For North American Release: November 28, 2006
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<span class="ev_code_RED">Caterpillar C7 in '07</span>
Workhorse R Series Diesel Chassis Exclusively Powered by Caterpillar C7 in '07
and Workhorse Custom Chassis
today announced that the Workhorse R Series Diesel
chassis will be exclusively powered by the 7.2-liter Cat® C7 engine beginning in April 2007.
"Our alliance with Workhorse will provide motorhome customers with a wide range of C7-powered recreational vehicles to choose from," said Jeff Headean, sales manager, Caterpillar On-Highway Engines. "We're looking forward to a productive future with Workhorse."
The 7.2-liter C7 engine featured in the R Series chassis provides 350 horsepower at 2,400 rpm with 925 lb-ft of torque at 1,440 rpm. The 350 hp rating represents a significant boost in torque from the previous model, offering more power than ever before. This engine, which complies with the 2007 EPA emissions standards using Caterpillar ACERT™ Technology, may provide up to 4 percent improved fuel economy compared to the previous model.
The R Series Diesel chassis features a ground breaking design that includes a more forward and lowered engine placement and rear parallelogram suspension with a V-rod sway bar, which helps reduce tail wag and decrease body roll. Test drive surveys and owners have awarded the chassis high marks for its excellent ride and handling, according to Bob Wert, Workhorse vice president of sales and marketing.
"We are dedicated to bringing new choices to the RV consumer, and based on what we know consumers want, this was an irresistible match to make," Wert said.
Workhorse Custom Chassis:
Workhorse Custom Chassis is ISO 9001 certified and a leader in the manufacture of chassis for motorhomes, walk-in trucks and buses. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of International Truck and Engine Corporation. International produces IC brand school buses, school bus chassis, mid-range diesel engines, International brand medium and heavy trucks, and severe service vehicles. International also provides parts and service sold under the International brand. Both Workhorse and International are subsidiaries of Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV). For additional information, call 877-294-6773 or visit www.Workhorse.com
For more than 80 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making progress possible and driving positive and sustainable change on every continent. With 2005 sales and revenues of $36.339 billion, Caterpillar is the world's leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines and industrial gas turbines. The company is a technology leader in construction, transportation, mining, forestry, energy, logistics, financing and electric power generation. Caterpillar is the leading manufacturer and supplier of truck and bus engines in the combined medium and heavy duty categories in North America, holding the leading position in engine shipments to vehicle manufacturers since 1999. More information is available at CAT Truck Engines.com