Sources: Kenworth Truck, Kirkland, Wash.; CP staff As a smaller companion to its T880 flagship model for construction and other vocational applications, Kenworth has added a light Class 8 truck whose 107-in. or 109.5-in. bumper to back of cab length nets concrete mixer or dump packages for operators in urban markets or other environments where site conditions necessitate tight turning…Read More
Sources: Daimler AG, Germany; CP staff The parent company of Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has outlined a separation plan, scheduled to be consummated late this year, positioning Mercedes-Benz AG and Daimler Truck AG as independent businesses, each with technology-heavy missions accompanying their passenger and commercial vehicle offerings. Daimler AG shareholders and the renamed legacy business Mercedes-Benz will become respective…Read More
Sources: Western Star, Portland, Ore.; CP staff After extensive field testing in mixer, dump and other vocational applications, Western Star has unveiled the 49X, an aluminum cab model with single channel frame rail, composite hood and other modifications equating to a weight savings of more than 350 lbs. versus the 4900 truck, which will remain available.Read More
Sources: Navistar Inc., Lisle, Ill.; CP staff
International Truck has completed a transition from its WorkStar line with the HV Series Mid-Range Diesel trucks, including a bridge formula model—the set forward axle HV507 with rear-engine power take-off—suited for concrete delivery. Unveiled at World of Concrete 2018, the HV507 and set back axle HV607 are sized at 107-in. bumper-to-back-of-cab, powered by Cummins L9 or B6.7 engines, and serve as vocational market companions to the regional or long-haul HV513 and HV613 International introduced at the 2017 North American Commercial Vehicle Show.Read More
The flagship of the manufacture’s severe duty line of vocational trucks, the 122SD suits specialty/heavy-haul, cane and oversized loads, along with mixers and dumps. New options announced at the 2015 Work Truck Show in Indianapolis are best suited for severe terrain and off-road applications: oil pan skid plates; 12-in. frame rails; threaded front suspension spring pins and bushing; and, heavy-duty bolted cross-members. Factory-installed front-bumper mud flaps and fog lights with rock guards are also available.