LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PURKEYS’ MANTI, UTAH OFFICE

The small town of Manti, Utah is located on Heritage Highway 89 about 120 miles from Salt Lake City. Best known for the LDS Manti Temple, this town is also the home of Purkeys’ second location. Dale Henningson, Purkeys’ Chief Engineer, grew up in Manti and has spent most of his life in that area.…

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PURKEYS AND SILVER EAGLE COLLABORATE TO CREATE AN ADJUSTABLE T-DOLLY

Silver Eagle released a new revolutionary trailer dolly that automatically telescopes and retracts to adjust the gap between trailers, called the T-Dolly. During their development process, Silver Eagle asked Purkeys to find an electrical solution to help charge a battery and control the hydraulic system. Silver Eagle’s adjustable T-Dolly uses the anti-lock braking system (ABS)…

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PURKEYS’ SILVER ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

  Bruce Purkey and his daughter Robyn Wassman moved to Northwest Arkansas to open Purkeys in 1990. Twenty-five years later, the company is still family-owned and operated. “A family business is not just not a 9 to 5 job,” Robyn said. “When you close the door, it doesn’t end. The business is part of your…

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PURKEYS UPDATES THE TAPS TO INCLUDE AN EXTERNAL INDICATOR LIGHT

  Purkeys’ TAPS, or Trailer Auxiliary Power System, converts 12v DC power from the tractor to 110v AC power at the trailer. This allows fleets to keep electric pallet jacks and other electrical devices charged between deliveries without damaging the tractor batteries. The TAPS has been a Purkeys staple for several years but recently this electrical…

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PURKEYS’ TRAILER AUXILIARY POWER SYSTEM NOW HAS AN INDICATOR LIGHT

  Sales and Service Engineer Larry Rambeaux explains what Purkeys’ TAPS, or Trailer Auxiliary Power System, does and how the new indicator lights make diagnosing what the device is doing easier. The indicator lights allow fleets to see what the inverter is doing at a glance. When the truck starts, the indicator light will blink…

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HOW CCA AND RC RELATE TO EACH OTHER

The specifications of a battery are one of the first things to consider when choosing a battery for a heavy-duty vehicle. Since every fleet deals with different cycling scenarios, it is important to understand how a battery is rated and what that means. Purkeys’ Sales and Service Engineers Rylar Masco and Charley Gipe explain how a…

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