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International upgrades WorkStar severe service truck

ATLANTA, Ga. -- International is showcasing its redesigned WorkStar today at the Waste Expo trade show.


ATLANTA, Ga. — International is showcasing its redesigned WorkStar today at the Waste Expo trade show.

The company has reconfigured the WorkStar to accommodate the new 2007 emissions technology without dropping the radiator between the frame rails. The company says this allows customers to maintain front engine PTO capabilities.

Not only will the International WorkStar have a more robust hood, but we are still able to provide customers with the option for front PTO access, says John Wadden, director of severe service marketing, International Truck and Engine. Considering the special needs of waste customers, Internationals decision to keep the front PTO option is an important feature. Many of these customers require front engine PTO provisions on their trucks.

The multi-piece hood allows for replacement of a single section in the event of damage and also provides easy access to the engine and other components, the company says. Dual air intakes provide the cooling package with enough clean air to maintain safe operating temperatures while providing the horsepower required by vocational customers, International officials said at the show.

Internationals WorkStar will accommodate the MaxxForce 11 and 13 big bore engines available later this year. Cat and Cummins engines with up to 485 hp are also available.

Other upgrades being introduced at the show include: A new instrument cluster; redesigned seats; a larger, chrome grille; and an optional tilt-telescopic steering wheel.

International’s line of severe service trucks is built specifically to meet the demanding needs of customers in heavy-duty vocational segments such as construction, waste, oil field and municipalities, said Phil Christman, vice-president and general manager, Severe Service Vehicle Center, International Truck and Engine.


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