Introduction Of Mud Trucks

March 3, 2009

Mud trucks are used for mud racing, also called as mud bogging. Different types of trucks are available in the market, but some trucks are exclusively designed for special purposes. Mud trucks are hefty trucks having bigger wheels than those of regular trucks. These wheels may have extra ridges for a firm grip on muddy surfaces. There are other types of trucks such as monster trucks, 4×4 pickup trucks, and lifted trucks, but mud trucks stand apart from others because of their special characteristics. Maneuvering a mud truck is not easy and requires special training for mud truck racing.

Humans have been fascinated by almost all types of races, games, and other recreational sports, for years. In olden times, rich and mighty monarchs used to encourage activities such as horse racing, camel racing, bull fighting, and many other leisure pursuits. Then came the era of industrial revolution in Europe and on the North American continent. Traditional vehicles of transport became obsolete and modern fast cars, trucks, and other vehicles took their place. Public and goods transportation dramatically improved, human life gradually became easy, and humans could save their time and money. All these things can be attributed to the development and popularity of racing, in one or the other way.

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Internet is a suitable option for enthusiasts to search for mud trucks. Various websites display high quality pictures, videos, and statistics related to truck racing. A patron can shop online, search by truck categories, get expert advice, understand technical aspects, and compare prices. Some examples of names of racing trucks are Executioner, Samson, Carolina Crusher, Predator, Snake Bite, and Bigfoot.

Mud trucks and other racing trucks generally have very attractive looks. They are usually painted in bright colors with different color combinations, and have interesting features, with state-of-the-art technology. A mud truck can be driven by one or two drivers. The driver’s safety is a basic concern for mud truck manufacturers, because in mud truck racing, a truck may lose its grip on the ground and be toppled.


Review On 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 4×4 Trucks

February 25, 2009

It happened in the ‘70s, when Dodge finally came out with its best, most refined and highest horsepower cars that the economy tanked and the company nose-dived into financial crisis. Although at that time, it was more of a fuel shortage that changed the face of the company and the economy. As Dodge finally comes out with what we consider one of its best trucks yet, history repeats itself and the company dove into another financial crisis amidst a poor economy.

We can’t help but think that truck enthusiasts, now and in the future, will have the same appreciation for the many features Dodge built into the ’09 1500 Ram. Although there are many upgrades, including a sleek, new body style, 20-inch diameter wheels, storage compartments in the bed and more, it’s the radical change of its suspension.

The ’09 Dodge Ram Crew Cab 4×4 1500 is a great looking truck that that can come with just about every option you can imagine. We were very impressed with the multi-link rear suspension that gives the Ram great articulation without loss of traction. Dodge trucks swapped out the old reliable rear leaf spring suspension for a coil spring, multi-link version. While the multi-link suspension is common on many passenger cars, it typically hasn’t been used on pickup trucks due to its limitations to support heavy loads. Dodge engineers, however, found a way to make the suspension work on the truck, allowing it to be capable of an estimated 1850-pound payload and an estimated 9100-pound towing capacity. In addition, the suspension also improves the trucks’ handling, and in the case of the 4×4 model.

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The Hemi receives more horsepower at 380 hp and produces 404 lb-ft of torque while getting adequate fuel economy. We got a little more than 16 MPG in combined highway, street and off road driving. When you combine a superior suspension with a peppier 5.7L Hemi V8 engine that produces 380 horsepower and 404 lb-ft of torque, you’ll be driving down the highway forgetting that you have a bed behind you. In this case, it was a Dodge’s new 5-foot, 7-inch bed that’s available in the Crew Cab 1500 models, which keeps the longer wheel base truck looking more proportional.

Was the slight increase in power noticeable? You bet. Upon acceleration, the new Hemi produces torque right off of idle and feels great while pushing us back into the leather buckets seats of our Laramie Edition test model. On highways battered by 18-wheel big rigs that cause longer-wheel-base trucks to oscillate up and down, jarring your neck and kidneys loose, our ’09 Crew Cab Ram drove smoothly, absorbing every bump, crack and groove in its path. It also managed to pull off more than 16 MPG on combined street, off road and highway driving, giving it respectable fuel consumption for the amount of power the engine produces. Much of the Ram’s fuel economy and great use of power is due to the five-speed automatic transmission that seemed to have firmer shifts for greater performance.

The interior is luxurious on the Laramie Edition. It includes chromed trim and simulated wood that is comparable to a high-end luxury cars and SUV cars. Inside, our well-appointed Ram featured the nine-speaker amplified stereo system, as well as heated front and rear seats, Sirius radio and Sirius Backseat TV. The Laramie edition also surrounds all of the instrument controls with a combination of chromed trim and simulated wood that puts the Ram’s interior in the same league with luxury SUVs, but without the hefty price tag.

Storage spaces under the rear seats and under the floorboards make the Crew Cab great for traveling with kids who can take along games and reach down for a cool soda or juice box. If you need more storage space, the Ram has optional storage compartments in the truck’s bedsides that are lighted, lockable and are a great place to store tools, cold beverages and more.

But while we enjoyed the full amenities and multiple storage spaces of the Ram’s interior, it was our intent to see how well it performed on a minor off road excursion. This would allow us to see how the multi-link rear suspension and front coil springs handle a wide variety of situations that one typically encounters in the dirt. Right away, we noticed that the ride was smooth, even as we slowly climbed over small rocks that left the rear fully articulated, never giving up any traction when we needed it most. It was also evident that the rigid new frame, that features high-strength steel supports, kept the vehicle from twisting and gives the driver a more secure, predictable feeling.

