vocational trucks

Kenworth T880 March ‘construction and chrome’ program

The program features $1,000 in savings direct to the customer per every new T880 daycab or full straight-truck purchase, plus up to $2,000 in additional value with no-cost chrome or polished options.

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Mack’s online body-builder portal

Mack's online body-builder portal

Mack Trucks new Mack Body Builder Portal brings all of Mack’s body-builder resources together in one convenient and easily accessible online location -- a "one-stop shop for all body-builder needs," the company says

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KW T880’s all-wheel-drive option

KW T880's all-wheel-drive option

Available in 6x6 or 8x8 configurations, the all-wheel-drive T880 will likely see use in oilfields, configured as an off-road crane, in utility and construction work, or used with municipalities and fire/rescue.

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Kenworth T880 Super Dump workhorse in asphalt operation

Tucci & Sons' asphalt delivery operation is employing two new Kenworth T880 Super Dumps, which employ three 8,000-pound steerable lift axles and an 8,000-pound steerable “flying tag” axle for a 25-ton hauling capacity permitted under an alternative federal bridge formula used by the state of Washington.

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Allison auto tranny available in KW T880

The Allison 4700 Rugged Duty Series fully automatic 7-speed transmission is now available on the T880, the combination suitable for a variety of vocational applications.

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Peterbilt vocational Model 520 expands refuse lineup

Peterbilt vocational Model 520 expands refuse lineup

The truck features a dual-seated/dual-drive configuration that allows customers to operate the vehicle from both sides of the cab, including dual controls for the parking brakes, HVAC system and stereo.

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Off-road Western Star with ‘transformer’ capability, new extreme-duty spec

The Western Star 6900XD Multi-Body Transformer (MBT)-40 – dubbed transformer for its ability to quickly switch out one fully functional in-cab-controlled body application for another – is the first such offering from Western Star and a new concept for off-road equipment markets.

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Severe-duty Hendrickson suspension available in T880

Severe-duty Hendrickson suspension available in T880

The Kenworth T880 is now available for order with the Hendrickson Ultimaxx advanced severe-duty rubber suspension.

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Pa.-based JLE Industries expanding footprint in construction, oil & gas

Pa.-based JLE Industries expanding footprint in construction, oil & gas

After starting with a few trucks serving oil/gas operations in 2010, JLE now owns 100 trucks and employs 120 people. Following the fast growth, the company today serves both the oil and gas and construction industries.

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Monday round-up: 15L option in the making for Cat trucks, another ‘ghost fleet’ debuts

Monday round-up: 15L option in the making for Cat trucks, another 'ghost fleet' debuts

Interesting news bits in a Jack Roberts interview with Caterpillar about its split with Navistar on Cat trucks. And: Tip on the new "Ghost Fleet" novel war-gaming a near-future China-U.S. conflict, techno-thriller style.

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