Trucking in North America vs around the world

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    Bit difficult to drive, truck is very stable longer wb, 8 airbag. Trailer has single wheels, it road conditions are not perfect driver has to be very careful with trailer

    Especially if overloaded, than COG goes back and up. I know for case when such trailer roll over and driver died.
     
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    15 cubic meters payload?
     
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    12 i think

    Problem starts when they want to load 13 or more in 12m3 mixer
     
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    TEREX ADVANCE SIGNS LETTER OF INTENT TO INTEGRATE AND OFFER CUMMINS X15H
    Sep 11, 2023 Columbus, Indiana
    First US-based on-highway OEM to secure X15H as part of its decarbonization strategy
    First US-based on-highway OEM to secure X15H as part of its decarbonization strategy

    Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI), a global power solutions provider and Terex® Advance, leading manufacturer of front-discharge concrete mixer trucks, announced today the signing of a Letter of Intent (LOI) to integrate Cummins’ X15H hydrogen internal combustion engines into the Terex Advance Commander Series.

    “As the global need to reduce emissions becomes stronger, we are actively pursuing practical, cost-effective strategies to help our ready-mix customers decarbonize. Cummins’ X15H is a feasible zero-carbon option for our renowned front-discharge mixer trucks, and we are eagerly anticipating the future deployment of this technology,” said David Grabner, General Manager at Terex Advance.

    Currently powered by Cummins diesel engines, the Terex Advance Commander Series will include a zero-carbon hydrogen fuel option when series production of Cummins’ X15H engines begins later this decade.

    “Hydrogen internal combustion engines provide a viable zero-carbon fuel option for heavy-duty, high-performance applications like concrete mixer trucks, which are often subject to arduous duty-cycles and tough terrain. It is exciting to see OEMs like Terex Advance leading the way in zero-carbon technologies, particularly in complex sectors like vocational trucking,” said Jim Nebergall, General Manager, Cummins Hydrogen Engine Business.

    Part of Cummins’ industry-first fuel agnostic platform, the X15H is based on familiar internal combustion engine technology. Integration into the truck chassis is straightforward and does not require major overhaul of vehicle designs or business operations. Significant commonality between the X15H and Cummins’ existing diesel platforms facilitates scale advantages in parts procurement and supports existing maintenance practices.

    “We believe that hydrogen internal combustion engines will play an essential part in decarbonizing both on- and off-highway applications. With diesel-like power and torque the X15H gives our customers a power option that delivers, no matter how hard their trucks work, or how tough the operating environment is,” concluded Nebergall.

    Hydrogen internal combustion engines enable vocational applications to comply with the EPA’s proposed greenhouse gas (GHG) Phase 3 standard, while still meeting critical performance requirements.

    This latest LOI signals growing global customer interest in hydrogen internal combustion engine technology, with previous letters signed by several truck fleet customers, a global truck OEM and an agricultural tractor manufacturer.
     
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    interesting how enthusiastic they are and brave too. concept is interesting too, i think no one even considered something similar.
    not sure about weight, full size gen set, 2-3 e-axles, 250kwh of batteries, fuel.....that is not light. also c9 seems to be too small dispacement imo.
    as far i could find out they never mentioned where they would let that extra energy downhill.
     
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    The first prototype is about 8,800 kg. Not sure what the one they built from the ground up is.
    https://m.youtube.com/shorts/X--js8tlXxo

    Looks like they plan on using the jake for going downhill. Turn the generator into a motor and use the jake brake to absorb the excess energy.
    https://m.youtube.com/shorts/EJJj_aTvg7g


    I'm not an electric vehicle fan by any means but this is the first time I've actually seen one I could see actually working in the real world. We're a long ways off being able to go 100% electric but I see this method becoming an effective alternative. I believe they claimed a bobtail fuel economy of 12L/100 km.
     
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