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56 • March 2017 www.concreteproducts.com FEATURE SHOW REPORT The aluminum cab-fitted HX Series, whose four models entered production throughout 2016, succeeds the Pay Star line and marks the first all-new International truck since 2010. It spans set-forward and set-back axle models in two bumper-to-back-of-cab (BBC), short or long hood, configurations with Navistar or Cummins power: • HX515, a 115-in. BBC, set-forward axle straight truck with N13 engine; suited to concrete mixer, construction dump and crane. • HX615, a 115-in. BBC set-back axle truck or tractor with N13 engine; suited to construction dump, concrete mixer and platform stake/crane. • HX520 and HX620, set-forward and set- back axle, respectively, 120-in. BBC and Cummins ISX15; suited to heavy haul, con- struction dump and platform stake/crane. The HX Series delivers on what Interna- tional characterizes as four key principles of design: • Strength and durability. Each model has a huck-bolted frame and cross members, which produce superior clamping force to INTERNATIONAL TRUCK HX515 HX620 minimize vibration and maximize struc- tural integrity. A 12.5- x .5-in. single rail delivers 3.5 million RBM at 13 percent less weight than a 10-in. rail, allowing room for a heavier load. Three-piece Metton hood is stronger and lighter than fiberglass and is designed to resist cracking. • Driver productivity. A 40-degree wheel cut on both right and left turns improves maneuverability, while angled fenders provide greater wheel clearance to help power through challenging grounds. The hood's low angle affords extra front for- ward visibility; a larger rear window bests the company's prior model for superior rear visibility. All-new DriverFirst Cab Air Suspension, designed with 52-in. springs, contributes to a comfortable and quiet ride. The standard tilt/telescoping steer- ing column adjusts to accommodate any size driver. • Bold, aggressive styling. Hoods and grilles across the lineup, coupled with bright finish options, are designed to stand out on the road and at the worksite. Contoured door handles add hip room and storage space, while the central console is angled for easy reach to controls. • Uptime. At the Navistar Proving Grounds in Indiana, HX Series models have been subjected to accelerated life testing, which simulates 10 years of wear and tear and vibration in extreme duty cycles. Vehi- cles underwent staggered bumps testing, which generated torsional twist in the chassis, to ensure suspension components were stabilized and equalized. — www. InternationalTrucks.com/HXSeries; www. navistar.com Booth S61813 www.hydronix.com 692 West Conway Rd, Suite 24, Harbor Springs, MI 49740 Tel: (231) 439-5000 Fax: (231) 439-5001 Microwave Moisture Measurement Technology Reliability Service and Support Nobody Does It Better!