Trucks & Trailers News
For quite some time, International Trucks filled the bill for vocational trucks in a big way. The company’s PayStar model was everywhere on jobsites, moving dirt and gravel, trailering heavy equipment, carrying concrete in mixer trucks and handling other tough jobs. A few years back, the company shifted its attention from those markets and reduced the PayStar lineup, but at the 2016 World of Concrete show they announced a “re-entry” into these markets with the brand-new HX Series of Class 8 trucks, which replace the PayStar line.
PACCAR has started an engineering program with Allison Transmission to release the fully automatic Allison TC10 in the latest PACCAR models. The TC10 transmission will be offered in Kenworth T680 and T880 and Peterbilt Models 567 and 579 with both PACCAR and Cummins engines.
The 2016 Ford F-150 is the only large pickup to earn an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick for SuperCrew and SuperCab configurations.
Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) launched the industry’s largest ever 6x6-configuration articulated hauler at the Bauma exhibition in Munich last week. The Volvo A60H – displayed on the indoor Volvo stand next to its ancestor ‘Gravel Charlie’ from 1966 – attracted wide attention from visitors for its sheer size and capacity and it was not long before the first order was placed.
With a score of 3:2, the men's German table tennis players pipped their rivals from Austria to the post during the “Match in the Mining Truck”. And thereby succeeded in an (unofficial) revenge after a defeat that the Germans had suffered last year during the 2015 European championship final.
Responding to a growing demand among customers for articulated haulers with larger payloads, the 55-tonne capacity Volvo A60H is the largest articulated hauler of any brand to hit the market.
Learn more in the April issue of Heavy Equipment Guide.
In 1966, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) launched the world’s first articulated hauler, the Volvo DR 631, in Braås, Sweden. This year, Volvo CE will be celebrating the articulated hauler’s 50th anniversary with a custom-painted gold hauler, dubbed the “Golden Hauler,” which will travel around the United States and Canada to make special appearances at dealer-sponsored events starting in February.
Ridewell Suspensions expands its air ride suspension line with an integrated stub axle suspension system for heavy haul applications. The RAR-251 Stub Axle Air Ride Suspension contains two beam assemblies that can be integrated with a 32” track Ridewell axle configured with Wabco PAN 19 disc brake assemblies.
Landoll Corporation Trailer Division has unveiled the “Next Generation Landoll” (NGL) 900D Series Traveling Tail trailers. 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. Operational efficiencies, less heat buildup, and noise reduction – along with improved driver safety – are key benefits of the Next Generation trailer. Operational speed increases dramatically with the new HOSS system operating at 20 gpm.
Because of their unique design, JCB’s Tier 4 Final engines offer easier maintenance and better resale, qualities that are especially important for certain industries, including rental. Engines over 74 hp meet stringent Tier 4 Final emissions legislation by using a compact, highly efficient SCR system for NOx reduction, requiring no diesel particulate filter (DPF). Engines less than 74 hp require no DPF and no DEF utilizing JCB’s innovative, efficient combustion technology to handle emissions within the engine combustion chamber.
Curry Supply Company has begun producing a truck-mounted crash attenuator truck. The newest addition to the Curry Supply product line has been designed primarily to protect the lives of motorists and jobsite workers. It also reduces the damage caused to structures and vehicles resulting from a motor vehicle collision at jobsites and in high traffic areas.
The new Realtree Edition package is offered on Silverado 1500 LTZ Z71 crew cab models and includes exterior camo graphics and the Realtree logo embroidered on the front-seat headrests. Additionally, interior attributes feature the Realtree camo logo and graphics.
K-Line Trailers’ 50- to 65-ton Tridem-Axle Hydraulic Neck trailers are built to operate in 6-, 7-, 8- and 9-axle modes without excessive weight. The gooseneck is lighter and uses smaller beams and a special low profile that is a full 11 inches lower at the rear transition than other hydraulic types. Standard equipment includes pin lugs to allow use of flip-over extensions for single or tandem axle jeeps. The pin jointed frame allows for adding deck extensions or changing to other deck types for specialized hauling. K-Line manufactures according to customers’ requirements; details shown are a typical build including some options.