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Navistar Introduces New Mixer Business, Revamped WorkStar, PayStar

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - With the recent acquisition of Continental Manufacturing Company, Navistar has rebranded its mixer business Continental Mixers LLC.

LAS VEGAS, Nev. –With the recent acquisition of Continental Manufacturing Company, Navistar has rebranded its mixer business Continental Mixers LLC.

The new look was unveiled at World of Concrete in early February. Navistar acquired Continental in December, 2009, adding to its portfolio a full line of rear discharge mixer products, the company announced. The products will be branded as Continental Mixers and CBMW Mixers.

Now, Navistar says it’s setting out to create one of the “most comprehensive and geographically diverse dealer networks in the industry.”

That dealer network will encompass current Continental Mixers sales and service locations as well as about 30 additional locations in the US and Canada to be determined within the year.

The new locations will be affiliated with current International truck dealerships, the company announced.

Navistar also showcased improvements to its severe-service International WorkStar and PayStar trucks at the show.

Changes to the WorkStar include: the 7600 and 7700 models have been combined into one model with two versions, the 7600 SBA (46-inch setback axle) and 7600 SFA (30-inch set-forward axle) with both models featuring a new 113-inch BBC for better cooling; a crew cab configuration is now available in heavy-duty diesel models with front axle ratings up to 18,000 lbs for select applications; all-wheel drive is now available on models with up to 18,000-lb front axles on mid-range diesel configurations; steerable 20,000-lb lift axles are now available from the factory; and aluminum fuel tanks are standard for lighter weight and better corrosion resistance. The HVAC system has also received some attention to improve its effectiveness and durability, the company reports.

The PayStar, meanwhile, receives: standard electronic stability control; 8,000-, 13,200-and 20,000-lb lift axles available from the factory; 10.25×3/8-inch frame rails are now standard on the PayStar 5900 SBA; availability of the MaxxForce 11 and 13 diesel engines in the near future; and availability of the MaxxForce 15 in late 2010.

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