Freightliner has unveiled the EconicSD waste collection truck to North America in a bid to secure a share of the 2,400 to 2,600 trucks sold in its category per year. Available in 6x4, high-cab and low-cab, and rear- and side-loader configurations, the low-entry COE features panoramic windows and an optional pneumatic bi-fold door on the passenger’s side.
There is a saying that you should go big or go home. Hino Trucks has answered the call with the Canadian reveal of its Class 8 XL Series. Orders are to begin in the fourth quarter of this year, with production of the 4x2 version to begin in the first quarter of 2019, and 6x4 production to begin in the second quarter.
Volvo Trucks has unveiled the heavy hauler of its product lineup in the form of the new VNX – a hybrid of highway and vocational tractor ready to support applications like long combination vehicles, B-trains, and lowboys. The model is for Gross Combination Weight Ratings of 125,000 to 160,000 pounds and, in approved applications, as much as 225,000 pounds when ordered with specific components such as a Cummins X15 Performance Series engine.
Eaton has enhanced its aftermarket line of EverTough Self-Adjust and Manual-Adjust clutches.
The release bearing has been upgraded with wider thrust pads to improve the interface with the release fork. That, the company says, increases the contact area for the fork and results in less wear. A third grease zerk fitting has also been added to support routine lubrication.
BF Goodrich has two new all-terrain tires to help handle the grueling conditions faced by equipment in the construction, logging, and energy sectors. The Cross Control tire line includes thick sidewalls to resist impact damage; heat-resistant compounds to help reduce internal casing temperatures; a full-protector ply to combat penetrations and road hazards, even past the outer grooves; and resistance to cuts and chips.
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