CAT has a long history behind and the company is famous thanks o its strong engines and the heavy duty working vehicles that were designed to tackle the harshest construction sites without thinking twice. Recently, the company decided to try its luck in the transport industry and allied with Navistar to launch its first highway truck.
At the moment, the CAT CT630 is sold mainly on the Australian market and was developed especially for highway operations. Except for a few small differences, the truck shares the same design with the International ProStar, but is powered by a CAT C15 engine which develops 550hp. The CT630 also features a roomy cabin and an aerodynamic exterior design that was developed to enhance its fuel efficiency.
The International ProStar is an aerodynamic class 8 long haul truck designed to deal with heavy payloads and thousands of miles. The truck has a 6x4 or 4x2 axle configuration and is available with a choice of either Day or Sleeper cabs. The truck competes against models like the Kenworth T700, Freightliner Cascadia or Peterbilt 587.
The international ProStar is available with a choice of three MaxxForce engines that are combined with an aerodynamic design and a few efficient technologies to offer one of the lowest fuel consumption levels in the segment.
The Western Star 4900 and 4800 were designed with power and versatility in mind. The trucks come with various options available which made them perfectly suited for a wide range of applications, starting with long hauls missions and finishing with vocational jobs.
The trucks are available in five configurations with both Day and Sleeper cabs and also with either set forward or set back axles and conventional or double steer configurations. Under the hood, the Western Star 4900 can be equipped with a choice of Detroit Diesel or Cummins engines which can develop up to 600 hp.
The Boxer was born thanks to the joint venture between Citroen, Fiat and Peugeot and is basically a rebadged version of the Fiat Ducato and Citroen Relay.
The Peugeot Boxer is available in different lengths (L1, L2, L2S, L3, L4), and three different HDi engines. Thanks to a wide range of specifications, the Boxer is a highly versatile light commercial vehicle that can be converted into tippers, boxes or even dropsides.
The vehicle has a starting price of $ 18.900 and is available with both single and crew cab configurations. With a payload capacity of up to 4 tones and equipped with capable suspensions the Boxer is a trusted partner for any kind of commercial application.
The Kenworth T700 is basically an improved version of the old T2000 model. The truck features a conventional cab configuration with an aerodynamic design and was engineered to offer maximum performances for long haul and regional operations.
The Kenworth T700 is available with both Day and Sleeper cabs and offers acres of space inside and a good ergonomy. The overall build quality is also good and the truck is among the most reliable units in its segment. The power comes from a Paccar MX engine which develops up to 485 hp and up to 1,750 lb-ft of torque.
There aren’t many vehicles out there that are able to mix a traditional look with tasteful modern lines. There is however one truck that stands out from the crowd at any time and any place. We’re talking about the new International LoneStar which was launched in 2009.
The truck was designed for long haul operations and features an aerodynamic design that reminds us of those classic hot roads that caused many jaw drops at their time. With GVWR (gross vehicle weight ratings) between 52,350 – 60,600 lbs, the International Lone Star is available with both Day and Sleeper cabs and is powered by either MaxxForce 13 or Cummins ISX15 engines.
The Peterbilt 587 is an aerodynamic model which replaced the old 387 model and features a series of features which make it one of the most efficient trucks from the roads. Designed especially for highway applications the truck is available with both single or sleeper cab configurations and axle ratings of up to 46,000 lbs.
In 2010 the Peterbilt 587 has earned the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SmartWay certification and had been recognized as fuel efficient and environmentally friendly.
The truck is equipped with either the PACCAR MX engine rated at 380 – 485 horsepower or the Cummins ISX15 available with a horsepower range of 400 to 600. The engines can be mated on Fuller Manual or Automatic transmissions.
One of the toughest trucks built by Western Star is the 6900 model which can haul loads of up to 500.000 pounds. Designed as a severe duty vehicle the Western Star 6900 has a strong build quality and an imposing character.
The truck is also highly versatile and comes with a wide range of options which permit you to customize it according to specific needs. Thanks to its flexible character the Western Star 6900 is also available with twin steer configuration and can be use for long haul, construction, mining, logging, oil or gas and towing or recovery applications.
To be able to get its heavy duty tasks without thinking twice the 6900 is offered with a choice of Detroit diesel engines which can develop up to 600 hp and 2050 lb ft of torque.
The International 9900 is a class 8 heavy duty truck build for long haul or high way operations. The truck features a rugged design with a conventional cab configuration and is available with both single and sleeper cab options.
The International 9900 comes with a long list of engines and suspensions which makes it pretty flexible to customer’s needs. With gross vehicle weight ratings between 46,000 – 60,600 lbs. the truck can also deal with almost any payload without too much fuss. There are three engines available for the International 9900 including the MaxxForce 9, 11 and 13 units.
The Kenworth C500 is the biggest and the strongest truck build by Kenworth. The truck was designed as a heavy duty vehicle for severe duty activities and features a bullet proof build quality and the character of a true tank on wheels.
The Kenworth C500 has a GVWR (gross vehicle weight rating) of up to 150,000 lbs. and is available with heavy duty axles and suspensions which can deal with massive payloads without breaking a sweat. The Kenworth C500 can be equipped with strong engines which develop up to 600 hp and features manual or automatic transmissions, with either front or rear PTOs (power take-off).