Monroe touts GM hood-assist device

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Monroe Truck Equipment says its MTE Hood Assist for GM model trucks reduces the overall opening force of a hood from 66 pounds to 22 pounds, and turns a difficult two-handed operation into an easy one-handed operation.

According to the company, the device — which can be used on the C4500, C5500, C6500, C7500 and C8500 — helps encourage timely maintenance while preventing pinched or broken fingers and sprained shoulders or backs, which might occur when opening the truck’s hood normally.

The MTE Hood Assist is designed to be compatible with both stationary and tilting grilles, and boasts a no-drill installation; kits are available that can be customer-installed or installed where the truck is purchased.

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