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* North Caroline - Mack offering Twin Y air suspension, mRide with proprietary axles
Greensboro,N.C.,USA -Truck News -Jan 29, 2013: -- Mack Trucks has launched its Twin Y air suspension, which uses a Y-shaped steel design for higher-strength. Offered with proprietary Mack axles, officials say the Twin Y – which is up to 400 lbs lighter than other air suspensions – is designed for highway customers desiring a smoother, more stable ride... Mack has also announced the availability of Mack proprietary axles on its mRide spring suspension, designed “for vocational customers demanding a durable, stable ride with greater articulation,” officials said in a release...
* Washington - Kenworth, Paccar offering extended warranty for Canadian Class 5-7 customers
Kirkland,WASH,USA -Truck News -Jan 29, 2013: -- Kenworth and Paccar Financial are offering a 2013 extended warranty program for Canadian customers who purchase new Kenworth Class 5-7 factory or dealer stock units financed through Paccar Financial... Kenworth customers may receive a two-year/320,000-kilometre basic vehicle extended warranty by choosing Paccar Financial to finance purchases of new Kenworth Class 5-7 trucks...
* Wiscosin - Oshkosh’s 1Q Income Rises to $46.2 Million
Oshkosh,WIS,USA -Transport Topics -25 Jan 2013: -- Oshkosh Corp.’s first-quarter income rose to $46.2 million from $38.9 million a year ago, the specialty truck maker said Friday. Earnings per share rose to 51 cents from 43 cents, and sales for the fiscal quarter ended Dec. 31 fell 6.1% to $1.76 billion on lower defense sales. Oshkosh reported higher sales in all non-defense segments, particularly its access-equipment division, where sales rose 15.1% to $581.2 million. Commercial segment sales rose 3.3% to $177.3 million on higher demand in the concrete-mixer market...
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