International Trucks debuted Thursday a new tractor aimed at the regional haul market.
The RH Series, which made its debut at ExpoCam in Montreal, will be the first to get International’s new 12.4 liter A26 engine as standard.
Navistar will begin taking orders for the RH Series next month.
For the RH Series, Navistar engineers redesigned side windows and mirrors to provide enhanced side visibility. The RH Series provides an inside wheel cut of up to 50 degrees delivering a curb-to-curb turning radius of only 27 feet 10 inches. The RH Series is a replacement for the ProStar 113-inch BBC model and the TranStar 107.
Like its LT Series truck, the interior for the RH was conceived from a study of interaction points between the driver and truck – everything from what a driver sees to how he moves and reacts in virtually any situation, Navistar says. Features like a large swept-back windshield, optimized mirror placement and an aerodynamic sloped hood for a clearer view, all contribute to greater visibility, the company notes.
Affected tractors are equipped with an automated Eaton UltraShift Plus or Eaton Advantage Transmission with right hand stalk shifter. In the affected trucks, the display on the instrument panel can indicate “N” when the shifter is set into “D” or “R,” causing the truck not to move.
The new “health-based requirements” will need to be met before a driver is allowed to register his or her truck through the Department of Motor Vehicles, CARB says. For older vehicles, CARB says they must be either replaced with a 2011 or newer vehicle or repowered with a 2010 or newer engine.