2011’s top 30 products
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We tallied readers’ requests for more information on products published in MarketPlace during 2011 to determine which were the 30 top items. In this recap, you’ll find winners from well-known industry leaders, as well as some lesser-known surprises.
Caterpillar’s CT660 vocational truck is “essentially new from the frame rails up,” said the engine maker’s engineers when deliveries began last July for the set-back axle configuration Class 8 truck.
Caterpillar CT11, CT13 and T15 engines are Navistar MaxxForce engines, with displacements of 11.1, 12.5 and 15.2 liters, respectively. Horsepower ratings range from 330 to 550 and peak torque ratings range from 1,450 to 1,850 lb.-ft.
The CT660 has a brushed aluminum grille surround with an aerodynamic hood featuring a sloped design for increased visibility and decreased drag for greater fuel economy.
The truck’s instrument cluster and center stack have an integrated speedometer/tachometer that can be read through the steering wheel.
Cat offers its Cat Link equipment telematics system as standard, with a complimentary three-year subscription on all CT660 trucks.
The battery-powered Arctic Breeze Truck A/C system is a no-idle, split system that requires no auxiliary power unit and can be used in either Class 8 long-haul trucks or local delivery applications. The condenser and the fan are mounted externally, while the compressor and motor are installed inside the cab. On larger trucks, the entire system can be mounted to frame rails behind the cab.
HAMMOND AIR CONDITIONING, articbreeze-truckac.com,