International produces first tractors with A26 engines

International Truck announced Friday it has started customer shipments of its first International LT Series and International RH Series vehicles with the company’s A26 12.4-liter engine.

“Delivering our 12.4-liter engine is a significant milestone for Navistar,” says Persio Lisboa, Navistar executive vice president and chief operations officer. “We continue to receive great customer feedback on the products we’re delivering today. Customers will continue to experience outstanding levels of quality, reliability and uptime with our new family of Class 8 on-highway trucks, now complete with the A26 engine.”

Driven by a commitment to deliver customer uptime in the Class 8 market, the A26 was developed through an initiative called Project Alpha, the company says, which brought together a new team of the industry’s foremost powertrain engineers.

Built from the proven MAN D26 engine crankcase, Navistar says the A26 produces up to 475 horsepower and 1,750 lb.-ft. of torque. Its components also have been carefully engineered to deliver uncompromising uptime as well as class-leading fuel efficiency, reduced weight and quiet operation, the company says.

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