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Memphis Equipment Company Tackles Some Tough Ones!

Memphis Equipment Company located in Memphis, Tennessee took on a huge task when they reconditioned an M939 series 5 ton 6x6 extra-long wheelbase cab & chassis.

It has been sent to a tank builder to have a new 4,000 gallon water tank installed to be used by a general contractor.
Memphis Equipment Company was established in 1946 and has always specialized in Surplus Military Trucks and Parts. They offer reconditioned and re-manufactured trucks and stock a complete inventory of Military Truck Spare Parts. They are also an employee owned company, so they try harder!

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Toyota and Lexus Recalls

Toyota and Lexus Recall Certain Land Cruiser, 4Runner, Tundra, Sequoia, LX, and GX Vehicles

TORRANCE, Calif., February 2, 2016 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. today announced that it is conducting a safety recall of approximately 320,000 Model Year 2003-2006 Land Cruiser; 2004-2006 4Runner; 2005-2006 Tundra and Sequoia; 2003-2006 LX 470; and 2004-2006 GX 470 vehicles.

The involved vehicles are equipped with side Curtain-Shield-Airbags (CSAs) which deploy from the roof in the event of certain types of crashes.  Due to improper programming in the airbag control modules, there is a possibility that, under certain specific and limited conditions shortly after startup, the CSAs and seat belt pretensioners could activate when not necessary.  Unexpected activation of the CSAs could increase the risk of injury to the occupant.

All known owners of the involved vehicles will be notified by first class mail.  Toyota and Lexus dealers will replace the airbag control module with one which has an improved programming at no cost to owners.

Information about automotive recalls, including but not limited to the list of involved vehicles, is subject to change over time.  For the most up-to-date Safety Recall information on Lexus, Toyota and Scion customers should check their vehicle’s status by visiting and entering the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).  Safety Recall inquiry by individual VIN is also available at the NHTSA site:  For any additional questions, customer support is also available by calling Toyota Customer Service at 1-800-331-4331 or Lexus Customer Service at 1-800-255-3987. 

Customer Contacts
For the most up-do-date recall information, customers should contact
Toyota Customer Service

Lexus Customer Service

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blank 02/03/16 02:34PM 2017 F-150 Raptor, Ford Trucks, Off-road Trucks, Race Trucks, Readers Pics

Best In The Desert: 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Prepares For Grueling Off-Road Racing Series

  • All-new 2017 F-150 Raptor race truck continues Ford’s tradition of demonstrating the toughness and durability of F-150 through off-road competition
  • Race truck based on Built Ford Tough production Raptor, including high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body, high-strength steel frame, all-new high-output 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine and 10-speed transmission, torque-on-demand transfer case and race-optimized long-travel suspension
  • Ford Performance is a premier automotive sponsor of off-road racing in the United States; company’s involvement in racing goes back 115 years to the efforts of founder Henry Ford

DEARBORN, Mich., Feb. 3, 2016 – There’s a roar in the desert – spitting sand and kicking up rocks. It’s the sound of the all-new 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor, running in the 2016 Best in the Desert off-road racing series’ new factory stock class.

The Raptor race truck will leverage Raptor’s production platform including its all-new high-output 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine and 10-speed transmission, along with torque-on-demand transfer case.

“The all-new Raptor has the DNA of a Baja race truck, with a purpose-built engine, chassis and suspension that enables it to travel fast over challenging desert landscapes or crawl over rocky terrain,” said Jamal Hameedi, chief engineer, Ford Performance.

Putting the all-new Raptor through this grueling stretch of races will help demonstrate how a truck born in the desert is even more prepared to take on the very toughest of terrain.

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Ford Performance is a premier automotive sponsor of off-road racing in the United States, and the company has a long history in motorsports. Shelby® GT350R-C Mustang and Ford GT compete in IMSA, with the supercar also running in World Endurance Championship international sports cars. Focus races in Rallycross, Fiesta runs in the World Rally Championship and touring cars, while Fusion, Mustang and F-Series appear in NASCAR and Mustang CobraJet competes in NHRA sportsman drag racing.

Production foundation
The purpose-built fully boxed frame of the all-new Raptor – the backbone of the truck – features more high-strength steel than the outgoing Raptor.

The all-new race truck leverages the built-in capability and features of the production Raptor, including:

  • Torsen front differential boosts off-road capability further, significantly increasing grip for the front end and allowing the truck to pull itself over obstacles and up steep grades – even when traction is split between the front tires
  • First-ever dual exhaust and new Ford Performance 17-inch beadlock-capable wheels with next-generation BFGoodrich All-Terrain KO2 tires enhance off-road performance

“This is the most stock truck I’ve ever seen in my time building Ford race trucks,” said Greg Foutz, owner of Foutz Motorsports, Ford’s truck builder and primary race truck driver. “Without custom technology or other modifications, this all-new Raptor is ready to prove the toughness and performance in the Best in the Desert series.”

