International to unveil PayStar 5900i Set-Back Axle model

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International Truck and Engine Corp. announced Nov. 6 that it soon will be unveiling the newest truck model in its PayStar line – the International PayStar 5900i Set-Back Axle (SBA), a Class 8 vocational on-/off-road vehicle with custom factory options.

International says the truck features a new axle configuration designed to meet the tough, demanding needs of customers in vocational applications such as construction, oilfield, logging, heavy hauling, mining and many more. The set-back axle design addresses customers’ needs for front-load distribution and improved maneuverability, according to the Warrenville, Ill.-based truck maker.

Powered by Caterpillar and Cummins diesel engines with up to a 625 horsepower rating and built on a standard 12.25-inch frame rail PayStar chassis, the new truck is built to provide a combination of rugged performance characteristics and quality design. The 5900i SBA offers a lightweight aluminum cab with an aggressively sloped hood for added styling and durability.

“Bringing the International PayStar 5900i SBA to market is a signal to customers that International is committed to providing them with trucks suited to their unique vocational requirements,” says Phil Christman, vice president and general manager of International Truck and Engine’s Severe Service Vehicle Center. “PayStar vehicles have proven to be reliable, durable trucks over the past several decades, and this tough, new heavy-duty high-horsepower truck will extend its legacy.”

Some of the design characteristics and innovations that are built into the new truck, according to International, include:

  • A sloped hood design for added visibility;
  • Redesigned front grille for bold styling and improved cooling;
  • Outside air cleaners designed for improved air intake and reduced service intervals;
  • Upcoming standard wide-track axles to facilitate increased maneuverability;
  • Standard dual power-steering gears engineered to require less steering effort (for front axles 14,600 lb. and higher);
  • Standard Whisper Cab sound insulation package to facilitate a quieter cab environment; and
  • A new heavy-duty front bumper with tow pin (to haul more than 80,000 lbs.) or tow hooks (to haul less than 80,000 lbs.).
  • The PayStar 5900i SBA’s cooling package was created for stationary high-horsepower applications. International says the aerodynamic grille, outside air cleaners and the cooling package allows it to cool up to 625 horsepower in a stationary application; it also is available as a tractor, suited for many mainstream vocational dump tractor applications.

    The truck is available for ordering now through International’s dealer network. More information, including complete truck specs, will be available when the truck is officially introduced to the public during the ConExpo-Con/Agg trade show in March 2008.