Kenworth has unveiled new standard track options for proprietary 20,000- and 22,800-pound Paccar front axles.
RENTON, WA — The first half of 2017 has been good to the trucking industry, and to the vocational market in particular, and going into the second half of the year the underlying economic fundamentals look equally promising. That’s the view from Renton, Washington, where Paccar vice president and Kenworth general manager Mike Dozier addressed reporters at a press event on Friday, July 21.
The latest version of Mack’s 13-litre workhorse will cause a lot of operators to rethink their need for big-block power.
This truck was built to take on the toughest jobs. We spent a day putting this truck through its paces to see if it lived up to its billing.
Drivers of severe-service vocational trucks will likely look back on 2016 as a year that made their jobs much easier. It wasn’t a banner year for growth in many industry segments, but truck makers still managed to produce some attention-grabbing upgrades to existing product lines. This year saw the introduction of a new -lightweight 11-liter engine for the -vocational side that offers a very nice power-to-weight ratio with ratings ideal for the market. And we even got a couple of brand new models to cheer about: the MBT 40 off-road severe-service chassis from Western Star and Navistar’s HX line.
Kenworth introduces the T880S with new set-forward front-axle configuration aimed at for ready-mix, dump, and mobile crane applications
Eaton has expanded coverage of its Fuller Advantage series of 10-speed automated overdrive transmissions to include more vocational applications
LAS VEGAS, NV – International Truck has launched its HX Series, a line of Class 8 vocational trucks and tractors designed for the severe service industry, and the first new vehicles introduced by International since 2010.
The HX, for Heavy eXtreme, includes four models with set-forward and setback steer axles and long and medium-length hoods. HX replaces the PayStar, the model on which it’s based.
“The launch of the HX Series is an opportunity for International to recapture a leading position in the vocational market – a segment we previously led,” said Troy Clarke, president and CEO of Navistar.
The new series was unveiled Monday at the World of Concrete show in Las Vegas.
International is now taking orders for this vehicle, with the first trucks to be delivered in April.
TELL CITY, IN – The new Specialty Truck Business Unit (STBU) will operate out of Ferdinand, Ind., to introduce rotor, hub and drum products designed for the specific needs of the specialty and vocational equipment operators and OEMs.
Mack Trucks has unveiled a new range of vehicles for both highway and
Paccar Financial program for new class-8 vocational trucks
The PRIMAAX EX air suspension improves durability for vocational truckers
Meritor adds two low-mount models to MTA suspension series
New engine improves on the ISX11.9, broadens applications