TRUCKMAKERS' NEWS * USA - Navistar says customers loving its MaxxForce engines
Warrenville,ILL,USA -Truck News (CAN) -18 Dec 2009: -- Navistar says its big bore MaxxForce engines are earning rave reviews after their first full year in the marketplace... The company’s 11- and 13-litre engines are known for their quiet operation and the company says they’re also delivering excellent performance and fuel economy... The MaxxForce engines use a compacted graphite iron block and high-pressure common rail fuel system as well as advanced electronic controls to maximize fuel economy and minimize engine noise, the company says. Customers are reportedly also pleased with the power and torque... TC Trans, a Blaire, Wash.-based carrier that runs into Canada, says it moved from a 15-litre to a 13-litre MaxxForce and is now getting 8% better fuel economy... (Photo from oemoffhighway: Navistar's MaxxForce 13 engine)
* USA - Navistar partners with Danish developer of NOx-reducing technology
Warrenville,ILL,USA -Truck News (CAN) -21 Dec 2009: -- Navistar has announced it is investing in a Danish company that may hold the key to meeting strigent NOx emissions limits mandated by the EPA... Amminex offers a metal ammine-based NOx reductant delivery system, which Navistar plans to explore in certain applications. Navistar officials said the system matches very well with its own 2010 engine technology which uses Advanced EGR to meet EPA2010 requirements in-cylinder...
* Resized Mack Trucks in final stages of restructuring
Lower Macungie Township,PA,USA -Le High Valley/The Express-Times, by TOM ZANKI -December 20, 2009: -- Mack Trucks is practically starting over. The storied truckmaker is approaching the final stages of a painful restructuring that included uprooting its headquarters and deep job cuts... As the transition moves toward completion, the resized company says its commitment to local manufacturing has strengthened... The overhaul that began in 2008, which also moved corporate offices to North Carolina, introduced a bigger role for Lower Macungie... The nearly one-million-square-foot plant on Alburtis Road, about 30 miles west of Easton, now makes all Mack trucks for the world... Manufacturing at a Virginia plant closed during the shakeup, increasing the focus here... The Lehigh County hub builds highway trailers as well as smaller vocational trucks for waste and construction industries. It produces about 51 trucks a day... Expansion depends on economy... (Photo from macktrucks - 1970: Mack World Headquarters opens in Allentown, Pennsylvania.)
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