Mack Trucks launched a 4x2 version of its Granite MHD vocational truck at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.
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.
When making the choice between a side, end or bottom dump trailer, consider payload, region and design.
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.
Burke Purdon Enterprises of British Columbia, hauling heavy as a contract log hauler, extols the virtues of a relatively young Freightliner model.
California-based A&A Ready Mixed Concrete takes advantage of the Mack Granite MHD's features for several hundred pounds per truck of bigger payload.
What is the best way to use a stake pocket as a chain anchor point? Reader J.D. Bronson, among others, offers his preferred method.
Gerald and Jake Albrecht spec'd these near-identical Kenworth W900L models with Rihm Kenworth in Northern Minnesota for side dump hauling around North Dakota levees.
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