LAS VEGAS (February 3, 2009) – To meet the needs of vocational truck customers looking for a lighter-weight and more nimble truck chassis, the International® PayStar® 5900 Set-Back Axle will now be available with 10-inch frame rails.
While the more traditional 12.25-inch frame rails will remain a standard option for the PayStar®, smaller, lighter-weight 10.25-inch frame rails will provide customers and truck equipment manufacturers (TEMs) with additional flexibility for a variety of unique on- and off-highway severe service applications.
“We’re always listening to our customers to deliver the products and options they need,” said Jim Hebe, Navistar senior vice president, North American sales operations. “Offering a lighter-weight, smaller frame rail option gives our customers the flexibility they require while maximizing payload.”
The smaller, lighter frame rail option will provide a distinct advantage for vocational tractor customers looking to take advantage of standardized trailer heights in straight dump, dump trailer and combination truck-trailer applications. In addition, for states with highly sensitive weight restrictions, the 10.25-inch frame rails could reduce total vehicle weight by as much as 90 lbs., providing customers with additional payload capacity, with a direct impact on the bottom line.
Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) is a holding company whose wholly owned subsidiaries produce International® brand commercial and military trucks, MaxxForce™ brand diesel engines, IC Bbrand school and commercial buses, and Workhorse® brand chassis for motor homes and step vans. It also is a private-label designer and Bus anufacturer of diesel engines for the pickup truck, van and SUV markets. The company also provides truck and diesel engine parts and service. Another affiliate offers financing services. Additional information is available at www.Navistar.com/newsroom.
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