International Launches New HX-Series Vocational Trucks
New Line Replaces PayStar Series
For most of us, large commercial trucks may be a slow-moving nuisance in traffic. However, if it weren’t for these modern-day beasts of burden, the comfortable, convenient way of life we often take for granted would come to a screeching halt. Not only do large trucks bring just about every conceivable household item to shelves but so-called “vocational” are the workhorses of the construction and repair industry. To serve drivers and operators in that segment, International Trucks is launching its new HX line of vocational trucks, specially designed for concrete, dump, heavy haul, and crane applications. The HX is the first all-new truck from International since 2010.
Classified as a Class-8 commercial truck, the HX series replaces the PayStar in International’s lineup. The all-new design has a special focus on driver comfort and convenience, as well as class-leading uptime. To help vocational truck drivers get their jobs done, the HX features multiple wheelbase and axle configurations specifically suited for particular applications such as concrete mixer, construction dump, crane truck, and refuse roll-off.
HX515 and HX615 are offered with Navistar N13 engines, while the HX520 andHX620 models are offered with a Cummins ISX15. Among the design advancements on the HX are a low-profile, lightweight, crack-resistant Metton hood, LED lighting inside and out, standard air conditioning, power windows, and power locks. Dealers are taking orders now. The trucks will be available spring 2016.