Power Wagon, feature an exclusive five-link coil design provides better articulation over obstacles than a leaf spring system. The robust coil springs are more than up to the task of handling heavy payloads. Although the 2015 Ram Power Wagon is loaded with off-road components, owners appreciate payload up to 1,490 pounds and towing capacity up to 10,810 pounds.

The 2015 Ram Power Wagon’s combined axle and suspension package adds to greater suspension articulation, a determining factor when negotiating extreme obstacles. With Smart Bar engaged, the Ram Power Wagon reaches a Ramp Travel Index (RTI – a measurement of a vehicle’s suspension articulation) of 510 (26-inch vertical height).

GROUND CLEARANCE AND PROTECTION
Providing optimal balance between on-road civility and off-road capability are 33-inch tires, which feature a beefy tread pattern to help grab ledges along the trail and deliver optimum traction through sand, mud and snow. Larger tires and a suspension lift contribute to the Power Wagon’s 14.5-inch ground clearance, compared to 12 inches on the Ram 2500 Heavy Duty. The truck’s approach angle is boosted to 34 degrees, the departure angle is increased to 23.5 degrees and the breakover angle is enhanced to 25.5 degrees. This gives the Ram Power Wagon significant clearance for navigating a variety of severe inclines and declines as well as providing up to 30-inches of water-fording capability.

Underneath the Ram Power Wagon are generous underbody protection components. Fore-aft bars bring together the transfer case and fuel tank skid plates, resulting in armor that minimizes underside damage and rock wedging.

Ultimate truck capability is now available in three trim levels: Tradesman, SLT and Laramie. The Ram Power Wagon Tradesman offers off-road enthusiasts all of the Power Wagon’s legendary capability in a value-oriented package. The Power Wagon SLT provides a mix of comfort with off-road components and the Power Wagon Laramie offers more comfort and luxury features. Each of the three Ram Power Wagon models has its own distinctive look.

The Power Wagon nameplate was produced from 1945 through 1980. Early trucks were based on the Weapons Carrier (WC) series of Dodge ¾-ton military-use trucks built during World War II. The Power Wagon went on to become a well-known civilian vehicle and continued the lineage of Dodge four-wheel-drive trucks from the 1930s, proving basic four-wheel-drive design concepts and representing a significant predecessor to the many four-wheel-drive trucks in modern use today. The iconic truck was reintroduced in 2005 and now exists as an independent model under Ram Truck Brand.2015 Ram Power Wagon Crew Cab 4x4

About FOUR WHEELER
Whether you’re looking for the scoop on the latest off-road-capable vehicles straight from the factory floor, want to see what others have done to their rides, read up on the latest tech, or keep up with emerging trends from across the off-road world, FOUR WHEELER will bring it to you. FOUR WHEELER gives out two annual awards – Four Wheeler of the Year and Pickup Truck of the Year, and hosts a signature event, the annual Top Truck Challenge. The Four Wheeler Network features off road and 4×4 content from JP, PETERSEN’S 4-WHEEL & OFF-ROAD, DIRT SPORTS+OFF ROAD, 4WHEEL DRIVE & SPORT UTILITY, MUD LIFE, and FOUR WHEELER.

About TEN: The Enthusiast Network
TEN: The Enthusiast Network is the world’s premier network of enthusiast brands, such as MOTOR TREND, AUTOMOBILE, HOT ROD, SURFER, TRANSWORLD, and GRINDTV. With more than 50 publications, 60 websites, 50 events, 1,000 branded products, the world’s largest automotive VOD channel, and the world’s largest action/adventure sports media platform, TEN inspires enthusiasts to pursue their passions. For more information, visit enthusiastnetwork.com.

About Ram Truck Brand
Since its launch as a stand-alone division in 2009, the Ram Truck Brand has steadily emerged as an industry leader with one goal: to build the best pickup trucks and commercial vehicles in the industry.

Creating a distinct identity for Ram Trucks has allowed the brand to concentrate on core customers and features they find valuable. Whether focusing on a family that uses a Ram 1500 day in and day out, a hard-working Ram 3500 Heavy Duty owner or a business that depends on its Ram ProMaster commercial van every day for deliveries, Ram has the truck market covered.

In order to be the best, it takes a commitment to innovation, capability, efficiency and durability. Ram Truck invests substantially in its products, infusing them with great looks, refined interiors, durable engines and exclusive features that further enhance their capabilities.

