Glider Kit trucks from Thompson Truck Centers let you get a truck tailored to your needs, but without the hassle of finding all of the parts, getting quotes, and building an engine. With your guidance, we take care of the whole project and assemble a turnkey truck. Glider Kits include 4-year unlimited mileage Extended Service Coverage on engine, clutch, and transmission.
STEP 1 – CHOOSE YOUR FAVORITE CHASSIS MODEL
A Thompson Truck Center specialist will assist in building specifications for your Western Star model. Thompson works with each manufacturer representative to assure the most up to date specifications are available for your application.
STEP 2 – CHOOSE A POWERPLANT
We’ll build you a CAT engine, in-house, that comes with a 4 year/unlimited mileage OPT warranty on the engine, clutch and transmission (includes towing to the nearest dealer). We have several CAT engines in inventory adaptable to your chassis. Many customers have found newer engines to be costly to maintain. Your long-term maintenance cost will be reduced with a Thompson rebuilt CAT engine.
STEP 3: CHOOSE YOUR TRANSMISSION
Select an 8LL, 10, 13, or 18 Speed Eaton Reman Transmission that is built to your powertrain requirements, and couple it to a custom fabricated, balanced, and smoothed driveshaft to put that CAT horsepower on the road.
STEP 4: CHOOSE YOUR ACCESSORIES
We will assemble the cleanest looking engine bay you’ve ever seen with hose and wire tucking and easy-to-access grease points and filter. All come standard. You can choose to stay true to OEM if you just need your engine to work hard or add stainless steel, polished aluminum or custom painted tubing if you want to show it off. A standard full 5″ turbo back exhaust is included to optimize performance over some OEM’s 4″ exhaust.
STEP 5: ASSEMBLY
Thompson Truck Centers, LLC in combination with Fitzgerald Gliders will professionally assemble your CAT powered truck to the highest standards. Take comfort in a Cat dealer who consistently ranks #1 in customer satisfaction by providing skilled technicians, quality
All models are available as Day Cabs or Heavy Haul.
|HP||430hp||435-550 hp||435-550 hp|
|RPM||1650 lb-ft @ 1200 rpm Peak Torque||2100 rpm||2100 rpm|
|Bore - in (mm)||5.1 (130)||5.4 (137)||5.4 (137)|
|Stroke - in (mm)||5.9 (150)||6.5 (165)||6.5 (165)|
|Displacement - cu in (L)||732 (12.0)||893 (14.6)||893 (14.6)|
|Aspiration||Turbocharged for ATAAC (Air-toAir AfterCooling)||Turbocharged for ATAAC (Air-toAir AfterCooling)||Turbocharged for ATAAC (Air-toAir AfterCooling)|
|Rotation (from flywheel end)||Counterclockwise||Counterclockwise||Counterclockwise|
|Cooling System- gal (L)||2.7 (10.2)||5.5 (20.8)||5.5 (20.8)|
|Lube Oil System (refill) - gal (L)||904 (36)||10.0 (38.8)||10.0 (38.8)|
|Weight, Net Dry (approx) - lb (kg) with standard equipment||2070 (940)||2695 (1125)||2695 (1125)|
|Operating Range (rpm)||1200-2100||(1200-2100) 900||(1200-2100) 900|
|Maximum Engine rpm||2100||2120||2120|
|Governed Speed - rpm||2100||2100||2100|
|Max hp @ 1600 rpm (kW)||445 (332)||550 (410)||550 (410)|
|Peak Torque - lb-ft (N-m)||1650 (2237)||1850 (2516)||1850 (2516)|
|Peak Torque - rpm||1200||1200||1200|
|Torque Rise %||53||40||40|
|Altitude Capability - ft (m)||10,000 (3050)||7500 (2288)||7500 (2288)|
|Full Spec Sheet||Download||Download||Download|
FR Series 10-Speed
|Overview||A standard in transmission|
performance, reliability and
|8 plus 2 Versatility for On/|
|Versatility and low shift|
effort in a premium Fuller®
|The ultimate for performance,
reliability with variable loads
and speeds in applications
up to 2250 lbs.ft.
|Capacity||950-1850lbs.ft.||860-1650 lbs.ft.||1650-2050 lbs.ft.||1650-2250 lbs.ft.|
|Weight||592-602 lbs||690 lbs||716 lbs||716 lbs|
|Length||29.2 in||33.1 in||33.1 in||33.1 in|
|Speeds||10 forward, 2 reverse||8 forward, 2 low, 3 reverse||13 forward, 3 reverse||18 forward, 4 reverse|
|Full Spec Sheet||Download||Download||Download||Download|