Sources: Navistar Inc., Lisle, Ill.; CP staff
International Truck has completed a transition from its WorkStar line with the HV Series Mid-Range Diesel trucks, including a bridge formula model—the set forward axle HV507 with rear-engine power take-off—suited for concrete delivery. Unveiled at World of Concrete 2018, the HV507 and set back axle HV607 are sized at 107-in. bumper-to-back-of-cab, powered by Cummins L9 or B6.7 engines, and serve as vocational market companions to the regional or long-haul HV513 and HV613 International introduced at the 2017 North American Commercial Vehicle Show.
“The HV Series raises the bar for vocational trucks and is designed to meet the grueling demands of vocational applications. [It] is a smart solution for our customers in the business of doing serious work, and the new HV507 and HV607 models demonstrate our continued commitment to the vocational segment and broaden our products specific to the concrete industry,” said Vocational Truck Business Vice President Mark Stasell. “Our engineers [have] succeeded in making the HV Series one of the most comfortable, reliable and safe vehicles to operate in any work environment and in any climate.”
The HV507 and HV607 rollout marked the second time in as many years where International chose the concrete industry’s largest annual gathering to announce major models. The HV Series follows the HX Series, unveiled the day prior to World of Concrete 2016 at a demonstration site just off the Las Vegas Strip. HV Series production begins in March.