International Truck unveiled the International HV Series Mid-Range Diesel (MRD) Tuesday at the World of Concrete 2018 show. Tuesday’s announcement follows the September introduction of the first models of the International HV Series, the HV513 and HV613, which were launched at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show.
“The HV Series raises the bar for vocational trucks and it is designed to meet the grueling demands of vocational applications,” says Mark Stasell, vice president, Vocational Truck Business. “The HV Series 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.”
Redesigned from the inside out, the HV Series interior was crafted with driver and body company feedback to ensure the most comfortable and productive environment possible, Navistar says, while the exterior continues with powerful styling. The HV Series also features the intelligence of the industry-leading Diamond Logic electrical system for the automation of tasks and interlocks to help protect both equipment and crew. The truck offers customers an incredibly versatile foundation for any configuration necessary to be productive at any job and includes power options like the International A26.
The HV507 and HV607 models are powered by a choice of the Cummins B6.7 or L9 engines and have a 107 in. BBC dimension, which makes them shorter than the HV513 and HV613 models they complement. Navistar says the new HV507 and HV607 models are available to order from dealers today, and complete the transition from our previous International WorkStar models to the new HV Series.
Navistar also debuts uptime, warranty programs
On Tuesday International also announced three compelling plans to deliver on its Uptime pledge to vocational truck customers. These include the extension of the International A26 Customer Uptime Assurance Program for vocational models, a new, best-in-class Vocational Confidence Warranty Package and the International A26 Barrel Protection Plan for the International HX Series and International HV Series trucks powered by the International A26 12.4L big bore engine.
The company says this demonstrates International’s commitment to provide the vocational market with reliable and durable products powered by the all new International A26 engine.
The International A26 engine, developed from a new way of thinking and with ‘uptime’ in its DNA, is at the core of our vocational truck strategy,” says Stasell. “We are so confident in the International A26 engine that we are offering customers additional peace of mind through the A26 Customer Uptime Assurance Program, the Vocational Confidence Warranty Package and the International A26 Barrel Protection Plan. These three offerings are designed to protect our customer’s investment and bottom line when they buy a vocational truck from International.”
The company says the A26 Customer Uptime Assurance Program for Vocational Models is straightforward. If a customer experiences a warrantable failure on an International A26 engine within its two-year standard warranty period, and experiences downtime greater than 48 hours from the time of diagnosis, International Truck will provide the customer with a $250 International Advantage Card, good for future parts and service purchases at an International dealership, subject to standard conditions. Customers may be eligible for a maximum of eight cards per vehicle over the two-year period, a value of as much as $2,000 per vehicle.
The Vocational Confidence Warranty Package offers comprehensive powertrain coverage for HX Series and International HV Series trucks with an International A26 engine. The four-year, 100,000 miles warranty offers complete powertrain and drivetrain coverage, including engine, transmission and axle coverage for vocational applications, the company says. Coverage includes select components from suppliers like Dana, Eaton, and Meritor to provide customers with even more peace of mind. The program is available now and applies to new customer orders for International HX Series and HV Series trucks equipped with the International A26 engine placed before June 30, 2018, the company says.
The International four-year Barrel Protection Plan also is simple — if a customer experiences an International A26 warrantable failure resulting in barrel damage, International will cover the barrel damage for the truck’s first four years in service. This coverage is provided at no additional cost to provide customer assurance for concrete mixer trucks powered by the International A26 engine, the company says.