Equipment

Donated Mack mixer auctioned

Mack Trucks donated this 2014 Mack Granite to the Concrete Industry Management Auction taking place Jan. 22 during the 2014 World of Concrete show in Las Vegas.

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Changing Gear: Updates from Mack, Navistar, Luber-finer

Mack Trucks says it's shooting for a little more stopping power and performance by announcing that that Meritor EX+ Air Disc Brakes now are available for order on its Granite, TerraPro and Titan by Mack models. The air disc brakes, which use a flat rotor ...

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Study says 6×2 axles average 2.5 percent better fuel mileage

The analysis of existing data -- with some new track tests -- by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency showed an average payback time of 20 months given fuel-efficiency gains.

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Readers mixed on wide-single tires

Point of view on wide single tires to replace duals on drive and trailer axles is all over the map, as evidenced by a recent discussion here on OverdriveOnline.com and Facebook.

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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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Cummins — at least temporarily — abandons development of 15L natural gas engine

Cummins will be halting development of its ISX15 G natural gas-powered engine due to uncertainty of the market and lack of infrastructure, the engine maker says. It will re-evaluate the market later this year.

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Kenworth, Freightliner issue recalls for some ’13, ’14 model trucks

Certain 2014 Kenworth trucks may have a tail light defect, while Freightliner Cascadias made between December 2012 and November 2013 could have faulty wiring in their electronically controlled air suspension.

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Changing Gear: Updates from Navistar, Mobile Awareness, Hogebuilt, Hadley, Mahle

If you’ve ever dreamed of having a new truck built just for you with all the bells and whistles you’ve ever dreamed about, here’s your chance.

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