In North America a large part of the heavy duty transportation industry is filled with medium-sized International trucks. The most popular model of these mid-sized haulers is the International 4300. You have most likely seen the 4300 in the form of a box truck. The car and truck rental company Penske often uses the
International 4300 with its virtually unmissable bright yellow color scheme. However, buyers can also find this model with the back part of its chassis open and ready to be used as a
dump truck, reefer truck, or beverage truck.
With such a broad range of trucks available through International it can be difficult to sift through to the ultimate, ideal heavy duty truck. But ask any driver who has operated International 9900i and the answer is simple. The 9900i is easily the king of haulers with its size, strength, carrying capacity, and luxury. This machine was built with 3 main intentions: long hauling, heavy hauling, and construction. With options between 51-92 inch extra-wide sleepers the 9900i cab configurations are fit for comfortably
sleeping overnight or quick breaks on the road. The cab can also be fit with other amenities such as TVs, microwaves, and electrical outlets to make the long haul a little lighter. Speaking of making things a little lighter, the 9900i also boasts an all-aluminum cab that provides a lightweight frame for the front of the vehicle. This light material that encases the engine and drivers operating area gives a huge advantage to the 9900i fuel-efficiency. But the true work horse powering this moving monster sits under the aluminum hood. The heart of this beast pumps at an incredible range of 450-600 horsepower. It measures its strength with an impressive torque of 1,550-2,050 pounds per foot. The gross vehicle weight spans between 9,000-14,000 pounds. The dense and well-built chassis of the 9900i , along with its balanced 6x4 axle configuration, allows the vehicle to withstand a maximum gross combined weight rating of 60,000 pounds. In order to stabilize the trucks weight while on the run, International built it with a wide wheelbase that spans up to 240 inches. This truck can be fitted with a range of Eaton transmissions including 10, 12, 15, and 18 speed shifting or even PLUS Automated Manual shifting system. In order to slow down the 9900i once it gets going with a full load it has been with fitted air brakes with an anti-locking braking system. Part of the 9900i well designed weight distribution stems from the positioning of the fuel tank in the rear of the truck cab.
Due to the diverse nature of heavy-duty tasks to be accomplished in industries all around the world, International has manufactured eight different styles of trucks to fill every role. These hardily built machines include streamlined semi-trucks, luxurious semi-trucks, inner-city semi-trucks, long-distance semi-trucks, heavy hauling semi-trucks, utility trucks, and dump trucks. International most fuel efficient semi-truck model is its LT Series that has the option of using an International A26 or a Cummins X15 diesel engine. The most spacious semi has been dubbed the Lonestar for its ability to keep its occupant comfortable on the road for long periods of time. As far as mobility goes, the most maneuverable semi (most commonly used within cities) is the the sharp turning RH Series. The Prostar is the quintessential heavy-hauler from International. With a 140k gross axle weigh rating the Prostar stands out amongst its competitors as powerful truck. The most versatile of the International family is the multi-functional Durastar that has the ability to be fitted with different applications for hundreds of jobs. There is also a bevy of options for heavy duty short-bed hauling. Heavy duty short-bed trucks at International can be used for mixers, dump trucks, cranes, and general heavy haulers. These models are called the
HV Series, the HX Series, and the Transtar. They each feature the option between three or four different engines to be placed in the hood of each model, allowing for the ultimate customization for their owners.
In North America there is a strong community of medium, heavy, and severe-duty truck operators both culturally and occupationally. These communities provide enhancing opportunities for operators, businessmen, and truck enthusiasts alike by putting on large events such as The Work Truck Show. This summit of hauling features the industry leading innovators and newest technologies on the
market. International Trucks are annually a staple exhibitor and often offer educational opportunities to attendees. The next Work Truck Show will take place March 6-9, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana at the Indiana Convention Center.
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