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Navistar introduces MaxxForce 15, expands mixer line

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Navistar International announced at the Conexpo/Con-Agg construction show that its International PayStar is now available with the 15-litre MaxxForce engine.

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Navistar International announced at the Conexpo/Con-Agg construction show that its International PayStar is now available with the 15-litre MaxxForce engine.

The MaxxForce 15 rounds out an engine line-up that already included the MaxxForce 11 and 13.

“With the introduction of our MaxxForce 15, our line-up of fully-integrated trucks and engines is complete,” said Jim Hebe, Navistar senior vice-president, North American sales operations. “The introduction of PayStar and MaxxForce 15 now gives us a proprietary truck and engine combination with the durability and power that heavy-duty construction customers demand.”

The MaxxForce 15 is available with up to 550 hp and 1,850 lb.-ft. of torque, Navistar announced. It is engineered for severe-service applications and uses Advanced EGR. Peak torque is achieved at 1,000 rpm and holds steady to 1,600 rpm, Navistar claims.

Mixing it up

Navistar also introduced an expanded line of mixer products as part of its Continental Mixers business unit.

“It’s been a busy first year for our Continental Mixers business as we worked to build the industry’s largest, most comprehensive dealer network and bring a new level of after-sales and service support for ready-mix customers,” said Steve Guillaume, general manager, Continental Mixers. “Building on that momentum, we’re focused on growing the business with a number of new products for a wide range of customer needs in the construction industry.”

New to the Continental Mixers line is a front discharge mixer, developed in partnership with Indiana Phoenix. It will be available this fall and compliment’s Continental’s line of rear discharge mixers.

“Our entry into the front discharge mixer business is yet another step for Continental Mixers to provide a complete portfolio of product solutions for our customers,” said Guillaume. “By integrating the chassis and powertrain from our commercial vehicles we’re able to offer a machine with unparalleled performance, reliability, and durability backed by an expansive network that understands how to support both mixers and vocational chassis.” 

The company is also introducing an all-new lightweight integrated mixer, made of a proprietary high-strength steel specifically formulated for concrete mixers, saving about 2,000 lbs over traditional steel mixers, the company claims.

“With this lightweight mixer, we are changing the weight game in the mixer business,” explaned Guillaume. “We’ve developed a product that provides our customers with significant weight savings in a 10.5 yard mixer, while maintaining all the benefits of a conventional steel mixer.”

Continental Mixers also introduced SuperSlurry, a new soil stabilization technology aimed at transforming cement stabilization into a “clean and precise” liquid application as an alternative to historical applications of dry cement and line, the company announced. It is aimed at reducing fuel consumption and equipment emissions, eliminating airborne particles during application and reducing material clean-up.

“Our SuperSlurry is an exciting new technology that offers customers an environmentally superior alternative to conventional soil stabilization methods while providing customers with significant cost savings,” Guillaume said.

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