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International Launches Class 8 Vocational HX Series

International Truck introduced four Class 8 vocational trucks as part of its new HX Series to replace its PayStar models and signal the truck maker’s re-entry into the construction segment.

The company said it is taking orders for delivery this spring.

“The launch of the HX Series is an opportunity for International to recapture a leading position in the vocational market, a segment we previously led,” said Troy Clarke, CEO of parent company Navistar Inc.

The company said discussions with fleets in the severe-service sector helped focus the new brand’s designs.

The International HX615

The HX515 is a 115-inch BBC (from the front bumper to the back of the cab) set-forward axle straight truck with primary vocations including concrete mixer, construction dump, refuse/roll-off and crane, International said.

The HX615 is a 115-inch BBC set-back axle truck or tractor with primary vocations including construction dump, concrete mixer, platform stake/crane and refuse/roll-off, the company said.

The HX620 is a 120-inch BBC set-back axle truck or tractor with primary vocations including heavy haul tractor, construction dump and platform stake/crane, International said.

The fourth model, the HX520, is a 120-inch BBC set-forward axle truck or tractor with primary vocations including heavy-haul tractor, construction dump and platform stake/crane. It will be formally unveiled in April.

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

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