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    Freightliner 114SD gets Cummins X12

    December 11, 2018 9:35AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Freightliner’s 114SD can now be spec’d with the lightweight Cummins X12, supporting an array of weight-sensitive vocational applications like concrete mixers, refuse trucks, and auto haulers. Weighing in at 2,050 lb., the engine is about 600 lb. lighter than other

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    New ratings for MX-13 engines

    October 31, 2018 10:39AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Peterbilt will offer two new ratings of Paccar’s MX-13 engines in the 2019 model year. A multi-torque 455-hp with a torque rating of 1,650 – 1,850 lb.-ft. is joined by a 405-hp model with 1,650 lb.-ft. of torque. When packaged

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    Kenworth adds fuel economy package

    October 27, 2018 12:58PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Kenworths are now available with a Paccar powertrain fuel economy package – combining the Paccar MX-13 engine with 405 hp at 1,650 lb-ft of torque, 12-speed automated transmission, 40K tandem rear axle, and enhanced Kenworth predictive cruise control. The MX-13

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    Kenworth upgrades electronics

    October 22, 2018 4:20PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Kenworth has upgraded the vehicle electronics for T680, T880 and W990 trucks with Paccar MX-13 or MX-11 engines. The updates have made it easier to integrate new options into the trucks while also simplifying wiring, providing control system feedback to

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    Kenworth offers near-zero NOx engine

    August 22, 2018 4:54PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Kenworth continues to expand the offerings that will run on natural gas, with T680, T880 and T880S trucks now available with Cummins Westport ISX12N near-zero-NOx emissions natural gas engines. The ISX12N meets the California Air Resources Board’s optional low-NOx standard

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    Kenworth makes natural decision

    August 10, 2018 2:43PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Kenworth T680, T880 and T880S trucks are now available with Cummins Westport L9N natural gas engines. The engines can generate “near zero” levels of NOx, emitting just 0.02 g/bhp-hr ‒ 90% less than the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) NOx limit

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    ‘Extreme’ starter for medium-duty engines

    July 31, 2018 2:59PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Medium-duty truck owners now have access to a new 12-volt, 4.5kW replacement starter from Leece Neville Heavy Duty Systems – the PowerPro Extreme 5. The motors support six- to 10-liter engines used in construction, fire and rescue, pickup and delivery,

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    Volvo brings natural gas to the VNL 300 daycab

    July 24, 2018 5:30PM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Regional haulers aiming to leave less of an environmental footprint can now get the new Volvo VNL 300 daycab with a “near zero” natural gas engine. Volvo Trucks North America (VTNA) announced the truck is available to

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    Kenworth T680 gets predictive cruise

    June 28, 2018 12:15PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Kenworth’s predictive cruise control system will become a standard offering on T680 trucks as of July 1. The system combines GPS data and cruise control to improve fuel economy. As the truck ascends and crests a hill, vehicle speed will

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    Paccar MX-11 gets Paccar transmission

    June 28, 2018 11:48AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Paccar MX-11 engines are now available with the company’s proprietary 12-speed automated transmission. Features of the transmission include 1.2-million-km oil drain intervals and a high power-to-weight ratio, Peterbilt says. The end result is also reported to be strong drivability and

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    Procision coverage expands

    June 8, 2018 2:31PM by Truck News

    Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies is expanding the medium-duty coverage for its Procision seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission to include utility, construction, tanker, refuse and municipal trucks. The existing 35,000-lb. gross combined weight rating and maximums of 300 hp and 660

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    Axle options for Kenworth cabovers

    May 22, 2018 9:09AM by Truck News

    Kenworth has added three Dana Spicer axles to K270 and K370 medium-duty cabovers. The truck models are now available with the Dana Spicer S140 Series of single-reduction, single-drive axles, with gross axle weight ratings from 16,000 to 21,000 lb. The

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    International LT, LoneStar get Endurant

    May 14, 2018 12:13PM by Truck News

    Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies’ Endurant, a 12-speed automated transmission, is now available in International LT and LoneStar trucks. Featured as part of the Cummins Integrated Power portfolio, it’s paired with a Cummins X15 engine, and is capable of handling

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    Cummins X15, Endurant available in LT and LoneStar

    May 8, 2018 4:51PM by Truck News

    Buyers of International LoneStar and LT Series trucks can now order a Cummins X15 engine paired with an Endurant transmission – the product of an Eaton-Cummins joint venture. The X15 features an 80,000-km oil drain interval that can be extended

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    Workhorse using Dana axle

    May 2, 2018 9:16AM by Truck News

    Dana and Workhorse Group have joined forces to develop a city delivery vehicle featuring Dana Spicer’s electrified integrated e-Drive axle. The axle sheds 388 lb. when compared to other options, in an optimized package that allows for more battery space