Modifications to the F-150 Raptor race truck include:

  • Race-optimized three-inch-diameter external-bypass front and rear Fox Racing Shox similar to Raptor’s segment-exclusive internal-bypass Fox Racing Shox
  • Race-optimized front and rear springs raise ride height to gain additional ground clearance and provide increased compression rate to handle extreme terrain
  • Custom-fabricated roll cage
  • MasterCraft seats with five-point harness safety belts and window nets
  • LED light bars, racing fuel cell, Lowrance GPS, RacePak digital dash and data logger

The new factory stock class is the most production-specification class in the history of Best in the Desert. Joining Foutz in the truck is Tim Casey – both are multiple stock full-class desert racing champions.

“The technology and innovation built into this truck should help it surpass the competition,” said Foutz.

Technology to race smarter 
F-150 Raptor is powered by Ford’s second-generation high-output 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine that produces more power with greater efficiency than the outgoing 6.2-liter V8, rated at 411 horsepower and 434 lb.-ft. of torque. The new 3.5-liter EcoBoost is a Raptor-exclusive in the F-150 lineup, and paired with an all-new 10-speed transmission for improved efficiency.

A new transfer case, which manages power distribution between the front and rear wheels, combines the best attributes of clutch-driven, on-demand all-wheel drive with durable, mechanical-locking four-wheel drive to send power to the wheels in slippery conditions.

Pioneering off-road driving mode technology has evolved into an all-new Terrain Management System that enables the driver to select modes to optimize driving dynamics to environmental conditions. Six preset modes help the truck power through different terrain and conditions:

  • Normal mode for everyday driving
  • Street mode for higher-performance, on-road driving
  • Weather mode for rain, snow or ice
  • Mud and sand mode for muddy, sandy trails and terrain
  • Baja mode for high-speed desert running
  • Rock mode for low-speed rock crawling

Dates and locations to catch F-150 Raptor racing events this year are as follows:

  • Parker 425, Parker, Arizona, Feb. 4-7          
  • Mint 400, Las Vegas, March 10-14
  • Laughlin Desert Classic, Laughlin, Nevada, May 5
  • Vegas to Reno, Nevada, Aug. 17-20
  • Bluewater Challenge, Parker, Arizona, Sept. 10-Oct. 6
  • Pahrump Nugget 250, Pahrump, Nevada, Dec. 1-4

For more information on the Raptor race truck, visit

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Freightliner Inspiration Truck Wins 2015 GOOD DESIGN Award

PORTLAND, Ore. – Feb. 1, 2016 – The Freightliner Inspiration Truck – the first licensed autonomous commercial truck to drive on a public highway in the United States – has won a prestigious GOOD DESIGN™ award.

Founded in Chicago and organized by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design in cooperation with the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies, GOOD DESIGN is one of the oldest and most recognized programs for design excellence.

The Freightliner Inspiration Truck was one of several thousand submissions from the world’s leading manufacturers and industrial and graphic design firms. For the 2015 awards, more than 900 new products and graphic designs were selected from over 38 countries and representing some of the world’s most visionary companies.

“The unveiling of the Freightliner Inspiration Truck was not only a triumph in technology breakthroughs, but also an impressive achievement in design,” said Mary Aufdemberg, director of product marketing for Freightliner Trucks. “The GOOD DESIGN award is a great recognition for the many people who contributed to taking this truck from concept to reality.”

Unveiled in May 2015 at the Hoover Dam, the Freightliner Inspiration Truck is a realistic vision of the future in trucking. It combines the latest technological developments already deployed in today’s on-highway trucks with new breakthroughs in safety and connectivity.

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In a record-breaking world premiere, Freightliner Inspiration Truck was unveiled at the Hoover Dam on May 5, 2015. Relive the historic event and witness the next generation of Freightliner inspiration.

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blank 02/01/16 11:08AM Dodge Ram, Dodge Truck History, readers videos

