EXCLUSIVE: Hudson finds new home in after-market role


Former Paccar Parts boss Ross Hudson will move into the newly created role of Manager – Aftermarket Development, as part of a reshuffle within Paccar Australia

EXCLUSIVE: Hudson finds new home in after-market role
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By Gary Worrall | June 11, 2010

Former Paccar Parts boss Ross Hudson will move into the newly created role of Manager – Aftermarket Development, as part of a reshuffle within Paccar Australia.

As part of the redeployment, Hudson’s former job went to DAF Australia boss Brad Wolstenholme, with a new incumbent for that position still to be found, ATN reported earlier this week.

Paccar sources say the new role was created for Hudson, so that he can oversee the impending introduction of the new Paccar MX engine, including the field service and support mechanisms.

In addition, Hudson will also direct the continuing development of the Paccar dealer network, managing the company’s after-market capability to provide support for Paccar products across Australasia.

The new MX engine received US EPA 2010 certification on June 1, clearing the way for it to be installed in Paccar’s Kenworth and Peterbilt brands in the US, as well as the current range of DAF CF and XF heavy-duty trucks.

Unlike previous Paccar North American engines, the MX features both EGR and SCR exhaust after treatments, as well as a soot, or particulate, filter, which will see it certified to EEV level in Europe.

The engine will be rated at up to 375 kilowatts (510 horsepower), with a peak torque of 2,500 Newton-metres, which appears to be the upper limit for the 13-litre engine class, with most European engines of this capacity rated at the same level.

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