Equipped with an EPA Tier 4 Final certified engine, the new WA600-8 wheel loader from Komatsu combines an enhanced lockup torque converter function and SmartLoader logic to achieve low fuel consumption and high travel speeds.
The company’s recently unveiled snowmobile lineup for the 2017 model year includes an OEM industry first: the all-new SVX 450 purpose-built, single-ski snow bike. Other highlights include what Arctic Cat claims is the industry’s most powerful turbo engine at 180 hp (134 kW).
The growing role of electronics and software is altering the design process, requiring a greater focus on validation and verification, particularly to meet the stringent demands of off-highway environments.
International Truck launches the HX Series, consisting of four new Class 8 vocational truck models designed for the severe service industry including construction and concrete. It is the first all-new vehicle introduced by International Truck since 2010.
The Tier 4-compliant, 160-hp (119-kW) DL220-5 features an adjustable auto-shutdown function to save fuel during non-working conditions and a new high-lift Z-bar configuration that extends the dump height by 18 in (457 mm) compared to the standard model.
Carnegie Mellon University and Sikorsky recently participated in a joint autonomy demo that proved the capability of new, ground-air cooperative missions, using a UH-60MU Black Hawk helicopter enabled with Sikorsky's MATRIX autonomy kit and CMU’s Land Tamer unmanned ground vehicle.
Motiv Power Systems and Creative Bus partner to build a zero emission all-electric school bus. The new Starcraft e-Quest XL will have a range of 85 mi (137 km) and be capable of a 50% charge within 2 hrs.
Navistar CIO Terry Kline talks about the company’s vehicle connectivity strategy and its new over-the-air reprogramming for improved uptime, which it claims is an industry-first technology for heavy trucks.