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Jan 23, 2020
After the introduction of Wolff luffing and saddle jib cranes with middle to high lift capacities for the US market, Wolffkran is now following suit with one of its smaller luffing jib cranes, the Wolff 166 B. The new crane is compliant to US electrical standards and all US requirements regarding structural components, naming it Wolff 166 B US.
Jan 21, 2020
The Kamaz-master race team won the gold and silver medals at the 2020 Dakar Rally, the 42nd edition of the race and the first to be held in Saudi Arabia. The race which started in Jeddah on 5 January and finished in Qiddiya on 17 January involved 12 stages of competition across 7,500 km, including 5,000 km of special stages, five of them longer than 450 km. With 17 wins the Kamaz-master holds the greatest number of wins in Dakar.
Jan 15, 2020
Austrian logistics service provider Lagermax is using the new Actros as an open car transporter. The Lagermax group of companies owns 55 branches in twelve European countries. The segment of the group with the highest turnover is the car transportation business and its related services. A surface area of around two million square metres is used by the company for the storage of new cars. The company's fleet comprises more than 500 trucks owned by the group, plus the vehicles owned and driven by contractors.
Jan 14, 2020
The new Mercedes-Benz eSprinter is initially being offered as a panel van and a permissible gross mass of 3500 kilograms. Its maximum loading volume is 10.5 m3, the same as for the Sprinter with a combustion engine. As with the entry-level diesel engine, the electric drive in the eSprinter drives the front wheels with an output of 85 kW and a torque figure of up to 295 newton metres. A flexible payload and battery concept moreover allow adaptation to individual needs for practical use. The range with a utilisable battery capacity of 47 kWh (installed: 55 kWh) is 168 kilometres with a maximum load of 891 kilograms. The range has been determined on the basis of Directive 692/2008/EC. The range is dependent on the vehicle configuration. The actual range is also dependent on the individual driving style, road and traffic conditions, the outside temperature, use of the air conditioning system/heating and may differ. A second battery option takes into account other priorities in the use parameters: the configuration with a utilisable capacity of 35 kWh (installed: 41 kWh) allows a range of 115 kilometres. In turn, the maximum load rises to 1045 kilograms. The integrated quick-charge function also ensures flexibility, which enables around 80% of the energy to be recharged within 30 minutes. The maximum speed can be configured to suit the task in hand: the maximum speed can be set at 80 km/h, 100 km/h or even as much as 120 km/h.
Jan 12, 2020
Since June 2019, Mercedes-Benz Trucks has been supplying the new Actros with the MirrorCam as a standard feature. The MirrorCam consists of two cameras mounted on the left and right of the roof frame, two upright monitors mounted on the A-pillars in the driver's cab and control elements in the door module and in the secondary display. There are also buttons on the passenger side and by the bed to switch on the MirrorCam when the engine is switched off. The images transmitted by the cameras are transferred to the two 15.2-inch monitors with a resolution of 720 x 1920 pixels. Like the conventional mirror system, the monitor image is divided into a main and wide-angle field of vision.
Dec 23, 2019
Global asset management and disposition company Ritchie Bros. concluded its fourth and final Dubai auction of 2019 with sales of 1663 assets including 901 trucks and heavy/lifting equipment. The Ritchie Bros. 10–11 December 2019 auction attracted 74 bidding countries and 46 buying countries; 60% of the bidders registered online. The auction featured a range of heavy equipment and vehicles including dozers, loaders, graders, excavators, mobile cranes, and trucks. The top assets in terms of value of lots purchased were wheel loaders, hydraulic excavators, and motor graders; 40% of the sales came from outside the UAE. The next Ritchie Bros. Dubai auction will be held on 10–11 March 2020.
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