While this truck may not win an award for the tallest or highest wheelie, it may win the award for the highest stakes and most strain involved! In looking online we found cranes that look similar to this one which appear to weigh in at about 100,000lbs before having a bunch of counterweights on them. The truck pulling the crane on a low boy trailer is a Kenworth W900 with what is claimed to be a very healthy 600hp engine. Another heavy duty piece employed by this rig are planetary geared hubs on both of the drive axles.
The guy who was genius enough to plug a classic Peterbilt cab on top of a truck chassis, jam about 1,000hp into it and then dominate mud pits with said creation deserves some sort of award. People who win the Nobel prize don’t do stuff nearly as cool or as crazy as this. As you can see from the preview image below, there is no roll cage inside this old aluminum cab. It is super important to note that this is not some lumbering, slogging, freak. No, this is a screaming, angry, flying freak! We tried about 100 different ways to dig up some information on the trucks and we have no more than what you can see. We’re going to take the not too risky guess that the engine is a 600(ish) cubic inch big block that is making near triple digit power. When you see how the thing responds to the throttle and how it accelerates like a dragster in the slop your jaw will be hanging as well.
It all started when Daimler received a $40 million Federal grant to develop and test an experimental prototype that would achieve an 115% improvement in fuel efficiency compared to a stock 2009MY truck. Of course, they pulled that off thanks to the SuperTruck, hence the name of the eco-friendly truck. Just like Superman looked like a human being but wasn’t actually one, the SuperTruck only resembles its mortal fellow trucks. That’s because engineers had to come up with special custom features while also adapting a batch of components from regular trucks.
First of all, they came up with a bodywork filled with aerodynamic parts which was fitted with a more streamlined grille that allows a nice and smooth airflow above its surface. It also has adjustable shutters, that feed enough air to the engine for an optimized cooling process. In the gadget department, the SuperTruck uses an adapted version of Freightliner’s Intelligent Powertrain Management system. The feature relies on digital maps to synchronize shifting and works together with low rolling resistance tires and electric appliances to boost efficiency and fuel economy.
Well, we don’t know about you but the undersigned would drive the SuperTruck just for fun, without a trailer attached, on every highway possible. By the way, the futuristic truck was tested on a 312-mile trip between San Antonio and Dallas at a speed of 65 mph (105 km/h) and it only returned 12.2 mpg (19.2 l/100 km). SuperTruck indeed, especially for the eco-friendly crowd.
Meet the Ford F-750 Tonka, or as the automaker calls it, the “ultimate Tonka truck”. Based on the 2016 all-new Ford F-650/F-750 medium duty truck, the dump truck created by Ford and Tonka is a real life replica of the famous toy truck. Unveiled at the NTEA Work Truck show in Indianapolis, the Ford F-750 Tonka truck sports the signature Tonka yellow paint with a custom blackout nostril grille and fully functional dump body from Truck Tech Engineers.
The 2016 Ford F-650/F-750 commercial truck is offered in Regular Cab, SuperCab and Crew Cab styles and in straight-frame, dock-height and an all-new dedicated tractor model for heavy towing applications. Design-wise, the new truck features sharp fenders, rugged headlamps and F-650/F-750 badges embossed in the “Bold Leadership” font. Additionally, the area behind the cab was redesigned to more easily accommodate custom work bodies, such as for tow trucks, dump trucks and ambulances.
The truck is offered with a 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 turbo diesel engine available in three states of tune: 270hp and 675lb-ft (914Nm) of torque, 300hp and 700lb-ft (948Nm) of torque and 330hp and 725lb-ft (982Nm) of torque. In addition to the diesel, the F-650/F-750 is also offered with a 6.8-liter V10 gasoline engine producing 320hp and 460lb-ft (623Nm) of torque. Both the diesels and the gasoline engine are mated to a commercial-grade six-speed TorqShift HD automatic transmission. The gasoline unit can also be factory-prepped for converting to compressed natural gas or liquid propane gas.
At the IDEX2015 AutoKrAZ and Streit Group showed another novelty - an armored vehicle Feona, which is based on KrAZ-6322 (6x6) chassis. This truck has a classic bonneted layout. Feona features a solid hull with a V-shaped bottom with ballistic protection of Level 2 of standard Stanag 4569. "Feona" is equipped with modern Cummins turbodiesel rated at 380 hp and an automatic 6 speed gearbox Allison.
Where does a guy find one of these for sale or the identical gmc 9500. for restore not an astronomical price one?
have seen the pictures of your XT can you tell me what axle gear did you use as I want to convert a model of a daff xf into an xt I can get the bonnet bits so any pictures would be most help full.rnThank you Mr Heasman
me interesan camiones seminuevos KW550