LISLE, IL - Navistar has unveiled the International LoadStar, a low cab forward work truck. Designed from the ground up with input from drivers and fleet managers, the LoadStar was built to serve customer needs in the waste, concrete pumping, and airplane refueling markets among others.
The LoadStar incorporates a number of features that were important to drivers based on interviews conducted by Navistar. "We talked to drivers to better understand their needs and what is missing from the trucks they drive," said Jim Hebe, Navistar senior vice president, North American sales operations. "To fit driver needs, we optimized the space in the cab, increased seat and steering wheel movement, and adjusted joystick placement to deliver an outstanding ergonomic and customizable work environment. The exterior boasts the signature appearance and design of the International Truck brand."
LoadStar's high performance and durable design features a stainless steel cab-over design, creating a high-strength, long-lasting, and corrosion-resistant cab, according to the company. The truck also has variable depth frame rails designed for vocational usage offering maximum durability for users.
Featuring a standard tilt/telescoping steering column and 10-inch fore/aft and 6.5-inch up/down seat travel, LoadStar's settings provide for better driver space. A wide, 90 degree door opening and 18-inch first-step height, were also included to provide drivers with maximum comfort. With superior driver visibility and up to 40 degree wheel cuts, the LoadStar delivers excellent maneuverability.
LoadStar features Navistar's Diamond Logic system, which helps decrease downtime and improves productivity by enabling control of and communication between vehicle components and body equipment.
Combined with MaxxForce CleanBurn Emissions Technology, an emissions solution, drivers get a versatile truck without the burden of liquid urea or extra weight. The truck is available with diesel powered 10, 11 or 13L MaxxForce engines. It will be available with a Cummins Westport ISL-G compressed natural gas engine in spring 2013.
LoadStar will be available for orders in October 2012 through International dealers in the United States and Canada.
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