Navistar introduces product enhancements for construction vehicles

Navistar International is showing a number of new enhancements to its International brand truck models for the construction industry as well as a full line of mixer products from its Continental Mixers division. The vehicles are on display this week at the World of Concrete show in Las Vegas.

“Over the past several years, Navistar has maintained its focus on meeting the needs of its construction customers by delivering industry-leading vocational trucks and integrated mixer offerings for a wide range of applications,” said Jack Allen, president North America Truck and Parts, Navistar. “With investment in great products, an extensive dealer network, and the best after-sales support in the industry, we’re well positioned to continue our support for this important segment of the business.”

Navistar is showing its International WorkStar model with its 13L engine with Cummins SCR aftertreatment. The engine will be available in the WorkStar model in May, the company said.

The WorkStar will also go on sale with 96-in. breakaway mirrors with remote control available as either heated and/or lighted models. New standard LED lighting is also included.

The company is also showing off its WorkStar vocational tractor with 54,000-lb, GVW rating. The 107-in. BBC (bumper to back-of-cab) tractor is available with Navistar’s proprietary 13L engine with SCR with up to 475 hp. and 1,700 lbs.-ft. of torque.

The tractor also includes a vocational bumper, set-back (46-in.) 4x2/6x4 application configurations, 120,000 psi frame rails, Meritor 14,000-lb. front suspension, Meritor 40,000-lb. rear axle with IROS, and Eaton Fuller UltraShift Plus 10-spd. automated manual transmission.

Continental Mixers is showing its lightweight integrated mixer which utilizes a proprietary high-strength steel specifically formulated for concrete mixers. This design delivers a nearly 2,000-lb. weight savings versus comparably spec’d steel mixers, the company said.

“With this lightweight mixer, we are changing the weight game in the mixer business,” said Steve Guillaume, general manager, Continental Mixers. “We’ve developed a product that provides our customers with significant weight savings while maintaining all the benefits of a conventional steel mixer.”

The lightweight mixer includes the optional ZF gearbox which integrates the hydraulic pump in the gearbox housing. In addition, multiple barrel sizes are available to meet customer requirements. The new mixers are available on both International WorkStar and International PayStar chassis.

Continental is also featuring its trailer mixer designed for 9.5-12 cubic meter applications and can also utilize Continental Mixers new lightweight components. The mixer is integrated with the International WorkStar tractor to provide a mixer solution that is delivered, warranted, and serviced through one network, Navistar said.

The Continental trailer mixer features a low center of gravity to prevent spillage going over inclines and a hopper height equal to conventional mixers. In addition, the trailer mixer touts Continental Mixers’ high performance load charging and discharging as well as wireless controls and Navistar’s integrated Diamond Logic Builder for ease in body installations and upfitting.

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