Moving into the 2015 model year, Ram continues to beat the competition in the two most sought-after titles, fuel economy and towing capacity: •Best-in-class fuel economy with exclusive EcoDiesel – 29 mpg with Ram 1500
•Best-in-class towing capability – 30,000 pounds with Ram 3500
•Best-in-class payload – 7,390 pounds with Ram 3500
•Best-in-class torque – 865 lb.-ft. with Ram 3500 equipped with Cummins

Truck customers, from half-ton to commercial, have a demanding range of needs and require their vehicles to provide high levels of capability. Ram trucks are designed to deliver a total package.

UTV Inc. Takes Baja 1000 in RZR XP 4 1000

Jagged X takes second, Team UXC Racing finished fourth on Scrambler XP 1000 EPS and seals Sportsman ATV Championship.

Minneapolis, Nov. 20, 2014-This year’s point-to-point Baja 1000 was 1275 miles of brutal terrain testing both machine and driver. Polaris RZR would go into the race as the defending champion, and the Scrambler XP 1000 would make a maiden voyage with Team UXC racing at the helm.
Nineteen side-by-sides, including 13 RZRs, would start the race and eight side-by-sides, six being RZRs, would finish. First-time Baja 1000 driver of record Johnny Angal of UTV Inc., and his drivers Brian Bush, Branden Sims and Justin Quinn, in their No. 1919 RZR XP 4 1000 would take the grueling race. Jagged X in the No. 1932 with drivers Matt Parks, Brandon Schueler and Craig Scanlon took second.
UTV Inc. and Jagged X would keep things interesting throughout the race battling the whole way down the peninsula. There would be lead changes, break downs and even a tangle between the two, but, in the end, the two would finish the 33-and-a-half hour race, three minutes apart. Even more impressive, UTV Inc. and Jagged X would finish 47 and 48 overall with about 239 starters and 140 finishers. Also finishing in the Top 5 for UTVs would be the No. 1921 RZR of Jamie Kirkpatrick/Tire Balls in fourth and the No. 1923 of Ben Bischoff who was driving a brand-new Holz Racing Products built Polaris RZR in his first UTV race ever, finishing fifth. Polaris Factory Racer Cognito Racing would finish seventh in the No. 1908, and the No. 1927 RZR of Frank Bushman was eighth.
On the ATV side, Team UXC Racing would come into the Baja 1000 leading the Sportsman Quad Class as the lone 4×4 going up against sport quads all season. The Baja 1000 would see 15 ATVs in the Sportsman Quad Class take the line, four being Scrambler XP ATVs including Team UXC Racing’s No. 140A. Team UXC Racing’s Don Higbee, Michael Swift, Chris Robinson, Jason Wade and Michael Burrows would finish fourth out of six finishers, mark in the history books the first national series ATV title for the new Scrambler XP 1000 and show the viability of the Scrambler as a desert race vehicle.
“Competing in the Baja 1000 takes an incredible amount of planning
and dedication, and Polaris would like to congratulate all racers running Polaris vehicles on their successes,” said Donna Beadle, race team manager for Polaris. “Polaris is extremely honored to have a RZR win the UTV class for the second year in a row, and thanks Team UXC Racing for showing the desert racing community that the Scrambler is the real deal in the desert.”
PHOTOS AVAILABLE AT: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/2ughbcwczs0h3sr/AADDWI5sBkGr0BYXpzv5goXYa?dl=0
PHOTO CREDIT FOR RZR PHOTOS: Vincent Knakal // UTVUnderground.comfeatured polaris_baja1000_utv_inc-1
About Polaris
Polaris is a recognized leader in the powersports industry with annual 2013 sales of $3.8 billion. Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets innovative, high quality off-road vehicles, including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and the Polaris RANGER® and RZR® side-by-side vehicles, snowmobiles, motorcycles and on-road electric/hybrid powered vehicles.
Polaris is among the global sales leaders for both snowmobiles and off-road vehicles and has established a presence in the heavyweight cruiser and touring motorcycle market with the Victory and Indian Motorcycle brands. Additionally, Polaris continues to invest in the global on-road small electric/hybrid powered vehicle industry with Global Electric Motorcars (GEM), Goupil Industrie SA, Aixam Mega S.A.S., and internally developed vehicles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with a complete line of Polaris Engineered parts, accessories and apparel, Klim branded apparel and ORV accessories under the Kolpin and Cycle Country brands.
Polaris Industries Inc. trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “PII”, and the Company is included in the S&P Mid-Cap 400 stock price index.
Information about the complete line of Polaris products, apparel and vehicle accessories are available from authorized Polaris dealers or anytime at www.polaris.com.

