Autocar expands on conventional models
Autocar is building on its conventional truck lineup with the new ACX Xpeditor and ACMD Xpert severe-duty model.
The latest equipment comes on the heels of the Autocar DC-64M for concrete mixers, the DC-64P for concrete pumpers, and the DC-64R for refuse applications. This time there’s a DC-64D for dump truck applications, as well as a pair of cabover models.
The DC-64D incorporated more than 100 improvements based on suggestions from industry experts. What emerged, the company says, is a model that offers better stability, a tighter turning radius, and a stronger frame when compared to previous models, the OEM says.
For drivers, this means 325 degrees of visibility through 3.2 square meters of glass. And the 160,000-psi steel frame rails run though a truck that handles up to 1,700 lb-ft of torque and delivers a 36,287 kg towing capacity.
The models can run on diesel or natural gas.
The DC-64D is engineered for dump truck and general construction applications, while its DC-64M counterpart is purpose-built for mixers, with specialized frame rails, suspension, cab and electrical features.
Meanwhile, the Autocar ACX Xpeditor cabover offers 4X2, 6X4 and 8X4 drivetrain options. The OEM said the truck’s rivetless construction requires less maintenance, and a thick front panel reduces the potential for damage.
The Class 7/8 Autocar ACMD Xpert packs can be used in a wide range of vocational applications. While big enough to support a three-man crew, it is still sized for tight lots and narrow alleys, the company says.
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