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Navistar ships MaxxForce 13 powered trucks early

Jason Cannon April 29, 2013
Navistar says its first MaxxForce 13 liter powered units are out ahead of schedule.
Navistar says its first MaxxForce 13 liter powered units are out ahead of schedule.

Navistar, Inc. announced Monday the company shipped its first International ProStar units powered by the company’s SCR-based MaxxForce 13 engine Friday, April 26.

The trucks left manufacturing plants in Escobedo, Mexico and Springfield, Ohio ahead of schedule.

“Delivering our 13-liter engine ahead of schedule is another important milestone for Navistar and completes our transition to SCR-based heavy-duty engine offerings,” Troy Clarke , Navistar president and chief executive officer, says. “We continue to receive great customer feedback on the refined 13-liter engines we’re delivering today. And, customers will continue to see outstanding levels of quality, reliability and uptime with our 13-liter engine combined with the proven Cummins SCR aftertreatment system.”

Earlier in the month, the company received certification for the SCR-based 13-liter engine from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB).

Navistar introduced its first SCR-based commercial trucks for the U.S. and Canadian markets in December 2012 with the launch of the International ProStar with the Cummins ISX 15-liter engine.

The remaining line-up of International heavy-duty truck models will transition to SCR-based clean engine technology in a phased launch in the coming months based on volume and customer demand.

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