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2015 Holiday Schedule
December 17, 2015 -- Merry Christmas from Sadler Power Train!
Christmas and New Year Schedule:
Closed - Thursday, December 24
Closed - Friday, December 25
Open - Saturday, December 26*
*Davenport and Cedar Rapids parts only, until noon
Open - Thursday, December 31 - Until Noon
Closed - Friday, January 1
Open - Saturday, January 2*
*Davenport and Cedar Rapids parts only, until noon
Looking for a FAST cross reference? Try our FleetCross FREE TRIAL special
December 17, 2015 -- Contact Adam Sadler (319-366-8238) today to get your 2 week trial of FleetCross.
FleetCross is an easy to use application containing ALL-MAKES reference information including Part Cross-Reference, Manufacturer Catalog Search and a Heavy Duty Labor Time Guide. Customize fleet modules and MOTOR PartSaver maintenance and support are also available.
Largest part Cross-Reference database, hundreds of millions and growing
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Thousands of manufacturers and suppliers, light, medium and heavy duty
Includes segments of off-highway and industrial equipment
Aftermarket part numbers to illustrations
Web access 24/7
Proven successful for nearly 20 years by fleets, dealers and parts distributors
Partial Part Number Search (Advanced Search) is available
Manufacturer Website Integrations (MWI via Advanced Search) is available
Tear Away and Duplicate tab technology included
Tab design easily allows the addition of future modules such as service
Advanced application installation available depending on environment
Updates are continuous and seamless to the end user
Web training and support included with onsite training available
New Building Sign in Davenport!
December 4, 2015 -- Take a look at our brand new building sign at our Davenport location!
Check it out if you're cruising through Davenport on I80!
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Team Sadler - New Davenport Team Members
December 3, 2015 -- We are happy to welcome new Team Sadler members in Davenport to enhance customer experience and satisfaction.
Dave Warren has started as a counter professional and brings 25 plus years of parts experience to our parts department. Dave has 20+ years of parts experience and recently came to Sadler from MHC Kenworth.
Nick Meyer will be moving into a Service Advisors position and will still work on trucks as needed. This will improve customer service as he will be able to field customer calls at the service counter, enhancing the customer experience.
We have hired Jacob Lafferty to replace Nick Meyer on the shop floor. Jacob brings a wealth of knowledge from the OEM side of Service and specializes in Engine repair and diagnosis as well as all other aspects of HD repair.
Because of customer demand, we have also filled a 2nd driveline position with Tom LaMaster. Tom is an experienced machinist and welder. This will improve our turnaround times and reduce customer's downtime.
Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule
November 25, 2015 -- As we reflect on all that we grateful for this Thanksgiving Day, know that you are on our list! Customers like you have made our business strong -and for that we are extremely grateful.
2015 Thanksgiving schedule
CLOSED Thursday, November 26
OPEN Friday, 11/27 -Parts Dept only(7:30 -5:00)
*Cedar Rapids and Davenport only
Minimizer adds Freightliner models to floor mats product line
November 19, 2015 -- The Freightliner Coronado (model years 2010-2016) and the Freightliner 122SD (2013-2016) are the two newest additions to the Minimizer Custom Molded Floor Mats line.
Check out this week's Minimizer Video Blog to see how our Floor Mats perform against carpet and rubber mats!
On-Highway Trucking Industry Solutions from Arctic Fox
October 29, 2015 -- For more than a quarter century, Arctic Fox has produced stainless steel heat exchangers for diesel fuel and fluids. Both in-line and in-tank heaters utilize engine coolant running through efficient heat exchangers to prevent fuel gelling. Hydraulic fluid warmers use the same principle to promote smooth operation.
In addition to stainless steel heat exchangers, Arctic Fox offers electric heating pads and other system options.
While most applications are covered by our standard product line, custom designs are available.
There is a Smarter Solution to the common problems of cold weather operation -- fuel and fluid warming systems from Arctic Fox.
Arctic Fox gives you more fuel heating options.
Electric options provide effective starting aids to pre-warm fuel.
Coolant options provide heated fuel while the engine is running and the fuel is flowing. These options allow for the reduction of blended fuel and costly additives in cold weather.
In-tank fuel heater options integrate into an onboard APU or diesel fired coolant heater to preheat the fuel while the engine is off.......keeping the driver, engine, AND FUEL warm without idling.
Go with the Leader in Fluid and Fuel Heating Systems, Arctic Fox!
Gets you going….keeps you flowing!
Dr. Preload for superior bearing adjustment
October 23, 2015 -- Superior Bearing Adjustment For Better Wheel-End Management, Longer Tire Life And Less Downtime.
Our goal is to provide fleets and end users with products that Cover Your Assets. That’s why we’re offering you the new Meritor Wheel Bearing Adjustment System – which includes Doctor Preload® and Temper-Loc® spindle nuts from Temper®.
Sadler Power Train Featured as DOTY Finalist
October 21, 2015 -- Please click on the document below to check out our write up in Truck Parts and Service magazine for being a Distributor of the Year Finalist.
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Enter to win an iPad mini from Maxwell
August 21, 2015 -- Take the 5 question survey for a chance to win an iPad mini
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New Dorman EGR valves - IN STOCK!
August 14, 2015 -- 2002-2007 Cummins ISM Generation EGR Valves. Controls exhaust flow through the engine and redirects exhaust back into the engine (where applicable). Upgraded gear material minimizes teeth stripping. Redesigned position sensor axle bushing eliminates dislodging and erratic sensor readings.
Direct replacement for proper fit
Helps reduce emissions to protect the environment
Vehicle try-on testing has been conducted on this part to ensure trouble-free performance
Includes gaskets needed for installation
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Sadler Power Train nominated for the '15 Distributor of the Year award!
