International Truck launches the next-generation of its HX Series vehicles. The new HX Series is the first product released under the company’s Navistar 4.0 strategy and its Project Compass initiative – which focuses on flexible, modular design to meet customer needs, streamline the customer experience and deliver the very best support and service in the industry.
“The new HX Series represents our most comfortable, durable, technologically integrated and driver-focused Severe Service truck ever,” says Mark Stasell, vice president, Vocational Truck, Navistar. “It is the physical representation of our Navistar 4.0 strategy – putting the customer at the center of everything we do.”
The new HX Series is available in both a set-forward axle HX520 and a set-back axle HX620. Both vehicles are now available for order and deliveries will start early next year.Navistar International
Redesigned Extreme Duty Cab
The new HX Series features a redesigned cab that is designed. It comes with a durable three-piece hood that is crack-resistant and specifically engineered to offer front-forward visibility. The extreme duty cab is structurally reinforced in key locations to ensure long life and is now protected by ChemGuard, LineX and International Truck’s own topcoat process making it salt resistant. The high-strength steel design results in no weight penalty. Demonstrating the corrosion resistance of the cab, the new HX Series is backed by a 10-year perforation warranty.
Navistar InternationalThe new HX Series also comes with functional dual external air cleaners, offering increased filtration which is critical when running in dusty environments. All marker lights have been replaced with LEDs which provide superior nighttime visibility and safety while reducing the frequency of repair. To add your own personal touch, the new HX Series is customizable with optional stainless-steel visors, bright finish mirrors and additional stainless-steel options.
Inside, the focus was on the driver. To start, the overall cab size has been increased. With a focus on comfort, the cab now features best-in-class HVAC and larger power windows, creating a view with improved visibility.
The expanded cab also comes laid out with International Truck’s newest and highest trim package, Diamond Elite. Included in this package is a new line of premium heated and ventilated seats. Integrated driver assist technology from Bendix also helps improve driver’s awareness and safety.
“The cab interior is the driver’s command center, so every inch needs to be attuned to their needs,” says Stasell.
On a job site, maneuverability is paramount. For improved performance, the new HX Series is available with dual steering gears and advanced anti-lock braking systems that result in superior turning, traction and control. To help maximize your delivered payload, the HX620 also comes standard with the International A26 engine, delivering up to 500 hp in a lightweight package.
The HX Series continues to offer a high strength 12.5” x 0.5” single rail frame option delivering 3.5M RBM, meaning it is capable of withstanding even the heaviest loads.
To further enhance performance, International Truck also includes a Huck-bolted frame and cross members on the chassis that minimize movement and wear, a wide range of factory-installed lift axles, and for the rare occasions a driver does get stuck, a front tow pin option rated up to 150,000 lbs.
Proven Component Partners
The new HX Series features proven component technology from key partners. Both the HX520 and HX620 models can be ordered with the Cummins X15 engine, delivering the power to perform in a variety of ratings up to 605 hp and 2,050 lb.-ft. of torque.
It also features the new Hendrickson HAULMAAX HMX-EX Suspension, bringing improved reliability and increased job site ratings.
Navistar InternationalA wide range of steerable lift axles are also offered for the new HX Series. All lift axle combinations are available from the factory; most notably, International Truck now offers the option for all controls to be placed in the wing panel of the dashboard for improved ergonomics and quality appearance.
With a comprehensive offering of manual, automated manuals and automatic transmissions for any application, the new HX Series features the Eaton Fuller manual transmissions, Eaton Ultrashift automated manual transmissions or the Allison 4000 Series Transmissions. The automated manual and automatic transmissions are controlled through International Truck’s stalk shifter control that allows the driver to keep their eyes on the job.
A Truly Connected Truck
To maximize uptime, International Truck has integrated the Diamond Logic electrical system into the new HX Series. Diamond Logic offers fleets an integrated, easily programmable and customizable electrical system that operates directly from the dash. It decreases body installation labor, increases uptime and safety.
The new HX Series is supported through OnCommand Connection – the company’s real-time remote diagnostics system. All HX Series customers will have visibility into the health of their fleet, making it easier to manage maintenance and repair. This technology allows International Truck and its service network to predict parts needs, so dealers have inventory on shelves where and when you need it.
The new HX Series is also backed by International 360 – the service communications and fleet management platform that makes it easier to seamlessly communicate with the International service network for fleets of all makes.