Phillips Industries is expanding its line of X-TEND cable support products with the release of the new X-TEND Day Cab tracker bar extension for tractor model applications with back windows.
An increasing amount North American freight is being moved regionally by truckers in day cabs versus long-haul truckers in sleeper cabs. Phillips Industries is reviewing its products to ensure the back-of-cab offerings are applicable for both day cabs and sleepers.
The X-TEND's design prevents damage and decreases driver distraction from cables banging up against the back of the cab by extending them out an additional 8 inches from the tracker bar. This type of cable support increases a tractor's resale value, avoids costs for associated repairs, and increases driver safety, the company stated.
The X-TEND Day Cab tracker bar extension uses the same concept and design as the original, except with an increased length support bar that allows the support bracket to rest lower, below a window. It does not require any mounting hardware. Two sizing options are available for use with either a ¾" or 1" diameter tracker bar.
The X-TEND Day Cab is corrosion resistant with a non-corrosive mounting and support bracket and stainless-steel metal tubing and eye hook. Soft cushion foam padding on the back of the nylon support bracket is designed to prevent damage when rested against the cab's metal surface.
Both the original X-TEND for sleepers (17-3000 and 17-3001) as well as the new X-TEND Day Cab (17-3500 and 17-3501) are available from Phillips’ authorized dealers.