LOUISVILLE, Ky. — International has added a new member to its High Performance Truck: the 8600 regional tractor.
The new truck, which is available for order now and will begin full production in September, replaces the International 8100 and International 9100 tractors.
Designed to maneuver well in tight places, the 8600 delivers an 107-inch BBC, a 46-inch setback wide track front axle as well as a 50-degree wheel cut. Cat and Cummins 10- and 12-liter engine provide the muscle. The ride is made smoother with the standard cab rear mounted air suspension system.
The new truck is available in both 4×2 and 6×4 models and in an extended cab with bunk.
To address driver comfort and fatigue issues, International is employing a high-pressure power steering pump that it claims makes it easier to maneuver in tight loading docks. Interior noise has also been reduced by using a frame-mounted vertical muffler and better placement of sound deadening material throughout the cab.
Optional vehicle features include a 26-inch extended cab with a bunk that lifts up to 75 degrees and provides nine cubic feet of storage space under the mattress and optional swing out side windows for additional ventilation in the bunk area.
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