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MAY 2018

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50 • May 2018 www.concreteproducts.com FEATURE TRUCKS & COMPONENTS Built specifically for heavy-haul trucking operations, Volvo Trucks North America's VNX series packs the power and performance needed for demanding applications such as heavy equipment transport and long combination vehicles. It is the latest step in a revitalization of the Volvo North American product range, complementing the new VNR and VNL series for regional and long haul operations. "The new VNX is the ultimate blend of Volvo's modern, aerody- namic design and pure purpose built performance," says VTNA Product Marketing Manager – Regional Haul Chris Stadler. "From end-to-end, every feature is built to stand up to any heavy haul job you throw at it. Improvements are easy to see throughout the VNX including the bumper, axles, suspensions, braking and powertrain." Available in 6x4 of 8x4 tandem and 8x6 tridem configurations, the model offers a wide range of heavy-haul components to ensure it is properly spec'd. Front axle ratings range from 16,000 to 20,000 lbs. with parabolic springs. The VNX is available with up to 445 tires to match front axle load capacity. Available rear axles range from 46,000 to 55,000 lbs.; a premium rear heavy-haul suspension ranges up to 52,000 lbs. Dual steering gears provide maneuverability while under a heavy load. The imposing VNX provides an increased ride height to accommodate more articulation and front ramp angle, while the bumper features a heavy-duty tow pin and center tow frame that equalize forces to the chassis. PACKED POWERTRAIN The standard VNX powertrain package is a Volvo D13 engine with 500 hp and 1,850 lb.-ft. torque rating, paired with the 13- or 14-speed Volvo I-Shift with Crawler Gears automated manual transmission. VOLVO TRUCKS | VNX SERIES One of three series cab configurations, the VNX 300 daycab provides muscle and maneuverability for local heavy-haul applications. Ap- proved Gross Combination Weight Ratings span from 125,000 to 160,000 lbs. Ratings of up to 225,000 lbs. are available with application approval and appropriate components. Optional steer or lift axles or tridem drive axles, plus longer fifth-wheel slides help meet a range of weight distribution requirements.

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