Navistar Engine Group to supply V8 diesels to Capacity of Texas

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Navistar Engine Group announced that it will supply an advanced V8 turbodiesel to Capacity of Texas Inc., a maker of terminal tractors for cargo-handling applications, under a recently signed multiyear agreement. 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,” says Eric Tech, vice president and general manager of Navistar Engine Group, based in Melrose Park, Ill. “The MaxxForce 7 will provide Capacity customers with the most powerful, durable and environmentally friendly engines available in the market.”

The company says the V8 diesels, made by Navistar in Huntsville, Ala., will be fully compliant with applicable U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 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 plant in Longview, Texas. 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,” says Phillip Ford, president of Capacity of Texas.