Navistar PROVING GROUNDS
NEW CARLISLE, IN
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BUILDINGS & EQUIPMENT
A total of 76,000 square feet of garage and office area make up the Navistar Proving Grounds facility. Facilities and equipment are made up of an ever-changing list, but some of the more significant features include:

  • Customer office and garage space: Office space, as well as dedicated customer garages with special security features, are available as required for both passenger cars and large vehicles.
  • Machine shop services include: Fully equipped shop including lathes, assorted drill presses, vertical mill, abrasive cutoff saw, surface grinder, 20-ton hydraulic press, vertical and horizontal band saws, assorted grinders and sanding wheels, etc.
  • Welding: Dedicated welding room with portable TIG, MIG, stick and gas welders. Both steel and aluminum capabilities are available.
  • Alignment equipment: Four-wheel electronic heavy truck wheel alignment machine.
  • Vehicle hoists: An assortment of light vehicle and heavy truck hoists, two outdoor inspection pits and portable heavy truck (64,000 lb. capacity) hoists.
  • Overhead cranes: Two-ton to 20-ton capacity overhead cranes are available.
  • Tool crib: A fully stocked tool crib with a wide variety of hardware, fittings, specialized tools and general supplies is located on-site for the efficiency and convenience of our customers and staff.
  • Truck axle scales: 60,000-pound total capacity with hard copy printout.
  • Portable wheel load scales: 20,000-pound capacity single wheel scales.
  • Procurement: The Navistar Proving Grounds operates a daily procurement service to deliver or pick up hardware as needed to support testing activities.
  • Event hosting: Special uses of the facility may be arranged through test site coordinators.
  • (Events have included 2008 HTUF Hybrid Truck Users Forum National Conference).
  • On-site charging stations for electric powered vehicles (EV’s)
  • On-site availability of alternative fuel sources for vehicles (including CNG, Hydrogen, Propane)
  • Other equipment and facilities include: Front-end loader, road grader, dump truck, snowplows, salt spreaders, tractors, on-site fuel station, conference rooms and wash bay.