Cab Over Engine

Cab Over Engine

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Dennis Eagle is a British manufacturer of medium duty commercial vehicles specialized in refuse trucks chassis and bodies. The company uses a single type of steel cabin which is combined with different bodies. The company uses the Elite 2 chassis which is a highly versatile product that is able to cope with a wide range of operations. The Elite 2 chassis is compatible with both Dennis Eagle body range and those manufactured by other refuse collection vehicle body suppliers.

The main advantage of the Elite 2 chassis is that it offers the lowest cab entry from the market. The Dennis Eagle trucks are available with 4x2, 6x2 and 8x4 configurations and are equipped with Euro 5 diesel engines supplied by Volvo and Cummins.

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Aixam is specialized in building only electrical vehicles and besides passenger cars it also commercializes light commercial trucks.

There are two LCVs in Aixam’s Lineup, namely the Mega Multitruck and the e-Worker. The e-Worker is the smaller model and features compact exterior dimensions and a tight turning circle which permits it to deal with the city driving with agility.

Thanks to its robust construction and the practical load bed, the Aixam Mega e-Worker is a versatile LCV which meets the needs of light commercial applications.

The Aixam Mega e-Worker is offered with two wheelbase lengths and a choice of three battery packs. The three battery packs consist of 36 open lead elements of 2v in series for powers of 8.6 kWh, 11.5 kWH and 17.3 kWh.

This small truck also comes pretty cheap having a starting price of only $15,400.

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Bremach is an Italian company which is around since 1950. The company was initially only a small mechanical workshop, but after twenty years has started to build off road utility vehicles.

At the moment, the Italian manufacture is selling a badass heavy duty truck which received the name of the ultimate predator that has ever lived on the planet Earth, namely the T-Rex.

As the name suggest, the Bremach T-Rex is an unstoppable truck designed to go head to head with the most difficult terrains without breaking a sweat.

The vehicle is mostly sold in Europe, Africa, and Latin America and is offered in a wide range of engines that include natural gas, diesel, gasoline and also electric versions. Moreover, in the near future, there will also be offered a propane powered vehicle. Fortunately the truck will be also available on the North American market with a choice of GM and Cummins engines.

The truck is available in single and double cab configurations and also in two door convertible.

All of these powertrain options are available in a two- or four-door hardtop or a two-door convertible.

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Despite being recently facelifted, the first generation of the Tatra Terrno is still sold along side with the new model. While the new versions received a fresher design, the old Terrno continues to look dated and features a pretty spartan cab.

The truck was built for extreme conditions and it features a high ground clearance and heavy duty axles which permits it to tackle the harshest terrains with poise.

At the heart of the Tatra Terrno 1 sits a directly air-cooled Tatra on Airtm engine which offers plenty of power and torque to play with. To suit a wide range of applications, the medium duty Terrno 1 is available in 4x4, 6x4, 6x6 and 8x8 configurations.

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In 2009 the old Tatra Terrno 1 benefitted from a small facelift, as it received improved aerodynamics and a host of technical upgrades.

The Terrno 1 features a cab over engine configuration and is offered with a choice of 4x4, 6x4, 6x6 and 8x8 drives. Due to its versatile character, the medium duty truck can be used for various applications on any terrains as its King Frame combined suspension (mechanical leaf or coil springs and high-pressure air bellows) gives it capable off road abilities.

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The Ford LCF was especially designed to deal with short urban transportations and is offered with a cab over engine configuration which helps it to cope great with the city traffic. The vehicle has been developed as part of the Blue Diamond joint venture and is assembled in Mexico at the joint venture’s Escobedo facility.

The Ford LCF is sold together with the F- Series and E-Series being part of the company’s lineup of commercial vehicles.

The low cab forward LCF also permits you to attach different units for specialized applications such as landscaping, towing and construction.

After it was launched in 2006 as a totally fresh model, the Ford LCF received a few modifications in 2007 when Ford has improved the driver comfort and the ride quality.

The Ford LCF is available with four gross vehicle weight ratings (GVWR) namely 15,000, 16,000, 17,999 and 19,500 pounds.

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The T 810 is a cab over engine medium duty truck with a highly versatile character. Thanks to its wide range of versions, the Tatra T810 can be used for various applications and makes duties even in war zones as a military vehicle. Tatra designers combined a ladder frame with rigid portal axles to offer the truck a very high ground clearance which gives it capable off road abilities.

The vehicle is offered with two wheelbase lengths and a three-point superstructure mounting system which is combined with gross vehicle weights of up to 27.5 tonnes. Thanks to its versatile nature and the generous payload capacity, the Tatra T 810 also offers the possibility to be equipped with special superstructures or various bodies.

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For Tatra it was very hard to survive to the difficult economic conditions and had also need to face a very strong competition coming from its European drivers. Luckily, in 2011 DAF acquired 19% ownership in TATRA and now it also supplies engines and cabs for the Czech manufacturer.

Tatra’s main product is now sold globally under the name of Phoenix. The Tatra Phoenix is part of the heavy duty league and can carry massive loads on both regular roads or on harsh terrains.

The truck features a unique chassis design which requires no sub-frame for affixing tipper body. This translates into more payload capacity hence lower costs per km.

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Cabstar. With the UD logo mounted on the front grille, the rebadged model keeps all the technical specifications from its donor and apart from a slightly redesigned grille there isn’t any major difference between the two models.

The new model is known as the UD Condor Light Duty and has a load capacity between 1.15-1.5 tonnes. For the moment the UD Condor Light Duty is available only in Japan and is offered with a choice of 2.5 and 3.0-litre diesel engines. It comes with a three-year/60,000-mile warranty, while the service intervals are set at 18,000 miles.

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The LPK model is part of Tata ’s Construck range of trucks so the vehicle was especially built for construction sites and different harsh working conditions.

The LPK isn’t at the same level with the European and Japanese trucks when it comes to build quality and reliability, but it comes with a fairly cheap price tag.

Thanks to its versatile platform, it can be used for a wide range of applications and it’s offered with GVWs (gross vehicle weight) ranging from 16200 kg to 25000 kg. With a wheelbase of 3880 mm and an overall length of 6830 mm, the Tata LPK is a pretty big medium duty truck and it’s usually used for light mining, construction and road work.

Under the cab, the Tata LPK can be equipped with two Cummins engines which develop 183 hp and 235 hp.


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