Vegas is known for its glitz and glamour among the dazzling lights of casinos and hotels. The desert destination is also home to annual trade shows, like World of Concrete held earlier this month. At this trade show, International Truck launched its International® HX™ Series, a new line of Class 8 premium vocational trucks designed to deliver the strength and endurance required for the severe service industry. This is the first all-new vehicle introduced by International Truck since 2010, replacing the International PayStar® model.
According to Troy Clarke, president and CEO, Navistar, Inc., “The launch of the HX Series is an opportunity for International to recapture a leading position in the vocational market—a segment we previously led. The launch of the HX Series underscores our commitment to innovation, our dedication to uptime, and our position as a leader within the industry.”
“The design of our new HX Series is based on in-depth discussions with leading users of severe service applications,” says Bill Kozek, president, Truck and Parts, Navistar, Inc. “Each of the four models in the series has been engineered to deliver unmatched performance for the most punishing jobs, while making operators more productive.”
International is taking orders for this vehicle immediately. The first vehicles will be delivered this spring.
Four HX Series models are offered, with both set-forward and set-back front axle models in either short or long hood, depending on the application. Three models were unveiled at World of Concrete:
- The HX515 is a 115″ BBC Set-forward Axle Straight Truck with primary vocations including concrete mixer, construction dump, refuse/roll-off, and crane.
- The HX615 is a 115″ BBC Set-back Axle Truck or Tractor with primary vocations including construction dump, concrete mixer, platform stake/crane, and refuse/roll-off.
- The HX620 is a 120″ BBC Set-back Axle Truck or Tractor with primary vocations including heavy haul tractor, construction dump, and platform stake/crane.
The fourth model, the HX520, is a 120″ BBC Set-forward Axle Truck or Tractor with primary vocations including heavy haul tractor, construction dump, and platform stake/crane. It will be formally unveiled at Truck World in Toronto in April.
The HX515 and the HX615 models are powered by Navistar® N13 engines, while the HX520 and HX620 models offer the Cummins® ISX15 engine.
“The HX Series combines aggressive styling, unstoppable capability, and driver-centric features to appeal to vocational truck owners in a whole new way,” says Denny Mooney, senior vice president, Global Product Development, Navistar, Inc. “All you need to do is get behind the wheel of this truck and you will see that this is a major step forward in design, all with the driver in mind.”
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Donna Campbell is editor in chief of Modern WorkTruck Solutions and Modern Contractor Solutions. This monthly column will feature commentary on trending issues for work truck and transportation matters.