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2008-06-19
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Dressta recently expanded its wheel loader lineup with the addition of the 555C Extra wheel loader, which features a new turbocharged diesel engine, single-phase torque converter, electrically controlled transmission, hydrostatic steering, and single-lever hydraulic controls.
2008-06-19
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Case Construction Equipment formed a strategic alliance with the Construction Equipment Division of Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI). The relationship will result in the extension of the Case lineup to include higher-capacity wheel loaders.
2008-06-19
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Introducing a unique combination of lifting performance and the 360°-swing functionality of an excavator, Volvo Construction Equipment will soon deliver to the market a new product class of pipelaying machines. Developed from a patented adaptation of Volvo excavator machines combined with modern lifting technology, the new pipelayers offer a number of technical advantages over traditional pipelaying dozers with side-based booms.
2008-06-09
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The government, as part of the country’s 10th Five-year plan in 2001, has urged automakers to familiarize themselves with all types of alternative powertrain and alternative fuel technology.
2008-05-28
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BMW is banking on its new 1 Series to open doors for new customers seeking a lower-cost sporty machine with a badge of exclusivity.
2008-05-28
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The Asian market is providing high-volume growth for the motorcycle industry as emerging countries such as Vietnam consume many scooters and low-power cycles. Though these low-end vehicles already boast high fuel-economy ratings, manufacturers are striving to reduce both fuel consumption and emissions with hybrid technologies.
2008-04-25
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Nissan is re-introducing its pickup model formerly known as the Nissan Pickup in Europe. The model was withdrawn when Euro-IV emissions regulations came into effect in 2006, mainly because the rotary injection pump-equipped, YD25 2.5-L, direct-injection, turbodiesel engine could not be readily adapted to meet the latest European emissions regulations. Now the model is powered by a common-rail injection version of the YD25 engine.
2008-04-25
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The Iveco Massif is built by Santana in Spain and powered by an Iveco 3.0-L common-rail diesel. The model is based on the 60-year-old Land Rover; the principal differences between the Defender and the Massif are in the materials, suspension, and powertrain.
2008-04-24
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Mercedes-Benz has launched the third generation of its Actros European heavy-truck range, featuring a series of changes while retaining the same basic cab and V6 and V8 powertrain options. The most significant change is the adoption of the PowerShift 2 twelve-speed automated manual transmission as standard equipment.
2008-04-09
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Maserati has long held a special place within the rarefied world of high-performance premium brands. The company’s latest model, the four-seat GranTurismo (GT) now entering production, continues that position.
2008-03-31
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According to InterRegs, China recently has implemented a new standard, GB 20997-2007, which specifies mandatory fuel-consumption limits for both goods vehicles and buses with a GVW not exceeding 3500 kg.
2008-03-31
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The European Union recently published a draft regulation containing proposed emissions limits for heavy-duty vehicles, known as Euro VI. According to InterRegs, the requirements will be applicable to all goods vehicles with a GVW exceeding 3500 kg and to all passenger vehicles with more than nine seats. 
2008-03-31
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Three variations on a theme, the theme being environmentally responsible cars propelled by advanced powertrain systems. In a nutshell, that describes Chrysler’s intent with the three very different-looking—but technology-wise, somewhat similar—concept vehicles it revealed in January at the NAIAS.
2008-03-31
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When Franz von Holzhausen, Mazda’s North American Director of Design, revved the Furai concept’s 450-hp rotary engine, the company’s NAIAS exhibition stand rumbled, and a sharp cracking sound echoed throughout the hall. “It sounds good, doesn’t it?” von Holzhausen asked as he exited the vehicle to address the crowd.
2008-03-31
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Ford’s Explorer America is the automaker’s first glimpse of how it plans to move the Explorer nameplate onto a smaller, unibody, more fuel efficient crossover-utility (CUV) architecture beginning in 2010.
2008-03-31
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The 9-4X BioPower makes public Saab’s intentions to enter the growing crossover segment. It combines an engine optimized for ethanol with vehicle design elements developed by a team under Anthony Lo, General Motors Europe’s Director of Advanced Design.
2008-03-31
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While critics of Hummer may be quick to call the HX concept an exercise in green washing, such an assessment would be limiting. If anything, the HX represents a potentially wise business move on the part of General Motors, since a production version—perhaps dubbed the H4—would be a worthy competitor to the Jeep Wrangler.
2008-03-31
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The arrival of the LoneStar signals Navistar’s bid to mesh a customized look with an aerodynamic design.
2008-03-31
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The chatter about China-made vehicles being sold in the U.S. has always been in the scope of someday soon, and that someday soon promise looks to become reality later this year.
2008-03-31
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Mercedes-Benz debuted its latest SUV at the 2008 Detroit auto show.
2008-03-31
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Mitsubishi previews possible Eclipse direction with turbodiesel power on display through the top of the hood.
2008-03-31
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"Why can't a minivan look as good as a sports car?" lead exterior designer Joel Baek asked, then answered pointing to the Nissan Forum.
2008-03-31
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At October’s SEMA convention in Las Vegas, Ford kicked off a string of announcements with news that it is now offering customers an affordable, factory-built racecar for those seeking to make inroads to professional racing. The Mustang FR500S is based on a production-line Mustang built on a special assembly line at AutoAlliance International in Flat Rock, MI.
2008-03-31
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Following in the footsteps of the biodiesel-powered EcoJet introduced at last year’s SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) convention in Las Vegas, “Tonight Show” host and green-driving enthusiast Jay Leno used the occasion of this year’s show to introduce the Chevrolet Corvette Z06-inspired C6RS capable of running on E85 ethanol.
2008-02-14
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Kalmar is expanding its lineup of container handling equipment with the launch of the Autoshuttle, an automated self-loading shuttle carrier that can pick, place, and transport containers between ship-to-shore and yard stacking cranes.
2008-01-18
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Boeing and Textron have formed a teaming agreement to compete in the technology demonstration and system development phases and ultimately the production phase of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program for the U.S.
2008-01-18
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Club Car‘s newest electric vehicle, the Carryall 252 IQ Plus, incorporates a high-output charger and eight 6-volt battery configuration that provides a range of up to 86 mi (140 km) on a single charge.
2008-01-18
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Caterpillar has acquired the assets of Blount’s Forestry Division, and in a separate transaction, six Cat dealers agreed in principle to acquire certain assets of Pioneer Machinery, a distributor of forestry products in the southeastern U.S.
2008-01-18
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Hyster’s upgraded S80-120FT and H80-120FT lines of sit-down, counterbalanced lift trucks combine a robust powertrain with industrial-strength hydraulics, a re-engineered cooling system, and ergonomic features to allow operators to decrease downtime by as much as 30%, according to the company.
2008-01-18
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Designed to provide precision control for fine grading and leveling applications, Kobelco Construction Machinery America’s new SK260LC Acera Mark 8 hydraulic excavator features an innovative intelligent total control system that recognizes the operator’s moves and provides smooth hydraulic response.
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