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Above: Top of the International line is the LoneStar. It has finally started to take off as it now gets the Cummins X15. This one has a 605hp rating and an 18-speed Eaton trans

Right: LoneStar gets the new dash in its latest upgrade. Dash is driver’s delight and upgraded trim offerings include wood trim

it the style that these operators like. And with a setback front axle, even at 16,000 lbs/7250kg, it has a decent ride. The HX dumptruck shares most of the same features, though with a 20,000 lb/9070kg set-forward and 46,000 lb/20,865kg rears and no load, it’s decidedly choppy – even keeping off the durability course challenges. But as a comfortable daycab it wouldn’t be a bad place to spend long working days. The three HV models in the all-new lineup show the versatility of the new truck series. The little 4x2, with a Cummins B6.7 at 300hp/223kW, is likely a good utility chassis – offering some style and the steel cab at a good price point. Like all the new-breed Internationals, it has the advantage of the new door design. This is much stiffer than before so there are no issues with the doors gaping away from the seals and the cab interior is really quiet. This is 104 | Truck & Driver

noted on all the steel-cab trucks at the event – the HV, RH and LT and LoneStar. The boom/bucket truck is interesting, showing not just the versatility of the new chassis but also showcasing the availability of the Cummins L9 which becomes the mid-size engine with the demise of the International 466 and 530. In this chassis, the nine-litre Cummins is rated at 370hp/275kW, with 1250 lb ft/1694Nm of torque – plenty for the nature of its utility service. It’s also a handy work truck in 6x6 configuration, with a Fabco 20,000 lb/9070kg single-reduction front driving axle. This truck is heavy and

NZ Truck & Driver Dec/Jan 2018  
NZ Truck & Driver Dec/Jan 2018