In­ter­na­tional Truck Launches RH Se­ries

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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.

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