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Volvo launches Dig Assist in North America, an intuitive machine control solution for crawler excavators

Volvo Dig Assist unlocks the full potential of an excavator’s productivity. Utilizing Volvo Co-Pilot — the award-winning in-cab interface with 10-inch high-resolution touch screen — Dig Assist allows operators to easily input job specifications and track progress along the way to ensure the job is done right the first time, every time.

“We’ve designed Dig Assist in a way that is very easy to learn and very intuitive to use — requiring as little as 10 minutes of upfront training and only a few touches to get started with a new job,” said Matt McLean, product manager, GPE products at Volvo Construction Equipment. “Once you’re up and running, there’s no more guesswork. You can design and track progress in real time — thereby reducing the need for on-site engineers, surveyors, and manual grade and depth checks. It’s very simple to use, but can make an enormous impact to productivity and job profitability.”

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Cat articulated truck adds new cab design, advanced control features

Offering a 45.2-ton (41-tonne) rated payload capacity, the new Cat 745 articulated truck features a world-class cab design, completely re-engineered from the inside-out using global operator feedback to advance comfort and ease of operation. The new external “spinal” ROPS structure boasts bonded rear quarter glass that eliminates the structural pillar to give the operator a dramatic improvement in visibility from the cab. Upon cab entry, the new “wake up” feature initiates machine displays as soon as the door is opened, while the lighter/stronger cab door offers shut assist for improved sealing against dust infiltration. The quieter cab design lowers inside sound levels by 5 dB at the operator’s ear.

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Mack expands uptime solutions for customers with legacy vehicles

Mack Trucks is bringing its industry-leading uptime solutions to customers with Mack legacy vehicles. Working with its partner Geotab, a leading global provider of end-to-end telematics technology, Mack now offers connectivity for older Mack vehicles that are not equipped with its GuardDog® Connect telematics hardware, helping to maximize customer uptime. Mack made the announcement at The Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

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Detroit launches new DD8 medium-duty engine

Aimed at the vocational truck markets the Detroit DD8 is a 7.7L in-Line 6-Cylinder medium-duty engine. It boasts a horsepower range of 260-350HP and a torque range of 660 - 1050 lb – ft. The DD8 will expand on the Detroit medium-duty platform that was launched last year with the DD5, and will provide customers fuel efficiency leadership and best in class maintenance intervals. In addition, the DD8 will launch with both engine and transmission power-take-off options required for many vocational applications.

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Low ground pressure ADT comes with more engine power

The latest F series Hydrema 922HM low ground pressure dump truck  comes with more engine power, an upgraded cab and new controls. The 22-ton payload 922HM complies with the latest emission legislation/EPA Tier 4 Final without the use of Diesel Particle Filter (DPF) but by using DOC and SCR catalyst with DEF (Diesel Exhaust Fluid). 

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Volvo, PATH demonstrate successful example of on-highway truck platooning

Volvo Trucks and Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology (PATH) at the University of California, Berkeley recently completed a successful demonstration of partially automated truck platooning, made possible by Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control technology (CACC). Three Volvo VNL 670 model tractors hauled cargo containers at the Los Angeles Port complex and along Interstate 110, highlighting for public officials and other stakeholders the technology’s potential for improving highway safety, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and increasing the capacity of transportation systems. 

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Ontario operation earns N.A. Dealer of the Year from Mack

Mack Trucks named Vision Truck Group of Cambridge, Ontario, Canada its 2016 North American Dealer of the Year. Vision Truck Group achieved 189 percent of their sales goal in 2016, while also achieving 25 percent market share in their region. Vision Truck Group also made significant investments in facilities, services and people and celebrated 50 years in business in 2016. 

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Increased oil drain intervals with Mack Engine Oil

Mack Trucks has announced extended engine oil drain intervals for customers using its newly formulated genuine Mack Engine Oil EOS-4.5. Depending on the application, oil drain intervals have been extended by up to 15,000 miles compared with previous formulations, helping reduce customer maintenance costs. Introduced as the factory fill in Mack’s 2017 engines, genuine Mack Engine Oil EOS-4.5 also extends drain intervals for all 2011 and newer Mack engines.

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Terex Trucks: The new standard has arrived

Terex Trucks will deal a strong hand at CONEXPO-CON/AGG when it unveils the new standard in articulated haulers. The Scotland-based manufacturerwill offer North American  customers  three years of full machine warranty, three years planned maintenance, and three years telematics as standard. Available with Terex Trucks’ line of Generation 10 articulated haulers, the brand new initiative is the first of its kind for the manufacturer, and a further commitment to its belief in the reliability and quality of its products.

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Technology the driving force of redesigned Ford F-Series Super Duty line

All-new 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty features an all-new, high-strength steel frame, segment-first, high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body, and stronger axles, springs and suspension.

Redesigns of truck lines don’t happen every year, but when they do, it’s a chance for the manufacturer to take the most up-to-date technology and concepts available to produce the best truck for their customers’ needs.

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