Autocar today announced that engines from both Caterpillar and Cummins would be offered in its 2004 Xpeditor WX, WXR and WXLL low-cab-over engine (LCOE) truck models.
VP of sales and marketing Mike Popovich said the introduction of these new options in the Xpeditor line is the first stage of an engine program that will result in the broadest range of LCOE engine offerings in the industry. He added that Autocar will be the only manufacturer of LCOE trucks to offer a full range of 7-, 8-, 9-, 10- and 11-liter engines to its customers.
According to Popovich, the expansion of Autocar engine options for vocational markets could lead more fleets to take a more serious look at the advantages of using LCOE trucks in their operations.
Specially engineered "V-rated" engines from Cummins will include the ISM-EGR 285V 285 hp, 1050-lbs.-ft. and the ISM-EGR 320V 320 hp 1150-lbs.-ft. Both engines will be available in the Xpeditor WXLL model in May, the WX in June and WXR in July.
Autocar will also offer the Caterpillar C-10 diesel-fuel "bridge engine" and the C-10 dual-fuel version. The C-10 is rated at 305 hp 1050-lbs.-ft. It will be available in WX models beginning in June and in the WXR in July.