No matter what the terrain, the stiffer frame and improved suspension gave us a smooth ride. As we traveled over a variety of terrain that included loose dirt, river rocks, ruts and small ledges, we were impressed with the ’09 Ram’s power, and smooth ride. A simple twist of a knob on the dash easily switched the vehicle from 2WD to 4WD High without hesitation.

All things considered, the 2009 Dodge Ram definitely sets new goals for Ford, GM and Toyota to reach for in a new pickup truck. In addition, the vehicle’s appearance with a more slanted and aggressive front fascia and an aluminum power-bulge hood really adds a great performance appeal to the Ram over the bulkier appearance of its predecessor. The 5-foot, 7-inch bed also has an optional divider that can adjust to any position, providing a great way to secure cargo.


GE takes giant hybrid dump truck

May 8, 2008

General Electric on Tuesday said that it has tested a hybrid version of a haul truck, the kind of giant dump truck that’s used at a mine or to haul away mountains of dirt.

The system works just like a Toyota Prius, more or less. The engine feeds electricity to a battery that runs the drivetrain. During braking, the spinning wheels act as a generator for the battery.

The batteries in the hybrid off-highway truck is the same sodium-based battery used in GE’s locomotives, according to the GE Research blog.

The hybrid haul truck wasn’t just announced in honor of Earth Day.

Rising fuel prices are pushing truck manufacturers to adopt more efficient and clean technologies.

Volvo is developing a range of Mack trucks with the goal of making them carbon neutral. A hybrid Mack dump truck can save between 25 percent and 30 percent on fuel costs.


New Light Commercial Vehicle – America

February 12, 2008

Daimler Trucks North America announced today that it has established a new Light Commercial Vehicle Team, combining the resources of Sterling Truck Corporation’s Class 3-5 lines and Mitsubishi Fuso brand low cab-over engine (LCOE) operations in North America.

The new Light Commercial Vehicle operation will be based in Redford, Mich. and will focus on the sales, marketing, product strategy and distribution of the Sterling 360, the Sterling Bullet and Mitsubishi Fuso Class 3-7 LCOE trucks. This alignment allows Mitsubishi Fuso to take full advantage of the resources and synergies that come with being associated with the largest truck manufacturer in North America.

“This business model, which leverages DTNA’s extensive capabilities and expertise, is consistent with other Daimler units globally,” said Chris Patterson, chief executive officer of Daimler Trucks North America. “With its considerable resources and expanded coverage, this new team will strengthen DTNA’s presence in the growing light commercial vehicle market in North America.”

The new Light Commercial Vehicle group will be responsible for developing business with nearly 400 dealers: those that represent the Mitsubishi Fuso brand and the select Sterling dealers that sell the Sterling 360 and Bullet. A strong brand focus and respective dealer networks will be maintained, in order to serve the unique needs of Sterling Trucks and Mitsubishi Fuso customers in North America.

Matthew Stevenson, formerly director of the Sterling Light Commercial Vehicle group, will head up the new team.

“This new group is an excellent match for the future,” said Stevenson. “With the additional expertise, our expanded resources, and a growing market, we see unlimited potential for this new organization and growth for the Mitsubishi Fuso and Sterling brands.”


Jobs For Dump Trucks

February 12, 2008

Have you ever thought about truck driving for a living; in particular, have you ever thought about driving dump trucks. Getting your certification to drive dump trucks is a smart career move. It not only gives you a job that you can do anywhere, rain or shine, it gives you a job that is easier to do. If you have been in construction for a while, you might be carrying a few injuries. It gets harder to do a lot of the more physically demanding tasks as you get older and if you are unskilled, that can make it harder to find work.

The great thing about dump trucks is that they do not place any undue stress on your body. Sitting inside a dump truck you are out of the elements and not doing any heavy lifting, what more could you ask for? Many people think that the only place for dump trucks is in the construction industry, they could not be more wrong. Today, dump trucks are used in construction, agriculture, mining, landscaping and for many other functions. This is great when it comes time to look for work. If you get tired of working in one industry, you can always change to another. That is the beauty of versatile certifications like dump trucks.

If you are looking for more information about dump trucks, please do not hesitate to contact us at Associated Training Services.


Uncovered trucks can’t enter SRP

February 11, 2008

Uncovered garbage trucks can no longer use the South Road Properties (SRP) road in going to the Inayawan landfill starting Monday.Nagiel Bañacia, SRP’s newly appointed chief executive officer, announced Tuesday that the city will ban all uncovered trucks at the SRP to keep the area clean.

“This will keep the SRP area clean and free from falling garbage and filth,” Bañacia said.

Bañacia said he noticed uncovered garbage trucks from the Department of Public Services (DPS) and the different barangays (villages) using the SRP road in going to the landfill.

Since the trucks were not covered, the garbage fell on the road. This happened especially to speeding trucks.

Bañacia said the maintenance crew at the SRP spent more time cleaning the area of fallen garbage.

Bañacia said cleanliness in the SRP area is important because this is the city’s prime project to attract investors.

He said he made the recommendation to Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña who agreed to his proposal to ban uncovered trucks.

Bañacia said the ban also applies to other types of uncovered trucks like hauler trucks and dump trucks carrying sand and gravel.

“If they want to use the SRP road, they should cover their trucks,” he said.

Starting Monday, Bañacia said checkpoints will be posted at different entrances of the SRP.