Kustom Products adds Drive Train Packages to the Glider Kit Market
January 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
Kustom Products, Inc. provides complete drive train and interface parts packages specifically for glider kit assemblies.
Currently only two OEMs are building glider kit packages, Peterbilt and Daimler Trucks North America. Depending on your choice of chassis, the list of parts needed to complete the build can vary greatly.
For example, starting with the engine a few common items not supplied are the starter, alternator, belt tensioner, idlers and fan hub as well as the associated bracketry. Depending on the OEM the transmission kit may be missing the shift lever components, the clutch linkage kit or the vehicle speed sensor at the back of the transmission. There is also no main driveline, carrier bearing or u-Joints supplied, not to mention the lack of batteries and cables.
A Glider kit is far from complete regardless of the OEM that's chosen, beside the obvious engine and transmission, there is an entire list of up-fit components that need to be sourced as well. Kustom Products innovative new drive train packages address the items mentioned above as well the other various items NOT supplied with the kit.
The Kustom Products packages include factory re-man engines
and transmissions from CAT, Cummins, Detroit, Fuller, and Allison. All of the components offered in the Kustom Products packages are supported through and warranties registered with the existing OEM dealer network of the engine and transmission manufactures.
Once the customer receives the package, the engine and transmission are ready to drop into the chassis and the interface parts make for a true plug and play installation. Assembling a Glider Kit has never been easier.
Kustom Products Inc., a ISO 9001:2008 certified company, is the industry leader in up-fitting and building glider kits. Kustom Products has over 15 years of experience and over 200 gliders kits built to draw on for knowledge, expertise, and efficiency when it comes to building a quality product that exceeds the quality and workmanship of a factory truck.
More info: www.kustomtruck.com.