vocational trucks

Body-upfit resources from Mack

Mack Trucks is making business easier for body upfitters by making its Body Builder Manuals available as free downloads MackTrucks.com.

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Kenworth, Peterbilt models at World of Concrete

Peterbilt will show its new all-purpose vocational Model 567, Kenworth its T880 with mixer body (recently in full production), at the World of Concrete trade show in Las Vegas January 21-24.

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Granite MHD refuse option

The Mack Granite Medium Heavy Duty (MHD) rear loader introduced at the 2013 Canadian Waste and Recycling Expo.

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Kenworth T880 vocational model available for order

Kenworth's T880 flagship vocational model is suitable for heavy haul, refuse, dump, mixer and other applications. Find a gallery of images of the model, and more detail, in this story.

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KW T370 all-wheel-drive spec

The Navajo Tribal Utility Authority chooses all-wheel drive as its standard spec to navigate miles of diverse off-road terrain. Its most recent purchase: several Kenworth T370s in 4x4 and 6x6 configurations.

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New Dana axle, driveshafts

At the ATA's Technology and Maintenance Council annual meeting in Nashville, Tenn., Dana introduced new Spicer axles, driveshafts.

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Mack vocational: New Granite MHD 4×2

Mack Trucks launched a 4x2 version of its Granite MHD vocational truck at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

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Vocational spec’ing: With downspeeding trend, keep close eye on torque/hp combo

In the past, heavy duty vocational trucks may have been spec'd with 550 hp and 1,950 lb.-ft. of torque to get the load rolling. Today, 470-hp engines with 1,850 lb.-ft. torque can do the job.

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Hino, Cummins, Paccar top power rankings for medium-duty engines

Class 5, 6 and 7 truck engines and transmissions were rated in J.D. Power's U.S. Medium Duty Truck Engine and Transmission Study of vocational application models.

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Power, versatility in refuse truck line

Freightliner's severe-duty waste-haul line offers a solution for most any refuse job.

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