International Truck today launched the 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.
“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,” said Troy Clarke, President and CEO, Navistar Inc. “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 new truck series, unveiled just prior to the opening of the World of Concrete trade show, will replace the International PayStar model.
“The design of our new HX Series is based on in-depth discussions with leading users of severe-service applications,” said 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.”
Four HX Series models will be 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-in. BBC set-forward axle straight truck with primary vocations including concrete mixer, construction dump, refuse/roll-off and crane.
- The HX615 is a 115-in. 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-in. BBC set-back axle truck or tractor with primary vocations including heavy haul tractor, construction dump and platform stake/crane.
The HX515 and the HX615 models are powered by Navistar N13 engines, while the HX520 and HX620 models offer the Cummins ISX15 engine.
The fourth model, the HX520, is a 120-in. 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 HX Series combines aggressive styling, unstoppable capability and driver-centric features to appeal to vocational truck owners in a whole new way,” said 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.”
Specifics of the HX Series include:
- Each model has a huck-bolted frame and crossmembers to provide optimal clamping force to minimize vibration and maximize structural integrity
- An available 12.5" x .5" single rail delivers 3.5-million RBM at 13% less weight than a 10-in. rail, allowing room for a heavier load
- Dedicated vocational aluminum cab is designed to offer better durability than steel
- Three-piece Metton hood that is stronger and lighter than fiberglass and is designed to resist cracking
- Tow pin rated at 150,000 lbs. for extreme recovery towing
- 40° wheel cut on both right and left turns allows for improved maneuverability, while angled fenders provide greater wheel clearance to help power through challenging grounds
- Hood's low angle makes for optimal front forward visibility, and larger rear window compared to the company's prior model allows for superior rear visibility
- All-new DriverFirst Cab Air Suspension includes 52-in. springs to produce a highly comfortable and quiet ride
- Ergonomically designed interior offers more room for driver comfort and productivity
International is taking orders for this vehicle immediately, with the first vehicles delivered this spring.