International Truck and Engine Corporation’s new lightweight mixer package comes with an old name. The company is calling the truck a Paystar, which will now be the brand name for all International 5000 Series trucks. The new mixer packages feature a lightweight design on a 12-inch frame without compromising durability, the company says.
The new Paystar loses weight primarily because of its engine – a 350-hp Cummins ISL.
The Paystar 5500 model allows customers to haul 10 yards of concrete legally (a 7.5% payload increase over the previous design), while the 5600 is good for 11 yards (a 6.8% increase).
Other weight-saving features include a McNeilus ‘Revolution’ barrel that weighs approximately 2000 lb less than other types, plus aluminum wheels and hubs and a centrifuge drum. All told, the new truck shaves 1000 lb off the weight of the current International 5500 mixer.
The Paystar name dates back to the late 1970s, and International’s severe-service vehicles carried the moniker until 1998, when they were re-named the 5000 Series.