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Winter kits keep deep freeze at bay

 Terex Trucks has released two extreme cold weather protection kits for their rigid hauler products.

It takes only a drop of four degrees in core body temperature for hypothermia to set in, therefore the body wastes no time in activating its defence against cold weather. Goosebumps, shivers, teeth chatter and raised hair are all symptoms triggered by the hypothalamus – the brain’s temperature centre – to produce heat.

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BOSS Snowplow extends its line of ATV and UTV snowplows

The 5'6

BOSS Snowplow continues to expand its versatile snowplow offerings with the addition of the 5'6" XT Vplow for mid-size UTVs and ATVs. Along with the durability, toughness, and reliability you expect from BOSS, the 5'6" XT features exceptional ground clearance for hard-to-reach places and tough terrain. The fully hydraulic system delivers maximum efficiency with no winches, chains or pulleys.

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Mack Trucks uses virtual reality to demonstrate power and performance of mDRIVE HD

Mack used virtual reality technology to better demonstrate features and benefits of the Mack Pinnacle, Mack Granite and Titan by Mack models equipped with the Mack mDRIVE HD 13-speed automated manual transmission. Using a VR headset and a smartphone, viewers can look around 360 degrees to see the cab interior in its entirety, as well as see what it feels like to be in the cab of a Mack model while it’s operating in quarries and on the highway.

Anyone interested in what it’s like to sit in the cab and ride in a Mack truck while on the job can now experience it through virtual reality offered by Mack Trucks. Mack is the first Class 8 OEM to offer such a virtual reality test drive of a commercial vehicle to a wide audience.

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Landoll “next generation” 900D series Traveling Tail trailers

The 930D Traveling Tail

The 900D Traveling Tail trailer is equipped with a new hydraulic operating system, nicknamed HOSS, and an all-new Grote lighting package. The Traveling Tail has been transformed with increased operational speed and the dynamic high visibility lighting package that increases visual awareness and driver safety during night operations. Overall, operational efficiencies, less heat buildup and noise reduction, along with improved driver safety, are key points. Operational speed increases dramatically with the new HOSS system operating at 20 gpm.

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Multi-Body Transformer: A new concept in offroad equipment

The Western Star 6900XD Offroad MBT-40 can change bodies in minutes, going from fifth-wheel tractor (above) to a dump truck (bottom 1st image) to a water truck (botton 2nd image), each with fully functioning hydraulics and in-cab switches.

Western Star Truck Sales has launched a new extreme-duty XD Offroad package and the MBT-40 Multi-Body Transformer.

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Predictive cruise control technology now offered on International on-highway trucks

International Truck has announced it now offers new, predictive cruise control technology on its International ProStar and LoneStar Class 8 on-highway trucks. Unlike conventional predictive cruise technology, International predictive cruise control uses pre-installed GPS maps and the latest commercial route data to make adjustments to cruising speed without the need to pre-drive the route.

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Winner of Volvo “Still Hauling” contest celebrates the articulated hauler’s 50th anniversary in Braås, Sweden

Tomy Stenvall of Amswede Corporation in Chula Vista, California is the winner for the Volvo “Still Hauling” contest with a 1968 Volvo DR860 hauler.

2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the Volvo articulated hauler, and as part of the year long celebration, Volvo held a contest to identify the oldest Volvo articulated hauler still actively working on a North American jobsite. After reviewing the submissions, the winner was identified as Tomy Stenvall of Amswede Corporation in Chula Vista, California, who runs a 1968 Volvo DR860 on almost a daily basis. As a reward for his impressive equipment upkeep, he was sent to participate in the week long celebration of the articulated hauler at Volvo’s Braås, Sweden facility from July 13-18, 2016.

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Mack showcases application excellence at Equipment Fleet Management National Conference

Mack Trucks demonstrated its commitment to application excellence with two models at the Equipment Fleet Management 2016 National Conference and Trade Show, including a Mack Granite  MHD model (above).

Mack Trucks showcased two models and its latest evolution of the Mack integrated powertrain at the Equipment Fleet Management 2016 National Conference and Trade Show this June in Columbus, Ohio, demonstrating its commitment to meeting customer needs through application excellence.

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Limited edition Mopar ’16 Ram Rebel ready to hit the road this summer

The Mopar ’16 Ram Rebel will feature a limited production of just 500 vehicles (100 for the Canadian market).

The Ram Truck and Mopar brands has announced the introduction of the Mopar ’16 Ram Rebel, the most recent limited-edition vehicle created using a unique selection of performance parts and accessories from the service, parts and customer-care brand of FCA US LLC.

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International Truck announces first delivery of HX Series in Canada

The HX620 is a 120

International Truck has announced that Lime Creek Logging Ltd. of British Columbia, has taken delivery of the first International HX Series in Canada, an HX620 truck configured for logging operations. The International HX620 is a 120-inch BBC set-back axle truck or tractor suitable for a variety of applications including heavy haul tractor, logging, construction dump and platform stake/crane. International Truck recently launched the HX Series, a new line of Class 8 premium vocational trucks designed to deliver the strength and endurance required for the severe service industry, at the 2016 World of Concrete trade show in Las Vegas.

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Edmonton to be honoured by Freightliner as ‘Hardest Working City’ June 22

Edmonton will received the “Hardest Working City” award on June 22

Edmonton has been selected to receive the Freightliner Trucks Hardest Working Cities award which honours cities fuelling growth and innovation. The recognition program by Freightliner came after an economic data review revealed a compelling relationship between investments in work trucks and thriving economies.

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