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Aug 18, 2016

THE WORLD FASTEST TRUCK !!! * Sweden: VOLVO's "The Iron Knight" ?

* Stokholm - 2,400hp Volvo looking to break world speed record


--- How much power do you need to set a new world speed record? Volvo Trucks believes the answer is 2,400hp and 6,000Nm of torque... The Swedish truck maker has enlisted a special team of engineers, designers and technicians to create The Iron Knight, a custom-built monster that is looking to break a few international records... With exception of the engine and the series-built I-Shift Dual Clutch transmission, The Iron Knight was built from scratch for the August 24 attempts and may even shape the future on-road Volvo models... With a powertrain based on the on-highway Volvo FH, The Iron Knight features a mid-mounted and modified D13 unit with water-cooled intercooler and four turbochargers... Volvo says it has scaled down the electronics and re-programmed the truck’s software in the custom build to ensure "the highly tuned engine can communicate optimally with the transmission" – which itself has been reinforced to handle the high level of torque...
(Photo: The Iron Knight could be the world’s fastest truck) -- Stockholm, Sweden - - Trade Trucks (Australia) - 18 Aug 2016


* Australia - Mack recalls 2015 truck range


--- Trailer warning issues force VGA to recall most models sold in 2015... Volvo Group Australia (VGA) has recalled 699 Mack Titan, Granite, Super-Liner, Metro-Liner, and Trident models over trailer ABS alert issues... According to an Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) notice, the affected trucks, which were manufactured between February 9, 2015 and December 17, 2015, are equipped with trailer ABS malfunction lights that do not illuminate... Sold nationally by VGA through authorised dealerships, the affected Mack trucks require an update to their instrument cluster software... The recall marks the second in two months from Mack, the first affected Granite and Trident models made between 2011 and 2014...
(Photo: The Mack Trident is among the recall list) -- North Ryde, NSW, Australia - Trade Trucks - 18 Aug 2016

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