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International LoneStar with Cummins ISX15 now available for order

International's LoneStar on-highway tractor with Cummins ISX15 engine with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) emissions technology. (Courtesy: NAVISTAR)

The Trucker News Services

10/29/2013

LISLE, Ill. — Navistar Inc. today announced its International LoneStar on-highway tractor with Cummins ISX15 engine with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) emissions technology is now available for order. The LoneStar is the company’s final heavy-duty Class 8 on-highway truck model to incorporate SCR emissions technology since Navistar began its SCR transition in December 2012. 

“We now offer a full lineup of SCR product offerings for our Class 8 customers and we have completed each launch on time — and with the highest levels of quality,” said Bill Kozek, president North America Truck and Parts, Navistar.

“Throughout this transition, we have seen an improvement in customer confidence reflected in our Class 8 order share and we are already starting off strong with our medium-duty transition as we move into 2014.” 

Navistar began its Class 8 SCR transition in December of 2012 with the on-time launch of the International ProStar with Cummins ISX15 and then the International ProStar with MaxxForce 13 with SCR in April. Today, the company’s portfolio of SCR-based heavy-duty trucks also includes the International PayStar 5900 Set-Back Axle and International 9900i with the Cummins ISX15 engine as well as the International PayStar, TranStar, and WorkStar with the MaxxForce 13 engine with SCR.

Navistar announced in September that it has received more than 11,500 orders for Cummins ISX engines since Dec. 1, 2012, and more than 6,000 orders for MaxxForce 13 engines with SCR since March 1 of this year.

In 2010, Navistar was alone with its exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) solution. All other North American heavy-duty truck and engine makers opted for the selective catalytic reduction (SCR), which were compliant with the EPA.

Navistar was not fully compliant with its MaxxForce engine family regarding the 2010 NOx standard, instead relying on EPA credits earned from implementing other standards ahead of schedule.

The LoneStar has been wind tunnel validated to be arguably the most aerodynamic long hood premium conventional truck ever designed. The LoneStar features exceptional ride and handling, class-leading quietness and a luxurious and functional interior. Starting at 500 hp and 1850 lb. ft torque, three ratings are available for maximum hauling power and performance.

“Customers specifically asked us for 15-liter power in the LoneStar,” said Kozek. “This combination is what originally made the LoneStar popular and with the re-launch of the LoneStar with the Cummins ISX15 and SCR technology, our customers can turn heads and do so with reduced emissions and increased efficiency.”

Specifications include:

• 132” BBC/41” BA

• Day/Standard Cab

• Sleeper (73” Hi-Rise)

• Wheelbase options from 167-208”

• Cummins ISX15 with up to 550 hp and 2250  lb.-ft torque

• Eaton 10, 13, 18 Speed Manual

• Eaton UltraShift Plus 13, 18 Speed Automated Manual Transmissions

Highlights include:

• Swivel seats

• Closed “airline” cabinets and under-seat storage

• Workspaces to plug in laptop computers with two pullout work tables

• Optional 1.7 cu-ft. refrigerator

• Standard ABS

• Roll stability

• Traction control

• Bluetooth Integration for hands-free phone use

• Leather-wrapped steering wheel

• Automotive-style dash and gauges with rosewood or titanium trim

• 50-degree wheel cut

Navistar International Corp. is a holding company whose subsidiaries and affiliates produce International brand commercial and military trucks, MaxxForce brand diesel engines, and IC Bus brand school and commercial buses. An affiliate also provides truck and diesel engine service parts. Another affiliate offers financing services. Additional information is available at www.Navistar.com.

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