Introducing the new INTERNATIONAL® ProStar®, one of North America's best-selling truck models. Available in tipper, day cab, extended cab and sleeper cab variants, the ProStar® lends itself to a wide range of applications. The day cab fits in front of virtually any Australian trailer set. The ProStar® can also be used as a truck and dog and is suitable for 34 pallet B-double, 36 pallet B-double and even B-triple and two trailer road train work.
Comfortable and quiet: Access to the ProStar® cabin is easy via 60° door opening that provides worry-free ingress and egress from the cabin in tight loading bays or at truck stops. The doors are also designed to take the full weight of the driver and passenger and can be leaned on during ingress and egress.
Inside the cabin, it's a working environment that delivers high functionality and ergonomic design. The cabin provides an optimum balance of size (width of 82" / 2085 mm) with a roomy interior while still feeling manoeuvrable behind the wheel. Ensuring restful sleep at the end of the day is a 2250 mm wide sleeper with 2170 mm x 700 mm innerspring mattress that's easily accessed from the full height standing cab.For operators not always engaged in back to base operations who may need to spend the occasional night out on the road, the ProStar® is also available as a 26" extended cab, providing an ADR-approved sleeping space, allowing the driver to stay fresh for the return journey.
Both driver and passenger receive leather, air-suspended seats while the curved dashboard with wing panel and instrument cluster features an 'automotive-look' - most switches and controls are located within easy reach for the driver. Overhead there is a console with storage space while day and extended cabs also boast extensive under-bunk storage with both internal and external access. For tech-savvy operators, the ProStar's standard audio system can be upgraded with an optional 6.1" touch screen multimedia system with navigation.
*With manual transmission
*With manual transmission
The big-bore 15-litre engine is rated at a hefty 550 horsepower (410 kW) and 1850 Lb-Ft (2,508 Nm) of torque from a low rpm, with a peak output of 578 horsepower (431 kW) ensuring plenty of power for a wide range of applications. If operators want even more power, they can also have the X15 in a 600 horsepower (447kW) / 2,050 lb.ft (2,2779 Nm) rating. For less demanding applications, alternative ratings from 485 horsepower (361 kW) and 1650 lb.ft (2237) upwards are available.
The engine also features an XPI (Extreme Pressure Injection) common rail fuel system which operates independently of engine speed, providing precise injection and combustion control at injection pressures greater than 30,000 psi. Multiple injection events per cycle improve fuel efficiency and enable smoother operation.
Operators who select the Eaton 18-Speed 'UltraShift Plus' automated transmission can also benefit from the optional 'ADEPT' package, a suite of innovative electronic features capable of further reducing fuel consumption by up to 6 percent.
Coupled to the Cummins engine is a choice of two transmissions, an Eaton 18-Speed manual or the Eaton Ultrashift.
Eaton 18-speed manual
Drivers preferring a traditional manual shift transmission can select an Eaton 18-speed, which features an effort-reducing air over hydraulic clutch providing excellent feel while reducing fatigue.
The Eaton 18-speed has long been a favoured transmission for demanding applications where reliability is paramount and where drivers prefer the total control that a heavy-duty manual transmission delivers.
Eaton 'Ultrashift Plus'
The clever Eaton 'UltraShift Plus’ 18-speed automated manual option is also available, providing drivers with even more relaxed driving experience.
The Ultrashift Plus is based on the proven 18-speed manual but uses an electronic clutch actuator to provide fast shifting and smooth engagement. At idle, it fully engages the clutch giving the driver ultimate control in challenging situations, and when on the move intelligent shift selection software analyses changes in grade, weight and throttle to calculate the most efficient and effective shift points.
Both transmission feature a wide-ratio coverage meaning they provide excellent startability and low-speed control, combined with low engine rpm at cruise. An oil to air cooler and oil filter are also included as standard to ensure optimum long term performance in demanding Australian conditions.
The ProStar® is one of the most efficient trucks available, with exceptional aerodynamic performance that provides operators with fuel economy benefits and reduces vehicle operating costs.
INTERNATIONAL® has applied a range of aerodynamic testing in developing the ProStar®. The end result is a swept-back design with swooping nose, wrap-around windshield, set-back 'A' pillars and streamlined bumper and guards which allows the truck to more easily push through the air and use less fuel. Cab side extenders are also standard on all variants to further improve real-world aerodynamic performance.
Aside from the aerodynamic benefits provided by the ProStar's short, sloping hood and other cabin features, the design also provides excellent forward visibility for improved safety. Visibility is further enhanced by standard LED headlamps, tail lamps, and daytime running lamps. The cab structure itself also exceeds ECE R29 cab strength requirements, providing additional protection for the driver.
Other standard safety features include ABS brakes with Automatic Traction Control and a park brake warning alarm that sounds if the key is off and the driver's door is opened without the park brake being applied. Trucks specified with the 'UltraShift Plus' transmission are equipped with additional safety features including auto neutral and Intelligent Hill Start Aid, which prevents roll-back and roll-forward while launching on grades using the foundation wheel brakes.