Autocar launches specialized severe-duty dump truck
Autocar's newest offering is the Autocar BADASS DC-64D dump truck, the fourth iteration of Autocar's DC-64 severe-duty Class 8 line.
Joining the DC-64R for refuse, DC-64M for mixers and DC-64P for pump, Autocar's DC-64D for Dump model is built from the ground up and engineered to handle the most challenging jobs.
"The DC-64D is expertly configured and solves many industry issues not addressed by other suppliers," said Eric Schwartz, president of Autocar Truck. "Unlike any other vehicle in the North American heavy-duty commercial truck market, Autocar Trucks are vocational pre-engineered for seamless body integration and don't require significant structural modifications. As such, our trucks are safer, more structurally sound and are engineered to have a longer life span which lowers the TCO (total cost of ownership) and adds to our Always Up promise. This dump truck is truly BADASS."
Autocar partners with dump body manufacturers for parallel engineering of essential dump body mount features. The featured DC-64D is outfitted with an RS Godwin SCS dump body and features Hardox steel for durability and lighter weight. That means more payload capacity.
The DC-64D's power comes from multiple Cummins engine options - the L9, X12 and ISX12N CNG series - providing enhanced performance, fuel economy and lower operating costs per mile. Also, the new X12 offers access to the Single Module after-treatment system with more efficiency and service access from Cummins. The X15 will be available in 2022.
Focus on safety
Autocar has 325-degree all-around driver visibility, 30 percent more glass than industry competition, including the only Class 8 vocational truck with rear-corner wrap-around windows to improve the rearward view. The front end is sloped to enhance visibility.
The DC-64D also delivers a durable cab structure with its all-welded steel cab construction and protection during roll-over incidents. It is the only vocational truck with frame rail material at a yield strength of 160,000 PSI, RBM 3.91 lbs.in, 24 percent stronger than industry standards. Additionally, every DC-64D is built with dual Sheppard M100 steering gears, 112-inch BBC and up to 50 degrees wheel cut, allowing the driver easy steering effort and maneuverability.
The DC-64D cab features a 7-inch driver information smart display to minimize driver distraction and help technicians quickly get drivers back on the road after maintenance.
Other key features of Autocar's new DC-64D dump truck include:
- Purpose-built severe duty is standard
- 24/7 direct factory support
- Direct-to-customer sales support with vocational experts
- Electrical serviceability with its intelligent electrical system for easy diagnostics and repairs
- Easy-open gas-strut-assisted hood