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Western Star X-Series vocational truck offering grows with the launch of the 47X

Western Star aims to open up the vocational market with the expansion of its X-Series of trucks. What started with the 49X last year that was aimed at heavy haul applications like logging has grown with the introduction of the Western Star 47X that is aimed squarely at the larger construction market–offering fits and features

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Mack Trucks announces a Premium Service Agreement program

Mack Trucks has announced the new Mack Premium Service Agreement, a comprehensive maintenance program that simplifies maintenance management and aims to increase uptime, optimize vehicle safety and performance and improve cost of ownership for Mack Anthem, Mack Pinnacle, Mack Granite, Mack TerraPro and Mack LR customers, the OEM noted during a meeting at the TMC

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ZF highlights clean technologies, plans launch of new generation of electric drives

At ACT Expo 2021, ZF highlighted what it calls its line of clean and efficient technologies, the AxTrax electric axle and the CeTrax electric central drive which supports OEMs’ greenhouse gas (GHG) challenges. “We are nearing 1 million miles of real-world experience with AxTrax on the Freightliner eCascadia with tremendous results,” Feldhaus explained. “By 2023,

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Eaton offers concentric pneumatic clutch actuators for Detroit, Volvo, Mack transmissions

Eaton has introduced two new concentric pneumatic clutch actuators (CPCAs) designed for commercial vehicle push-type diaphragm spring clutches. The CPCAs help optimize vehicle performance by working with a vehicle’s automated manual transmission (AMT) to continuously determine the ideal release position and clutch actuation when the transmission shifts, Eaton says. The CPCAs serve as an aftermarket

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Engines and transmissions: Making the right choices for vocational applications

Every jobsite, application or body demands something a little different from vocational vehicles, notes Len Copeland, product marketing manager at Detroit Products. “There can be power and frame space needs, demands for light weight and a shorter wheelbase for maneuverability,” he adds, “and environmental considerations in extended idle applications or at remote worksites.” “The first

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Avoiding the automatic transmission fluid levels pitfalls

Checking the fluid level in a manual transmission is typically a fairly straightforward process: remove the fill plug, stick your finger in and see how close the fluid level is to the bottom of the fill hole. To be sure, the transmission specifications may indicate distinct fill levels or temperatures at which the level should

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Mack mDrive HD transmission now available in Mack TerraPro concrete pumpers

Mack Trucks customers can now order a Mack mDRIVE HD automated manual transmission (AMT) in Mack TerraPro cabover concrete pumpers powered by the 13-liter Mack MP8 engine. Fully integrated with the MP8 engine and Mack axles, the 13- and 14-speed mDRIVE features split-shaft PTO functionality, receiving output directly from the transmission, creating higher torque for

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Ask Detroit: A live conversation about vocational powertrain technology

From automated transmissions to advanced safety systems, intelligent powertrain technology has rolled onto vocational jobsites, but how does technology tackle hyper-specific vocational tasks? What’s the best use of powertrain data in applications like construction, utility, logging and more? The Detroit powertrain team takes the hot seats to answer these questions and more during Fleet Equipment’s

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Hot Shot’s Secret introduces new severe duty transmission fluid

Hot Shot’s Secret has announced a new multi-vehicle automatic transmission fluid for severe-duty applications. The company says the formulation of Blue Diamond +4/D3/M5 protects against some of the major causes of transmission failure, including extreme heat, fluid oxidation and a lack of proper lubrication.  Blue Diamond +4/D3/M5 is recommended by Hot Shot’s Secret for the most

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Eaton’s Vehicle Group offers new diaphragm spring clutches

Eaton’s Vehicle Group has added to its 430-millimeter diaphragm spring clutch portfolio for heavy-duty trucks. Eaton says the new clutches offer solutions for current and future powertrain technology advancements, including downsized and downsped engines. To help meet global emissions and fuel economy regulations, many manufacturers are producing downsized and downsped engines. Those newer engines produce

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Hands on: The Peterbilt medium-duty truck lineup

I’ve never seen anyone beat up a truck as much as Phil Hall. The Peterbilt medium-duty segment manager pounds on the grill, punches the kick plate, stands on the cupholder and slams the door—all to prove a point. The newly unveiled Peterbilt medium-duty lineup is tough, and the new Class 7/8 Model 537 and Model

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How to get maximum fuel efficiency from your truck engine and transmission

Integrated powertrains can offer multiple advantages to fleets compared to a traditional manual and legacy automated transmission-based systems, noted Kristopher Ptasznik, powertrain total cost of ownership and consultancy leader at Cummins. “Traditionally, drivers can account for up to a 30% difference in a fleet’s fuel economy,” Ptasznik said. “By making it easier to operate the

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