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Volvo unveils new LNG engines

Volvo unveils new LNG engines

When Volvo decided it would compete in the new class of LNG trucks, which is being dominated by Iveco and Scania, they wanted engines which deliver the same performance as their diesel siblings. It seems that Volvo has succeeded. Volvo unveils  a thirteen litre LNG engine which is based on the current diesel block and…Continue Reading

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Mack reveals ‘Anthem’

Mack reveals ‘Anthem’

Mack Trucks has unveiled a new long distance tractor for their US homemarket called Anthem. According to Mack the new Anthem is ‘designed for drivers’. The new Anthem can be ordered with various engine and transmission options. Available are 11 and 13 litre engines, the most powerful of them, a thirteen litre, being equiped with…Continue Reading

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Cummins surprises with an electric truck

Cummins surprises with an electric truck

Diesel engine manufacturer Cummins has launched it’s very own electric truck. We already noticed that Cummins doesn’t sit back and wait until diesel engines have become obsolete. On the contrary, we knew that Cummins was already developing an electric driveline. With the AEOS, this had become reality. It is a 34,5 tonne truck (Class7) with…Continue Reading

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New, smaller engine for DAF LF

New, smaller engine for DAF LF

DAF introduces a significant number of innovations to the LF, which will, according to DAF, reinforce the truck’s industry position in the 7.5 to 19-tonne class. The innovations include a new 3.8 litre engine and the possibility to select faster drive lines for maximum fuel efficiency. At the same time, the design of the exterior…Continue Reading

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Retrofit your older truck to Euro VI

Retrofit your older truck to Euro VI

A Finnish company called Proventia has developed a set with which you can upgrade your Euro 4 or Euro 5 truck to a modern Euro 6 truck. The system was actually introduced a year ago, but only now, Proventia has won all approvals which allow delivery Europe wide. The past year was spent with testing…Continue Reading

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Timken acquires Groeneveld Group

Timken acquires Groeneveld Group

The Timken Company, a global leader in engineered bearings and mechanical power transmission products, today announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Groeneveld Group, a leading provider of automatic lubrication solutions used in on- and off-highway applications, for approximately $280 million. For the 12 months ending May 31, 2017, Groeneveld Group sales were approximately…Continue Reading

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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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