The Titan hitched to this loaded lowboy could have used a lower axle ratio in starting out on an incline. Once underway, the D16 diesel and automated tranny ably propelled the 105,000-pound rig.
Smooth operation continues as tougher innards give the automated tranny extended life for construction duties
Manufacturers see trends toward heavier machines, more horsepower, machine control and telematics
But set-forward front axle doesn’t seem to come with the usual serious penalty in maneuverability
“Intelligent Compaction” (IC) models are designed for consistent results, higher production, and improved project quality
Low fuel prices boost purchases of the popular trucks as more diesels are readied
Volvo Heavy Duty model has its own styling but retains most of the comfort of better-known VN road tractors
Re-energized manufacturers offer new AWPs, scissors and safety features for demanding buyers
Asphalt paver manufacturers answer contractors’ calls for width options and productivity
Spec’d for Ontario, Canada, this truck’s handling was more familiar than our truck editor expected
Machines with operating weights from 18,000 to 40,000 pounds take on myriad applications with power and precision
Once mastered, the Mercedes-made 6-speed is smooth and satisfying to drive
Sidewalks and stringless work are also seeing more action as manufacturers build in additional versatility.
This is a bridge-formula truck aimed at fleet operators of dumpers and mixers who’ll be the CT681’s main customers.
IUOE trainers take a first-hand look at how far Caterpillar's scraper design has progressed
Application diversity, drive-train efficiency, and production technology characterize the middle of the crawler-dozer range
Heavy hauling is one of many tasks for which Kenworth's increasingly popular vocational model has been engineered and outfitted
Manufacturers continue to increase machine versatility while looking ahead to silica dust regulation
Buoyed by Conexpo, OEMs have introduced a mix of new telehandler models and Tier 4-Final upgrades
Large backhoe loaders competently handle the basic tasks of digging, loading, and lifting—while an expanded selection of attachments and refined...
Specialized tractor expands Volvo’s Class 8 lineup to more customers