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Navistar introduces new waste collection features for DuraStar, Workstar

ATLANTA, Ga. - Navistar has introduced a number of new waste collection features for its International DuraStar and International WorkStar vocational trucks.

ATLANTA, Ga. –Navistar has introduced a number of new waste collection features for its International DuraStar and International WorkStar vocational trucks.

In particular, the DuraStar, a smaller, less severe-duty truck than its heavy spec’ cousin, the WorkStar, has added a number of features specifically designed for the rigours of the waste collection industry.

Each truck cab, complete with an air suspension system (standard on WorkStar, optional on DuraStar) and a double-sided galvanized steel cab (standard on both), comes with a five-year limited warranty.

Both the WorkStar and Dura-Star can be spec’d to accommodate stand-up, right-hand drive (SRD) configurations, which can help reduce cycle time, improve operator ergonomics and help visibility, says Navistar. Officials say that because of the DuraStar’s sloped hood, SRD conversions work especially well, providing operators with outstanding forward and side-to-side visibility.

The WorkStar offers a cooling system mounted above the frame rail, which is designed to protect the radiator in off-highway environments, such as landfills, and also to allow for FEPTO (front-end power take-off) mounting without having to put a hole in the radiator.

International mounted the DuraStar’s cooling package in mega-brackets at the front of the frame rails, which officials say allows for excellent visibility in applications that do not require a FEPTO.

Standard, wide-track front axles are also found on the DuraStar and WorkStar, which allows for greater wheel cut and a shorter turning radius, reducing the likelihood that an operator would have to shift into reverse during tight maneuvers, helping increase productivity and safety.

The complete line-up of 2010 MaxxForce engines spec’d for the waste collection industry -from the mid-range diesel (MRD) Maxx-Force DT, MaxxForce 9 and Maxx-Force 10 to the heavy-duty diesel (HDD) big bore diesel options in the MaxxForce 11 and Maxx-Force 13 -are wet-sleeved engines, which customers can rebuild without removing them from the chassis. MRD ratings up to 350 horsepower and HDD ratings as much as 475 horsepower are designed to satisfy both curbside collection requirements as well as roll-off truck requirements.

All International brand vocational trucks powered by 2010 MaxxForce engines use Maxx-Force Advanced EGR emissions technology.

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