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New at Westrans: Parts and service for agricultural drive shafts

SPOTLIGHT Ag Drive Shafts

Westrans is pleased to announce that we offer drive shaft parts and service for agricultural tractors and farm equipment.

Our driveline department is now doing drive shaft repairs and custom rebuilds for ag drive shafts. We can also provide new PTO drive shafts, and components such as u-joints, yokes, sleeves, and safety shields.

We offer parts from the leading ag drive shaft manufacturers: Weasler, Walterscheid, and Bondioli & Pavesi.

All our work is performed at our main production facility in Winnipeg, and can be shipped to your location.


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Westrans holiday hours

Season's greetings from the team at Westrans! 

At this time of year, our thoughts turn to our customers, vendors, and business partners. Thank you for the opportunity to work with you in 2016. We wish you a happy, healthy, and safe holiday season, and all the best in the coming new year. 

Should you need to get in touch with us over the holidays, please note our holiday schedule: 

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Preventing frozen air brake lines

air dryer cartridges

First, the bad news: It’s winter, and for vehicles with air brakes, that can mean trouble. There is a greater chance of moisture getting into your air brake system, which leads to a greater risk of frozen air brake lines. The good news is that this problem is often easy to prevent.  

Here are a few tips to help you prevent frozen air brake lines:

  • Change your air desiccant cartridge regularly, in accordance to the product manufacturer’s recommendations. Many operators choose to change their cartridges every fall, when the difference between the cool outdoor temperatures and warm temperature of the air in the compressor can cause a high dew point.
  • Drain your air tanks daily to remove excessive moisture.
  • When possible, park inside, and leave your drain valves open overnight.
  • Keep your evaporator filled with air brake anti-freeze. The alcohol vapor will mix with any remaining moisture, reducing its tendency to freeze.
  • Always keep a bottle of air brake anti-freeze on hand in the truck.

Remember that Westrans is your source for air brake components, including compressors, air lines, air brake valves, drain valves, alcohol evaporators, air dryers and cartridges, air brake anti-freeze, and emergency-use products for when freezing has already occurred.

Westrans remanufactures air brake compressors for engine types including Cummins, Detroit, and Caterpillar. We keep a big supply in stock, so it’s easy to exchange your core for a top-quality replacement model. We can also custom build your compressor to your specs. 

HDAC for SickKids Foundation

If you’re at all familiar with the heavy duty aftermarket, you know that it’s ever-changing. There are always new products, technological improvements, and updated government regulations. Westrans is committed to staying on top of these changes, and sharing that information with our customers. One of the ways we stay up-to-date is to participate in industry associations and events. And in addition to opportunities to learn and network, these industry connections are also a chance to give back, as is the case with the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Council, or HDAC.

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Westrans is a long-time member of HDAC, the national trade association representing the Canadian heavy duty aftermarket industry. Since 1984, HDAC (formerly known as the Heavy Duty Distributor Council, or HDDC) has been raising funds for SickKids Foundation. At this year’s HDAC business conference, the HDAC members came together to raise $53,000 for the foundation. On November 8, 2016 the HDAC board members presented that donation to SickKids Foundation. Pictured in the photo are Jean-Francois Champagne, President of the Automotive Industries Association of Canada; Ian Johnston of Harman Heavy Vehicle Specialists; Kevin Broadwood of Pinwood Truck Parts; and John Williams, CEO of Westrans and President of the HDAC. 

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