Navistar is shipping its first 300 Cummins ISX15-equipped International ProStar+ Class 8 on-highway tractors to customers five days ahead of schedule, the company announced this week.
“Reaching its ‘OK-to-Ship’ milestone on Dec. 14 – five days ahead of schedule – demonstrates the tremendous progress we’re making in delivering our first SCR-based Class 8 trucks to the marketplace,” said Troy Clarke , Navistar president and chief operating officer. “Working collaboratively and fully integrated with our Cummins colleagues, the team has beat an aggressive launch timeline while ensuring the highest levels of quality.”
Since announcing its shift to SCR-based clean engine technology this summer, Navistar has completed testing and analysis in both its captive and customer field test units, combining efforts with Cummins. The International ProStar+ with MaxxForce 13 and Cummins Emission Solutions SCR-based aftertreatment system is on track for initial pilot production in March 2013 with regular production to begin in April 2013, the company says.
The remaining line-up of heavy-duty truck models will transition to SCR-based clean engine technology in a phased launch throughout 2013 based on volume and customer demand, the company says.