International Truck has unveiled its most recent product expansion to its vocational truck portfolio at the inaugural North American Commercial Vehicle Show. Expanding the Class 8 premium vocational truck line-up, the International HX Series is now available in a 51 in. sleeper cab on both the HX520 and HX620 models. The International A26 engine, a powerful 12.4 L engine designed to provide industry-leading uptime will be available in both the HX Series and the all new International HV Series.
"We're thrilled to bring even more options to the vocational truck market with products that are redefining the standard for uptime and productivity," says Michael Cancelliere, President, Truck and Parts. "With the introduction of the International A26 engine on our off-highway products, we continue to raise the bar for vocational and severe-service vehicles by including our big bore engine that will reliably provide our customers with the power and versatility to meet any application."
Offering optimal maneuverability and excellent forward visibility designed with the industry's only dedicated vocational lightweight aluminum cab, available 3.5 million RBM 0.5 in. huck-bolted single rail frame, and set-forward front axle built to tackle stringent axle weight restrictions, the HX Series more than delivers. Plus, premium features such as an all-metal grille, available dual external chromed air cleaners and halogen headlamps with LED daytime running lights conveys strength and professionalism moving its driver to the head of the class.
"In our pursuit to be the leader in putting the driver first in all of our truck design and product offerings, we listened to our customers and their desire to have a sleeper option in the HX Series, a premium Class 8 vocational truck," says Mark Stasell, Vice President, Vocational Truck Group. "The HX520 and HX620 models will be available with an integrated 51 in. short sleeper cab for those drivers that need an incredibly rugged chassis designed to survive in punishing off-road applications and require a comfortable work space and roomy place to rest after a demanding day behind the wheel."
The HX Series addresses a full range of applications for the severe service industry. The trucks were engineered to withstand the most punishing job sites and include prime features such as a 40 degree wheel cut with 425 series tires for improved maneuverability and an all-new standard cab air suspension for a supremely comfortable ride. The HX Series is purpose-built to deliver Uptime in every aspect of its productivity, efficiency, reliability and performance.
"We're excited to offer our customers the International A26 engine, designed with uptime in its DNA, on the HX Series and across our vocational truck line-up," says Stasell. "Much like our Class 8 on-highway customers, they will experience a quieter ride, better fuel economy, and excellent corrosion prevention due to significant enhancements built into the engine. The A26 will include vocational ratings on the HX Series that will deliver application specific torque and power for any job site while giving drivers maximum comfort from a quieter ride."
The HX515 and HX615 are powered by the International A26, a 12.4 L engine, designed to provide industry-leading uptime, greater fuel efficiency, and quieter operation. Built from the proven MAN D26 engine crankcase, the A26 produces up to 475 hp and 1,700 lbs.-ft. of torque from a design that is 600-700 lbs. lighter than a traditional 15 L big bore engine. The A26 is also backed by the industry's best warranty and is the first engine to meet the B10 standard that requires 90% of delivered engines to travel 1,200,000 miles before a major repair.
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.
- The HX515 is a 114 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 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.
- The HX620 is a 119 in. BBC Set-back Axle Truck or Tractor with primary vocations including heavy haul tractor, construction dump and platform stake/crane.
The 51 in. Short Sleeper Cab will be available on the HX520 and HX620 models.
The HX515 and the HX615 models are powered by International A26 engines, while the HX520 and HX620 models offer the Cummins X15 engine.