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Parts Used In This Episode

Design Engineering, Inc. (DEI)
Exhaust and Header Wrap, Titanium, Silver, 2 in. Wide x 50 ft., Each
Falken Tires
Tire, LT305/55/20, Wild Peak A/T
Kimberly-Clark Professional
Blue, Scott, Pro-Shop Towels, Roll
Loctite
Loctite PL 375 Heavy Duty Construction Adhesive
Loctite
Threadlocker, 243 Medium Strength, 6ml., Each
Matco Tools
4S Single Bay 22" Tool Box Fire/Red Chrome
Miller Electric Manufacturing Co.
Bobcat 250 Rugged welder/generator, for Stick and Flux-Cored welding, designed for maintenance/repair operations, construction, farm, ranch and generator use.
Oracle Lighting
8' 24W LED Light Bar
Oracle Lighting
SideStrike LED, Flex, Side Emitting, LED
Smittybilt
Light Bar; Street Light Bar; 4 Light Tab; No Drill Installation
Strattec Security Corporation
Boltlock, Padlock, Ford
Summit Racing
Battery Box, Aluminum, Natural Finish, 12.00 in. Length x 8.50 in. Width x 10.375 in. Height, Each
Summit Racing
Genuine Hotrod Hardware, Electric Cooler, Food, Beverage, 12V, Gray, 12 in. x 8 in. x 12 in., Each
Summit Racing
Genuine Hotrod Hardware, Garden Tool Organizer System, Steel, 26 in. Height, 23 in. Width, 13 in. Depth, Set
Summit Racing
Genuine Hotrod Hardware, Workshop Organizer System, Steel, 26 in. Height, 23 in. Width, 13 in. Depth, Set
Summit Racing
Homak Toolboxes, Toolboxes, Folding Shelf, Steel, Red Powdercoated, 18.110 in. Width x 15.750 in. Depth x 1.970 in. Height, Each
Sylvania
Sylvania Silverstar Bulbs offer a wide range of high performance automotive lighting products with style, performance and the safety of you and your family in mind. Find the right one for your vehicle and your driving style.
Warn Industries
Hitch Adapter, Steel, Black Powdercoated, Mounts To 2 in. Class III Receiver, Hitch Pin Included, Each
Warn Industries
Multi- mount Winch, 9.5cti Thermometric, Electric, 12 V, Hawse Fairlead, 9,500 lbs., 125 ft, Cable, 12 ft. Hand-held Remote
Weld Racing LLC
Wheel, Rodlite, Aluminum, Polished, 15 in. x 6 in., 5 x 4.5/4.75 in. Bolt Circle, 3.5 in. Backspace, Each
Weld Racing LLC
Wheel, T56, Aluminum, Polished, 20 in. x 10.0 in., 6 x 135mm Bolt Circle, 4.750 in. Backspace, Each

Episode Transcript

(KEVIN)>> HEY WELCOME TO TRUCKS, WHERE WE'RE KNEE DEEP AND HALF WAY THROUGH BUILDING THE ULTIMATE CONTRACTORS RIG. A PROJECT THAT LOCTITE CALLS PUTTING AMERICA BACK TO WORK, TO WHERE WE TAKE THE WORLD'S NUMBER ONE BEST SELLING PICK UP TRUCK AND A VERY WELL EQUIPPED ENCLOSED TRAILER, MASH THEM TOGETHER WITH THE TRADESMAN IN MIND. THEN GETS DISPLAYED AT SEMA, AUCTIONED OFF ON EBAY, AND 100 PERCENT OF THE PROCEEDS GO TOWARDS A VERY WORTHY CAUSE. WE'VE ALREADY GOT A LOT OF WORK DONE, CHECK IT OUT. AFTER TAKING OUR BRAND NEW ECOBOOST F-150 OUT FOR A TEST DRIVE WE PICKED UP A 12 FOOT ENCLOSED TRAILER WITH A DUAL AXLE CONFIGURATION TO HANDLE EXTRA LOAD CAPACITY. THEN OUR BUDDIES AT LINEX COATED NOT ONLY THE BED FLOOR BUT THE INSIDE OF THE TRAILER AS WELL. WE ADDED AN INVISIRACK CARGO MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, THREW ON A DYNOMAX STAINLESS STEEL EXHAUST, HAD RANCHO 9,000 SHOCKS ON THE BACK, LEVELING STRUTS ON THE FRONT, TOOL BOXES, BUSHWACKER'S INVENTIVE HITCH, AND WIFI SYSTEM. NOW EARLIER CRAIG BELL FROM LOCTITE STOPPED BY TO CHECK ON THE PROGRESS WITH THE TRUCK AND TRAILER RIG, AND TO SEE SOME OF THE ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT WE'VE INSTALLED.

