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New International HV Series truck launch in US

Commercial heavy vehicle manufacturer, International Trucks, has launched its HV Series truck at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show, boasting uptime enhancements and advanced integration options for body builders.

"The new International HV Series is just one more truck in our product line-up that puts drivers first and meets the gruelling demands of vocational applications," said International President – Trucks and Parts, Michael Cancelliere. "The HV Series is a smart solution for our customers in the business of doing serious work and is a new breed of vocational truck that redefines the standard for uptime and productivity. It is the go-to truck for those who know that it's not just about getting the job done, it is about getting it done right."

According to International, the HV Series interior was crafted with driver and body company feedback to ensure the most comfortable and productive environment possible.

“The HV Series also features the intelligence of the industry-leading Diamond Logic electrical system for the automation of tasks and interlocks to help protect both equipment and crew,” the company said. “The truck offers customers an incredibly versatile foundation for any configuration necessary to be productive at any job and includes power options like the International A26, an engine designed with uptime in its DNA.”

International has said that the HV Series features a heavy duty, double-sided galvanised steel cab for long-term durability, Huck bolt chassis fasteners to provide superior clamping in extreme environments as well as a clean Cab-to-Axle (CA) configuration to reportedly minimise costly part production and modifications.

The manufacturer has said that the HV Series is powered by the 12.4L International A26 engine, which is designed to provide industry-leading uptime, greater fuel efficiency and quieter operation.

Built from the MAN D26 engine crankcase, the A26 can reportedly produce up to 475 horsepower and 1,700 lb.-ft. of torque from a design that is 600-700 lbs. lighter than a traditional 15L big bore engine.

“The A26 is also backed by the industry's best warranty and is the first engine to meet the B10 standard that requires 90 per cent of delivered engines to travel 1.9 million kilometres before a major repair,” according to International. “HV Series is also available with the Cummins B6.7 and Cummins L9 engines.”

The HV Series will feature a remote diagnostic option called OnCommand Connection with Over-the-air (OTA) programming. OTA, available through the nine-pin International LINK device, will reportedly enable drivers and fleet managers to use a mobile interface to initiate authorised engine programming via a Wi-Fi connection. The service will offer drivers and fleets the means to update engine control modules to reflect the latest manufacturer-approved calibrations, without needing to visit a dealer or service facility.

According to International, the HV Series has an advanced electrical system that can streamline chassis and body integration, allowing program-automated tasks.

"Our Diamond Logic electrical system is best known for its ability to provide control and communication between work trucks and body equipment," said International Vice President – Vocational Truck Business, Mark Stasell. "We are a pioneer in custom programmable chassis electronics and multiplexing and we continue to partner with end users and body builders to further increase productivity and make it easy to integrate with our system."

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