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Topkick/kodiak Advantages Over Sterling Acterra; Specifications - Topkick/kodiak, Etc - GMC C5500 Competitive Comparison Manual

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Sterling Acterra
» Full range of GVWR to compete
with all models
» 19,780 lb. GVWR base
» No gas engine available
» Standard Allison 5-speed auto-
matic
» 190-hp MBE 6-cylinder diesel
standard, available high-output
MBE engines
» Numerous options
» Steel cab, plastic doors
» Base price above $60,000
» Some parts sharing with
Freightliner Business Class M2
» WB from 121 to 280 in.
Specifications
GM
TopKick/Kodiak F-650/F-750
Available Engines
Vortec MD V8,
Isuzu OHC I-6,
CAT C7 I-6 OHV
Diesel displacement
7.8L/7.2L
Base diesel power
215
Max. diesel power
300
Base diesel torque
560
Max. diesel torque
860
Gas engine
OHV V8
Gas displacement
8.1L
Gas HP
295 @ 3600
Gas torque
440 @ 3200
Steering
ZF power
Front springs, std.
Taperleaf
Rear springs, std.
Taperleaf
Hydraulic brakes
Meritor
Brakes, front, in.
15.37 disc
Front brake type
Opposed piston
Brakes, rear, in.
15.37 disc
Air brakes
Meritor
Brakes, front, in.
15 x 4/16.5 x 6
Brakes, rear, in.
16.5 x 7
Frame, psi
50,000
Frame sec. mod.(in.)
2
12.53
Frame RBM
1,378,300
Battery, CCA (gas)
2 x 750 (1 x 600)
Fuel tank, gal.
50 LH
Seating
2 bucket
2008 Competitive Comparison
Specifications
GM

TopKick/Kodiak Advantages over Sterling Acterra

Sterling
• Standard commercial-grade gas
engine with 295 hp/440 lb.-ft. of
torque. Vortec 8.1L V8 engine
is prepared for alternate fuel
conversions. Gasoline engine
provides lower cost and lower
weight. (Sterling has no
gasoline engines)
• Base Isuzu 6HK1-TC diesel
engine is more powerful than
Sterling's standard diesel (215
hp vs. 190 hp
• Large, folding mirrors with inte-
grated wide-angle mirror and
numerous options for power
and heat (Sterling has tradition-
al door-mounted painted or
chrome West Coast mirrors
with optional convex mirrors)
• Available driver and front pas-
senger air bags (not available
on Sterling)
• DEX-COOL engine coolant lasts
up to 5 years or 150,000 miles
(Sterling uses traditional ethyl-
ene glycol)
Ford
Freightliner M2 Hino
Business Class 238-338
Cummins ISB I-6, MBE 900 OHC I-6, Hino I-6
CAT C7 I-6 OHV
6.7L/7.2L
7.2L
200
190
325 (Cummins)
350
520
520
860 (Caterpillar)
860
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
TRW 20:4:1 power TRW power
Taperleaf
Taperleaf
Multileaf
Multileaf
Bosch
Bosch
15 disc
15 disc
Sliding pin
Sliding pin
15 disc
15 disc
Meritor
Meritor
15 x 4/16.5 x 6
15 x 4/16.5 x 6
16.5 x 7
16.5 x 7
50,000
50,000
8.5
10.0
900,000
500,000
2 x 625
2 x 760
50 RH
30 LH
bucket + 2-pass.
3-pass. bench
Ford
• Progressive spring aids front
and rear cushion suspension
when it bottoms out on rough
roads. Helps protect truck and
cargo (not available on Sterling)
• Rubber-isolated exterior lamps
with no-tool taillamp lens
removal (not available on
Sterling)
• GM taillamps have shock-
mounted bulbs, lexan lenses
and no-tool lamp replacement,
for reduced downtime (not
available on Sterling)
• Opposed-piston hydraulic brake
calipers offer long life, easy
service and powerful braking
(Sterling uses sliding pin, sin-
gle-piston brake calipers)
• Standard intermittent wind-
shield wipers for safety and
convenience (2-speed wipers
standard on Sterling)
• Standard daytime running
lamps, for safety (optional on
Sterling)
7.7L
220
260 (338 only)
520
585 (338 only)
NA
NA
NA
NA
TRW power
Taperleaf
Multileaf
Meritor
15.37 disc
Opposed piston Sliding pin
15.37 disc
Meritor
15 x 4/16.5 x 6 15 x 4/16.5 x 6
16.5 x 7
80,000
12.9
1,031,900
2 x 600
52 RH
bucket + 2-pass. 2 bucket
12
Freightliner M2
Hino
International
• Separate driver's seat for com-
fort (bench seat standard on
Sterling, with separate driver
and passenger seat optional)
• Standard synthetic lubricant in
axle, for reduced service and
downtime (Sterling charges
extra for this option)
• Priority Access Service System
provides easier engine service
(limited engine access on
Sterling)
• Variable effort ZF steering gear
reduces steering effort in tight
turns (Sterling has TRW Ross
fixed-effort steering gear)
• Easy lifting hood on GM trucks
vs. heavy non-sprung hood on
Sterling
• Full-width frame crossmembers
have 8 fasteners per side for
durability vs. 2 fasteners on
Sterling's dogbone crossmem-
bers
• Larger standard fuel capacity
(50 gal. vs. 30 gal.)
International
Sterling
4300
Acterra
International
OHC I-6 MBE 900,
MaxxForce DT
Cummins ISC
OHV I-6
7.6L
7.2L/7.2L
200
190
300
330
520
520
860
1000
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
TRW power
TRW power
Taperleaf
Taperleaf
Multileaf
Multileaf
Bosch
Bosch
15 disc
15 disc
Sliding pin
15 disc
15 disc
Meritor
Meritor
15 x 4/16.5 x 6
16.5 x 7
16.5 x 7
50,000
50,000
10.125
10.0
506,250
500,000
2 x 550
2 x 760
50 RH
30 RH
3-pass. bench

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