Ramsey Winch Unveils SIERRA Family of Winches at SEMA

Ramsey Winch Unveils SIERRA Family of Winches at SEMA
New Lighter, Stronger, and Faster Family of Winches

LAS VEGAS, November 4, 2014 – Ramsey Winch will introduce SIERRA,™ an all-new family of heavy-duty electric planetary-geared winches in Booth 30216 at SEMA 2014. SIERRA is fast, smooth, heat-resistant and sealed against dust, dirt, and water. Backed by Ramsey Winch’s legendary toughness and proven durability, Sierra’s innovative design instills confidence to take on whatever challenge the trail brings.

Design features of the lighter, stronger, and faster SIERRA include:

• Dynamic mechanical brake located in the gear end rather than in the drum reduces heat build up
• Integrated cooling fins provide additional heat transfer surface area
• Stronger, cool-running ductile iron drum with oil-impregnated bronze bushings and Buna-N O-ring sealed internal cavity
• Patented remote activated semi-automatic clutch
• Integrated or remote mount O-ring sealed solenoid and fully-sealed contacts
• Heavy-duty, high-gear ratio motor with optional integrated Thermal Limiting Module
• Rugged 3-stage planetary gear drive

Also in the Ramsey Winch booth:
• Register daily to win one of the Patriot 9500 UT winches Ramsey is giving away each day of the show at 3:00 PM. Must be present to win.
• The first 50 registrants each day through Thursday will win an exclusive, limited edition die-cast model Ramsey Jeep® in addition to being entered to win a free winch.
• See CRAWL Magazine’s Project LJ Silver vehicle in the booth and meet CRAWL editor John Herrick.

The SIERRA is available for pre-order in the booth in 18,000 and 15,000 lb. models. Both sizes are available in either the profile style with remote mount solenoid or with integrated solenoid, and outfitted with either wire cable or synthetic rope and appropriate integrated fairlead.
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About Ramsey Winch
Ramsey Winch is a leading manufacturer of Hydraulic and Electric, Worm Gear and Planetary Gear Winches and Hoists. Using advanced manufacturing processes, premium materials, highly trained engineers and production personnel, Ramsey Winch is today’s choice for quality, dependability, and endurance. Ramsey Winch is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ramsey Industries. Visit Ramsey.com for more information.

LANCE CAMPER HOSTS LANCE OWNERS OF AMERICA (LOA)

Lancaster, California – October 6, 2014 – Lance Camper Mfg. Corp.
Last Friday, over 60 rigs and 140+ owners transcended upon Lance corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility in Lancaster CA, for a plant tour and barbeque. In what has become a highly anticipated semi-annual tradition for the Lance Owners of America owners club, the Friday night event was part of a weekend long LOA rally held at the Acton, CA KOA campground. “The event gets bigger and better every year,” says Jack Cole, Lance President and CEO, “we truly enjoy spending time with our customers and are honored to be able to host a nice barbeque and show off our facility we are so proud of”.
Bob Rogers, Marketing Director adds, “we were able to show the club our brand new, enhanced Ultra Light Travel Trailers and Truck Campers, which were both very well received” Rogers continues, “I have to give a shout out to our key supplier partners who helped make the event a hit by donating awesome raffle prizes, specifically in the case of Torklift, who showed unparalleled generosity by donating $3,000 to the LOA, which was simply outstanding!”
Lance also announced that all LOA members would also be receiving a free one-year membership to the all-new AmeriGo RV Club. Mike Schneider, AmeriGo CEO was on hand to commemorate the occasion and share details about the clubs benefits.
Eric Dye, LOA President summarizes the event, “Lance has really outdone themselves this time. The highlight of the 2014 National Lance rally was our visit to the factory for an opportunity to see how our Lance Campers and Trailers are made. Lance literally rolled out the red carpet for us, gave us unrestricted access to the plant floor and fed us a wonderful BBQ meal with all the fixin’s. We all really enjoyed ourselves. Can’t wait until the next one!”
LanceAbout Lance Campers…

Founded in 1965, with headquarters in Lancaster, CA, Lance Camper Mfg. Corp., is the premier manufacturer of truck campers in North America – and their line of ultra-light travel trailers and all new toy haulers are some of the fastest-growing RV lines in the American West.

Specializing in the design and construction of high-quality RVs, Lance’s recent 12th year win of the RVDA’s prestigious and coveted DSI (Dealer Satisfaction Index) Quality Circle Award is a direct reflection of this quality in both their products and the service provided to Lance dealers and consumers for the past 50 years.

