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Fleet Owner  /  April 14, 2016

At this week's Truck World Show, International Truck unveiled its fourth model of the International HX Series line-up, the HX520—a 120" BBC set-forward axle truck or tractor designed to serve the heavy haul tractor, construction dump and platform stake/crane markets.

The HX Series, a new line of Class 8 vocational trucks designed to deliver the strength and endurance required for the severe service industry, was introduced at the 2016 World of Concrete trade show in Las Vegas in February.

"The HX Series raises the bar for premium vocational trucks, and was designed with feedback from leading severe service customers," said Bill Kozek, president, truck and parts, Navistar. "Each of the four models in the series has been engineered to deliver unmatched performance for the most punishing jobs, while making operators more productive."

"We have been generating a steady stream of truck orders since we launched the HX Series and that number is growing by the day," said Jeff Sass, senior vice president, sales and marketing, Navistar. "We expect demand for the HX Series to continue to grow with the HX520 debut."

According to the company, the HX Series was engineered to withstand the most punishing job sites and includes features such as 12.5" x .5" single rail delivering 3.5 million RBM at 13% less weight than that of a double 10" rail, a 40-degree wheel cut with 425 series tires for improved maneuverability and the all-new DriverFirst Cab Air Suspension.

Four HX Series models are offered, with both set-forward and set-back front axle models in either short or long hood, depending on the application. The fourth model in the series, unveiled at Truck World is:

- The HX520, is a 120" BBC Set-forward Axle Truck or Tractor with primary vocations including heavy haul tractor, construction dump and platform stake/crane.

The three models unveiled at World of Concrete are:

- The HX515 is a 114" BBC Set-forward Axle Straight Truck with primary vocations including concrete mixer, construction dump, refuse/roll-off and crane.

- The HX615 is a 115" BBC Set-back Axle Truck or Tractor with primary vocations including construction dump, concrete mixer, platform stake/crane and refuse/roll-off.

- The HX620 is a 119" BBC Set-back Axle Truck or Tractor with primary vocations including heavy haul tractor, construction dump and platform stake/crane.

The HX515 and the HX615 models are powered by Navistar N13 engines, while the HX520 and HX620 models offer the Cummins ISX15 engine.   

For more information on the HX Series or to locate a dealer, visit: InternationalTrucks.com/HXSeries.


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I can't understand why they could not do some creative engineering to come up with one BBC that would accommodate both engines.-be it axle forward or set back.  Four BBC's- I can think of a lot of trucks that accommodated big bloc Cats or Cummins with as little as 106-granted-I'm sure all the emissions issues have complicated things but still........ 4?

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