Saturday, September 29, 2012
Truck Of The Day: September 29, 2012
The truck for today is Shing Fat's International Durastar 4300.
The International DuraStar, originally introduced as the International 4000 Series, is a medium-duty truck produced by Navistar International. First produced in 2002, it is the successor to the 4000 Series of the 1990s.
It is available in three variants, which are built on the same chassis. They differ in engines, drivetrains, brakes, and cargo capacity. It is a popular commercial platform used in a wide variety of applications, such as emergency services, towing, flatbed truck and as a cargo box truck. Variants of the Durastar are commonly used as a platform for both school buses and commercial buses.
The 4300 model has a wheelbase from 128" to 254", is powered by an International DT466 and uses either hydraulic or air brakes. It comes with Fuller 6 or 7-speed manual transmissions or Allison 2000 and 3000 Series automatic transmissions. Its front axle capacity is 8000-14000 lb. Rear axle capacity is 12,200-23,000 lb.
I love International so obtaining a Duratstar flat bed was a must after Hosspower98 posted some pics of these. It's a bit larger than 1/64 scale as the length of the bed messes up the proportions a bit. It's a true working roll back and offers a pull motor.