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WAECO launches first split aircon unit for trucks

WAECO CoolAir SP 950 – Extremely flat roof-mounted air conditioner The world’s first split air conditioning with roof-mounted evaporator on show at The Brisbane Truck Show, 2011 Dometic – WAECO are introducing the new WAECO CoolAir SP 950 split air conditioner. This super-flat evaporator unit will fit underneath any roof spoiler, supplying the cab with cool air. The new SP ...

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Western Star to launch with Detroit Diesel 16 litre

The Brisbane Truck Show in May will see the first application of the Detroit Diesel 16 litre for availability in an Australian heavy truck product. Western Star will showcase the DD16 engine years ahead of its intended introduction in this country by Freightliner. The release of the DD16 engine is of specific interest as the engine platform was designed from ...

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ZF announces hybrid unit for speical applications

ZF has announced the availability of a complete hybrid power unit now available for specific applications to provide power requirements ranging from 85-120kW and suitable for applications such as construction machinery – ranging from wheel loaders over diesel lift trucks to excavators . THis enables machine equipment manufacturers to immediately have access to a ful hybrid engine and driveline functionality ...

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Valmet Forestry equipment name to change to Komatsu branding

Komatsu America Corp. today announced that products manufactured under the Valmet trademark have become full members of the Komatsu product family. Valmet, the well-known brand of wheeled harvesters, forwarders and harvesting heads and a pioneer in the area of mechanized logging, now carries the Komatsu brand. Komatsu Ltd. marketed cut-to-length products under the Valmet brand for seven years and will ...

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waste Industry Expo in Melbourne

Waste industry specialist manufacturer MacDonald Johnston is hosting ProductExpo 2011 at the Town Square Pavillion of the Melbourne Show Grounds on Thursday March 24th 2011from 09.30am to 03.30pm. Co-sponsors include AdTrans Truck Centre, CMI-Hino, UD Trucks, CMV Truck and Bus and Volvo Trucks Australia. Entry is through Gate 4 or 5, Ascot Vale. A BBQ lunch is provided. FacebookemailPrintGoogle+TumblrTwitterLinkedin

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UK Government losing focus on drink-drive issue

UK Magazine What Car? is calling on the British Government to radically change the drink-driving law, reducing the limit to effectively zero, after research revealed the difficulty in judging drink-drive limits. What Car? used a driving simulator at the Transport Research Laboratory to measure four adults’ reactions when ‘driving’ under the influence of alcohol. While reaction times slowed by 8% ...

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Volvo offers 295 tonnes GCM

The Volvo FH16 is now being launched in a version for heavy haulage involving gross combination weights of up to 295 tonnes. Volvo’s new heavyweight is a Volvo FH16 with a 16-litre engine producing 600 horsepower and 2800 Nm of torque. The engine is matched by a seven-speed automatic transmission with a torque converter, a combination that allows the truck ...

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UK TV company search for the World’s toughest truckie

Dragonfly TV, a UK-based film and tv production company is currently looking for intrepid truck drivers to take part in an exciting new series entitled ‘Worlds Toughest Truckers’ (working title). The series will feature highly skilled truck drivers from around the world competing against each other in a competition of skill, pace and mental strength. They will be taking on ...

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Volvo trucks launches Worldtrucker website

Volvo Trucks has launched its Worldtrucker online community, with the aim of making it the largest and most active truck driver community in the world. By offering an Internet community to drivers, the company hopes to boost interest in the profession and support the recruitment of new drivers. “We know that truck drivers have strong professional pride, and that’s exactly ...

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Isuzu Trucks expands AWD Range

Isuzu Trucks has bolstered its popular off highway range with the recent addition of two new NLS 200 all-wheel-drive variants, the NLS 200 Crew and NLS 200 Tipper which join the existing standard single cab model. The expanded NLS range provides buyers requiring a versatile light duty truck which performs well both on and off road, with greater choice and ...

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