This could be the boost that gets the International ProStar on more Australian operators shopping lists – the arrival of the option of a 600hp engine.
Confirmed today by International Trucks Australian distributors, Iveco, the 600hp (447kW/2,779Nm) version of the 15 litre Cummins engine will be offered alongside the existing 550hp (410kW/2,508Nm) engine.
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International Trucks Engineering Manager, Adrian Wright, telling heavyvehicles.com.au that the additional output rating was a logical step in offering prospective customers a second power option if the application required it.
“For the initial development program, we focused on the 550hp rating, as this was the most commonly specified in the B-Double conventional market segment, but it was always our plan to look at the 600 hp rating at a later stage.
“With increased ProStar sales activity and a growing enquiry rate on both 550 and 600 horsepower ratings, the timing has worked well.”
Both engine ratings can be specified across the entire ProStar range encompassing ‘Tipper’, ‘Day cab’, ‘Extended cab’ and ‘Sleeper cab’ models, with either the Eaton 18-speed manual transmission or Eaton’s clever ‘UltraShift Plus’ 18-speed automated manual.
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