Medium Commercial Vehicle - MCV

Medium Commercial Vehicle - MCV

  Medium Commercial Vehicle - MCV

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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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The Ford Super Duty Chassis Cab is the best sold truck in its segment and is build on a solid foundation which is ready to endure the most demanding conditions. The truck received a host of upgrades in 2011 and is available in three cabin configurations including the Regular-, Super- and Crew-cab models.

Thanks to its wide range of body styles, engines and trim levels it will be very easy to find a Super Duty that suits your needs. The engines are also the strongest in the segment, and reward you mind-blowing abilities when it comes to towing power and payload.

Over the years, the truck has been continuously improved and the most recent upgrades have brought a stronger V8 engine into the mix. However, in this segment there are also other worthy competitors who come from Chevrolet Chevrolet or Dodge. The Ford Ford F Series Super Duty Chassis cab has a starting price of $29,570 and is available with GVWRs between 13,300- 19500 lbs.

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The Ford F-650 and F-750 Super Duty Chassis Cabs are medium-duty commercial introduced by Ford in 2000. These are the strongest trucks for commercial use built by the American manufacturer and feature a maximum GVWR of 37,000 lbs. The vehicle is available in two trim levels – XL and XT - and comes with a choice of three cab configurations: Regular Cab, an exclusive four-door SuperCab and four-door Crew Cab, each with a wide variety of seating choices. The truck is also available with 38 wheelbase choices, hence being highly versatile. The trucks have a starting price of $53,345

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The International brand has a history of almost 100 years behind it and even since the beginning it was concentrated on trucks development. The TerraStar is one of the smallest trucks built by the US manufacturer and it was designed for specific medium duty missions with a GVWR of 16,001-19,500 lbs.

The truck costs around $45,000 and features the most spacious cockpit in its class being available in both Day and Crew cab configurations. The International TerraStar is equipped with a 300 hp power MaxxForce V8 engine and the only no-hassle emissions technology available on the market which makes one of the most efficient trucks in the business.

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The Freightliner Business Class M2 was slightly redesigned in 2010 and it was developed for both medium and heavy duty vocational applications requiring a front engine PTO and front frame extensions. The M2 106 was designed for easy maintenance, and features easily accessible components, as well as see-through fluid reservoirs, to make inspection and service easier.

The M2 106 is one of the most versatile truck build by the American manufacturer and can be used for refuse collection, snow plowing, crane or other utility operations and fire/emergency needs. The truck has a starting price of $70,390.00 and is available in three cab configuration including Day Cab, Extended Cab and Crew Cab.

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There is a lot of competition in the commercial truck segment and the big manufacturers struggle to make continuous improvements to their products in order to keep them as versatile as possible. One of the most reliable trucks in this segment is the Mercedes Artego which is available in weights of 7.5-16 tonnes.

The Mercedes -Benz Atego range was introduced in 1997. At the beginning all straight-engined rigids built by Mercedes were named Artego, but after the general facelift received in 2005, trucks over 18 tonnes were named Axor .

The Atego is available as a three-way tipper, an all-wheel-drive tipper, a skip loader or even a tipper with a mounted crane. There are also four cab configuration for the Artego namely the Day Cab, Extended Day Cab, Low Roof Sleeper and High Roof Sleeper.

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Few truck manufacturers can compete against Scania and its biggest rivals usually come only from Mercedes or Volvo Volvo . Scania’s trucks however, have something of their own, and we are not talking only about the design which is the best in the segment. The engines are also among the best, while the build quality is part of the high class as well.

The P series is the small brother of the Scania family and it was designed for delivery transportations and light construction sites. The truck also offers the widest cab range in its class with 5 configurations namely the Short cab, Day cab, Low cab and also two versions of Sleeper cabs.

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Mercedes-Benz has presented a new Euro 6 Blue Efficiency engine series developed especially for the commercial vehicles. The new engine series received the codename OM93x and is extremely economical thanks to the long service lives, low fuel consumption, AdBlue and engine oil and long maintenance intervals. The new engines are fitted with variable valve timing, which can be found for the first time in a diesel engine.

The medium-duty OM 934 and OM 936 engines, with four and six cylinders and a displacement of 5.1 and 7.7 litres respectively, cover a power range from 115 kW (156 hp) to 260 kW (354 hp). In the long term, the two engines will replace the engines of the 900 series launched in 1996, with a production volume to date of almost one million units.

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The Volvo FE was built for local and regional transports and is available with gross weights of 18 to 26 tonnes. The truck is comes with a wide range of reliable engines and a versatile chassis that can be modified to cope with a broad range of missions such as distribution for refrigerated or frozen-goods, refuse handling, light construction duties and various forms of tanker and bulk-goods transportation.

The Volvo FE is available in both rigid and tractor versions and in 4x2, 6x2 and 6x4 axle configurations. You can also choose between four cabs naming the low cab, day cab, comfort cab and sleeper cab. The truck competes against models like the DAF LF, MAN TGL, or Iveco Eurocargo.

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The LF is the smallest truck in the manufacturer’s lineup and it is designed for the distribution market. The DAF LF is one of the most popular rigid trucks on our roads today and its main competitors are models like the Volvo FL, MAN TGL or Iveco Eurocargo.

DAF’s policy was to always put efficiency on the first place and the LF moves this heritage further being among the most efficient trucks in the 7.5-21 tonnes segment. The DAF LF is available in two cab configurations (Day Cab and Sleeper Cab) and two axle configurations (4x2 and 6x2) with wheels dimensions ranging between 17.5 inch and 22.5 inch.


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