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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WHY USE THE MTU TO TRAIN TECHNICIANS

  Purkeys’ new product, the Multimeter Training Unit (MTU), helps fleets train technicians on a heavy-duty vehicle’s electrical system. The MTU allows technicians to practice their skills with a multimeter in a controlled environment before testing on a vehicle. Purkeys Chief Engineer Dale Henningson said one of the main benefits of using the MTU is…

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KNOW HOW TO KEEP THE ABS WORKING PROPERLY

TMC’s RP-137b sets the industry standard for voltage drop on the 7-way connection. When voltage drop is measured on the 7-way, three circuits are tested. The common ground, the AUX pin and the stop lamp circuit are tested under load to determine if adequate power will be available at the front of the trailer. Purkeys…

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