It’s Miller TimeMiller Electric is coming out with two new welders, the Millermatic 255 MIG welder and Multimatic 255 multiprocess welder. The company says both reduce downtime and increase productivity, and their ease of setup makes them good for welders of all skill levels. Both weigh 84 pounds, with a smaller footprint than similar machines, and they each have an easy-to-read 7-inch LCD display and straightforward controls, which Miller says reduces setup and changeover time. The Millermatic MIG/pulsed MIG welder is ideal for folks who do light manufacturing and fabrication, while the Multimatic delivers MIG, stick, TIG, and pulsed MIG operation.
Endurance RunnerIn its most efficient guise, the Ford F-150 Power Stroke is the most fuel-efficient pickup on the market, with a 30-mpg freeway rating. But folks who rack up a lot of miles on the highway will probably want to maximize their time on the road and away from the fuel station. For them, Transfer Flow now offers a 50-gallon replacement fuel tank that does away with the Ford-standard 24-gallon tank or the optional 36-gallon tank. With a theoretical range of 1,500 miles, you could drive from New York to Los Angeles twice with just three pit stops. Built from 12-gauge aluminized steel, the replacement fuel tank sits above the differential and inside the framerails, with no need for a skidplate and without any intrusion into the bed.
Square-Body StyleBillet boasts robust construction and sleek style, which makes it the perfect addition to a classic truck. Eddie Motorsports now offers billet door handles for the 1973-1987 General Motors fullsize truck, including the Chevrolet C10 and others, with five different styles to suit your taste. CNC-machined from 6061-T6 aluminum billet, they give the truck a surprisingly rich, bespoke appearance.
GatekeeperIf the inside of your Ram tailgate is looking battered or worn (or if you want to prevent it from looking that way), Deviant Race Parts, available at Alligator Performance, has a solution in the way of an 11-gauge aluminum tailgate protector. Powdercoated black and mounted with six button-head bolts and double-stick tape, the tailgate protector helps prevent damage from cargo sliding around, thanks to strategically placed bends that strengthen the piece. The protector also lines the top of the tailgate, which helps when loading long cargo.
Power With GrowlThe Ford F-150 Power Stroke offers a healthy 250 hp and 440 lb-ft, but you’d never know it from listening because the engine runs so quietly. But with MagnaFlow’s new, weight-saving DPF-back exhaust system, the engine wakes up with a muted growl. The clamp-on exhaust system saves 16 pounds over stock, and it’s available with either 5-inch polished tips or 5-inch black-coated tips, exiting just aft of the passenger wheel. Furthermore, both are emissions-compliant in all 50 states.
Quiet and ComfortableThe Jeep Wrangler JL could be the among the most comfortable dedicated off-roaders in a long time, but it still makes do with an available removable hardtop that doesn’t offer much in the way of insulation. Design Engineering, Inc. (DEI) will happily rectify that with its available headliner kit for the Wrangler Unlimited. DEI offers two different materials—original (black, gray, or white) and Leather Look (black or gray)—and all reduce sound intrusion and improve thermal efficiency, making the off-roader more comfortable on the highway and in severe weather conditions.
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Heavy-Duty Construction, Midsize SportinessThe cargo experts at Yakima have a new HD line of products for a variety of pickups, but they’re clearly intended for sporty, off-road–ready trucks like the Toyota Tacoma and Ford Ranger. The OverHaul HD is a new adjustable truck rack with a 500-pound load capacity on-road (300 pounds off-road), while the OutPost HD (which attaches to the OverHaul) can be used to mount items like traction mats, fuel containers, and more. Not convinced? Well, OEMs are. These products are now available as Ford dealer-installed accessories for the 2019 Ranger.