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International adds transmission for regional-haul customers

July 21, 2020
Truck manufacturer’s RH series vehicles now available with Allison’s 3414 RHS equipment for increased efficiency, uptime

The first International Truck RH Series vehicles with the new Allison 3414 Regional Haul Series (RHS) transmission recently rolled off the manufacturing line.

Introduced late last year by Allison, the largest global manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty fully automatic transmissions, the 3414 RHS transmission is an uprate variant of the company’s 3000 Series, also offered by International.

“The International RH Series regional-haul tractor was designed to provide customers a lightweight vehicle with optimal productivity and maneuverability,” said Chet Ciesielski, vice president for on-highway business at Navistar. “In listening to our customers, particularly in the food and beverage segment, we understood the need for this product, and are proud to offer a solution in the International RH Series equipped with the new Allison 3414 RHS transmission.

“The equipment integrates well, delivering more power, better performance and quieter operation at highway speeds.”

With the same form, fit and connections as a current Allison 3000 Series option, the 3414 RHS offers up to 410 horsepower and 1450 pound-feet of torque, Allison said. The 3414 RHS provides fleets 25% faster acceleration 0-20 miles per hour, as compared to competitive automated manual transmissions. The new transmission also offers fuel economy improvements of up to 8% with Allison’s xFE technology and FuelSense 2.0 with DynActive Shifting, which is included with every 3414 RHS.

The 3414 RHS will be the lightest transmission in this segment, Allison maintained. In fact, the 3414 RHS is 11% lighter than the next lightest transmission in the segment. The 3414 RHS includes Allison’s warranty of five years, 750,000 miles, including towing, with no exclusions on individual components. With no clutches to replace, fleets will be free of unplanned downtime due to costly clutch replacements.

“Allison’s brand promise is to provide the most reliable and valued propulsion solutions in the world to enable our customers to work more efficiently,” said Rohan Barua, vice president of North America OEM sales at Allison. “A key element to delivering on that mission is listening to the needs of our customers and we are pleased that doing so resulted in the 3414 RHS.

“We look forward to our continued partnership with Navistar and working together to meet the needs of our mutual customers.”

The RH Series integrated with the Allison 3414 RHS transmission capitalizes on the vehicle’s maneuverability that enables drivers to navigate through tight city streets or loading docks while providing increased power that allows customers to utilize their fleets in various duty cycles. The enhanced fuel economy, greater power and responsiveness, and lighter weight of this equipment combination delivers improved safety and productivity for the driver, the company said.

The first RH Series vehicles equipped with the new Allison 3414 RHS transmission rolled off the manufacturing line in mid-July, with full production expected in late 2020. To place an order or for additional information contact an International dealer or visit internationaltrucks.com.        

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