Ultra Compact Sanders

For the weekend woodworker to the true handyman, this collection of sanders offers power and performance in a small, effective package
TOWSON, MD (November 3, 2014) – BLACK+DECKER introduces the newly updated and best-selling Mouse Sander as well as new 1/4 Sheet and Random Orbit Sanders. The 1/4 Sheet Sander and Random Orbit Sander are each the shortest sanders in their class. This brings the DIYer close to the work surface, which affords them premium maneuverability around their projects.
With a compact and ergonomic design, BLACK+DECKER’s best-selling detail sander, the Mouse, is back and better than ever. The 1.5A Mouse Sander can be gripped in three ways that provide maximum versatility. Palm grip is ideal for sanding surfaces, precision grip provides extreme maneuverability, and handle grip allows you to get into ultra tight spaces. The Mouse Sander’s handholds make it easy and comfortable to sand on a flat or raised surface – even horizontally or vertically. Its compact body, low-profile legs, and see-through dust canister make it great for all types of sanding projects around the home.
BLACK+DECKER is also introducing the 2.0Ah 1/4 Sheet and Random Orbit Sanders. The 1/4 Sheet Sander is best for finish sanding and detail work while the Random Orbit Sander provides fast, efficient material removal. Both sanders feature paddle switches instead of the traditional flip switch. The paddle switches are located on top of each sander and are activated by pressing down naturally with the palm of the hand as if the sander is in use. The sander can then be locked in either the on or off position for convenient, one-handed use.image002
The new collection provides the ultimate in user benefit. They are compact, ergonomic, and versatile. The DIY homeowner is sure to appreciate their effectiveness and ease of use.
These sanders are some of the first products to feature BLACK+DECKER’s new identity. With a heritage of more than 100 years as one of the most trusted brands in the world, the new BLACK+DECKER identity builds on that trust by providing innovative and reliable products. Along with a meaningful, emotional, and empowering experience for the home, the new BLACK+DECKER products will be Honest.Intuitive.Involved.Thoughtful.

A.R.E. TONNEAU FOR 2015 FORD F-150

A.R.E. TONNEAU FOR 2015 FORD F-150
MASSILLON, Ohio – The aerodynamic, custom-fitted LSII Series fiberglass tonneau cover from leading truck cap and tonneau cover manufacturer A.R.E. Accessories is now available for the new 2015 Ford F-150.

A.R.E.’s best-selling LSII Series is designed to be a lightweight and durable worktop complement to the new F-150’s fuel-efficient aluminum body, contributing additional gas mileage savings by creating a more streamlined airflow compared to an open truck bed.

With a sleek, clean appearance, an OEM-quality lock and latch system and an exclusive lift assist system for easy opening and closing, the LSII adds functional style to the F-150. Equipped with a painted palm-grip handle, the cover is easy to open and close and creates a secure, weatherproof storage area in the truck bed. A key lock is standard, and optional equipment includes a battery-operated dome light, sport wing and remote keyless entry system. The LSII fiberglass tonneau and its painted finish are backed by a limited lifetime warranty from A.R.E. for the life of the original pickup truck it is installed on. Visit www.4are.com or call 330-830-7800 for additional details.
About A.R.E. Accessories
A.R.E. began manufacturing aluminum frame truck caps in 1969 and has become a leading manufacturer of fiberglass truck caps and hard tonneau covers. At its ISO-9001:2008-certified manufacturing facilities, A.R.E.’s more than 700 employees create the products that are sold through a network of more than 650 independent authorized dealers. For more information, contact A.R.E. at 400 Nave Rd. S.E., P.O. Box 1100, Massillon, OH 44648, email contact@4are.com, call 330-830-7800 or visit www.4are.com.

Forest Management Crew Transport

I was up trail riding deep in the Oregon rain forest on a Polaris Scrambler XP 1000 when I happened upon Avel Salgado and his crew. Avel owns and operates Oregon Forest Management Services, which provides a variety of forest management services that a lot of people have never heard of.
On this particular day, the OFMS crew was working on a slash and squirt operation that precisely applies herbicide to invasive tree and brush species in a reforestation unit. His crew members were half way through a work day of using machetes to hack deep cuts in small trees and lobbing off brush so they could apply a small amount of herbicide directly to the fresh cut in the plants.
Other non-logging services provided by OFMS include tree thinning , tree planting and boomer trapping.
Salgado has several Ford trucks that he and his foremen take into Oregon’s rain forests every day. The top priority for these trucks is safely transporting crew members to the forest units (designated land areas where a particular forest industry operation is taking place).
Salgado’s trucks must be tough, reliable and capable of hauling water tanks, chainsaws and other supplies to the job site. Salgado’s fleet of Fords endure some tough conditions on logging roads, which often take them hours away from civilization. Reliability is a top priority for these trucks which see true Super Duty.

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