International ventures into Class 4-5 with CF

Aug. 1, 2004
International Truck and Engine Corp has introduced a new, low-cab-forward truck designed for urban environments. Launch of the CF Series marks the truck

International Truck and Engine Corp has introduced a new, low-cab-forward truck designed for urban environments. Launch of the CF Series marks the truck and engine manufacturer's entry into the Class 4 and 5 markets.

As the first two models in the CF Series lineup, the new CF 500 model targets the Class 4 market with a maximum 16,000-lb GVW rating, while the CF 600 model aims at the Class 5 market with a maximum 19,500-lb GVW rating.

Each CF Series model is powered by the new International VT 275 diesel engine, a 4.5-liter V-6 that delivers peak ratings of 200 horsepower at 3,000 rpm, and 440 ft-lb of torque at 1,850 rpm. The CF Series integrated powertrain also offers a standard, five-speed overdrive automatic transmission.

These trucks are built on a high-strength, low-alloy steel frame with 34-inch-wide frame rails, taper-leaf front suspension, and standard front and rear shock absorbers. The chassis can be upfitted with a range of body types and equipment for use in pick-up and delivery, beverage, utility, recovery, leasing, and construction. CF Series models also offer optional transmission power take-off capability.

Production of the CF Series will begin in January 2005, and the company's dealers will begin accepting orders in late 2004.

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