Autocar’s first DC-64D dump truck arrives in Canada

dump truck

Autocar Truck has created its first DC-64D severe-duty conventional dump truck for the Canadian market. 

The custom-engineered model joins Autocar’s line of DC-64 vocational trucks, which are made for construction, concrete, refuse and recycling.

The dump truck model for the DC-64D line was configured for LMA LaPointe Construction in Quebec, with a SPIF-compliant 20k Simard twin steer suspension axle installed. 

The truck also comes built on the DC-64 severe-duty Class 8 chassis for which the Autocar line is known.

Designed to tackle difficult job sites the DC series cab is created with a combination of steel and carefully selected components, and then reinforced with aluminum corner castings. 

The Autocar DC-64 cab also features a wraparound windshield offering 325 degrees of visibility, along with spacious cab workspace.

Under the hood, the truck is fitted with a Cummins engine.

The series is also customized to fit the demands of a variety of businesses and applications, giving owners exceptional productivity and durability. Autocar’s mission is to understand what customers need in a truck, and then make it happen.

“At Autocar, we don’t believe in cookie-cutter products. Each truck is custom-engineered to meet the unique needs of our customers,” said Eric Schwartz, president of Autocar Industries. “The DC-64 was built for the heavy-duty construction work LMA LaPointe Construction handles, so it makes for a great place to launch our new DC series dump truck.”

Concrete pump truck 

Autocar has also released its first conventional concrete pump truck, the DC-64P, custom-engineered for a pumping company in the United States. 

Built on the Autocar Class 8 conventional DC-64 chassis, this first DC-64P is upfitted with a Schwing America 38-metre boom pump.

The DC-64P is the newest addition to Autocar Truck’s DC series trucks, built to perform in any vocation or application. 

The severe-duty conventional DC-64P completes its offerings for concrete fleets and serves in addition to Autocar Truck’s cabover ACX pump trucks.

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“With all the great American concrete boom pump manufacturers we’ve come to know and work with over the last decade-plus, the legend of the DC-64 is ready to serve the concrete pump market,” said Brian Boles, commercial general manager of specialty vehicles at Autocar.

“Pairing the benefits of our DC conventional chassis with the Schwing boom pump and custom-engineering gives the exact tool they need to do the job and best serve their customers.”

Equipped with the Schwing America 38-metre boom pump, the truck delivers the flexibility to set-up in areas without impeding traffic, while allowing the booms’ full reach off one side of the chassis. The pump uses 915 degrees of boom articulation on the working side of the five-section boom. 

As well, it features vector controls, a rock valve, and Schwing’s exclusive Super X Outriggers that set-up fast and provides a compact and stable platform for pumping