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Jake brake now standard on International A26 engine

May 13, 2019 by John Smith

Jacobs Vehicle Systems’ 5783A engine brake is now standard equipment on International Trucks’ A26 engine. Jacobs has supplied a compression release engine brake for the 13-liter engine since 2009. Not only is it standard on the A26 engine, but the […]

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Driver-Centric: The International LT

February 23, 2018 by John Smith

NEW CARLISLE, IN — Looks can be deceiving. International’s new LT highway tractor may look much like the 11-year-old ProStar it replaces, but the resemblance is barely skin deep. The LT retains the signature International grille — though it’s shaped […]

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REVIEW: International’s driver-centric LT

December 20, 2017 by John Smith

NEW CARLISLE, IN — Looks can be deceiving. International’s new LT highway tractor may look much like the 11-year-old ProStar it replaces, but the resemblance is barely skin deep. The LT retains the signature International grille — though it’s shaped differently if you look closely — but almost everything behind the grille was touched in some way by the sweeping overhaul of the company’s best-selling highway truck.

The primary drivers in the reshaping exercise were increased fuel efficiency and driver appeal. “If drivers do not want to drive the trucks, fleets aren’t going to buy them,” noted Denny Mooney, International’s senior vice president – global product development.

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International unveils new A26 engine

February 28, 2017 by John Smith

NASHVILLE, TN – International has launched a new 12.4-liter engine, known as the A26, drawing on an engineering project that became known internally as Project Alpha – as well as selected European components.