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  1. Related reading: https://www.bigmacktrucks.com/topic/54399-volvo-halts-iran-truck-assembly-due-to-us-sanctions/
  2. Car & Driver / August 14, 2020 Ford is donating 1.5 million masks to the state of Michigan as part of the governor's new MI Mask Aid program, which will see a total of 4 million face masks distributed to citizens as another way to keep the coronavirus under something resembling control in the state. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced the new MI Mask Aid program during a press conference Friday morning, saying that the masks will be available to low-income residents, senior citizens, and schools. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will assist with mask distribution. So
  3. Paul, in the states Paccar sells the DAF "LF" rigid, assembled at the Paccar Mexico plant and rebadged as Kenworth and Peterbilt. And Peterbilt alone has a low cab forward refuse chassis, the Model 520, which Kenworth doesn't get much to the anger of Kenworth dealers. So in terms of a normal COE, only the global market K200 is left. Superb truck. But of course DAF is Paccar's Dutch subsidiary, and they offer the new CF and XF, normal COE's which are excellent.
  4. K500 Video - https://www.facebook.com/Kenworth.Truck.Co/videos/kenworth-k500/463289034483220/?_fb_noscript=1
  5. Kenworth retiring K500 severe-service truck after 14 years Alan Adler, Freight Waves / August 13, 2020 Kenworth Truck Co. is retiring its K500 severe-service off-highway truck after 14 years. The export-only truck was sold mostly to oil and gas exploration and mining customers in Asia, Russia and Africa. PACCAR built just 283 of the vertical front, “flat face” K500 models in its plant in Renton, Washington. Sintagma Holding purchased the last Kenworth K500 cabover for a gold mining operation of the Mining Society of Chitotolo (Sociedade Mineira do Chitotolo) in Luanda
  6. https://www.paccar.com/media/1920/k500_brochure.pdf https://www.bigmacktrucks.com/topic/59313-kenworth-for-cnpc-china-national-petroleum-corporation/
  7. Heavy Duty Trucking (HDT) / August 12, 2020 Ending an era that lasted 14 years, the final Kenworth K500 cabover was completed in mid-August at its assembly plant in Renton, Washington. The K500 was primarily popular with the OEM’s oil and gas exploration customers. A combination of the Kenworth C500 drivetrain with a modern COE cab, the K500 was a shorter, more maneuverable truck with off-highway characteristics and featured a variety of configurations: 6x4, 6x6, 8x8, and 10x10. Sintagma Holding purchased the last K500, which will be used by the Mining Society of Chitotolo in
  8. Our favorite day of the week, #ThrowbackThursday! Here is a piece of Autocar Diesel #DumpTruck history! .
  9. I actually was involved in the sale of some CL643's. On the MH fitment of the Series 60, you are correct (it's been years ago). In fact, by 1988 we only offered CAT and Cummins as vendor engine options in the MH.
  10. The electric LIGHTS trucks are Volvo tech from Europe. The DSNY trucks use Volvo tech, not Wright Speed tech which features a micro-turbine range extender.
  11. This development begs the question of what happened to the Wright Speed-powered Volvo-Mack LR refuse project? Did Volvo decide to ignore it and run with their in-house tech? Ian Wright is sharp. https://www.bigmacktrucks.com/topic/45567-waste-concept-mack-tests-out-wrightspeed-electric-powertrain/
  12. Nikola gets 2,500 unit electric garbage truck order MarketWatch / August 10, 2020 Shares of Nikola shot up 14% in premarket trading Monday, after the electric truck maker secured an order to maker at least 2,500 electric garbage trucks for Republic Services for an undisclosed amount. Nikola said it expects to begin testing the trucks in early 2022, with full production deliveries in 2023. According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, the battery-powered trucks Nikola will make can travel 150 miles on a charge. Although the price of the trucks in the Republic Serv
  13. Note the Volkswagen Amarok pickup service truck.
  14. Heavy Duty Trucking (HDT) / August 6, 2020 Cummins recently received two awards from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy for $6.5 million. The awards are for Cummins’ continued work on fuel cell powertrain solutions for heavy-duty applications for on-highway tractor-trailers and buses. As project lead of the DOE’s H2@Scale initiative, Cummins is working with a number of public and private partners to develop affordable hydrogen production, storage, distribution, and use. “Programs like H2@Scale are essential to gain the scale a
  15. Yes, Detroit engines were available in the Ultra-Liner (MH642/643) and RWI Super-Liner (RW643/743......Note: No RW642 or RW742 4x2 chassis were ever built, though they could have been ordered) https://www.macktrucks.com/-/media/files/museum/model-production-numbers-1905-2000.pdf
  16. You say that, but remember that Ford is building the Cargo and F-MAX in China (the world’s largest truck market) at the JMC heavy truck joint venture. Sales from Portugal to China, not shabby at all. In 10 years time, Ford Otosan has created a global footprint.
  17. https://www.bigmacktrucks.com/topic/44819-simard-suspensions-delivers-the-first-specialized-dramis-trucks-to-global-market/?tab=comments#comment-330333 https://www.bigmacktrucks.com/topic/54858-simard-suspensions-dramis-intl-news/?tab=comments#comment-409723 https://www.bigmacktrucks.com/topic/52459-dramis-d150t-kenworth-c500-10x10-off-road-mining-truck/?tab=comments#comment-391523
  18. In no small part due to the enthusiasm and passion of the people at Ford Otosan, Ford Trucks is fast reestablishing itself as a major global market truckmaker. But I scratch my head when I think of Ford North America............the foolish management who kept the new-for-2011 Ranger out of N.A. until 2020. I think "medium" there is merely an afterthought, rather than an adventure to success. My gosh, look at the "world class" Ford F-MAX, including its proprietary components.
  19. Ford Trucks International / August 5, 2020 Ford heavy trucks are ready to serve day and night, wherever they’re needed in your city. Whether it’s keeping the roads clean or keeping people safe, Ford Trucks is always proud to support public services. .
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