Autocar LLC, the manufacturer of specialized severe-duty vocational trucks, announced its latest offering — the Autocar DC-64D Dump Truck. The company trademarked the truck “BADASS.” It is the company’s fourth iteration of Autocar’s DC-64 severe-duty Class 8 line.
Joining the DC-64R for refuse, DC-64M for mixers and DC-64P for pump, Autocar’s DC-64D for dump model is built from the ground up and engineered to handle the most challenging jobs, the company says.
“The DC-64D is expertly configured and solves many industry issues not addressed by other suppliers,” says Eric Schwartz, Autocar Truck president .
“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,” Schwartz says. “As such, our trucks are safer, more structurally sound and are engineered to have a longer life span which lowers the total cost of ownership and adds to our Always Up promise. This dump truck is truly BADASS.”
The DC-64D dump truck is assembled in Birmingham, Ala., and features a spacious and functional cab; but what sets it apart in the industrial truck market is the vehicle’s BADASS strength and durability, Autocar says.
Autocar exclusively focuses on building the best trucks for the vocational truck market, which is why Autocar collaborated with key industry experts with more than 200 years of severe-duty truck experience to guide the DC-64D design. Configured with more than 100 improvements, the DC-64D is the best-designed dump truck in the industry, the company says.
Autocar says it partners with dump body manufacturers for parallel engineering of essential dump body mount features, achieving its mission to deliver the highest level of integration in the industry. The featured DC-64D is outfitted with an RS Godwin SCS dump body and features Hardox steel for durability and lighter weight.
The DC-64D’s power comes from multiple Cummins engine options — the L9, X12 and ISX12N CNG series — providing the industry’s best performance, fuel economy and lower operating costs per mile backed by the best service and parts network. Also, the new X12 offers access to the Single Module after-treatment system with more efficiency and service access from Cummins. The X15 will be available in 2022.
With simplicity and efficiency comes a focus on safety. Autocar says it has the only 325-degree all-around driver visibility, 30 percent more glass than industry competition, including the only Class 8 vocational truck with rear-corner wrap-around windows to improve the rearward view. The front end is sloped to enhance visibility.
The DC-64D also delivers the most durable cab structure in the industry with its all-welded steel cab construction and protection during roll-over incidents. It is the only vocational truck with frame rail material at a yield strength of 160,000 psi, RBM 3.91 lb.in, 24 percent stronger than industry standards. Additionally, every DC-64D is built with dual Sheppard M100 steering gears, 112-in. BBC and up to 50 degrees wheel cut, allowing the driver easy steering effort and maneuverability, the company says.
The DC-64D cab features a 7-in. driver information smart display to minimize driver distraction and help technicians quickly get drivers back on the road after maintenance.
Other key features of Autocar’s new DC-64D dump truck include:
- Purpose-built severe duty is standard
- Best-in-class 24/7 direct factory support
- Direct-to-customer sales support with vocational experts
- Best-in-class routing and clipping
- Electrical serviceability with its intelligent electrical system for easy diagnostics and repairs
- Easy-open gas-strut-assisted hood