April 18, 2016 9:00 AM, EDT

International Unveils Latest in HX Series of Severe-Service Trucks

International Truck

International Truck unveiled the fourth model in its HX series lineup, the HX520, which is designed to serve the heavy-haul tractor, construction dump and platform stake or crane markets.

The HX520, introduced earlier this month at Truck World in Toronto, is a 120-inch (bumper to back of cab) BBC set-forward axle truck or tractor, International said.

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

International, a unit of Navistar International Corp, launched the HX series in February, marking its first all-new Class 8 truck since 2010.

Four HX models are offered, with both set-forward and set-back front axle models in either short or long hood, depending on the application.

“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, for 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.”