International Truck Launches RH Series
International Truck has launched the International RH Series, its new Class 8 regional haul tractor powered by the new International A26 12.4L engine, designed to deliver best-in-class uptime, improved visibility, and outstanding fuel economy.
The RH Series was also designed to provide a visible difference in safety and productivity for the driver. Drivers will benefit from the redesigned side windows and mirrors which provide enhanced side visibility. The interior was conceived from a study of interaction points between the driver and truck – everything from what a driver sees to how he moves and reacts in virtually any situation. Features like a large swept-back windshield, optimized mirror placement and an aerodynamic sloped hood for a clearer view, can all contribute to greater visibility and an improved ride in the RH Series.
The RH Series was engineered to offer optimal maneuverability that enables drivers to navigate through tight city streets or cramped loading docks. The RH Series provides an inside wheel cut of up to 50 degrees delivering a curb-to-curb turning radius of only 27’ 10”, helping drivers negotiate the tightest city streets.
In keeping with the company’s Driverfirst product design philosophy, International undertook extensive research with truck drivers, including driver clinics that gathered input from hundreds of drivers. International used this data to design an all-new interior, and identified multiple new and improved features that enhance driver appeal.
The RH Series is powered by the new International A26 engine, a 12.4-liter engine designed to provide industryleading uptime to the Class 8 market. Built from the proven MAN D26 engine crankcase, the A26 produces up to 450 horsepower and 1,750 lb.-ft. of torque from a design that’s 600-700 lbs. lighter than a traditional 15L big bore engine.
The RH Series will be offered in multiple configurations, including day cab, 56” low roof sleeper, 56” hirise sleeper, day cab with roof fairing, and 56” hi-rise sleeper with roof fairing. From a safety standpoint, the Bendix Wingman Advanced Collision Mitigation system comes standard in the RH Series – an industry first in the regional haul market.
The company is taking orders and will begin production in early June.