CT660 Vocational Trucks now offer the Product Link remote monitoring system at no cost for three years. Owners can monitor mileage, PTO usage, odometer readings, and more. Alerts are sent for loss of main battery power and nonauthorized movement during “key-off” intervals. The Class 8 trucks are available in many customizable options — including different body types like dump, refuse, hauler, and mixer. Standard features include heated mirrors with embedded turn signals.
The 2012 Ford F-650 has a new 6.8-liter V10 gasoline engine option — which is rated at 362 hp with 457 lbs.-ft. of torque and paired with six-speed automatic transmission. It can also be upfitted with a Ford-approved compressed natural gas kit. This Class 6 truck has a four-door cab.
Ford Commercial Truck
It's been two years since the company last offered gasoline-powered N-Series Trucks. The 2012 models — which complement the diesel trucks already available — are powered by the Vortec 6.0-liter, small-block V8 engine that produces 297 hp and generates 372 lbs.-ft. of torque at 4,000 rpm. The powerplant is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with double overdrive and lock-up torque converter. They can be upfitted with both compressed natural gas or liquefied petroleum gas.
Isuzu Commercial Truck of America Inc.
The 2012 lineup of Ram 1500 pickups includes regular, quad, and crew cab models in up to three box lengths. All equipped with 30+ safety features, a fuel-saving HEMI V8 engine, and a cargo management system that's integrated into both fender sides. The Tradesman HD has an 11,500-lb. maximum trailer rating, 3,100-lb. payload, and 17,500-lb. gross combined weight rating. The Crew Cab 4x4 Service Package offers special equipment to support police and other emergency services. And plug-in hybrid electric vehicle versions are being used by select cities as part of a three-year demonstration project by Chrysler and the Department of Energy.
GM Fleet & Commerical
The Class 8 Western Star 4700 vocational truck is designed for jobsite maneuverability, and can accommodate dump, crane, sewer vac, and plow segments. Its sloped hood provides optimal visibility, and a 55-degree wheel cut helps drivers navigate busy jobsites. The bright, 72-in.-wide cab provides driver comfort and ample storage space. The standard stationary grill, rear engine PTO access panels, and optional hood engine access are designed for easy servicing.
Canter FE/FG Series work trucks are engineered for robust performance and enhanced fuel economy, featuring 4P10 turbocharged diesel engines, exclusive Duonic six-speed transmissions, and Daimler's BlueTec emissions control technology. Five models, covering weight ratings from Class 3 through 5, address almost any vocational need including landscaping, auto recovery, municipal roadwork, and snow removal. Center and right-hand seats fold down to form a work area within the cab, for drivers who perform office work at the jobsite.
Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Inc.
The International TerraStar 4x4 work truck delivers commercial-duty capability for a wide range of utility, landscape, and off-highway applications. Its 300-hp, 6.4-liter MaxxForce 7 V8 engine delivers 680 lbs.-ft. of torque. MaxxForce Advanced EGR emissions technology offers no-hassle emissions control, without the inconvenience of finding or filling liquid urea or the added weight of after-treatment equipment. A tilt-away hood offers unobstructed access to the engine compartment, making maintenance quick and easy.
The T440 is 2010 EPA- and CARB-compliant without using selective catalytic reduction technology or a diesel particulate filter. It operates on compressed or liquefied natural gas, and when combined with an automatic transmission to improve throttle and torque, provides excellent pulling power. Styling features include an aerodynamic sloped hood and bumper, and forward lighting with Halogen headlamps.
Kenworth Truck Co.
A new addition to the Durashell line of fiberglass composite utility bodies, the Durashell 370 provides 370 cu. ft. of internal storage space and can be transferred, fully loaded, from one pickup truck to another in minutes. The 270-lb. service body uses four corner tie-down clamps to lock in place by clamping under the bed rail.
New front-end designs with chrome mesh grilles and heated/cooled seat options (LTZ models) help to enhance the 2012 Silverado's appearance and driver comfort. A navigation radio, OnStar and Sirius XM satellite radio, Bluetooth, USB, and dealer-installed Wi-Fi system deliver connectivity. With the exception of hybrid models, all 1500s feature trailer sway control and hill-start assist.
