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Push Block prevents damage when rescuing dump trucks with dozers, other machines

by Thingz 2 Do In
Philippi-Hagenbuch has developed the new Push Block to dislodge off-highway trucks when they get stuck, without damaging the truck. The device is custom designed to fit the rear chassis of rigid-frame or articulating trucks ranging from 20 to 400 tons. The company says the Push Block alternative protects the truck from damage, which can occur when using dozers or other equipment to push out a stuck truck. “This type of pushing on the truck can damage the tires, hinge and even the body since there’s no component of a truck designed to take this type of pin-point pressure,” says Josh Swank, […]

Ram reveals 2019 Heavy Duty Sport pickups

by Thingz 2 Do In
Ram Trucks is contining the roll-out of its new 2019 Ram Heavy Duty trucks with the debut of the Sport package. The new Sport package features a monochromatic design theme with body color bumpers, door handles and grille surround. Sport is available in 12 colors, including Billet Silver, Patriot Blue and Diamond Black Crystal. Related Ram unveils 2019 2500, 3500 Laramie Longhorn trucks After revealing the refreshed design and huge power of its latest heavy duty pickups two weeks ago, Ram has announced details surrounding its top of … The 2019 Ram 2500 and 3500 Sport include an all-black interior […]

Ford to introduce electric, hybrid F-Series truck models

by Thingz 2 Do In
Ford’s iconic F-150 is going electric. Ford’s president of global markets, Jim Farley, announced today at the Deutsche Bank Global Automotive Conference in Detroit that the best-selling F-Series line-up will be offered in electric and hybrid models. “We’re going to be electrifying the F-Series — battery electric and hybrid,” Farley told conference attendees at the MGM Grand according to the Detroit Free Press. Equipment World sister publication Hard Working Trucks later confirmed through Ford that its plans for electrification include adding an all-electric powertrain option for the F-150. “We are working on an all-electric F-150 as a new way to better serve […]

Mack debuts mDRIVE automatic transmission in concrete pumper truck configuration

by Thingz 2 Do In
The big news from Mack Trucks at this year’s World of Concrete is that the company will now offer it’s relatively new mDRIVE HD automated transmission in a Mack TerraPro cabover pumper truck configuration. The mDRIVE features a split shaft transmission rather than taking auxiliary power off an engine- or transmission-mounted PTO. This produces more torque than conventional auxiliary drives, which, as you might guess, is just what a concrete pumper needs. Introduced in 2014 for Mack highway trucks and last year in the Mack Granite line of trucks, the mDRIVE is mated to an 11-literMack MP7 engine. The engine […]

For municipalities and public works, Torwel municipal spreaders tackle snow, ice

by Thingz 2 Do In
Designed for use with heavy-duty trucks, the Torwel line of V box municipal spreaders are built to master snow and ice in quick and efficient operation, the company says. Available in 6- to 22-yard capacities, these spreaders are ideal for municipalities, public works and their demanding stringent budgets. Offered with mounting options for dump bodies, roll offs, and chassis, standard options include: truck hydraulic drive control, heavy duty woven top grate screens, 12-gauge stainless steel, single sides and ends, and precision single spinner assembly adjustable from 18 inches to 30 inches. Torwel says its spreaders deliver constant spread patterns and […]

Giant transformer heavy-haul job breaks Wash. records: 1M lbs. across 47 mi.

by Thingz 2 Do In
Editor’s Note: This post recounts the experience of a unique heavy haul job carried out by customers of Kenworth trucks. It was written by Ryan Siefkes, a Kenworth spokesman. The hauling company, Omega Morgan, custom built this 48 axle trailer. It’s like a plot for a superhero movie. Boss comes into the shop one day and says: “Boys, I got a big job for you. A heavy haul. One-million pounds” That’s the load and the official weight of a job taken on by Omega Morgan, a Hillsboro, Oregon, company that specializes in heavy rigging and transportation. The job consisted of […]

502 Equipment is a new vacuum truck, pipeline inspection equipment dealership in Ky.

by Thingz 2 Do In
  There’s a new distributor of premium, new and used municipal and industrial equipment in Louisville, Kentucky. 502 Equipment is a full-service vacuum truck and pipeline inspection equipment dealership covering the Kentucky, Indiana, and Tennessee region. 502 Equipment says it partners with top-tier equipment companies in an effort to provide clients with top quality, easy to operate equipment, including these: GapVax Sewer Cleaners and Hydro Excavators Minicam Pipeline Inspection Camera Systems Warthog Sewer Nozzles and Tools Advanced Workhorse Sewer Tools Sonetics Wireless Communication Team Systems 502 Equipment is located on Bells Lane, in West Louisville. Topping more that 6000 square feet of space, […]

Chevy unveils redesigned 2020 Silverado HD

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2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD Eight months after teasing the new look, Chevrolet has unveiled its redesign of the Silverado HD. Apart from the very loud ‘CHEVROLET’ word mark stamped into the center crossbeam of the grille, the most prominent feature of this redesign is just how tall the nose of this new truck looks. The influence of the 2019 Silverado 1500 is very apparent now that we’ve got a good look at the headlamps and a 3/4 angle of the truck. It somehow achieves a look that is both boxy and curvy at the same time. I’m not sure that’s […]

PHOTOS: The best vintage trucks of SEMA 2018

by Thingz 2 Do In
One of my favorite aspects of heading to the SEMA show each year is getting to see all of the vintage builds the show and its scores of builders have dreamed up. In the gallery below, I’ve gathered up the best vintage builds we discovered at this year’s show.   Read more: equipmentworld.com

Jeep unveils long-awaited Gladiator: “Most capable midsize pickup ever”

by Thingz 2 Do In
Considering its name and the crowd, the LA Coliseum would have been a better venue for the unveiling of Jeep’s 2020 Gladiator. Okay, maybe that’s too big, but nonetheless it was packed to standing room only inside the North Plaza tent at the LA Auto Show where after a nearly 30-year hiatus Jeep rolled out its new pickups. Yes, there’s more than one Gladiator because Jeep went big–really big when it came to taking on the growing and highly competitive midsize truck segment. “This is the all new Jeep Gladiator Rubicon,” Tim Kuniskis, head of Jeep, said when revealing one […]