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Dana unveils center bearing, slip differential
March 25, 2019
Dana has unveiled a new Spicer Dura-Tune center bearing for downsped drivetrains, and a Spicer Trac-Lok limited slip differential for...
Donaldson device tracks filter condition
March 25, 2019
Donaldson Company has released its new Filter Minder to monitor engine air filters by tapping into existing telematics systems. It...
Volvo expands on OTA engine programming
March 25, 2019
Volvo Trucks‘ new Parameter Plus subscription package expands on the company’s over-the-air (OTA) programming capabilities, allowing up to 50 parameter...
Endurant transmission line adds dual PTO
February 26, 2019
Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies has unveiled a new dual Power Takeoff (PTO) version of the 12-speed Endurant automated transmission....
Dana adds driveshaft to Spicer lineup
January 29, 2019
Dana has added the SPL 250 Lite driveshaft to its Spicer lineup while also expanding its Spicer Select portfolio to...
TerraPro pumpers now available with Mack mDrive HD transmissions
January 22, 2019
Mack TerraPro concrete pumpers will be available with Mack mDrive HD automated manual transmissions this year, making it the first...
Top 10 Products of 2018: Cummins X12
December 17, 2018
The Cummins X12’s 11.8-liter displacement puts it smack in the middle of medium-bore engines, but the ratings for horsepower and...
Freightliner 114SD matched with Cummins X12
December 11, 2018
Freightliner’s 114SD can now be spec’d with the lightweight Cummins X12, supporting an array of weight-sensitive vocational applications like concrete...
Dana Spicer adds U-joint strap kits
November 15, 2018
Dana’s Spicer Select all-makes drivetrain portfolio now includes the most popular U-joints for commercial applications while also adding new U-joint...
Peterbilt expands Paccar engine offerings
October 31, 2018
Peterbilt will offer two new ratings of Paccar’s MX-13 engines in the 2019 model year. A multi-torque 455-hp with a...
Fuel economy package available from Kenworth
October 27, 2018
Kenworths are now available with a Paccar powertrain fuel economy package – combining the Paccar MX-13 engine with 405 hp...
Kenworth upgrades vehicle electronics
October 22, 2018
Kenworth has upgraded the vehicle electronics for T680, T880 and W990 trucks with Paccar MX-13 or MX-11 engines. The updates...
Kenworth expands natural gas lineup
August 22, 2018
Kenworth continues to expand the offerings that will run on natural gas, with T680, T880 and T880S trucks now available...
Kenworth goes with gas
August 10, 2018
Kenworth T680, T880 and T880S trucks are now available with Cummins Westport L9N natural gas engines. The engines can generate...
PowerPro Extreme 5 starter for medium-duty engines
July 31, 2018
Medium-duty truck owners now have access to a new 12-volt, 4.5kW replacement starter from Leece Neville Heavy Duty Systems –...
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