Peterbilt assembles two medium-duty companions to 567 workhorse

Peterbilt Motors has added Models 537 and 548 to its Class 7/8 segment offering, crediting the trucks’ versatility to robust multiplex electrical architecture and engineering that deliver “seamless body builder integration allowing customers complete customization.” Both trucks feature the new eight-speed Paccar TX-8 automatic transmission, paired with Paccar PX-7 or PX-9 engines. The transmission monitors changes in road grade, vehicle…

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Caterpillar eyes mid-year production for set-forward axle truck model

Sources: Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, Ill.; CP staff

Caterpillar has added to its Class 8 heavy-duty work truck line the CT681, a mixer- and dump-ready, set-forward axle model designed for operators contending with restrictive road and bridge load limitations. It was unveiled at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014, nearly three years after a charter model, the set-back axle CT660, proved a key draw at the Las Vegas show’s 2011 staging.

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