NORTH MANKATO, Minn. – The first International MaxxForce big bore engine is now in the hands of a customer in the US.
The company delivered its first MaxxForce 13 production unit, fitted in a TranStar truck, to Wayne Viessman of Minnesotabased Cliff Viessman Inc.
“Viessman has been a good customer of ours,” said Steve Hatlestad of local dealer, North Central International. “They helped us with our field testing and we’re proud to be supplying them with TranStars. The addition of the MaxxForce engine is the next step in providing great products for our great customers.”
“We’re very happy with what we’ve been seeing with results,” added Viessman. “We’re a very weight-conscious company and with the new MaxxForce engine, we probably are about 325 to 350 pounds lighter than we were with the engine we were using before.”
The International MaxxForce was designed in partnership with European engine manufacturer MAN and exclusively for use in International ProStar, TranStar and WorkStar trucks. The engine is available in six ratings from 330-475 hp and 1,250-1,700 lb.-ft. of torque. It has been noted for its low noise levels, light weight, strong torque response and fuel efficiency. For more information on the engine, visit www. •
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