LAS VEGAS, Nev. (March 12, 2008) – The heavy-duty construction market has a new powerhouse. The newest truck model in the proven PayStar line – the International® PayStar® 5900i Set-Back Axle (SBA) was introduced at the CONEXPO-CON/AGG Show held in Las Vegas March 11-15, 2008.
The new Paystar 5900i SBA is a class 8 vocational on/off-highway vehicle that features a new axle configuration to meet the needs of customers in severe service applications such as construction, oilfield, logging, heavy-hauling, mining, recovery and more. The wide-track, set-back axle design addresses customers needs for front axle load distribution and improved maneuverability.
Powered by Caterpillar or Cummins diesel engines up to 15-liter and up to 625 horsepower, the PayStar 5900i SBA is built on the strength of a standard 12.25-inch frame rail PayStar chassis. It provides the highest standard strength-to-weight ratio with RBM ratings at 2.3 million RBM. An optional double frame rail provides an increase to 4.7 million RBM.
The 5900i SBA offers the widest aluminum cab in the industry and comes with standard Whisper Cab® sound insulation package for a comfortable environment. The sloped hood was designed for better visability on the jobsite.
This newest model adds to a robust International big-bore line-up, which includes the PayStar 5500i, 5600i and 5900i set forward axle models and WorkStar 7600 and 7700 models.
"The International PayStar 5900i SBA introduction signals our commitment to building heavy duty diesel trucks that peform in the most severe conditions," said Phil Christman, vice president and general manager of International Truck's Severe Service Vehicle Center. "By completing the PayStar line, there is now a truck for all vocational requirements. This tough, heavy-duty, high-horsepower truck will extend the PayStar legacy."
Some of the purpose built design and innovations that are built into the new truck include:
Navistar International Corporation (Other OTC: NAVZ) is a holding company whose wholly owned subsidiaries produce International® brand commercial and military trucks, MaxxForce™ brand diesel engines, IC brand school and commercial buses, and Workhorse brand chassis for motor homes and step vans. It also is a private-label designer and manufacturer of diesel engines for the pickup truck, van and SUV markets. The company also provides truck and diesel engine parts and service. Another wholly owned subsidiary offers financing services. Additional information is available at www.navistar.com.