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Tallman Truck Centre delivers first International TerraStar 4×4

OSHAWA, Ont. -- Navistar has begun delivering its very first Canadian International TerraStar 4x4s, with Schindler Elevator receiving keys to one of the - if not the - first in Canada this past Wednesday.


Tallman Truck Centre's Harvey Butcher (right) hands the keys to the company's first TerraStar 4x4 to Schindler Elevator driver Adam Maisonneuve, while Schindler's field supervisor Jeff Couch looks on.
Tallman Truck Centre's Harvey Butcher (right) hands the keys to the company's first TerraStar 4x4 to Schindler Elevator driver Adam Maisonneuve, while Schindler's field supervisor Jeff Couch looks on.

OSHAWA, Ont. — Navistar has begun delivering its very first Canadian International TerraStar 4x4s, with Schindler Elevator receiving keys to one of the – if not the – first in Canada this past Wednesday.

Harvey Butcher, sales rep with Tallman Truck Centre in Oshawa, presented the keys to Jeff Couch, field supervisor, and Adam Maisonneuve, driver, this week. The truck, fitted with a flatdeck, will be used to transport elevator materials around the Greater Toronto Area.

Couch said the company often finds itself building elevators in muddy, off-road environments, so the four-wheel-drive was important. He also liked the ruggedness of the TerraStar when compared to other trucks in the market.

Butcher said the 4×4 TerraStar has been well received, with several landscapers visiting the dealership to inquire about it. The one purchased by Schindler has a 19,500-lb GVWR, MaxxForce 7 engine with 300 hp/660 lb.-ft. of torque and an Allison 100-Series automatic.

The truck is well suited for landscaping, snowplow, local P&D and municipal applications.

The 4×4 TerraStar was delayed coming to market, because Navistar opted to spend some extra time sourcing a more robust drive axle as well as a gear-driven transfer case. The result, the company claims, is a robust vehicle for applications that will see the truck operated on- and off-highway.


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