Equipment Type

 Heavy-Duty Trucks, Class 7 & 8, >26,000 GVW

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International Truck HX Series is a line of premium Class 8 trucks and tractors aimed squarely at construction and other vocational tasks.

Caterpillar has expanded its heavy-duty line of Class 8 work trucks with the new Cat CT681 vocational truck, a set-forward-axle model designed for customers who prefer a longer wheelbase truck or who must comply with restrictive load limitations on bridges and roads. 

Single-rear-axle MHD 4x2 Mack Granite comes in Class 7 and Class 8 versions.

All-wheel drive versions of Western Star 4700SB (setback front axle) come in 4x4 and 6x6 versions.

Caterpillar’s vocational truck went into production last summer, and units are heading to dealers right now. What are people making of them? That depends on where they stand.

Blogs

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As equipment managers acquire equipment with new technologies, they must determine how to use those tools.
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The CDC has identified the construction trades as an occupation second most likely to commit suicide, but there is industry-specific help.

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