MACK & VOLVO news * USA: Discontinues Titan model, 16-liter engine
* NC - Mack Trucks' lineup of heavy-duty vehicles is about to get a little lighter
Mack spokesman Christopher Heffner on Tuesday confirmed the company has decided to discontinue its Titan model and its 16-liter MP10 engine, which offers up to 605 horsepower and 2,060 pound feet of torque. The engine, the most powerful one Mack offered, came standard in the Titan... Heffner said Mack decided to discontinue the Titan because "many of the applications that the Titan served can be handled by Mack Pinnacle and Granite models equipped with the newer higher horsepower and torque outputs of the Mack MP8 13-liter engine" ... Mack's decision to discontinue the Titan is effectively immediately. But, Heffner noted, there are a handful of customers who have an unfulfilled order for the Titan, and Mack plans to complete those orders...
(MACK TRUCKS / CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Mack Trucks has discontinued its Titan model and its engine, the Mack MP10, because many of the Titan's applications can be handled by the Mack Pinnacle and Granite models) -- Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - The Morning Call, by Jon Harris - 25 JAN 2017
** NC - Volvo Trucks to discontinue production, distribution of 16.1-liter D16 diesel engine
Volvo Trucks North America has informed its dealers through an internal sales bulletin that effective immediately it will cease production and distribution of its 16.1-liter D16 diesel engine... The D16 engine was available in Volvo VNL and VNX models... The VNL will continue to be available with the Volvo D11, D13 and Cummins X15 engines... In announcing the D16, VTNA said with plenty of torque, the engine is able to pull heavy loads up long grades without losing speed or needing to downshift, noting that the engine could propel the Volvo VT 880 up a 3 percent grade at 65 mph at 1,400 rpm while loaded to 80,000 pounds...
(Photo Courtesy: VOLVO TRUCKS NORTH AMERICA - Volvo Trucks said the decision to discontinue the D16 engine is the result of limited market demand and the long-term investment that would be required to maintain the D16 for the unique operating requirements of the North American market) -- Greensboro, NC, USA - The Trucker, by LYNDON FINNEY - January 24, 2017
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