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    AM General to lay off 160 more workers

    AM General says because of Hummer-sized dropoff in sales, it will cut 160 jobs at its Indiana plant by year end. Company officials say expensive gas and relatively large sticker prices are two obstacles even the lane-hogging Hummer H2 just can't overcome. H2 sales have also been cannibalized by the ...

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    Soldiers need a better HUMMER

    It's been called HMMWV, the High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, Humvee for short, or HUMMER for civilian use, but it's been twenty years since DoD chassis M998 was put into service, and the Pentagon wants something new. The Humvee slowly found its way into the civilian market when ...

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    HMUV military-grade 4x4 being developed by JCB

    You might remember JCB as the construction equipment manufacturer attempting to set the diesel land speed world with its oil-burning Dieselmax H1, which just happened to make its first run last weekend. Its other project is this Hummer-dwarfing off-roader called the HMUV, for High Mobility Utility ...

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    Owning a HUMMER has never been so sweet

    Even if a HUMMER is not a sweet sight for a lot of folks, this post from sibling site Luxist is almost guaranteed to bring a smile. Artist Heidi Hesse has created a full-sized replica of the original HumVee out of gumballs. She created the hard-shelled SUV in dedication to the soldiers who gave ...

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    Spray-in bedliners saving American military lives

    Spray-in bedliners? They're not just for pickups anymore. The U.S. military has begun working with Line-X and Rhino Linings to coat entire buildings and vehicles in the durable black stuff - including the Pentagon, bulletproof vests, and Humvees. The companies have found alternative uses for ...

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    Hummer H1 retires from duty next month

    General Motors announced yesterday that the Hummer H1 will be discontinued sometime next month. About 12,000 have been sold to the public since the civilian version first went on sale in 1992.Back then the Hummer was sold by AM General, the original developer and producer of the military version ...

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    Hummer H1 could be headed towards retirement

    When people think of Hummer these days they’re more likely to conjure an image of the H2 than the original H1. A commemorated war veteran, the H1’s sales have fallen to fewer than 400 last year, though each Hummer dealer is still required to accept at least one unit per year. A $140,000 ...

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    When a Hummer just won't cut it, think Force Protection

    The svelte 4x4 pictured above is Force Protection's Cougar, a "medium mine-protected vehicle" that makes a Humvee look, um, delicate.The massive vehicle is nearly 20 feet long and over 8 feet wide, and has a curb weight of 15 tons. Motivated by a 330 hp Caterpillar diesel, the Cougar ...


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