With the Concept X-CLASS, Mercedes-Benz Vans gives a concrete outlook on its new pickup, the X-Class, in Stockholm. The first premium pickup will combine the best of two worlds. This is demonstrated by Mercedes-Benz with two design variants of the concept car. The Concept X-CLASSpowerful adventurer illustrates that the future X-Class will possess all the strengths of a classic pickup – tough, functional, strong, and with off-road capability. The Concept X-CLASS stylish explorer goes a step further and shows what will distinguish the pickup bearing the Mercedes star. The X-Class will be a true Mercedes from the hallmark brand design and comfort to the driving dynamics and safety. This will make Mercedes-Benz the first premium manufacturer to account for the changing customer requirements in the global segment of mid-size pickups, and it will make the tough one-ton pickup with seating for up to five persons – the first to be attractive as an urban lifestyle and family vehicle.
For the third time in a row, the Ram 1500 has been crowned the overall winner of the Canadian Truck King Challenge.
Demonstrating its support for raising breast cancer awareness, Mack Trucks is showcasing a pink Mack Pinnacle axle-back model at its Greensboro, N.C. headquarters throughout the month of October. The truck is on display in conjunction with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of one of the most common cancers among women in the U.S.
If you’re a vocational truck driver, you know how hard it can be to navigate a tight jobsite on a good day – and the nightmare it becomes when it rains, or if there’s a fresh gravel surface.
When Kenworth launched the T880 truck in 2013, the features and benefits of the new addition to the company’s line were focused towards two areas: building a truck that will get the job done, no matter how challenging, while also offering comfort and safety for the driver. The T880 has become a popular truck for both on-highway and vocational work. The chassis is used as the base for everything from mixers to refuse trucks. Now, it has another benefit for fleet owners: it’s available with the PACCAR MX-11 engine introduced in late 2015. The MX-11 provides operators with a new lighter-weight engine option that still provides a hefty amount of power and torque for challenging jobsite operations.
The articulated truck market has changed considerably over the last 20 years. “Twenty years ago the most common size was a 25-ton articulated truck and as you got bigger, they were less in-demand. And now that’s flip-flopped completely so there are more 40-ton units coming into the marketplace each year than any other size,” says Brian Bereika, ADT Product Specialist for Doosan, who has been directly involved with articulated trucks since 1994 and has seen the changes first-hand.
Ford has released the new 2017 F-150 with a 3.5-litre EcoBoost V6 engine mated to the first volume-production 10-speed automatic transmission. The latest model boasts an EPA-estimated city, highway and combined fuel economy increase of 1 mpg, with the combined rating for 2017 F-150 4x4 up 2 mpg. In addition, ample improvements in acceleration, performance and refinement are delivered by the 3.5-litre EcoBoost and state-of-the-art 10-speed automatic transmission. This new powertrain combination provides better low-end and peak performance, which is ideal for hauling heavy payloads and towing heavy trailers.
Ram has introduced the Ram Rebel TRX concept. Rebel TRX is a 100-mph off-road machine with 575 hp – the most powerful half-ton truck the company has ever built. Ripping over pavement at speeds greater than 100 mph is an experience, but the Ram Rebel TRX concept hits triple digits in an off-road environment with the help of a supercharged 6.2-litre HEMI V-8.
Mack Trucks is offering customers with concrete mixer applications a lighter-weight solution to meet their demanding needs. The Mack Granite model, equipped with the 2017 Mack MP7 11-litre engine and the Mack mDRIVE HD 14-speed automated manual transmission with creeper gears, delivers unmatched performance and driveability, while cutting weight compared to its predecessor.
Mining professionals from across the world got a close-up look at multiple technological innovations for Hitachi mining excavators and trucks at this year’s MINExpo INTERNATIONAL trade show in Las Vegas.
Xtreme Green Electric Vehicles (XGEV), the first company in the world to manufacture a full line of zero-emission lithium iron phosphate battery powered vehicles, has been a leader in the development and production of 100 percent electric specialty vehicles, and is pleased to exhibit these vehicles at the MINExpo in Las Vegas, Sept. 26-28, 2016. Based in North Las Vegas, Nev., the eco-vehicle company is committed to profoundly reducing pollution created by non-passenger vehicles by developing an extensive line of revolutionary, green and 100 percent electric-powered commercial vehicles. XGEV is exhibiting at, booth 523-N, in the North Hall.
Caterpillar’s newest large mining truck, the 794 AC, makes its mining show debut at MINExpo 2016. The 291-tonne (320-ton) capacity truck uses a combination of proven designs – a chassis design that has accumulated about 18 million operating hours and powertrain design that has racked up three million hours. The truck design focuses on productivity while delivering proven reliability and simple serviceability.
Achieve faster, better, more efficient asphalt solutions on roads, parking lots, or utility projects with the power and versatility of Fecon’s FTX128 track carrier. Mill asphalt up to 40 inches wide and 6 inches deep with compatible cold planers like the Coneqtec-Universal AP1000. After adjusting the high-flow circuit of the FTX128 from 60 gpm to 45 gpm, the tractor delivers over 100 hydraulic horsepower (calculated after 10 percent efficiency loss) to the planer mill. When milling is completed, the FTX128 hydraulic circuits and quick attach coupler plate enable users to run complimentary attachments including brooms or buckets to make great use of the FTX128 tractor.
McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., will display its range of product options and services at the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s (NRMCA’s) ConcreteWorks Conference. The conference will begin on Sept. 18 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tenn. McNeilus will be located in booth #702. In addition, McNeilus will support the NRMCA’s 11th Annual National Mixer Driver Championship with five mixer trucks, course setup assistance and a monetary sponsorship.