Amt Truck Models, Shifting gears: Vocational truck makers are not prepared to sit in neutral-Professional vehicles are not passive.
While safety, performance and comfort remained unchanged, manufacturers have introduced new ways to improve everything by removing the brakes from compressed air and headlamps.
With emphasis on technology, advanced remote diagnostics and engine systems combine vehicles, as never before. Even simple configurations, such as simple control keys and the best mirrors, spread across the road. Progress will increase as drivers become more cautious and implementers need optimum performance.
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Transfers were an important sector because the automatic manual transfer (AMT) migration continued. The call is clear.
With AMT and fully automatic gearbox, the driver can “focus on the hard drive, especially in traffic without distracted curves,” says Kelly Gebert, Director of Marketing Freightliner Cars and Detroit, two subsidiaries of Daimler Trucks North America. “We see more efficient use of automated and automated data transfer, which provides the benefits of all knowledge pilots”.
More than 90% of Volvo Trucks’ sales in the US market are equipped with Volvo’s I-Shift AMT combined with the Volvo D11 or D13 engine, says John Felder, director of professional marketing at Volvo Trucks North. Latin.
“We have seen significant growth when the automotive Volvo I-Shift and continuing with Volvo VHD customers in the field such as building win,” said Felder Volvo I-Shift for heavy vehicles. “Offering a standard transfer over the past few years, the Volvo VHD series vehicles, similar to Navistar, offer HX series and HV vehicles to incorporate the international truck brand, the HV series was introduced last year at the North American International Motor Show for commercial vehicles.
“School books are still needed,” says Bruce Vasbinder, Navistar Product Marketing Manager. “The figures are five percent in manual mode when AMT is 25-30 percent [market share]”. The most important are automation.
Mack Truck also relies on AMT’s most important professional model, Mack Granit. “The introduction of automated transmissions continues because users do not prefer AMT transfer textbooks,” says Tim Hill, head of the construction project Mack. “Mack developed Mack MDRIVE HD 13x on Granit models as a result of customer demand.
Manufacturers are also committed to improving the engine, especially with regard to emissions.
For example, in July, the Volvo VNL 300 cabin has a gas engine with a new “zero” ISX12N Cummins Westport, also called NOx emissions from NOx started.
Felder recommends the use of VNL 300 for regional transportation of heavy trucks and tractors ISX12N, for the transportation of harbors, professional use, waste disposal and conventional trucks.
Kenworth, the Paccar Unit, followed Natgas in August. It also introduced the ISX12N engine to leading T880 and T880S commercial vehicles. 12 liters of engine can be supplied with LPG, compressed natural gas (CNG) or renewable natural gas (NG).
Navistar recently expanded the use of internal engines. On behalf of the new international HV series, the company introduced its 12.4 liter international A26 engine. The A26 is capable of 475 hp and 1700 Nm of torque, although the manufacturer Cummins has not given up.
“Earlier this year, we launched HX’s A26 engine, which is lighter and offers excellent torque and power,” he says, adding that in the first months of 2019, the company offers 500 horses in the A26. “We have all the advantages of the B-Cummins L high voltage lines, and the international A26 and HX line begins with the international A26 [and] you get the Cummins X15”.
Navistar introduced the HX520A to the Canadian market
Similarly, Mack has recently been optimized to simplify and improve the efficiency of its 11-liter MP7 engine. The engine produces up to 425 horsepower and a torque of 1,560 lb-ft.
Bora also has improved plunger shaft design and regular full fuel combustion, which reduces emissions and fuel consumption. Flammable. “With these two-stage cooling pumps, these functions can increase MP7 fuel consumption by up to 5.1 percent,” says Wrinkle.
Freightliner is part of the Detroit engine manufacturer that produces DD series engines. Recently, production began with Detroit DD5 and DD8 engines.
According to Gedert, DD8 is suitable for mid-sized and professional applications such as assembly and delivery, construction, dismantling, mixing and pulling. 7,7 liter six-cylinder engine truck performance in trucks, such as medium M2 106 and 350 horsepower, and 1050 Nm torque. “This engine provides professional customers and mid-sized customers with the optimum fuel economy and minimum service intervals, and offers the ability to pass and feed.”
The connectivity of TrendBoard computers that automatically checks the vehicle’s performance, mileage, position and other parameters combines professional trucks as never before. Collected data can be compared to increasing security, planning service planning, and improving fleet management.
Kenworth provides remote diagnostics and control systems for vehicles in TruckTech +. If the Remote Diagnostics detects an engine fault code, the message is sent to Fleet Operations Manager and the Kenworth vendor. With service, the office staff can monitor the performance and maintenance of vehicles via the online portal.
Diagnostic and monitoring equipment will be installed at the factory for the new Volvo, Felder explains. “Connectivity technology also enables remote programming, Volvo service updates and software parameters, commonly considered as vehicle fleet tools, but we have this professional fleet that helps this technology improve vehicle availability, vehicle productivity and drivers.”
Mack Trucks provides the GuardDog Connect system that is used to track error codes and mechanical problems. If something is detected, the system informs Uptime Mack Center agents, the 24-hour help center, for experts to find a solution. The company introduced software updates earlier this year, says Wrinkle.
Detroit Connect’s Remote Diagnostics Technician is equipped with Detroit engines as standard with Freightliner trucks. “Leaders in the fleet in a matter of minutes are aware that the vehicle fell, the severity of the errors and when, where and how to solve the problem in the best possible way,” Gedert said adding that “critical fault codes are being analyzed professionally by customer service can advise.
Navistar offers OnCommand Connection telematics for extra fleet management and remote diagnostics for international utility vehicles. The system records faults and allows direct remote monitoring, mapping options, and custom alerts.
Improvements inside and outside. The changes do not stop.
In June Navistar standardized Bendix brakes with international HV and HX trucks. The lightweight Bendix ADB22X combustion braking increases payload, reduces braking distance and lengthens braking time.
Earlier this year, Volvo introduced new LED lighting fixtures for Volvo VHD cars. These LED headlamps, in VHD’s sub-platform and day-vision models, reduce eye strain and increase visibility and safety. They provide about 10,000 hours of work, “ten times more than the previous bulbs,” says Felder.
Volvo has also recently introduced the guidance of Perfec,
“At the Annual General Meeting, we do a great deal on the board,” says Vasbinder. “We have all the driver, air conditioning switches and other controls are now larger and more user-friendly gloves, and doors are fixed to use a separate mirror that increases visibility”
A recent presentation of Daimler trucks could look like the future. In June, DTMA launched a series of FREIGHTLINER electric cars: eCascadia FREIGHTLINER and FREIGHTLINER EM2 106.
The ECascadia 550 kWh battery size is 400 km and the engine can reach 750 hp. EM2’s battery capacity is 325 kWh, with an autonomy of 370 hp and 480 hp. Vehicles are intended for distribution, distribution and transportation.
ECASCADIA EM2 and 106 are not specifically designed to work on construction sites, but can increase the pace of professional vehicle delivery.
Currently outdated features dominate the production of professional vehicles.
“Security, weight and durability are at the heart of customer service,” says Vasbinder. “I think it was for years, and I do not think this will change.