Navistar touts new features for conventional waste collection trucks

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At this week’s Waste Expo 2010 in Atlanta, Navistar Inc. introduced a number of new waste collection features now available for the International DuraStar and International WorkStar vocational trucks.

With a comfortable cab air suspension system (standard on WorkStar, optional on DuraStar) and a double-sided galvanized steel cab, both the DuraStar and WorkStar are built to withstand the rigors trucks encounter in waste collection operations. The cab comes with a five-year limited warranty to provide customers with additional peace of mind.

International’s cab ergonomics and stair-step entry/exit increase driver productivity and reduce driver fatigue during the course of the day. Both the WorkStar and DuraStar can be spec’d to accommodate stand-up right-hand drive (SRD) configurations, which help reduce cycle time, improve operator ergonomics and deliver exceptional visibility. With the DuraStar’s sloped hood, SRD conversions provide operators with outstanding forward and side-to-side visibility.

The WorkStar offers a cooling system mounted above the frame rail, which not only protects the radiator in off-highway environments such as landfills, but also allows for FEPTO (front-end power take-off) mounting without having to put a hole in the radiator. International mounted the DuraStar’s cooling package in mega-brackets at the front of the frame rails; this design, adopted from the severe service International PayStar 5900 SBA, allows for added visibility in applications that do not require a FEPTO. Standard wide-track front axles on the DuraStar and WorkStar allow for greater wheel cut and a shorter turning radius.

The complete lineup of 2010 MaxxForce advanced exhaust gas recirculation engines specified for the waste collection industry – from the mid-range diesel (MRD) MaxxForce DT, MaxxForce 9 and MaxxForce 10 to heavy-duty diesel (HDD) big bore diesel options in the MaxxForce 11 and MaxxForce 13 – all are wet-sleeved products that customer/users can rebuild without removing them from the chassis. MRD ratings as great as 350 hp and HDD ratings as much as 475 hp satisfy both curbside collection requirements as well as roll-off truck requirements.