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Heavy duty trucks are the strongest “weapons” of any truck manufacturer and they are usually equipped with powerful engines and an ultra resistant frame which serves as a reliable base for the arduous jobs of the vehicle.

In Hyundai’s lineup, the heavy duty league is represented by the HD range of trucks which are available with a plethora of engines, suspensions and wheelbase lengths. All models share the same exterior design and the same interiors.

Thanks to its flexible character, Hyundai’s heavy duty HD series can take many forms and can be used as a Tractor, Dump, Concrete Mixer or Cargo. The Hyundai HD range is offered with a choice of 4x2, 6x2 or 8x4 axle configurations.

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The Isuzu Gigamax is the biggest truck built by the Japanese manufacturer and was designed for heavy duty applications. The Gigamax has a cab over engine configuration which is usually typical for the European trucks and comes with a gross combination mass (GCM) of up to 70 tones.

The truck is sold globally and incorporates Isuzu ’s latest technologies being equipped with strong and torquey Euro V diesel engines which develop between 415 and 510 hp. Isuzu was always appreciated for its proven reliability and the Gigamax makes no exception offering a standard 3 years or 500.000 kilometer warranty.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

TheKenworth 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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