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Navistar intros new waste collection features for DuraStar, Workstar

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Navistar has introduced a number of new waste collection features for its International DuraSt...

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 DuraStar 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 manoeuvres, 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) MaxxForce DT, MaxxForce 9 and MaxxForce 10 to the heavy-duty diesel (HDD) big bore diesel options in the MaxxForce 11 and MaxxForce 13 – are wet-sleeved engines, which customer/users can rebuild without removing them from the chassis. MRD ratings as great as 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 MaxxForce Advanced EGR emissions technology. Officials say one of the benefits of using EGR technology is that “waste collection operators won’t have the worry or inconvenience of finding and filling liquid urea. And, with no added SCR aftertreatment equipment, International brand vocational trucks provide a clean and clear chassis for easy body and equipment mounting, not to mention less added weight.”

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