Workhorse W42 boosts walk-in trucks

INDIANAPOLIS—Workhorse Custom Chassis unveiled the new W42 platform at The Work Truck Show, featuring a new International VT275 V-6 diesel engine that brings 200 horsepower and 440 lbs-ft of torque into the service of walk-in applications.

It replaces the P42 chassis that Workhorse bought from General Motors in 1999 and which, with some modifications, has been the staple of the Workhorse commercial line.

“We’ve listened to our customers, and this chassis stems from what they’ve told us,” said Shane Terblanche, director of commercial strategy. “It’s the same rails, but after that, it’s a whole new chassis.”

Workhorse offers the new W42 in GVWR ranges from 9,400 lbs to 14,500 lbs, with wheelbases from 125 inches to 190 inches.

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