(CRAIG)>> EVERYDAY SKILLED TRADESMEN ACROSS NORTH AMERICA ARE USING LOCTITE PRODUCTS ON THE SHOP FLOOR AND IN THE

TRADES THAT THEY WORK IN EVERY DAY. AND WE THINK THIS PROJECT IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO GIVE BACK TO THOSE PEOPLE THAT ARE USING LOCTITE PRODUCTS AND HOPEFULLY CREATE SOME GREAT JOBS ALONG THE WAY.

(KEVIN)>> NOW SMITTY BUILT'S LIGHT RACK DOES NOT INTERFERE WITH THE AIR FLOW TO THE FRONT OF THIS ECOBOOST. NOW WE WANTED TO MOUNT SOME LIGHTS BUT THE STAINLESS STEEL HARDWARE NEEDED A LITTLE BIT OF ANTISEIZE TO MAKE SURE WE COULD GET THE BOLTS BACK ON AGAIN. THESE ARE ORACLE'S OFF ROAD LED LIGHTS THAT WE'RE JUST GONNA TIE INTO THE FACTORY FOG LIGHT CIRCUIT. WE'RE USING LOCTITE THREAD LOCKER FOR THE OE MOUNTING

BOLTS THAT TYPICALLY HOLD THE FACTORY DRINGS IN PLACE. WE'RE GONNA REUSE THESE BOLTS AND MOUNT OUR FRONT RECEIVER, WHICH MOUNTS IN THE SAME LOCATION AS THE DRINGS AND ACTUALLY USES THEM TO PINCH IT INTO PLACE. THIS IS GONNA ALLOW US TO HAVE A REMOVABLE WINCH THAT IS A UNIVERSAL WINCH. WE CAN USE IT FRONT, OR REAR, OR EVEN IN THE TRAILER. NOW TO MOUNT IT WE HAD TO REMOVE ONE OF THE DEFLECTORS FOR THE COOLING SYSTEM. KEEP IN MIND THAT ESPECIALLY WITH THIS ECOBOOST TRUCK, IT'S CRUCIAL TO MAINTAIN FACTORY AIR FLOOR.

WHEN WE'RE AT THE JOB SITE WE CAN USE THIS WARN RECEIVER MOUNT WINCH WITH THE NEW SPIDERA ROPE. THIS UNIT WILL COME IN HANDY ON THE CONSTRUCTION SITE. NOW THE LAST THING WE WANTED TO DO WAS THROW A LIFT KIT ON THIS TRUCK. THE RIG IS DESIGNED TO TOW A TRAILER BUT WE WANTED TO GO WITH A LIGHTER AND STRONGER WHEEL DESIGN.

AS WELL AS GET ANOTHER EXTRA COUPLE OF INCHES OF GROUND CLEARANCE, AND WE THINK WE FOUND THE PERFECT COMBINATION. THIS IS WELD RACING'S BRAND NEW LINE OF TRUCK WHEELS. THEY'RE FORGED BILLET ALUMINUM, COME IN 10 DIFFERENT STYLES INCLUDING A COOL BLACK ANODIZED FINISH AND ARE RATED UP TO 3,500 POUNDS EACH.

