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 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.
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.
Mack Trucks showcased a Mack LR model retrofitted with the Wrightspeed Route 1000 powertrain in its booth at WasteExpo 2016. Mack is the first OEM to evaluate Wrightspeed technology within a Class 8 refuse vehicle. Designed as an alternative driveline, the Wrightspeed Route is a range-extended electric vehicle powertrain that helps reduce fuel consumption and vehicle maintenance costs.
New for 2017, Chevrolet Silverado HD trucks feature a patented air intake system that drives cool, dry air into the engine for sustained performance and cooler engine temperatures during difficult driving conditions. The intake system underwent extensive testing based on the most challenging real-world driving conditions to ensure capable performance no matter the weather.
The articulated hauler concept is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2016, marking five decades of transporting earth, gravel and a host of other materials over rough, muddy, slippery, steep or otherwise impassable terrain. The company that commercially launched the concept in 1966, Volvo Construction Equipment, continues to innovate with the launch of its H-Series range. This new series includes its biggest ever production articulated hauler, the A60H.
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.