FREIGHTLINER COLUMBIA PARTS
Freightliner Columbia is a Class 8 Heavy Duty conventional semi-truck, produced by the American manufacturer Freightliner. They are available in a variety of configurations— including: Day-cab, Mid-cab, and Sleeper-berth. They have an aerodynamic sloped hood. When the Columbia Class was introduced in 2002, it was designed as a fleet truck. Columbia is primarily used for long distant transportation of freight in trailers.
Freightliner columbia became one of the best commercial vehicles. One of the most notable trucks of Freightliner is the Freightliner Columbia. The Freightliner Columbia is a very reliable and efficient truck that is designed to do a lot more.
The Freightliner Columbia parts are always on demand in the market to maintain its luxury and to restore comfort when some parts wear out or lose functionality. Freightliner Columbia parts are available for the best rates with us to make your Freightliner Columbia new again.
Top Four Freightliner Columbia Parts
Every Freightliner truck arrives from the factory ready to work. This page presents the top four parts that every Columbia Driver should consider adding to their truck—to personalize their truck, and make their driving experience more pleasant.[product_category category=”columbia-accessories” per_page=”50″ columns=”5″ orderby=”price” order=”asc”]
#1 Freightliner Columbia Auxiliary Power Unit (APU)
An APU is a small diesel generator attached to the frame of the truck. It generates DC power and AC power for use in the cab of the truck, and auxiliary systems in the truck’s engine. Some APUs have air conditioners—to allow for comfortable cab temperatures for the driver, while resting or sleeping.
An APU can be used to power a block heater, to allow the truck’s main engine to be easily started, even on the coldest mornings. APUs usually have their own cooling, heating, and electrical systems—but some APUs are fully integrated into a truck’s systems.
Some models can run for eight hours on 1 gallon of diesel.
DC Power 60 Amps @ 12 VDC
AC Power 5,000 Watts @ 110/120 VAC
APUs generally weigh less than 500 pounds. (Or less than 400 pounds, for systems without air conditioning).
Cost: An APU will cost between $9,000 and $12,000 (uninstalled).
#2 Freightliner Columbia Inverter
Inverters convert the 12 volts direct current (VDC) of the truck’s battery into 110 volts alternating current (VAC) used by most domestic appliances. They allow normal appliances to be run in your truck, without having the engine (or APU) running.
Their appeal can be summed up in two words: “convenience and economy”: Convenience: Anti-idling laws make it illegal (in certain parts of The United States) to idle a truck engine for hours. An invert allows you to run electrical equipment (such as computer, entertainment system, or cooking appliances), without idling the truck’s engine or
running an APU.
Economy: 110 VAC domestic equipment is easier to obtain than their 12 VDC counterparts. 12 VDC equipment is usually only available in speciality stores (which can be expensive), and is generally less powerful than 110 VAC equipment.
Most inverters are built with a low-voltage disconnect (LVD) set at 12.2 volts; so you don’t run the truck’s battery voltage down so low, that you can’t get the truck’s engine restarted.
A typical 1800 watt converter will run almost any device that a driver would install in their truck, but not necessarily at the same time. You can run a 16” LCD TV and charge you phone and make a cup of coffee at the same time—but a microwave oven takes all the power that the inverter can convert.
If you want to run the microwave oven, you would need to switch off everything else, until you are finished with the oven. A typical 600 watt converter will run only small devices: LCD TV, computer, or phone charger, It will NOT run a microwave, coffeepot, or toaster oven.
Cost: An 1800 watt converter will cost about $200 (uninstalled). A 600 watt converter will cost about $50 (uninstalled).
#3 Freightliner Columbia Wheel Covers
A large variety of wheel covers are available. Simple, flat fiberglass covers that are designed to decrease wind resistance. And decorative chrome hub caps that are designed to make a more pleasing appearance.
FUEL SAVING WHEEL COVERS
FUEL SAVING WHEEL COVERS streamline wheel openings on trucks and trailers. This aerodynamic benefit saves a lot of fuel. This is especially true with higher speed applications, such as highway driving.
In some fuel efficiency tests, these wheel covers increased fuel savings by 2%—when covers were on all eight wheels of a tractor trailer.
Wheel covers are made in a variety of styles designed to fit a standard aluminum 22.5 x 8.25″ wheel (generation 4). Wheel covers are made with a variety of materials and in a variety of colors. Most require no tools to install, and install in seconds.
Cost: A basic cover (made of cloth and firm wire) costs about $50/cover. A stainless steel cover will cost about $175/cover.
DECORATIVE CHROME HUB CAPS
DECORATIVE CHROME HUB CAPS provide a shiny look to the wheels of the truck. They allow a driver to personalize their vehicles. Hub caps are usually chrome.
Cost: A basic hub cap costs about $7/hub. A fully textured cap will cost about $30/hub.
DECORATIVE CHROME NUT COVERS
DECORATIVE CHROME NUT COVERS provide additional customization to a truck’s wheel. Nut Covers are usually covered in chrome. Sometimes reflective material is used, in a variety of festive colors.
Cost: Nut covers cost $15 to $20 for a package of 10.
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#4 Freightliner Columbia Security Systems
There are a large variety of security systems available for Freightliner Columbia trucks. The goal of each system is to prevent unauthorized users from: moving the truck, gaining access to the interior to the truck cab, or tampering with the contents of the trailer. On one end of the security spectrum are sophisticated, digital systems. On the other end of the security spectrum is the simple battery disconnect switch.
DIGITAL SECURITY SYSTEMS
For Class 8 trucks suhc as freightliner columbia has security system. Further,those systems are similar to security systems for standard automobiles, so learning how to operate the security equipment should take no special training.
Some systems even include Remote Engine Start. Remote Engine Start allows the air conditioner (or heater) to be started before entering the cab of the truck, which dramatically increases operator comfort.
Cost: A basic unit typically costs about $75. A full featured system will cost about $300. (Plus
cost of installation.)
Standard Security System features include:
- LCD display
- Long range FM radio technology
- Two LCD remote controls
- Arm / Silent arm
- Truck Locating
- Arm Reminding
- Central door lock
- Help Mode (“Panic”)
- Engine Cutoff
- Programable access codes
- Rechargeable batteries
- Low current draw
- 105dB Siren
FREIGHTLINER COLUMBIA BATTERY DISCONNECT (KILL) SWITCH
Freightliner columbia battery kill switch is a simple, low-tech device that prevents a truck’s engine from being started. A switch is installed in a concealed location, usually under the hood on in the cab of the truck. Only someone that knows the location of the battery disconnect switch will be able to start the truck. Many switches are equipped with with hasps to allow a pad-lock to be installed, further increasing the security of this system.
Cost: A simple disconnect switch mounted directly to the battery terminal will cost less than $10. A lockable and concealable switch can cost up to $80.
OTHER FREIGHTLINER COLUMBIA PARTS
We have all Freightliner Columbia parts for the truck. we provide you only with authentic and genuine parts that will help in your and your truck’s journey.
Some of the Freightliner Columbia parts are including:
The Freightliner Columbia bumper, Freightliner bug shields, Freightliner Columbia exhaust, Freightliner Columbia chrome liners, Freightliner Columbia mirrors, and covers.
Also, we have Freightliner Columbia parts including the interiors of your durable truck such as dash knobs, dash mats, Freightliner seats, seat covers, shift knobs, steering wheels, switch plates, foot pedals and accessories.
All the Freightliner Columbia parts are real and functional. For details on the parts, do contact us.