AND ALL THE DETAIL THAT YOU SEE HERE IN THE SPOKES, THE ROUNDED CORNERS, WELL IT LOOKS GREAT BUT IT'S DESIGNED TO INCREASE THE STRENGTH OF THE WHEEL. LOOK AT IT THE SAME WAY AS YOU WOULD BY DEBURRING AN ENGINE BLOCK. JUST BY ELIMINATING THE WEAK SPOTS AND SMOOTHING OVER THE CORNERS, YOU'RE INCREASING THE STRENGTH OF THE WHEEL WITH OUT INCREASING THE WEIGHT, AND IT'S DESIGNED RIGHT IN. BUT THE BEST THING ABOUT WELD RACING WHEELS IS THAT THEY'RE

DESIGNED AND MANUFACTURED RIGHT HERE IN THE UNITED

STATES, AND THEY ALSO OFFER MATCHING TRAILER WHEELS IN

THESE STYLES AND DESIGNS. AS FAR AS TIRES, WE WANTED SOMETHING THAT WAS READY FOR JUST ABOUT ANYTHING. SO WE REACHED FOR THESE FALKEN ALL TERRAINS. THESE ARE THE WILDPEAK ALL TERRAIN ALL SEASON RADIALS IN A 305/55 20 SIZE. WE GAINED ABOUT TWO INCHES IN OVERALL WHEEL DIAMETER AND

THESE TIRES HAVE TWO EXTRA WIDE STEEL BELTS FOR STABILITY AND AN AGGRESSIVE YET QUIET LUG PATTERN. WELD RACING HAS A LONG HISTORY OF MAKING HIGH QUALITY FORGED WHEELS. SO IT WAS A NATURAL CHOICE FOR BOTH THE TRUCK AND FOR OUR TRAILER. NOW ON THE JOB SITE IT'S GONNA GET NASTY, SO WE'RE THROWING IN THESE FLOOR MATS FROM RUGGED RIDGE. THEY'RE MOLDED FOR THIS TRUCK. THEY'VE GOT THIS AGGRESSIVE PATTERN HERE TO GET THE MUD OFF YOUR BOOTS AND THIS RIDGE TO KEEP THE DIRT OFF THE UPHOLSTERY. AND IF THE REST OF YOU GETS AS NASTY AS YOUR WORK BOOTS, YOU MAY WANT TO THINK ABOUT PROTECTING YOUR SEAT COVERS AS WELL. HECK THIS IS A DUAL PURPOSE RIG, YOU MIGHT WANT TO TAKE THE WIFE AND KIDS OUT FISHING ON THE WEEKEND. DULUTH TRADING COMPANY MAKES THIS SLIP ON SEAT COVER WITH THE NONSKID SURFACE ON ONE SIDE AND A STRONG PROTECTIVE CANVAS ON THE OTHER. IT'S PERFECT FOR YOUR UPHOLSTERED SEATS. THEY ALSO MAKE THIS JOB SITE CADDY WITH TONS OF STORAGE SPACE. HECK YOU COULD EVEN PUT A THERMOS, MAYBE A COUPLE OF SANDWICHES IN HERE.

