Navistar Inc.‘s International ProStar linehaul and regional haul tractors are available with the company’s 13-liter engine and Eaton Fuller Advantage Series automated 10-speed transmission. The new ProStar offering delivers up to 5% in fuel economy improvement, said the company.
“The increased availability of automated transmissions helps us address the driver shortage issue by reducing the variance between experienced and inexperienced drivers,” said Bill Kozek, president of North America truck and parts at Navistar. “Every percent of fuel economy improvement makes a difference, and pairing the aerodynamics of our ProStar with technologies from Eaton Fuller helps our customers maximize their fuel savings.”
Navistar also added that additional benefits of the ProStar with the 13-liter engine and Eaton Fuller transmission include optimized engine and transmission communications, and intelligent shifting and downspeeding. As part of the engine and transmission combination, the Eaton Fuller Advantage Series Automated transmission will be offered in one rating combining Navistar’s 13-liter engine rated at 450 HP and 1550/1750 lb.-ft. of torque for linehaul and regional haul applications in the United States and Canada.