equipment

Photos: Modified Mack Granite ‘mast truck’ moors new Goodyear blimp

The Granite was ordered as a three-axle model but was modified by Engineered Chassis Systems, a subsidiary of the Nuss Group, which built the body, converted it to an all-wheel-drive 8x8 and installed the twin steer axles.

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Mack announces new 405-hp MP7 engine

Mack Trucks announced Sept. 8 the new Mack MP7 405 Super Econodyne engine, available with up to 405 hp and 1,560 lb.-ft. of torque.

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Freightliner making Cummins’ nat gas engine available for severe duty truck

Daimler Trucks North America this week announced the availability of the Cummins Westport ISX12 G natural gas engine as a factory-installed option for the Freightliner 114SD severe-duty truck beginning in 2015.

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Gliders 101: Five common questions about glider kits answered

Today’s glider kits are taking off, offering the same amenities and similar resale value and warranties as dealer trucks. One of the biggest attractions lies under the hood. Answers to these five questions will prime you for shopping.

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Video: Shell engineer details low-viscosity engine oil test

At an engine teardown event held earlier this month, Shell Rotella engineers showed off parts from three engines used in a two-year, half-million mile test of the next-generation low-viscosity oil that's part of the next category of engine oils.

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Meritor unveils plan for ‘intelligent’ axle

Meritor says its new 17X Logic Drive system offers signifiant enhancements in fuel economy for trucks in long-haul applications

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Detroit announces new integrated powertrain package for Freightliner Cascadia

Detroit announced Thursday a new fully integrated powertrain package that includes its DD15 engine, DT12 automated manual transmission and Detroit axles.

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Dump the thump: Measuring tire pressure precisely is worth more than the time it takes

According to industry experts, thumping tires is a waste of time. Taking the time to ensure your tires are properly inflated will save fuel and extend your tire life.

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ISX12 to join offerings in Cummins, Eaton powertrain partnership

The Cummins ISX12 will soon be available in the SmartAdvantage powertrain partnership between Cummins and Eaton, the two companies announced this week at the American Trucking Associations' annual Technology & Maintenance Council.

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The tanks have arms

And the frogs and dogs sing -- and other strange happenings at the military installation.

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