(RYAN)>> ALRIGHT, WITH THE TRUCK JUST ABOUT FINISHED UP WE NEED TO GET CRACKING INSTALLING SOME OF THE TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT INSIDE OF OUR ENCLOSED TRAILER. NOW THE BIGGEST PIECE OF EQUIPMENT WE'RE GONNA PUT IN THE TRAILER IS OUR MILLER BOBCAT 250 EFI WELDER/GENERATOR. NOW THIS IS A GASOLINE POWERED GENERATOR AND IT'S EFI, OR FUEL INJECTED. SO IT'S 27 PERCENT MORE FUEL EFFICIENT THAN PREVIOUS CARBURETED MODELS. WE'VE GOT FOUR 20 AMP 120 VOLT OUTLETS AND A SINGLE 240 VOLT OUTLET. AND YOU CAN WELD JUST ABOUT ANY WAY YOU WANT. YOU CAN STICK WELD, TIG WELD, OR MIG WELD WITH THIS MACHINE. SO IT'S PRETTY DARN VERSATILE, AND IT'S A GREAT ADDITION TO OUR CONTRACTOR RIG. NOW WE ALSO WANTED TO INCLUDE A QUALITY TOOL BOX. SO WE WENT TO MATCO AND PICKED UP THIS SIX DRAWER UNIT. NOW WE DIDN'T WANT SOMETHING HUGE THAT WOULD TAKE UP THE ENTIRE TRAILER, BUT WE WANTED SOMETHING THAT WOULD OFFER UP PLENTY OF ROOM FOR STORAGE FOR PARTS, TOOLS, SUPPLIES, OR WHATEVER ELSE YOU MIGHT WANT TO LOCK UP SECURELY. AND WELL WE'LL JUST TAKE THE CASTORS OFF IT AND BOLT IT TO THE FLOOR OF THE TRAILER SO IT'S IN THERE GOOD AND SOLID.

AND SINCE A LOT OF TRADESMEN OR CONTRACTORS NEED ACCESS TO COMPRESSED AIR AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER, WELL WE DECIDED TO PICK UP THIS SIX GALLON PANCAKE STYLE COMPRESSOR AND

AN ASSORTMENT OF NAIL GUNS. AND AFTER A LONG HARD DAY ON THE JOB IT'S NICE TO ENJOY A COLD DRINK, OR MAYBE YOU JUST WANT TO KEEP YOUR LUNCH COLD. SO WE PICKED UP AN ELECTRIC COOLER AS WELL. NOW FOR YOU GUYS THAT HAVE BEEN IN AN ENCLOSED TRAILER AND RELYING ON THE SINGLE LIGHT IN THE ROOF TO PROVIDE LIGHT, YOU KNOW HOW FRUSTRATING IT CAN BE TO SEE. SO WE'RE GONNA BE ADDING THESE STRIP LIGHTS FROM ORACLE TO HELP LIGHT THINGS UP. DISCO PARTY!

(KEVIN)>> HEY GUYS, WELCOME BACK TO TRUCKS AND OUR LOCTITE PUTTING AMERICA BACK TO WORK PROJECT. LED LIGHTING IS HERE TO STAY AND FOR A LOT OF REALLY GOOD REASONS. THE STRIP LIGHTING THAT WE'RE INSTALLING HERE HAS A VERY MINIMAL DRAW AS WELL AS EXCELLENT LIGHT OUTPUT AND DISTRIBUTION. SO RATHER THAN PUT A WHOLE BANK OF INCANDESCENT DOME LIGHTS UP OVER THE ROOF, WE'RE SIMPLY PUTTING TWO STRIPS OF THE ORACLE LED LIGHTS IN PLACE. NOW THIS COULDN'T GET ANY EASIER TO INSTALL. IT'S PEEL AND STICK WITH A VERY STRONG ADHESIVE THAT WON'T LET GO. THE STRIP LIGHTS ARE ENCLOSED IN A TOUGH WEATHER RESISTANT FLEXIBLE CASING. AND BECAUSE OF THE WAY OUR TRAILER IS MADE, THE POWDER COATED ROOF SUPPORTS ARE THE PERFECT MOUNTING SURFACE FOR THE STRIP LIGHTS. THIS ELIMINATES THE NEED TO FABRICATE A BUNCH OF FIXTURES AND DO A BUNCH OF EXTRA WORK, AND WE GET GREAT LUMINESCENCE OR REALLY BRIGHT LIGHT. AN EXTRA BONUS IS THAT THEY TAKE UP ALMOST NO SPACE.

(RYAN)>> ALRIGHT, LETS HOOK THESE UP TO POWER AND SEE WHAT THEY DO.

