At the 2013 World of Concrete show, Navistar showcased its commitment to the construction segment with an array of updated severe-service International Trucks and a line of mixers from Continental.
International WorkStar heavy-duty vocational models will add SCR for 2013. Navistar’s 13-liter engine with Cummins SCR (selective catalytic reduction) aftertreatment system will launch in International ProStar+ highway tractors in April and in WorkStar models in May. Other new WorkStar features include:
- 96-in. break-away mirrors available with remote control and heated and/or lighted. Narrower than standard 102-inch spacing, the mirrors minimize cab and door damage that result from low-speed collisions.
- Standard LED lighting for dome and door courtesy lights, side turn/marker, clearance, stop/turn/tail lights, fog lights and work lights.
WorkStar Vocational Tractor
Also on display at the show was a recently launched International WorkStar vocational tractor model with a 54,000-lb. GVW rating. The 107-in. BBC (bumper to back-of-cab) WorkStar tractor is available with Navistar’s proprietary 13-liter engine with SCR with up to 475 hp and 1,700 lb.-ft. of torque. The WorkStar tractor also includes:
- Vocational bumper
- Set-back (46-inch) 4x2 / 6x4 application configurations
- 120,000 psi frame rails
- Meritor 14,000-pound front suspension
- Meritor 40,000-pound rear axle with IROS
- Eaton Fuller UltraShift Plus 10-speed automated manual transmission
Truck and Mixer Integration
Continental Mixers showed its lightweight integrated mixer made from proprietary, high-strength steel specifically formulated for concrete mixers. This design saves nearly 2,000 lbs. compared to other steel mixers.
“With this lightweight mixer, we are changing the weight game in the mixer business,” said Steve Guillaume, general manager, Continental Mixers. “We’ve developed a product that provides our customers with significant weight savings while maintaining all the benefits of a conventional steel mixer.”
The lightweight mixer includes the optional ZF gearbox which integrates the hydraulic pump in the gearbox housing. Multiple barrel sizes are available to meet customer requirements. The new lightweight mixers are available on both International WorkStar and International PayStar chassis.
Continental also featured its trailer mixer designed for 9.5-to-12-cubic-meter applications and can also utilize Continental Mixers new lightweight components. The mixer is integrated with the International WorkStar tractor to provide an integrated mixer solution that is delivered, warranted, and serviced through one network.
Continental's trailer mixer features a low center of gravity to prevent spillage going over inclines and a hopper height equal to conventional mixers. The trailer mixer offers Continental's high performance load charging and discharging as well as wireless controls and Navistar’s integrated Diamond Logic Builder for ease in upfitting.
Comprehensive Customer Support
Continental Mixers has 29 dedicated dealers and 118 locations across the United States and Canada, and four dealers serving Latin American. Continental dealers are trained in sales and service for mixers, commercial chassis, and diesel engines while also offering all-makes parts support for these products.
Using Navistar's OnCommand service support tools, Continental dealers offer an innovative preventative maintenance program that allows customers to align preventative maintenance schedules for both mixer and chassis to reduce downtime.