Yesterday at the World of Concrete industry trade show in Las Vegas International Trucks unveiled their first new model in nearly ten years, the HX line of heavy duty vocational trucks. The HX is slated to be the successor to the venerable PayStar model line that was first introduced in the early 1970’s. In typical Vegas fashion International staged a product launch in which a group of failed Elvis impersonators steal a HX dump truck and take it on a wild ride through town. While comical this video (see below) serves to highlight the performance aspects of the truck while driving through tight turns and over rough terrain. The whole chase eventually ends with a nice dose of police brutality. Way to to keep it real International!
Mr. Lucky, aka Ryan, just happened to be at the WoC show and grabbed a few shots of the various HX models on display. Eventually the complete line up will consist of four distinct models offering various engine choices, transmission and axle positions.
Owners of Caterpillar trucks might notice a few familiar design elements in the cab of the HX namely in the form of the single gauge speedometer and tachometer. According to International these are shared intellectual properties between the two companies. Production has begun on the HX at Internationals Saltillo, Mexico factory.
The HX name also represents a new alpha and numerical naming structure that will soon be found on all International Trucks. Thanks to Ryan for this exclusive photo! We’ll see more from World of Concrete soon!
Analysis: Digging Deeper into Navistar’s New International HX – TruckingInfo.com
International debuts HX Series vocational trucks – EquipmentWorld.com
HX Series Trucks – InternationalTrucks.com