ALRIGHT WELL THAT'S PRETTY IMPRESSIVE. AND SINCE THESE DON'T DRAW TOO MANY AMPS, PROBABLY NOT EVEN A WHOLE AMP, WE CAN TAP INTO THE CIRCUIT HERE ON THE WALL AND BE FINE.

BOY KEVIN'S GONNA HAVE SOME FUN IN HERE.

(KEVIN)>> SO NOW THAT WE CAN SEE IN HERE, WE CAN START TO PAY ATTENTION TO SOME OF THE LAYOUT. AND BY FAR THE LARGEST AND HEAVIEST PIECE OF EQUIPMENT THAT WE'RE GONNA INSTALL INTO THIS TRAILER IS OUR MILLER WELDER/GENERATOR COMBO, BUT IT'S A LITTLE BIT OF A CHALLENGE TOO BECAUSE WE HAVE TO HAVE ACCESS TO THE SIDES. AND WE ALSO HAVE TO PAY ATTENTION TO THE 500 POUNDS OF WEIGHT THAT IT'S GONNA ADD TO THIS TRAILER. NOW OUR AXLE CENTER LINE IS RIGHT ABOUT HERE. SO WE'VE CENTERED THE PLACEMENT OF THE GENERATOR

RIGHT ABOUT THERE. WE'VE GOT ACCESS TO THE SIDE CABINET AS WELL AS SOME ROOM TO STORE PLYWOOD OR DRYWALL SHEETS, SOMETHING BETWEEN HERE AND THERE, AND IT DOESN'T REALLY INTERFERE WITH ANYTHING ELSE. SO THIS IS THE PERFECT SPOT FOR THAT GENERATOR.

(RYAN)>> WHAT DID YOU DO WITH THOSE CASTORS?

(KEVIN)>> BEFORE WE LOAD IN THE GENERATOR WE WANT TO FIND THE RIGHT PLACE FOR THE MATCO TOOL CHEST SO THAT WE NOT ONLY HAVE ACCESS INSIDE THE SIDE DOOR BUT ALSO TO OPEN ALL THE DRAWERS. I BELIEVE WE CAN PROBABLY GET SOME LAG BOLTS. THE BOTTOM, PULL THAT DRAWER OUT, LOCK HER DOWN.

(KEVIN)>> PERFECT!

(RYAN)>> THAT'S A GOOD SPOT.

(KEVIN)>> OKAY PERFECT, COME FORWARD.

(RYAN)>> HAVE I TOLD YOU I'VE NEVER DRIVEN ONE OF THESE BEFORE.

(KEVIN)>> UM, THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN PERTINENT INFORMATION ABOUT 10 MINUTES AGO. THIS GENERATOR IS MILLER'S LATEST PRODUCT. IT'S A BOBCAT 250 EFI. IT HAS A 33 PERCENT REDUCTION IN SOUND, IT WEIGHS 55 POUNDS LIGHTER, AND IT'S ELECTRONIC FUEL INJECTION, AND ALL THE BENEFITS OF EFI ON A CAR ARE TRANSFERRED OVER TO HERE. FEWER EMISSIONS, EASIER STARTS IN ANY CLIMATE, AND MORE WORK PER GALLON, AND IT'S FIVE INCHES SHORTER THAN THE PREVIOUS MODEL MAKING IT THE PERFECT FIT FOR OUR TRAILER.

(RYAN)>> NOW THIS THING'S HUGE BUT IT ACTUALLY ISN'T THAT BAD ONCE IT'S IN HERE. FOR AS HANDY AS IT IS, IT'S DEFINITELY WORTH IT, NICE!

(KEVIN)>> COOL, NOW EVERYBODY THAT'S EVER WORKED OUT OF A TRAILER KNOWS THAT THE MOST IMPORTANT THING ON THE DOOR OF A TRAILER IS A BOTTLE AND TOWEL RACK. AND IT GOES WITHOUT SAYING THAT MESSES ARE GONNA BE MADE. YOU DON'T WANT TO DRAG ALL THAT DIRT INTO THE TRAILER. SO WE'RE LOADING OURS UP WITH WHAT WE REACH FOR IN THE TRUCK SHOP, SCOTT PRO SHOP TOWELS.

