MELROSE PARK, Ill., (May 28, 2009) – Under a recently signed multi-year agreement, Navistar Engine Group will supply an advanced V8 turbodiesel to Capacity of Texas Inc., a leading maker of terminal tractors for cargo-handling applications. Beginning fall 2009, MaxxForce® 7 engines will power Capacity brand terminal tractors.
“Navistar is pleased that Capacity chose our technologically advanced MaxxForce 7 to power its industry leading terminal tractors,” said Eric Tech, vice president and general manager, Navistar Engine Group. “The MaxxForce 7 will provide Capacity customers with the most powerful, durable and environmentally friendly engines available in the market.”
The V8 diesels, made by Navistar in Huntsville, Ala., will be fully compliant with applicable EPA emissions standards. Capacity will offer two MaxxForce 7 models, one rated at 215 hp with 560 lb-ft. torque, and one rated at 230 hp with 620 lb-ft. torque. The terminal tractors will be manufactured at Capacity’s Longview, Texas, plant.
Capacity terminal tractors are used to move freight in ports, rail yards, warehouses and distribution centers across North America and around the world.
“With the MaxxForce engines, emissions compliance is transparent to our customers, but more importantly they offer our customers a durable and powerful platform to meet the demands placed on our equipment each day,” said Phillip Ford, president, Capacity of Texas.
Capacity of Texas Inc., based in Longview, Texas, is the largest American-owned manufacturer of terminal tractors in North America, offering a full line of products used throughout the world. Capacity is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Collins Industries Inc., a leading maker of ambulances, Type “A” school buses, and construction and industrial sweepers. For more information, visit www.CapacityTexas.com.
Navistar Engine Group, an operating unit of Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV), produces diesel engines for consumer and commercial automotive and industrial markets around the world. Its global MaxxForce® brand line of engines offers models for a wide range of applications and for all global emissions standards. For more information, visit www.NavistarEngines.com.
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