Nov 03, 2011 · However, with diesel engines for Class 6 and 7 trucks, there may be 10 or more horsepower and torque ratings to consider, making engine selection significantly more complex. The approximate cost difference between the lowest and highest horsepower ratings, when factoring in a heavier transmission required for the higher horsepower engines, can
Sep 28, 2010 · The typical dump truck uses rear axles rated at 46,000 pounds. This covers most trucks, from 14/16-yard solo dumps through combinations up to 110,000 GCW. Lindgren says the rear axle ratios should be matched with the transmission so that engine speed is around 1,600 rpm at highway speed.
Oct 15, 2010 · This helps dump operators to maintain their wheelbase and body configuration when spec'ing Kenworth trucks with 2010 engines," Parlier says. "For dump trucks where truck frame space is often critical, Kenworth provides a 5.6-gallon tank with a clear back of cab option unique to the industry. The tank has a range of more than 1,500 miles
Jun 30, 2015 · In today's market, it is especially important to consider specifying your next new dump truck with both vehicle productivity and driver comfort and satisfaction in mind. Bed materials, shape, capacity, and other features help determine a truck's productivity.
Jul 07, 2015 · "Now they have to think about where to find a qualified driver. When you spec your dump truck starting with the body, consider first which body matters most." Visit .kenworth.com. See also: Tips for Spec'ing Ready-Mix Mixers Five tips ready-mix haulers should follow when they spec their next truck.
Jul 15, 2011 · There are often more than a dozen options to choose from, with drive-axle ratios ranging from as low as 2.69:1 to as high as 7.17:1 - with 10-12 ratios in between - depending on the truck class, make and model, and rear-axle capacity. RELATED: The Role of GVWR and GCWR in Spec'ing Work Trucks
7 Considerations in Spec'ing a Dump Truck Transmission Here's a short list of items that fl eets should consider when spec'ing a transmission for dump applications. A Competitive Comparison Eaton automated transmissions aren't the only ones on the market. Review several competing products side …
Aug 10, 2015 · Eliminate clutter and protrusions on the floor. Optimize the seating position for clean sightlines. The truck's interior should accommodate and adjust to a wide range of body types and sizes. No fleet owner wants to hear a driver say he's leaving or …
Mar 05, 2014 · "Dump truck customers may look to maximize frame rail strength and spec high weight rated tires, axles and transmissions," Slavin continues. "Additionally, some work truck customers can want vehicles that can be operated by non-CDL drivers, so they spec a GVWR of 26,000 lbs. or less, as well as things like hydraulic brakes and automatic
Jul 24, 2015 · "The challenge in spec'ing a medium duty truck is to find the right balance between over and under spec'ing to achieve the performance and reliability required to get the job done on a daily basis." Here are five things to know about spec'ing a medium-duty truck …