(KEVIN)>> HEY GUYS, WELCOME BACK TO TRUCKS. WE'RE ON THE HOME STRETCH OF OUR LOCTITE PUTTING AMERICA BACK TO WORK CONTRACTOR'S RIG. NOW CONSTRUCTION ADHESIVES ARE A STAPLE ON A MODERN JOB SITE, AND LOCTITE IS ONE OF THE INNOVATORS OF THIS TECHNOLOGY. WE'RE USING THEM FOR THE SUPPORTS FOR OUR COLLAPSIBLE WORK BENCH THAT MOUNTS TO THE SIDE OF THE TRAILER WALL.

(RYAN)>> WE NEED TO MIX THIS WITH THE LIGHT SHOW.

(KEVIN)>> NOW A TRAILER'S GREAT BUT EVERYBODY NEEDS A FLAT SURFACE TO WORK ON. SO THIS THING IS IDEAL BECAUSE IT'S THERE WHEN YOU NEED AND IT FOLDS DOWN OUT OF THE WAY WHEN WE DON'T. NOW SOMETIMES A HEAVY DUTY GENERATOR IS JUST MORE THAN YOU NEED TO GET THE JOB DONE.

(RYAN)>> NOW WE'VE GOT OUR 3,000 WATT INVERTER MOUNTED NEXT TO OUR ALUMINUM FOLD OUT SHELF THAT WE PICKED UP FROM SUMMIT RACING. THAT WAY IF YOU NEED TO DO A JOB THAT REQUIRES A WORK SURFACE AND ELECTRICITY AND A POWER TOOL, WELL YOU DON'T HAVE TO FIRE UP THIS GIANT GENERATOR JUST

TO GET SOME JUICE. NOW WHILE WE WERE ON SUMMIT'S WEBSITE WE ALSO PICKED UP A BATTERY BOX. AND WE'LL THROW A DEEP CYCLE BATTERY IN, INSTALL ON THE FLOOR NEXT TO THE INVERTER, AND THAT WAY IT'LL FEED 12 VOLTS TO THE INVERTER. THEN WE'LL JUST CHARGE THE BATTERY USING THE VEHICLE'S HARNESS AND THE TRAILER HARNESS.

(KEVIN)>> ANOTHER FLAT SURFACE THAT YOU'RE GONNA NEED IS SHELVING. THESE LIGHTWEIGHT DIAMOND PLATE SHELVES ARE THE PERFECT SOLUTION BECAUSE THEY DON'T ADD A BUNCH OF WEIGHT. NOW TO MOUNT OUR PANCAKE COMPRESSOR ON THE FLOOR WE'RE USING A SIMPLE SOLUTION WITH EXHAUST TUBING AND A FLAT PLATE TO SCREW INTO THE FLOOR LOCKING ITS FEET IN PLACE, THERE WE GO! NOW WE'RE GONNA TAP INTO THE FACTORY DOME LIGHT SO WE CAN POWER BOTH THE INCANDESCENT BULB AND OUR STRIP LIGHTS WITH THE FACTORY SWITCH, WORKS! NOW IT JUST MAKES SENSE TO FILL OUR MATCO TOOL CHEST UP WITH SOME MATCO TOOLS. THE GREAT THING ABOUT THIS CHEST IS THAT NOT ONLY ARE THE DRAWERS AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE CABINET VERY DURABLE, BUT IT ALSO LOCKS, WHICH IS GONNA KEEP YOUR CARGO SECURE WHILE THE TRAILER'S IN MOTION. NOW DOWN HERE IS THE EXHAUST PORT FOR THE GENERATOR SO WE DON'T GAS OUT THE CONTRACTOR. WE'VE GOT A SIMPLE SOLUTION.

