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Monthly Archives: July 2019

  • What does a Sinotruk serial number actually mean?

    At CamaMach when sourcing spare parts for your machines we always ask for the serial number,  but what does a Sinotruk model serial number actually mean?

    ZZ4257N324A1, what does a SINOTRUK model serial number mean?

     A picture of Sinotruk tractor truck

    ZZ (中重 - zhongzhong) is the short form of Sinotruk's Chinese name 中国重汽 (zhongguo zhongqi)

    ● VEHICLE CATEGORY - This code represents the class of vehicle
    1- cargo truck
    2- off road truck
    3- dump truck
    4- tractor
    5- special truck
    6- bus
    7- passenger car
    9- semi trailer

    ● MAIN CODE.
    The main code is the total weight of the vehicle.

      Sinotruck is China’s first heavy duty truck manufacturer.

    1- Gold Prince
    2- Styre
    3- Hojun
    4- Yellow River
    5- Hoyun
    6- Styre King
    7- HOWO

    ● ENGINE POWER CODE represents the engine power category.

    Here's a useful table:

    A-              P≤68 (hp)
    B-     68<P≤80
    C-     80<P≤95
    D-     95<P≤115
    E-    115<P≤135
    F-    135<P≤160
    G-   160<P≤190
    H-   190<P≤219
    K-    219<P≤265
    M-   265<P≤319
    N-    319<P≤384
    V-    384<P≤460
    W-   460<P≤552
    X-     552<P≤80662
    Y-                P>662

    ● WHEEL BASE CODE - shows the wheelbase in decimeters.
    For example, 32 means there is 3200mm between front axle to the first rear axle.

     Sinotruck Tractor during construction.

    1- 4x2
    2- 4x4
    3- 6x2
    4- 6x4
    5- 6x6
    6- 8x4
    7- 8x8
    8- 10x10

     A model of Sinotruck 8x4 dump truck

    1 series - HOWO 7
    3 series - HOWO A7
    7 series - HOWO7 & A7
    8 series - HOWO 8, HINO engine

    A- EURO-II
    D- EURO-IV
    E- EURO-V
    F- EURO-VI

    ● CABIN CODE says what type of cabin the vehicle has.
    1- long cabin
    2- short cabin
    3- four door open cabin

    Now lets take an example code of ZZ4257N344A1. from this number we can tell the product is a Sinotruk HOWO Tractor Head, with a horsepower between 319 and 384 (370) and a 6x4 drive configuration.

    Interested in Sinotruk products?

  • Why OEM might be right for you



    Camamach OEM


    The number of Brands in China’s heavy machinery and equipment manufacturing industry is high and growing. There are brands that specialize in specific things, such as HGXB Bulldozers, or some which make everything ( SANY ). So it may be surprising to hear that for more niche vehicles and certain generic products it can be better to choose an OEM manufacturer for your purchase.


    So what is it?/What are the benefits of buying OEM 

    At the end of the day, would you rather buy Nike shoes, or buy the same shoes from the factory that makes the shoes for 1/4 the price? That in essence is what buying OEM is.


    Camamach manufacturing

    Purchasing brand names carries with it a certain amount of assurance about the quality. When purchasing a SANY truck crane, one can rest assured it is going to function correctly. However this comes at a price premium. The brands procure much of their equipment from OEMs and put their names on them, and their brand is an assurance of the quality.



    This is where OEM can come into play. By knowing what manufacturers produce the products for each brand, huge savings can be made without sacrificing on quality, as these smaller manufacturers are not spending the same amount on branding and marketing as their larger, more image focused partner companies.


    How can I buy OEM?

    Camamach fleet

    So we have established that buying OEM has huge benefits for cost savings, but how can you as a foreign buyer discern which factories to contact?


    At CamaMach we are very knowledgeable about the products we procure, through years of experience we have determined which manufacturers in China make the best products and for what brands. This way we have been able to find incredible bargains on quality equipment.


    If you want a specific piece of equipment we can get it for you for considerable cost savings, with our assurance it is as good as the branded products.


    What about after sales?


    Spare part example

    Spare parts, and after sales are a concern for any buyer of construction or mining equipment, but even more so for OEM. Fortunately finding OEM parts is even more possible. The reasons are simple, there are maybe one or two factories that make equipment for a brand, but 1000s of factories can make the spares for the equipment. Compared with assembling an excavator or bulldozer, fabricating air filters for said vehicles is relatively straightforward. At CamaMach we have many vetted suppliers of spare parts both OEM and original, so there's no shortage of after sales support for the products you buy from us.



    Buy spare parts now       Looking for OEM?

    For other inquiries send us a message and we will get back to you quickly!

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