International Truck Launches The HX® Series




International Truck recently launched the new International HX Series, the next generation of its HX Series vehicles. The new HX Series is the first product released under the company's Navistar 4.0 strategy and its Project Compass initiative – which focuses on flexible, modular design to meet customer needs, streamline the customer experience and deliver the very best support and service in the industry.

“The new HX Series represents our most comfortable, durable, technologically integrated and driver-focused severe service truck ever,” said Mark Stasell, vice president, Vocational Truck, Navistar. “It is the physical representation of our Navistar 4.0 strategy – putting the customer at the center of everything we do.”

The new HX Series is available in both a set-forward axle HX520 and a set-back axle HX620.

The new HX Series features a redesigned cab that is designed and validated to perform in even the most punishing vocational applications. It comes with a durable 3-piece hood that is crack-resistant, strong and specifically engineered to offer outstanding front-forward visibility. Backed by rigorous testing, the extreme-duty cab is structurally reinforced in key locations to ensure long life and is now protected by ChemGuard, LineX and International Truck's own topcoat process making it nearly impenetrable to salt – all done with an intelligent design of high-strength steel, resulting in no weight penalty. Demonstrating the corrosion resistance of the cab, the new HX Series is backed by the confidence of a 10-year perforation warranty.

The new HX Series also comes with functional dual external air cleaners, offering increased filtration which is critical when running in dusty environments. All marker lights have been replaced with LEDs which provide superior night-time visibility and safety while reducing the frequency of repair. The new cab improves driver safety, comfort and productivity. The overall cab size has been increased and fitted with larger windows for an improved visibility.

On a jobsite, maneuverability is paramount. For improved performance, the new HX Series is available with dual steering gears and advanced anti-lock braking systems that result in superior turning, traction and control. To help maximize payload, the HX620 also comes standard with the International A26 engine, delivering up to 500 hp for top tier performance in a lightweight package.

The HX Series continues to offer an industry-leading, high strength single rail frame option delivering 3.5M RBM, meaning it is capable of withstanding even the heaviest loads.

To further enhance performance, International Truck also includes a Huck-bolted frame and cross members on the chassis that minimize movement and wear, a wide range of factory-installed lift axles, and for the rare occasions a driver does get stuck, a front tow pin option rated up to 68,000 kg.

The new HX Series features proven component technology from key partners. Both the HX520 and HX620 models can be ordered with the Cummins X15 engine, delivering the power to perform in a variety of ratings up to 605 hp and 2,050 lb ft of torque.

It also features the new Hendrickson HAULMAAX HMX-EX Suspension and a wide range of steerable lift axles available from the factory; most notably, International Truck now offers the option for all controls to be placed in the wing panel of the dashboard for improved ergonomics and quality appearance.

The new HX Series features the Eaton Fuller manual transmissions, Eaton Ultrashift automated manual transmissions or the Allison 4000 Series Transmissions.

To maximize uptime, International Truck has integrated the Diamond Logic electrical system into the new HX Series which is supported through OnCommand Connection – the company’s real-time remote diagnostics system. All HX Series customers will have visibility into the health of their fleet, making it easier to manage maintenance and repair. The new HX Series is also backed by International 360 – the service communications and fleet management platform that makes it easier than ever to seamlessly communicate with the International service network for fleets of all makes.

Source: Navistar International Corporation

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