IT INVOLVES A LEFTOVER PIECE OF EXHAUST TUBING WRAPPED IN

DEI HEADER WRAPPED AND IT'S JUST PUMPED DOWN INTO THE EXHAUST PORT DOWN THROUGH THE FLOOR, OUT THE SIDE, NO MORE EXHAUST.

NOW ORGANIZATION IS THE KEY TO FINDING STUFF QUICKLY WHILE YOU'RE ON THE JOB. SO WE PICKED UP THIS WALL RACK, AGAIN FROM SUMMIT RACING'S WEBSITE. IT'S HEAVY DUTY, MODULAR, AND THE ACCESSORIES CAN BE MOVED AROUND TO SUIT YOUR NEEDS. AND OF COURSE WE'VE GOT TO HAVE A BIG STOCK OF LOCTITE PRODUCTS. LOCTITE'S CATALOG LOOKS LIKE A NEW YORK PHONE BOOK, AND LIKE CRAIG SAID, LOCTITE PRODUCTS ARE A MUST HAVE FOR ALMOST EVERY TRADESMAN AND CRAFTSMAN IN AMERICA.

(KEVIN)>> HEY WELCOME BACK TO TRUCKS. WELL THIS IS IT, LOCTITE'S PUTTING AMERICA BACK TO WORK TRUCK AND TRAILER RIG. THE GOAL OF THIS PROJECT WAS TO TAKE AN AWESOME TRUCK AND TRAILER, LOAD THEM UP WITH GREAT TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT THAT'LL GET THE JOB DONE. AFTER THAT THE RIG GETS DISPLAYED AT THE SEMA SHOW. THEN AUCTIONED OFF ON EBAY. AFTER THAT 100 PERCENT OF THE PROCEEDS GO TO THE NONPROFIT

ORGANIZATION CREATE JOBS FOR USA AND THEIR GOAL IS TO PUT HARD WORKING AMERICAN CONTRACTORS AND TRADESMEN BACK TO WORK. NOW WITH A NEW SET OF WELD WHEELS ON THE TRUCK, WE THOUGHT IT WAS ONLY FITTING TO THROW A SET ON THE TRAILER TOO. SO WE CALLED UP WELD RACING, HAD THEM SEND US A SET OF ROD LIGHT FORGED ALUMINUM WHEELS. THEY'RE STRONG, LIGHTWEIGHT, AND THEY LOOK GREAT TOO. NOW THERE'S ONE MORE THING I WANTED TO SHOW YOU. OBVIOUSLY BETWEEN THE TRUCK AND THE TRAILER YOU'VE GOT A SIZABLE INVESTMENT IN EQUIPMENT AND YOU WANT TO KEEP IT LOCKED UP, KEEP IT SAFE. WELL THIS IS THE BOLT LOCK SYSTEM AND IT'S COOL. WITH THE KEY YOU'VE CHOSEN AS YOUR MASTER KEY MATCHED TO THE LOCK STYLE, TEAR OFF THE TAB THAT COVERS THE LOCK'S CYLINDER.

THEN INSERT THE KEY, GIVE IT A TWIST, AND YOU'LL

HEAR IT PROGRAM ITSELF. IT REALLY IS THAT SIMPLE. AND NOW THE IGNITION KEY IS THE KEY TO THE LOCK, AND YOU CAN USE AS MANY LOCKS AS YOU LIKE WITH THE SAME KEY. JUST MATCH THE VEHICLE MAKE TO THE LOCK STYLE AND YOU'RE GOOD TO GO. NO MORE GIANT WAD OF JANITOR KEYS TO CARRY AROUND. ONE KEY TO KEEP UP WITH. IF YOU'VE GOT YOUR IGNITION KEY, YOU'VE GOT THE KEYS TO EVERYTHING. IT'S JUST PLAIN SMART.