Dodge Ram History 1981-2015
1972 Dodge D-Series
1975 Dodge D100
1976 Dodge D100 Club Cab
1978 Dodge Lil Red Truck 5.9 V8 225 hp
1981 Dodge Power Ram
1981 Dodge Ram @ 2000 Amores Perros
1981 Dodge Ram 150 @ 1988 Betrayed
1981 Dodge Ram 150
1983 Dodge Ram Miser
1986 Dodge Power Ram
1986 Dodge Ram @ 1989 Licence to Kill
1989 Dodge Ram D350
1990 Dodge LRT Concept
1992 Dodge Ram Club Cab
1994 Dodge Ram Laramie SLT Magnum V8
1994 Dodge Ram 1500 Club Cab
1994 Dodge Ram 1500
1994 Dodge Ram 2500
1994 Dodge Ram 3500
1994 Xenom Dodge Ram
1995 Dodge Ram 2500 Club Cab SLT @ 1996 Twister
1996 Dodge Ram Indy 500 Pace Truck
1996 Dodge Ram VTS Concept on 17" 8.0 Viper V10 415 hp
1997 Dodge Ram T-Rex 6x6 Concept on 17" 8.0 Magnum V10 500 hp
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 @ 2001 Exit Wounds
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab
1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Quad Cab
1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Sport @ 1998 The Patriot
1998 Dodge Ram Big Red Concept on 16" 5.9 Turbo Diesel 235 hp
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 SST
2000 Dodge Ram Combatt Cummins Turbo Diesel
2002 Dodge Ram SRT-10 Concept 8.3 Viper V10 500 hp
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab @ 2008 Death Race
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab @ 2010 Death Race 2
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Plus
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT
2002 Dodge Ram 1500
2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Combatt HEV 5.9 Hybrid Turbo Diesel
2002 Xenon Dodge Ram
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Off-Road Quad Cab
2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Quad Cab SLT 4x4 Aut4 5.9 Cummins Turbo Diesel 330 hp @ Brazil
2004 Dodge Ram 3500 Quad Cab 5.7 Hemi V8 345 hp
2004 Dodge Ram SRT-10 on 22" RWD 8.3 Viper V10 507 hp 710 Nm 154 mph 0-60 mph 5,2 s 5,169 lb
2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Daytona Edition 4x4 on 20" Hemi V8
2005 Dodge Ram SRT-10 Quad Cab 8.3 Viper V10 507 hp
2005 Startech Dodge Ram 1500 on 24"
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab @ 2006 The Ultimate Gift
2006 Dodge Ram 2500 @ Brazil
2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Mega Cab
2006 Dodge Rampage Concept
2007 Dodge Ram BFT Built For Towing Concept 6.7 Cummins Turbo Diesel
2007 Dodge Ram Mopar Baja 1000 Concept Hemi V8 @ Sema Show
2008 Mr. Norm's Dodge Hemi Ram 1500 Super Truck on 20" 5.7 V8 Supercharged 500 hp
2008 Dodge Ram 1500 TRXtreme Concept on 20" @ Sema Show
2008 Dodge Ram R/T Concept on 22" @ Sema Show
2008 Dodge Ram Sportsman Concept on 20" @ Sema Show
2008 Dodge Ram Urban Mopar Street Concept on 22" Hemi V8 @ Sema Show
2009 Dodge Ram
2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Big Red Concept on 20" @ Moab Easter Jeep Safari
2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie Crew Cab
2009 Dodge Ram Bianco Concept on 22" Hemi V8
2010 Dodge Ram 2500 Power Wagon Crew Cab
2010 Dodge Ram Runner Concept @ Moab Easter Jeep Safari
2011 Dodge Ram 392 Quick Silver Concept rodas HRE on 22" 392 Hemi 6.4 V8 470 hp
2011 Dodge Ram 1500 Mossy Oak
2011 Dodge Ram Long Hauler Concept 4x4 6.7 Turbo Diesel 9,612 lb
2012 Ram 3500 Laramie Longhorn
2013 Ram 1500 Sun Chaser Concept on 17" 5.7 Hemi V8 @ Sema Show
2013 Ram Rumble Bee Concept on 24" RWD 5.7 Hemi V8 695 hp @ Woodward Dream Cruise
2014 Ram @ 2014 Interstellar
2014 Ram 1500 Black Express Edition
2014 Ram 2500 Laramie Limited
2015 Ram 1500 Laramie Limited
2015 Ram 1500 Rebel
2015 Ram Power Wagon
2015 Raminator
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2016 Chevrolet Colorado High Country 4x4 [VIDEO]
A look under the hood

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Monster Truck Nationals In Sioux City, IA [VIDEO]
Highlight Reel

The Monster Truck Nationals kicked off the first event in Sioux City, IA at the Tyson Events Center!
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blank 01/22/16 10:37AM Freightliner Trucks, Medium Duty Trucks, Readers Pics

Freightliner Business Class Trucks

Freightliner Trucks Medium Duty

The Freightliner Business Class® M2 line of trucks offers unparalleled benefits that help businesses increase productivity, performance and profitability. Available in 106- and 112-inch BBC platforms, the Business Class M2 supports a wide range of bodies and chassis-mounted equipment, making it the ideal solution for
pickup and delivery, towing, food and beverage distribution, tanker and fire/emergency applications. Vocational models are available for specialized jobs such as refuse, construction, utility and government/municipality. 

 Freightliner Trucs
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