Navistar International Corporation (formerly International Harvester Company) is an American holding company that owns the manufacturer of International brand commercial trucks, MaxxForce brand diesel engines, IC Bus school and commercial buses, Workhorse brand chassis for motor homes and step vans, and is a private label designer and manufacturer of diesel engines for the pickup truck, van and SUV markets. The company is also a provider of truck and diesel engine parts and service.
Navistar International Corporation is America's largest manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty diesel trucks. Until 1986, Navistar was known as International Harvester, a leading manufacturer of agricultural and construction machinery, with 47 manufacturing plants comprising 38 million square feet. Years of dramatic financial losses, however, forced the company to sell off these primary businesses to focus on the production of diesel trucks, a move that necessitated the lay off of thousands of workers and resulted in a reduction in sales by more than 50 percent. With a new name and a new "diamond road" symbol, the company looked forward to more successful years. Although the company ranked 126th among Fortune magazine's top 500 industrial companies in 1993, Navistar had yet to turn an annual profit in the 1990s.
In 1986, Harvester was renamed Navistar International Corporation, a name that management hoped would reflect its new focus on high technology. The company also left the gasoline powered truck market, relying primarily on its line of diesel powered medium- and heavy-duty trucks. Navistar manufactured diesel engines for the medium trucks and used engines from other companies for the heavier trucks.
In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Navistar held one-fourth of the heavy- and medium-duty truck market (the leading share) but continued to face several challenges.

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International XT The International Extreme Truck or XT is a vehicle line consisting of three very large pickup trucks, built on medium-duty truck chassis from International from 1996 to present. The company discontinued production of all three XT trucks in 2008. The company expected business owners to account for most sales.
International CXT 4x4 Pickup Truck
Navistar 7000 series The Navistar 7000 series is a line of military heavy lift vehicles based on Navistar International's WorkStar truck chassis, and produced by Navistar Defense. The truck is available in a variety of wheel (4x2, 4x4, 6x4, and 6x6) and engine configurations.
The International 7000 series heavy utility truck s were developed by the Navistar Defense. In 2005 the US Army awarded Navistar a contract to provide nearly than 2 900 International 7000 series trucks and spare parts to Afghan National Army and Iraqi Ministry of Defense. A follow-on contract for more than 7 000 trucks was awarded in 2008. In 2009 Canada ordered 1 300 of these trucks, locally known as MSVS (Medium Support Vehicle System) to replace the ageing MLVWs, that are reaching the end of their service lives. The International 7000 series is a militarized version of the civilian design. Vehicle uses Navistar's commercially available WorkStar chassis.
Recently, General Motors agreed to sell its entire medium-duty business to Navistar International by the end of 2008. In the non-binding memorandum, Navistar would acquire all associated assets, property rights, and intellectual property related to the GMC TopKick and Chevrolet Kodiak medium-duty trucks, meaning Navistar would be responsible for selling, servicing, and manufacturing the trucks. At this stage, there are no plans to disrupt the relationship with Isuzu, who supplies the Duramax turbodiesel engines, but it shouldn't be too long before a full selection of International engines is offered for the two medium-duty trucks. Admittedly, this is not a large market for GM and we've heard it was shopping it around for about a year. As it stands, GM looks to make a little bit of money out of the deal and Navistar International will get more exposure for its brand. Whether Navistar will be getting into a broader range of medium-duty trucks or even step into the deeper light-duty segment remains to be seen. At least for now, we still have the Kodiak 4x4.
The merger of McCormick Harvesting Machine Company and the Deering Harvester Company in 1902 resulted in the formation of the International Harvester Company (IH) of Chicago, Illinois, which over the next three-quarters of a century evolved to become a diversified manufacturer of farming equipment, construction equipment, gas turbines, trucks, buses, and related components. During World War II, International Harvester produced the M-series of military trucks that served the Marine Corps and the U.S. Navy as weapons carriers, cargo transporters and light artillery movement. Today, Navistar produces International brand military vehicles through its affiliate Navistar Defense.
Navistar International Corporation Company Profile Navistar's gonna roll its truckin' convoy 'cross the USA and beyond. The company makes its products under brand names International (commercial trucks and military/defense vehicles), MaxxForce (diesel engines), and IC Bus (school and commercial buses). It makes diesel engines for the pickup truck, van, and SUV markets. Navistar's parts group supplies engine parts, and its financial sector offers sales and lease financing for dealers and customers. Navistar, which operates production plants in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, and the US, derives most of its sales from North America.
IH manufactured light, medium, and heavy vehicles for military use. ... 2.5-ton M-5H-6 trucks for the US Navy & Marines in 1942, and approximately 3,500 2.5 ton M-5-6-318 cargo trucks provided mostly to Soviet Union and China
U.S. Marine Corps International Vehicle
U.S. Marine Corps International Vehicle - Marines in International M-3-4 Trucks, International M-2-4 Truck Manufactured for U.S. Marines, International M-3-4 Truck
International cargo M-3-4 truck for US Marine Corps
MaxxPro 6x6 DXM
The International MaxxPro is Navistar Defences Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle and incorporates the latest design in armoring technology. Extensively tested by the military and used in theater today, the MaxxPro features a V-shaped hull and other design features that greatly improve survivability. With so much protection, its the vehicle that every crew wants when theyre out in the field.
ATX 8 The rugged ATX-8 cargo/troop carrier is part of our new family of highly mobile, heavy-duty tactical trucks. An 8x8 logistics truck, it can transport 16 troops or goods up to 21,000 kg. Optional body variations include a remote operated crane that is ideal for recovery missions.

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