January 27th, 2012
Automover News: Mercedes-Benz Unimog 5000 Climbs to Mountain Tops and Volcanoes which is known as Universal Motor Device the Unimog lives up to its name by taking on toughest terrain, thanks to its off-road capability. So much so, that the Unimog 5000 has served as the main mode of transport for tourists who want to enjoy the sights of the famous lava field of the famous Torre del Filosofo.
Getting there can be quite a challenge, but climbing 9629 feet above sea level and traveling through the rough tracks and ash fields of Europe highest active volcano is not a problem for Mercedes-Benz Unimog. It is equipped with flexible ladder frame, all wheel drive with differential locks in both portal axles, and a central tire inflation system. Tourists sit comfortably inside, thanks to bus body that it wears atop its frame.
A second Unimog, a U550L also works dutifully on mountain by clearing snow and ash from tracks. But Mount Etna is not only place where Unimogs are used. The ultimate off-roaders are used for fire services, disaster control, and expedition support.
January 20th, 2012
Automover News: Hino Trucks medium duty trucks topped J.D. Power and Associates rankings for customer satisfaction in 2010 Medium Duty Truck Customer Satisfaction Study. According to recent study Hino Trucks ranks highest in customer satisfaction with conventional medium duty engines and ranks highest in customer satisfaction among conventional medium duty trucks for two years running. Quality and reliability are most important aspects of overall satisfaction.
The engine study which is in its fourth year examined customer perceptions of 2010 model year Class 5, 6, and 7 trucks that were equipped with both gasoline and diesel engine system. The study looked at eight factors like engine reliability or dependability, ease of access for service or maintenance, maintaining speed on grades, acceleration when fully loaded, control module, vibration at idle, engine warranty and average fuel economy.
For the Customer Satisfaction Study, which is now in19th year J.D. Power measures perceptions of 2010 model-year Class 5, 6, and 7 commercial trucks. Here six factors are used to determine overall satisfaction engine, warranty, cost of operation, cab and body, ride/handling/braking and transmission. In addition study also measures satisfaction with services received from authorized truck dealer. The factors that are looked are service facility, service quality, service advisor, service initiation, service delivery and service price. Hino Trucks scored highest in all factors for both studies.
January 17th, 2012
Automover News: Mack Trucks heavy haul Titan truck appeared on National Geographic Channel Ultimate Factories TV show.
The heavy haul Titan truck by Mack is powered with Mack MP10 engine system which produces top rating of 605hp and 2,060 lb-ft of torque. The truck has rugged Mack Cornerstone chassis and air-ride equipped cab come together to form the most powerful truck Mack has ever built.
The Titan truck is dedicated to quality, reliability and total customer satisfaction. Mack Trucks has provided its customers with innovative transportation solutions for more than a century. Mack is one of North America largest producers of heavy duty trucks. Mack trucks are sold and serviced through an extensive distribution network in more than 45 countries.
Mack trucks and diesel engines sold in North America are assembled in United States. Mack manufacturing locations are certified to internationally recognized ISO 9001 standard for quality and ISO 14001 standard for environmental management systems. Mack is sponsor of Share the Road to American Trucking Association public information campaign aimed at enhancing the safety of US roadways.
Mack Trucks, Inc. is part of Volvo Group, one of world leading manufacturers of trucks, buses and construction equipment, drive systems for marine and industrial applications, aerospace components and services and one of world leading producers of 9-16 liter heavy diesel engines.