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International Truck HX series class 8 vocational trucks

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.

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First Volvo A60H haulers sold at Bauma

From left: Carl Zietsman, Martin Weissburg, Martin Lundstedt, Stanley van der Burgh, Roger O’Callaghan, Tomas Kuta.
From left: Carl Zietsman, Martin Weissburg, Martin Lundstedt, Stanley van der Burgh, Roger O’Callaghan, Tomas Kuta.

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.

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Germans defeat Austrian opponents in table tennis “Match in the Mining Truck” at Bauma

A very special kind of fixture: the national teams from Germany and Austria during their match in the Liebherr mining truck
A very special kind of fixture: the national teams from Germany and Austria during their match in the Liebherr mining truck

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.

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Volvo unveils the A60H: their largest articulated hauler to date

A60H is Volvo Construction Equipment’s largest articulated hauler, designed for heavy hauling in severe off-road operations, including quarries, opencast mines and large earth-moving operations.
A60H is Volvo Construction Equipment’s largest articulated hauler, designed for heavy hauling in severe off-road operations, including quarries, opencast mines and large earth-moving operations.

Always available to work, the bigger, more durable and superior, the 60-ton class A60H articulated hauler from Volvo Construction Equipment provides continuous production and superb reliability thanks to its robust design, easy service access and outstanding Volvo dealer network.

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Volvo CE North America celebrates articulated hauler’s 50th anniversary in style

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.

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Landoll introduces Next Generation 900D Series Traveling Tail trailers

The Landoll 930 Traveling Tail is part of the 900 Series trailers.
The Landoll 930 Traveling Tail is part of the 900 Series trailers.

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. 

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JCB’s Tier 4 engine strategy allows for easier equipment maintenance and resale

JCB’s Tier 4 Final engines offer easier maintenance and better resale, qualities that are especially important for certain industries, including rental.
JCB’s Tier 4 Final engines offer easier maintenance and better resale, qualities that are especially important for certain industries, including rental.

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.

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Curry Supply introduces crash attenuator truck

The Crash attenuator and arrow board can be installed on all chassis makes and models, new or used.
The Crash attenuator and arrow board can be installed on all chassis makes and models, new or used.

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.

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Equipment Focus | Trailers

KLH207 55T Hydraulic GN
KLH207 55T Hydraulic GN

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. 

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