Artic dump trucks have a history that traces back to, of all things, a tandem ag tractor conceived in the 1950s in England by an Essex farmer. Early HistoryErnest Doe bought two Fordson tractors, removed the front axles from each tractor and connected the front end of one to the rear of the other using a hydraulic turntable.

The Doosan Moxy MT41 articulated dump truck offers high horsepower per ton of loaded weight, a free-swinging rear tandem bogie and a special articulation system for enhanced productivity and driving performance. The MT41 is powered by a 444-hp (331 kW), Tier III compliant Scania diesel engine that provides a power-to-weight ratio of 6.38 hp (4.7 kW) per ton.

Doosan Infracore has purchased Moxy Engineering. A statement released Aug. 22 confirmed the $81 million deal, which had first been reported by Korean media a few days earlier. “Moxy’s respected line of articulated dump trucks will add another component to Doosan Infracore America’s reputation as an innovator pushing the envelope to design the next-generation heavy construction equipment,” the statement reads.

Stafford has extended its product offering in the Carolinas and Virginia to include Moxy articulated off highway trucks. Stafford’s Charlotte, N.C.; Raleigh, N.C.; West Columbia, S.C.; Ashland, Va.; and Roanoke, Va., locations will now rent, sell and support Moxy articulated off highway trucks.

Moxy Trucks’ web of distributors has seen a significant amount of changes over the past year. National Sales Manger Kevin O’Donnell said Moxy had been affiliated in the past with dealers representing another major manufacturer until it introduced its own line of trucks at 2002’s ConExpo-Con/AGG.

Faced with moving approximately 200,000 cu. yds. of dirt at a 50-acre subdivision in Grayson, GA, the crew at Cross Pipeline Inc. knew they needed more trucks. As a result, the firm ended up bringing on two extra Moxy MT31 trucks. The machines were the first two delivered to a job site from the Lawrenceville, GA-based Stafford Tractor Company since it took on the Moxy line.

In March of 2004, Moxy Trucks of America LLC formed its retail equipment division, naming the new division Moxy Equipment Company. Moxy Equipment, located at One Kovach Dr. in Cincinnati, is the authorized Moxy ADT dealer for Ohio and for Daewoo Heavy Industries America Corporation in southwestern Ohio, northern Kentucky and southeastern Indiana.

In August, J.W. Burress Inc., headquarted in Roanoke, VA, took on the Moxy line of articulated trucks. “We were very impressed with the quality of the manufacturer and power of the truck,” said William Daly, J.W. Burress senior vice president.

WCI Steel Inc. has contracted Kirila Contractors Inc. of Youngstown, OH, to build a cell to landfill waste from WCI’s blast furnace. The first stage of the four-phase project for Kirila is expected to be completed ahead of schedule at the end of January, instead of the originally scheduled June completion date.

Recently, East PBE retailed two MT30XTs to Bourgeois & Shaw of Simsbury, CT. John McDonald, East PBE’s salesman, made sure the contractor knew the pluses of Moxy truck. Dealer support and availability of parts made the contractor decide to go with the Moxy.

The Moxy MT36 demo truck was recently hauled up to Goodall and Sons Tractor, Westboro, MA, because Carl Goodall, owner, wanted to see how the truck ran. John McCourt Construction Co, a large company in the Boston area, agreed to demo the truck. McCourt was capping a large landfill in Quincy and turning it into a golf course.