Autocar dump truck carries heavy-duty name
The Autocar DC-64D Dump Truck, also known as the Badass, is engineered to have a longer life span, says the firm’s CEO.
Photo courtesy of Autocar LLC.

Autocar dump truck carries heavy-duty name

Company’s new Badass model promises it can handle the most challenging jobs.

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Hagerstown, Indiana-based Autocar LLC says its new DC-64D Dump Truck, also known as the Badass, can live up to its name as it joins “North America’s oldest line of specialized severe-duty vocational trucks.”

The new model is fourth iteration of Autocar’s DC-64 severe-duty Class 8 line, says the firm, joining the DC-64R for the refuse market; the DC-64M for concrete mixers; and the DC-64P for pump applications. “Autocar’s DC-64D (for dump) model is built from the ground up and engineered to handle the most challenging jobs,” states the firm.

“The DC-64D is expertly configured and solves many industry issues not addressed by other suppliers,” says Eric Schwartz, president of Autocar Truck. “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. As such, our trucks are safer, more structurally sound and are engineered to have a longer life span which lowers the TCO (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, Alabama, and features what the company calls a spacious and functional cab. What sets it apart in the industrial truck market, says Autocar, is the vehicle’s “Badass strength and durability.”

Engine options for the new model include multiple choices from Cummins engine options, including some for compressed natural gas (CNG), “providing the industry’s best performance, fuel economy and lower operating costs per mile backed by the best service and parts network,” states the firm.