Through a quick scroll of International’s website, one could infer that the manufacturer’s MV Series can handle any medium-duty job thrown at it. With multiple configurations, spec sheets for various applications, and unlimited options, it seems as though the MV Series could become the truck for any and all of your medium-duty jobs.
Owners of a new International MV Series truck can choose from two different Cummins engines: the B6.7 and the L9. The Cummins B6.7 is reliable, durable, and fuel efficient, delivering a low cost of ownership and maximum uptime. It provides between 200 and 325 hp with 520 to 750 lb-ft of torque (available for emergency vehicles).The Cummins L9 was designed for smoother and quieter operation with a longer service life. It pumps out 260 to 360 hp and 860 to 1,150 lb-ft of torque.
Choose between an Allison FuelSense 2.0 automatic transmission and an Eaton Fuller Transmission. The Allison FuelSense 2.0 transmission features DynActive Shifting that provides variable shift points based on operating conditions and vehicle configuration. This allows the transmission to possibly improve fuel economy by up to 6% compared to previous generations of the FuelSense packages.
The Eaton Fuller Advantage automated transmission is available with the Cummins L9 engine and, together, give the MV Series 360 hp with 1,150 lb-ft of torque. This pairing also gives the truck a GCW of 110,000 lbs. The Eaton transmission offers a reduced weight and optimal performance due to its lubrication system with cooler-less design.
Inside the cab—which is constructed from high strength, low-alloy reinforced, cold-rolled steel—drivers will experience ergonomic features that make driving more of a joy and less of a job. The steering wheel features buttons that allow the driver to change the radio volume, make hands-free calls, and more. A stalk shifter is available with the Eaton AMT and Allison 3000 transmissions allowing drivers to easily manually shift and apply Jake brakes. And because of its position on the stalk instead of near the middle passenger’s knees, your crew will be more comfortable in the cab of an MV Series.
A vocational work truck wouldn’t be a work truck without its auxiliary functions and switches. And new owners can receive the MV Series with custom labels and switches straight from the factory. Owners can customize up to 30 switches, all with large backlit text, a common switch pack to simplify the wiring process, warning lights (up to seven different colors), customer-changeable switch relocation without wiring changes, and more.
Additionally, a Premium Gauge Cluster is available as an optional feature (required with collision mitigation). The digital, customizable display allows drivers to view need-to-know information at a glance. A simple scroll through the cards in the cluster allows drivers to view specific loading information to increase trailer safety, safety alerts such as staying in the lane, tire pressure monitoring, and more. All in all, drivers can customize up to 15 digital gauges to keep information at the ready.
UPFIT FOR THE JOB
“Virtually unlimited upfit capabilities.” That’s what International states on its website concerning the MV Series. International markets its MV Series as a fit for boom trucks, bucket trucks, snowplow trucks, utility trucks, box trucks, and recovery trucks. Yet, for those looking for something specific for a job—an upfit like none other—perhaps the MV Series can fit the bill. International engineers will work with dealers to determine the best MV Series foundation for an upfit. Depending on the needs of the fleet, owners can choose between a day cab, extended cab, and a four-door travel crew cab. Choose between a classic trim with neutral colors and black interior door handles or the Diamond trim, featuring mineral teak trim inserts with neutral accents and bright door handles.
With eight different configurations, the MV Series was designed to deliver multiple frame rail options with the ability to mount fuel tanks, air tanks, exhaust systems, and battery boxes in various positions that best suit the upfit. The MV Series is also available with a clean Cab-to-Axle configuration.
Walking along hand-in-hand with the mechanical systems of the upfit come the electrical systems. The International Truck Diamond Logic electrical system streamlines body equipment and chassis integration and allows customers to program automated tasks.
SAFETY & DIAGNOSTICS
International offers the Bendix Wingman Advanced and Bendix Wingman Fusion collision mitigation systems in its MV Series. The systems integrate adaptive cruise control, over-speed alert, stationary vehicle braking, and lane departure warning that can help the driver avoid collision or reduce the severity of a collision. Bendix Blindspotter is also an optional feature that, when connected to the MV Series’ Control Area Network (CAN), provides a 150-degree range of coverage that can detect objects 20 ft behind and 20 ft in front of the Blindspotter radar. Coverage also extends 10 ft to the right side of the vehicle. It can also operate in a highway speeds mode and lower speeds mode to minimize false alerts.
In addition to the MV Series’ safety systems, International offers its remote diagnostics, OnCommand Connection, with the MV Series. With OnCommand Connection, fleet managers can monitor more than 130 vehicle health checks from the comfort of their desk. OnCommand Connection helps discover maintenance issues early to get ahead of a maintenance event before it happens.
A FIT FOR FLEETS
Choose the truck’s configuration, exact specifications, choose the best upfit for the job, and then choose the technology and driver amenities that will keep trucks on the road and in service. With all of these options, you’re sure to find a fit in your fleet for the International MV Series.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Find out more about the International MV Series, visit www.internationaltrucks.com/mvseries.