Autocar Rolls Out a ‘Badass’ New Vocational Truck
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Autocar is so proud of its new model dump truck, the DC-64D, the company wants people to think of it by the term it’s planning to trademark — Badass.
It’s the latest model in the maker of severe-duty vocational trucks’ DC-64 line for garbage trucks, mixers and pumps. The new dump model is described by the company as a “relentless workhorse.”
According to the company, which has a factory in Birmingham, Ala., the trademark for “Badass” is still pending, but it’s what Autocar wants its trucks to be known as. Autocar Truck President Eric Schwartz said the new model lives up to its name.
“Unlike any other vehicle in the North American heavy-duty commercial truck market, Autocar Trucks are vocational pre-engineered for seamless body integration and don’t require significant structural modifications,” he said.
In the design, Autocar partnered with dump body manufacturers, so the DC-64D is outfitted with an RS Godwin SCS dump body and features Hardox steel for more payload capacity.
Other features include 325 degree visibility for drivers, with rear corner wraparound windows and a sloped front end for better vision. It has an all-welded steel cab construction and protection during rollover incidents, the company says.
There’s also a 7-inch driver information smart display, designed to cut down on distractions.
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