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).
In the latest years the concern for lower drag coefficients and aerodynamic shapes has started to receive more attention than ever and given the continuously rising fuel costs there is no wonder why.
One of the most aerodynamic trucks from the road is the Kenworth T660 which was designed with a slippery shape that defies the air and offers a better fuel economy.
The Kenworth T660 is available with both single and sleeper cabs and is equipped with a range of capable MX engines which develop between 380 – 485 hp.
The Pinnacle is the biggest truck build by Mack and was especially designed for long haul applications. The Mack Pinnacle was built on the company’s Advantage lightweight chassis which gives it a strong character and generous payload capacities.
The truck features a very comfortable interior and is available with both single and sleeper cab configurations. For enhance versatility, the Mack Pinnacle also offers the possibility of removing the sleeper box of its sleeper models.
The truck is available in axle forward and axle back configurations and is offered with a choice of strong and efficient MP engines.
The International TranStar is a 8 Class heavy duty truck designed for regional haul and city urban delivery applications. The truck features an aerodynamic design with a conventional cab configuration and the most spacious interior in its class.
The International TranStar line includes two different models namely the 8500 and 8600. The truck is available with both Day and Extended cabs and is powered by MaxxForce 11 or MaxxForce 12 engines.
For an enhanced flexibility, the International TranStar is also fitted with International’s programmable Diamond Logic electrical system which allows for automation of headlights, suspension dump valve, air slide fifth wheels, power door locks and more.
International PayStar is a sever duty truck built by Navistar and it can be used for a wide range of applications such as heavy hauling, construction or water plowing. The truck is one of the toughest models build by the company and its versatile character is enhanced by a long list of engine options, axles, frame rails and wheelbases. For enhanced flexibility the truck is also available with multiple set-forward and set-back axle configurations which can be choose according to specific needs for different weight distributions.
With gross vehicle weight ratings between 52,350 – 80,000 lbs. and a solid chassis, the International Paystar looks like it was born to attack the toughest challenges with poise.
Great Dane, the well known trailer manufacturer, opened a new production plant in Statesboro (US). The new facility is equipped with the latest technologies in the business (robotic welding, automated production processes, computer-controlled foaming operations and an optimized material handling systems) and covers an area of 450,000 sq ft.
The company said that the main product to be built at the new facility is the new line of Everest refrigerated trailers including the TL and CL models. Great Dane added that the plant is able to produce more than 5,000 trailers annually, when is running at full capacity.
Talking about the new facility, Great Dane’s president & CEO Bill Crown said: “This building reflects the diligence and focus of countless individuals over the past two years, working together toward this day in some of the most difficult economic times we can remember. Just as Great Dane has set the standard for excellence with our products over the past century, this plant sets a new standard for cutting-edge manufacturing and efficiency. We are proud that it will serve as a model of the most technologically advanced, environmentally sound production practices in the world.”
For the beginning, the new Great Dane Statesboro plant will work with only one production line which will be followed by a second line and a second shift later in 2012.
The Kenworth T800 is among the toughest trucks built by the company. The T800 has a highly versatile character and is comes in both Day and Sleeper cabs. To be able to deal with its heavy duty missions the truck is equipped with a bunch of strong Paccar engines and features a generous radiator sized from 1,440-1780 square inches. The engines can be mated on automated transmissions which are combined with either rear or front engine PTOs.
Thanks to a solid construction, the front axles can take up to 22,000 pounds, while the twin steer front axles can deal with up to 37,500 pounds. For an enhanced versatility the Kenworth T800 is also available with front drive axles, pusher axles and tags, single, tandem and tridem drives.