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Econic as extra safe tractor for city distribution

Econic as extra safe tractor for city distribution

The Mercedes-Benz Econic cab is extra safe for inner- city transportation. The driver sits low and thererfor he has more contact with pedestrians and cyclists. “Our experience over the last couple of years in London and elsewhere has proved the safety benefits the Econic offers in comparison to a conventional rigid truck chassis give it…Continue Reading

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New Scania V8 on its way?

New Scania V8 on its way?

Scania seems to be working on a new generation of V8 engines. Well informed sources from Scandinavia inform Iepieleaks that there will be a new V8 engine with SCR only. That means that Scania is getting rid of the EGR sytem for almost the complete engine line! The new engine will have two turbo-chargers and…Continue Reading

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Truck industry wants to punish AdBlue manipulation

Truck industry wants to punish AdBlue manipulation

European truck manufacturers have invested heavily in complex exhaust control technology that is delivering extremely clean heavy-duty vehicles which meet the stringent Euro VI emission standards. “The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) strongly condemns the advertising, sale and use of any aftermarket device that can be used by truck operators to turn off emission control…Continue Reading

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Renault tests 3D printed diesel engines

Renault tests 3D printed diesel engines

Truck manufacturer Renault tests a 3D printed version of the well known DTI 5 diesel engine, which is being used in the light versions of the D-Series Renault trucks. According to several sources, 3Dprinted engines are lighter and theytherefore use less fuel. Metal 3D printing is being tested by many companies, the Renault case is…Continue Reading

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5000 th DAF produced in Taiwan

5000 th DAF produced in Taiwan

DAF Trucks is growing in Taiwan. In ten years time the assembly plant in Dadu in West Taiwan produced 5000 DAF trucks. DAF has a market share of almost 30% in the heavy segment. Components are shipped from Eindhoven and Leyland to Paccar’s partner Formosa Plastics Group. Every day there are four trucks produced. In Taiwan…Continue Reading

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Smart DAF tractor with HydroAxle+

Smart DAF tractor with HydroAxle+

The Dutch company Leenaerts Born added a DAF XF to the fleet with a hydraulic driven front axle. The tractor is pulling tipper trailers so offroad capability is important. With the hydraulic driven front axle, build by Ginaf the DAF has traction when that is needed. The midlift axle is just enough to comply with…Continue Reading

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Kenworth saves more fuel

Kenworth saves more fuel

Kenworth introduced a more streamlined T680 truck with a day-cab for pickup and delivery and regional tansport. The truck is optimized in aerodynamics and is powered by the Paccar MX13 or MX11 engines. These engines come In combination with the Eaton Fuller automatised transmission with the fuel efficient Meritor MT40-14 drive axles rated at 40.000…Continue Reading

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Mercedes Actros 6555 six leggers for sale

Mercedes Actros 6555 six leggers for sale

Usually, at Iepieleaks, we are no ‘advertisers’ for trucks which are for sale, anywhere. But here’s the exception. In Holland, there are three brand new six axle Actros chassis for sale, with a length of fifteen metres/45 feet. These exceptional trucks are often used as a basis for mobile concrete pumps. The trucks are entirely…Continue Reading

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Eaton and Cummins cooperate more closely

Eaton and Cummins cooperate more closely

Transmission specialist Eaton and engine constructor Cummins intend to work together more closely. This already showed with the SmartAdvantage driveline, combining softwareprogramme’s to have an engine and a transmission understand each other more or less during tough operational conditions. Looking for sustainable solutions, it is believed that both company’s work jointly on a double clutch…Continue Reading

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