Navistar says its HX Series with replace the PayStar line Photo by Navistar

Navistar says its HX Series with replace the PayStar line. (Photo by Navistar)

Navistar launches new HX Series

Aims to “recapture” Class 8 vocational market share

The International HX Series is a new line of Class 8 vocational trucks being introduced by Navistar at the World of Concrete show in Las Vegas this week – a truck that will replace is PayStar model and that represents the first “all-new” vehicle introduced by the International Truck division of Navistar since 2010, said Troy Clarke, Navistar’s president and CEO, in a statement.

“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,” he explained. “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,” added Bill Kozek, Navistar’s president of truck and parts.

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 115in. bumper to back of cab (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-forward 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-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 HX515 and the HX615 models are powered by Navistar N13 engines, while the HX520 and HX620 models offer the Cummins ISX15 engine, Navistar said..

The company added that it’s taking orders for the new HX line immediately, with the first vehicles expected to be delivered this spring.

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