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MAN autonomous safety vehicle for road construction work

MAN autonomous safety vehicle for road construction work

MAN has done tests with an autonomous driving safety vehicle that secures roadworks. The MAN TGM follows another truck, while warning oncomming traffic for the roadworks. This only works when driving at low speed. This can save lives, because a lot of accidents happen with traffic colliding with these vehicles. The MAN TGM can also…Continue Reading

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Surus: Zero emission autonomous mobile cargo platform

Surus: Zero emission autonomous mobile cargo platform

General Motors has presented a sollution for the worlds toughest transportation challenges with the help of the flexible autonomous fuel cell platform. The name is the Silent Utility Rover Universal Superstructure, or SURUS. The concept has been developed for civilian use, but can also be used for military purposes. GM SURUS is a two-axle platform,…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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Paccar develops new transmission with Eaton

Paccar develops new transmission with Eaton

Paccar has developed it’s own transmission for use in trucks of Kenworth and Peterbilt. Paccar did not entirely build it’s own transmission, they left this to Eaton. Together with this company, Paccar developed an automated transmission from the ground up, which should be the lightest in it’s class and which is meant to be the…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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Volvo 12×4 with Erkin 375 T/m crane

Volvo 12×4 with Erkin 375 T/m crane

This Volvo 12×4 chassis was specialy rebuilt by Terberg Specials to be able to carry the spectacular Erkin ‘World of Power’ 375 T/m crane. This huge monster has a maximum height of 64 metres and a reach of max 58 metres. The Turkish Erkin crane is probably the biggest truck mounted cranes in the world.…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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Semi-low loader with Eco-Ramp

Semi-low loader with Eco-Ramp

Broshuis from Holland has designed an Eco-Ramp for semi-low loaders. This 3-axle trailer with Eco ramp is ordered by Belgium customer Lauryssen. The trailer will be transporting all sorts of equipment for agriculture transport. The Eco ramp in combination with separate aluminium ramps ensures a small loading angle which makes it possible to easily load…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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Pentagon invests in Quintiq ‘electric wheel’

Pentagon invests in Quintiq ‘electric wheel’

The American Army has invested 2,7 million dollars in British company Quintiq. This company specialises in electric vehicle drivesystems where the electric motors are mounted in the wheel hubs. The US army appears to be very aware of the savings potential of such compact drivesystems. Should military vehicles be electrically driven on a large scale,…Continue Reading

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