Style, drivability and performance in extreme conditions are the core attributes International wanted in its new 7700 vocational truck. This Class 8, heavy-duty truck is a hybrid design: it combines the comfort and cutting-edge looks of the company’s 7000 Series cab with the strength and body flexibility of International’s 5000i vocational truck. International says the resulting truck gives contractors “polished power” – lots of chrome and sleek lines combined with rugged power and a smooth ride for vocational applications.
Far from being an ad hoc vehicle, the 7700 model features a wide range of options and features designed to ensure productivity in bridge formula mixer, super dump, block hauler and other severe-service applications. Contractors can optimize payload weight by spec’ing the bridge formula model, with a front-bumper-to-axle-setting of 29.1 inches and frame system specially designed for bridge formula payload limitations.
The clean CA chassis packaging options were developed to give body installers faster, more economical and easier processes when mounting bodies to the 7700. Component placement was optimized with installers in mind and can accommodate a host of bodies ranging from mixers to multiple lift axle dump trucks. The 305-horsepower Cummins ISM is the 7700’s standard engine. It is mated to a standard Eaton-Fuller 10-speed overdrive transmission and produces 1,150 pounds-feet of torque. Other power options include an upgrade to 470-horsepower Caterpillar or Cummins engines.