August 11, 2015 -- We are excited to announce that Sadler Power Train has been announced by Truck Parts and Service magazine as a finalist for the 2015 Distributor of the Year award. This prestigious award is given annually to the top truck parts and service distributor in the country. This year there are four other companies that have also been named finalists.
Sadler Power Train is the publication's first finalist ever to receive nominations on three consecutive years, 2013, 2014, and 2015.
Each finalist will be prominently featured at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week 2016. The 14th Distributor of the Year winner will be announced January 26, 2016 during Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week.
We certainly couldn't have achieved this without your support.
Thank you for your business!
New Minimizer Tandem Work Bench - Now In Stock!
July 6, 2015 -- Life is hard, so everything else should be easy, which is why Minimizer is releasing its newest Maintenance Line product - the Tandem Work Bench.
The bench sits securely on tandems and holds up to 300 pounds of parts and tools.
“For years, repair shops have been looking for something like the Tandem Work Bench,” Minimizer CEO Craig Kruckeberg said. “They were always having problems with tools falling off the truck, or bolts rolling off the tops of tires. This saves space when working on an engine teardown. Now there's room for everything.”
The Tandem Work Bench features two removable tops, along with a deep base, and as usual, it comes with Minimizer’s lifetime guarantee.
NEW PRODUCT: SPT adds J.W. Speaker
July 6, 2015 -- Sadler Power Train is proud to announce a new partnership with J.W. Speaker.
J.W. Speaker has been an industry leader in the design and the manufacture of the quality vehicular lighting systems for over 50 years.
J.W. Speaker recognizes that LED's represent the future of vehicular lighting and have aligned their development and production capabilities to deliver.
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"We've Got You Covered"
July 1, 2015 -- Sadler Power Train has you covered with products from Mid American Clutch. We offer new and reman clutches, flywheels, pilot bearings, major install kits, clutch brakes, and component parts.
We also perform flywheel grinding services while you wait!
Sadler Power Train Stocking Mahle Turbochargers
June 19, 2015 -- Sadler Power Train Now Stocking Mahle Turbochargers
Exhaust gas turbochargers are a key technology to enhance performance, reduce fuel consumption, and lower exhaust emissions. When fitted to direct-injection diesel engines, they reduce fuel consumption by up to 25 per cent compared with similar petrol engines with duct injection.
Consequently, they have taken over almost the entire market segment. The trend with petrol engines is towards downsizing—a reduction in cubic capacity for the same power output—and turbocharging, since the high power density of these engines requires an increase in the air mass supplied to the engine, which is only possible with turbocharging.
Learn more about Mahle's OE techonolgy for the aftermarket at:
15.2 version of the Jaltest software released
June 17, 2015 -- Visit jaltest.com and access your personal 'clients area' We recommend that you update your unit as soon as possible. Please keep in mind it takes about 2 hours to complete.
Check out this video link to see what's new with the update
Here are the update highlights...
- Jaltest coverage is increased in 4 additional makes, 1,658 new functionalities and 26,959 additional fault codes.
- Jaltest technical information provides 1,376 new wiring diagrams and over 2,000 new troubleshooting guides by fault codes.
- New Jaltest Off-Highway OHW vehicle module (John Deere, New Holland Construction, Cummins, Perkins, Grove among many others). Promotional module during 2015.
- Faster Software installation process. Reduced by 50%.
- Faster automatic identification system processes: Vehicle System Scan for Heavy Duty (Deutsch 6/9 pin) and Volvo/Mack HD-OBD System Scan (now supported by Jaltest Link V7 hardware).
- Graphs now available during activations.
- GRP Synchro functionality: User accounts.
- New important capabilities: CAT EPA04 injector Trim File calibration, Mack/Volvo EPA07 and EPA10 VGT calibration, MX-13 PCI EPA13 injector calibration among others.
Nominate SPT for Distributor Of The Year
June 9, 2015 -- As you might know, because of your outstanding support, Sadler Power Train was a 2014 Finalist for the Distributor Of The Year award given out by Truck Parts & Service magazine. This year we would like to repeat this outstanding achievement, but we need your help!
If you feel that we are worthy of the Distributor Of The Year award, please click on the link below and kindly nominate us.
As always, THANK YOU for your business and support!
Gear Shop Help Wanted in Cedar Rapids Location
May 20, 2015 -- Sadler Power Train in Cedar Rapids is looking for differential as well as driveshaft repair specialists. Prior field experience is a plus with either position, but mechanical aptitude necessary. Will train, competitive pay and benefits available, inquiries can be sent to:
In Case You Missed It; View The Maxwell ESM Webinar Here
May 12, 2015 -- In case you missed it; here's another chance to view a recording of the Maxwell ESM webinar.
New 4"x6" LED Headlights From Truck-lite
May 12, 2015 -- Truck-Lite Releases New 4" x 6" LED Headlights
Truck-Lite Co., LLC, a worldwide leader in heavy-duty lighting and visibility systems, announced its latest advancement in the LED forward lighting market--the 4x6 (165mm) rectangular LED headlight system, a drop-in replacement for 1A1 and 2A1 sealed beams in most applications. This advanced lighting system is the follow up to the widely popular 7-inch round and 5x7-inch headlights, which currently stand as the best and lowest cost systems in the market.
"The thing that excites me about the new 4x6 LED headlights is the world-class beam pattern and the low cost. Truck-Lite continues to work towards reducing the cost and improving the performance of our products. You'll find we were able to do both with this new system," said Brad Van Riper, Senior VP and Chief Technology Officer.
Stock coming soon, call to order yours today!!
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