DAILY NEWS Feb 6, 2013 6:54 AM - 0 comments

Navistar showcases updated WorkStar, integrated mixers at World of Concrete

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Navistar International and its Continental Mixers subsidiary are at World of Concrete this week, touting the breadth of the truck maker’s construction segment.

“Over the past several years, Navistar has maintained its focus on meeting the needs of its construction customers by delivering industry-leading vocational trucks and integrated mixer offerings for a wide range of applications,” said Jack Allen, president North America truck and parts, Navistar. “With investment in great products, an extensive dealer network, and the best after-sales support in the industry, we’re well positioned to continue our support for this important segment of the business.”

Product updates include: The International WorkStar with SCR will be available in May. Other new features on the WorkStar include 96-inch break-away mirrors and standard LED lighting.

The WorkStar vocational tractor is also available with the MaxxForce 13 engine with SCR.

Meanwhile, Navistar showcased its integrated mixer line. Continental mixers save nearly 2,000 lbs in weight compared to comparable steel mixers, the company claims.

“With this lightweight mixer, we are changing the weight game in the mixer business,” said Steve Guillaume, general manager, Continental Mixers. “We’ve developed a product that provides our customers with significant weight savings while maintaining all the benefits of a conventional steel mixer.”

Also available from Continental is a trailer mixer designed for 9.5-12 cubit meter applications. The mixer is integrated with the WorkStar tractor. It features a low center of gravity to avoid spillage and a hopper height that’s equal to conventional mixers, the company says.

The Continental Mixers line is supported by 29 dedicated dealers and 118 locations in the US and Canada.

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