International Truck & Engine Corp. plans to roll out the 7700, a heavy-duty construction truck, at the World of Concrete show this month. The new Class 8 will offer what the company calls “polished power” to super dump, rock truck, tanker, logger and heavy concrete mixer users.
“We're combining the attributes of our 7600 and 5000I series to give customers better payload optimization in a bigger package,” said Bill Sixsmith, severe-service marketing director for International.
The single 12.25-in. frame rails on the 7700 model offer durability without the need for frame rail inserts, reducing weight and optimizing payload capacity. In addition, a “cleaner” cab-to-rear-axle frame will allow for faster and easier body installation.
Configuration choices are 4×2 and 6×4, as well as a set-back front axle 6×4. Full production is slated for February.