SO WITH EVERYTHING LOCKED UP TIGHT, GET IT, WE DECIDED TO

TAKE THE RIG ON THE ROAD AND SEE HOW IT FELT.

BUT EVEN WITH ALL THE ADDED TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT IN THE TRAILER, IT TRACKED ALONG BEHIND THE F-150 EFFORTLESSLY. NOW OUT ON THE JOB SITE THIS RIG IS RIGHT AT HOME, IF NOT A LITTLE LOUD. BUT HEY, TRUCKS AND LOCTITE ARE PROUD OF WHAT THIS RIG STANDS FOR. BACK OUT ON THE ROAD WITH THE FRONT END LEVELED UP, THE TRUCK ACTUALLY FELT A LITTLE BIT MORE LIKE A FOUR WHEEL DRIVE. AND WITH THE EXTRA SIDEWALL IN THE NEW TIRES, I THINK RIDE QUALITY IMPROVED. OVERALL IT FELT VERY, VERY STABLE. WITH THE EXTRA POWER OF THE ECOBOOST WE DIDN'T EVEN FEEL

THE TRAILER, EVEN ON A LONG HILL. AND WITH THE INVISIRACK THERE WAS NOTICEABLE WIND RESISTANCE OR ANNOYING WHISTLES.

NOW EVEN IN THE BRIGHT SUNLIGHT AT HIGH NOON THE ORACLE LED'S ARE BRIGHT. SO YOU CAN IMAGINE HOW EFFECTIVE THEY'D BE WHEN YOU'RE TRYING TO SQUEEZE IN THAT LAST HOUR OF LABOR AT DUSK. THE NEW FORGED WHEELS ON THE TRAILER NOT ONLY LOOK GOOD BUT THEY GIVE US A LITTLE BIT OF PEACE OF MIND KNOWING THAT THEY'RE GONNA BE, STRONG, TOUGH, AND LIGHT. NOW AS GOOD AS THIS LOOKS GOING DOWN THE ROAD, YOU KNOW IT'S GONNA BE JUST AS HARDWORKING AS THE CONTRACTOR THAT'S LUCKY ENOUGH TO HAVE IT. WELL IF YOU'VE CHANGED THE RIDE HEIGHT OF YOUR TRUCK, IT MAY JUST BE A GOOD TIME TO CHECK AND MAKE SURE THAT YOUR HEADLIGHTS ARE AIMED. AND WHILE YOU'RE AT IT, IT MIGHT BE A GOOD TIME FOR AN UPGRADE. SYLVANIA'S SILVER STAR LINE HAS A FULL SELECTION OF HIGH PERFORMANCE LIGHTING SOLUTIONS INCLUDING HEADLIGHT HIGH AND LOW BEAMS, FOG LIGHTS, DAY TIME RUNNING LIGHTS AND TURN SIGNALS, AS WELL AS INTERIOR AND ACCENT BULBS. NOW OVER TIME YOUR HEADLIGHTS LOSE EFFICIENCY

AS THEY GET OLDER. SYLVANIA'S SILVER STAR ULTRA BULBS GIVE YOU UP TO A 50

PERCENT INCREASE IN EFFICIENCY OVER YOUR WARN STANDARD BULBS, WHICH MEANS MORE SIDE VISION AND ABOUT A FOOTBALL FIELD'S WORTH OF EXTRA DISTANCE AT NIGHT. AND AS YOU CAN SEE, THE LIGHT FROM THE SYLVANIA BULB IS BRIGHT WHITE, NOT THAT ANNOYING BLUE COLOR. AND BY THE WAY, WHEN YOU'RE DOING YOUR BULB UPGRADE, DO BOTH SIDES AT ONCE.

AND IF YOU'RE CHANGING YOUR BULBS, DON'T EVER TOUCH THE SURFACE OF THE BULB. IT CAN SHORTEN THE LIFE OF IT. THANKS FOR WATCHING TRUCKS, SEE YOU GUYS NEXT TIME.
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