The AMT3 automated-manual transmission for Business Class M2 vehicles combines manual transmission design principles with intelligent electronics to form an automated two-pedal shift system that improves fuel economy. It eliminates the torque converter and instead couples the engine to the transmission with a hydraulically actuated clutch for smoother clutching. It's available for Freightliner Class 6 and 7 trucks.
Freightliner Trucks, a division of Daimler Trucks North America LLC
The company has partnered with Autocar LLC to develop the industry's first fully-integrated Class 7 cabover truck chassis specifically for street sweepers: a Whirlwind sweeper mounted on an Autocar Xpert chassis. The chassis is designed to meet the unique requirements of sweeper customers, with precise placement of cab/chassis components that do not interfere with the sweeper mounting.
First introduced in 2010 for refuse and recycling, the TerraPro Natural Gas low-entry and cabover models can run on compressed, liquid, landfill, and hydrogen compressed natural gas. In-cab Control Link and back-of-cab Body Link II systems, as well as pass-through harnesses and connectors from the controller to the body, provide quick connections to the control unit.
Weather Guard Hi-Side Truck Boxes have been redesigned to channel rain and snow off the box to keep contents dry. Other improvements include a drill-resistant lock core and an attachment point at the rear of each box to secure or lock down tools in the truck bed. Aircraft-type cables quickly unhook with QuickClips — especially helpful when you're reaching into the box on taller, heavy-duty vehicles.
2012 enhancements for medium-duty Models 210 and 220 cabovers include: a lightweight chassis and frame rail with strategically positioned electrical system that optimizes installation and increases payload and Allison 2100 Series automatic transmission for a smooth, comfortable ride. The Class 6 (210) and Class 7 (220) vehicles also feature Selective Catalytic Reduction technology. They're available in several wheelbases for a variety of applications.
Peterbilt Motors Co.
The Vacall AllCatch sweeper offers one of the greatest vacuum forces in the industry to quickly collect debris on big cleanup jobs. One engine powers both the chassis and vacuum system, saving fuel and reducing emissions. The vacuum tube, available in various sizes, removes wet or dry leaves, asphalt, litter, stones, and rocks from roadside curbs and catch basins.
The Mud Dog 1600 features a 16-cu.-yd. debris body, standard 1,500-gal. water capacity, and rear-mounted boom with 335-degree rotation that can pivot down 25 degrees for 8 ft. of extra digging and access to hard-to-reach areas. Winter recirculation, anti-freeze, and air purge systems ensure the unit performs optimally in harsh climates.
Super Products LLC
The 2012 ROUSH CleanTech Ford F-250 and F-350 feature a 6.2-liter V8 engine and two tank options — in-bed, 49-gal. or under-bed, 25-gal. When compared with gasoline, vehicles fueled by propane autogas produce 17%-24% less greenhouse gases, 20% less nitrogen oxide, and up to 60% less carbon monoxide.
The DuraPack 4060 has the compaction power to handle bulky ferrous waste (used appliances and sheet metal scraps), and the sealing ability to handle wet waste (organics or food scraps). With a 40/60 two-compartment body, pressure can be adjusted for each compartment based on items being collected.
For unattended fleet fueling, Gasboy Atlas E85 dispensers are UL-approved for use with fuels containing up to 85% ethanol. They are fully compatible with existing fleet management systems and Island Fleet Card Readers.
Winner of the Work Truck Show 2011 Green Award and finalist for the Platts Commercial Technology of the Year Award, the U36 Crossover mild-hybrid plug-in system provides reliable, emission-free energy to power hydraulic lifts and equipment on bucket trucks — without the need to engage the engine or a generator. It can be factory-integrated into new vehicles or retrofitted to existing utility vehicles.
It costs 30% to 50% less to buy the EXV2 Patriot than a pickup truck. Simple to operate, the electric utility vehicle travels at up to 25 mph and runs 40 to 50 miles per charge. It features a totally enclosed cab with a stake side truck bed.
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