Severe Duty

December 2017, - Test Drives

Quick Spin: HX Series - International's Refined Linebacker

The new International HX’s exterior bears more than a passing resemblance to the older PayStar it replaces. But inside the truck is completely different story. Photos: Jack Roberts

By Jack Roberts

The new International HX Series severe-duty tractor resembles the PayStar it replaces but it has a tough, no-nonsense stance and a quiet and ergonomic interior - much like International's other new trucks, the LT and RH.

Tags: WorkStar, Severe Duty, International Trucks, Test Drive, Quick Spin

July 2016, - Test Drives

Test Drive: Western Star’s 6900XD Heavy, Heavy Hauler

Western Star’s new 6900XD, hooked to a SmithCo 70-ton side dump trailer. Photos: John G. Smith

By Jim Park

Western Star’s 6900XD pulls 70 metric tons through a dirt road course and comes through with flying colors.

Tags: Western Star, Severe Duty, Test Drive, Vocational Trucks, Extreme Duty Trucks

June 2015, - Test Drives

QuickSpin: Freightliner 122SD 8x8 Extreme Heavy-Haul

This 92,000-lb GVW oil tanker looked a little out of place in Napa, Calif., where we test drove it last summer.

By Jim Park

Freightliner can build its 122SD heavy-haul vocational chassis into any number of extreme configurations, but this oil-field hauler is one to be reckoned with. This truck lives for roads that would break your average highway hauler in half.

Tags: Freightliner, Heavy Haul, Severe Duty, Test Drive


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