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    Jake brake now standard on International’s A26 engine

    May 13, 2019 12:38PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Jacobs Vehicle Systems’ 5783A engine brake is now standard equipment on International Trucks’ A26 engine. Jacobs has supplied a compression release engine brake for the 13-liter engine since 2009. Not only is it standard on the A26 engine, but the

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    Direct-drive electric powertrain for Class 2-6

    April 25, 2019 9:42AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Dana’s TM4 Sumo LD direct-drive electric powertrain combines a motor and inverter for Class 2-6 vehicles. The end result offers a modular package for e-axle platforms. And when integrated with a Dana electrified axle, the TM4 Sumo LD can be

  • Volvo expands parameters eligible for over-the-air updates

    April 24, 2019 10:37AM by Truck News

    Volvo Trucks has added more parameter updates to its Parameter Plus subscription package, and now offers more than 250 paramaters that can be changed over the air. The Parameter Plus package allows for up to 50 parameter updates per year.

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    Endurant now comes with dual PTO

    February 26, 2019 9:05AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies has unveiled a new dual Power Takeoff (PTO) version of the 12-speed Endurant automated transmission. The option includes two PTO mounting locations – an eight-bolt bottom mount and a four-bolt rear mount, offering a combined

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    Dana adds driveshaft to Spicer lineup

    January 29, 2019 12:13AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Dana has added the SPL 250 Lite driveshaft to its Spicer lineup while also expanding its Spicer Select portfolio to cover the Meritor Permalube RPL Series. The SPL 250 Lite aftermarket replacement offers a press-in mid-ship assembly and includes the

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    Mack’s TerraPro pumper gets mDrive HD transmission

    January 22, 2019 4:22PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Mack TerraPro concrete pumpers will be available with Mack mDrive HD automated manual transmissions this year, making it the first cabover concrete pumper with an AMT. The fully integrated 13- and 14-speed mDrive HD is the only AMT with split-shaft

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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