Cab Beside Engine

Cab Beside Engine

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BMC is a less known Turkish truck manufacturer which was formed in 1964 in partnership with the British Motor Corporation (BMC).

At the moment, the company is focused on building medium and heavy duty trucks and its lineup of models consists of three different cab configurations.

The Low Entry Cab model was designed to cope with the needs of refuse industry and it was specially engineered to offer easy access inside and out of the cab.

The BMC Low Entry Cab model is available in 4x2 and 6x4 axle configurations with gross vehicle weights (GVW) of 18 tonnes and 26 tonnes. The truck is equipped with the Cummins ISBe Euro 4 engine which develops 285 hp.

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Tatra is highly appreciated for its solid and rugged trucks. While there are a lot of fire trucks out there, there aren’t many models that can stack up with confidence against the 815 model build by Tata.

The most important weapon needed in firefighting operations, is without a doubt the water tender truck. The volume of water that can be carried by a fire truck could make the difference between a few pieces of burned wood or a full scale inferno and at this part Tatra’s truck receives high marks being able to transport up to 9000 l of water.

The Tatra T 815 water tender is built by THT, s.r.o. Polička, a leading Central European specialist in firefighting vehicles. Using the newest Tatra chassis, the fire truck it is designed to transport large quantities of extinguishing agents and 1+3 firefighting crew.

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The market of mini trucks is pretty small and is filled with many Chinese models which don’t inspire too much confidence to buyers. Luckily, there are also other manufacturers who thought to take a stab at this segment, and one of them is Daihatsu.

Daihatsu’s experience in the mini LCV segment is pretty vast, as it started to built the first models since 1960. Thankfully, since then Daihatsu’s models were constantly upgraded and today, the most advanced small LCV in the company’s lineup is the Gran Max.

The Gran Max was launched in 2007 and is based on the old Hijet model which was received pretty well by the market. The new Gran Max has the same versatile character as its predecessor and is offered in three versions namely the van, minibus and pick up.

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Mercedes is well known for its nice luxury cars that can move you in full comfort from point A to point B. Everyone likes these cars, as they are like small oases of luxury and make you feel relaxed and safe wherever you are.

The German manufacturer however, has also a darker side. This time the intelligence of its engineers was put to work with the main purpose of constructing the ultimate heavy duty work truck. The result was the Zetros which is the toughest truck built by the company. The vehicle has a bullet proof build quality and it’s so tough, that even if you’ll drive it in the middle of a war zone it will feel just like a walk in the park.

The Mercedes Zetros is available in all-wheel drive, two-axle models with a gross vehicle weight of 16.5 or 18.0 tonnes, as well as three-axle vehicles with a maximum of 25.0 or 27.0 tonnes. The payload for the two-axle models is almost ten tonnes, while for the three-axle models it is 16 tonnes (excluding body weight).

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The Mercedes Benz Econic was designed as a versatile vocational truck which can serve to a very wide range of applications including refuse, fire and emergency airport services, delivery etc.

TheMercedes Benz Econic received its latest upgrades in 2010 when it was equipped with a more efficient Euro 4 engine with Blue technology and a new folding door with a wider opening.

The Econic is available with high-roof cab (1935 mm height, 2280 mm width and 2000 mm length) and low-roof cab (1485 mm height, 2280 mm width and 2000 mm length).

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Navistar presented the new International Loadstar vocational vehicle at the Mid-America Trucking Showing in Louisville, Kentucky. With generous GVWR (gross vehicle weight ratings) which range from 37,000 – 66,000 lbs the new International LoadStar is a severe service low cab forward work truck designed to satisfy needs like the waste, concrete pumping and airplane refueling markets.

The truck comes in numerous wheelbase options ranging from 148” - 270” and is available with either 4x2 or 6x4 axle configurations. Its power comes from the MaxxForce range of engines which feature CleanBurn Emissions Technology and will also be available with optional natural gas version from early 2013. The International LoadStar will be available for orders in October 2012 through International dealers in the United States and Canada.


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