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Braincase
09-17-2004, 11:30 AM
How many cupholders do you think this thing has?

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DALLAS - This one could make the Hummer look like a girlie car.

International Truck and Engine Corp. is producing what it calls the world's biggest production pickup, a 14,500-pound monster capable of towing 20 tons.

"It's a super head-turner," said Ken Wallace, an International dealer in Fort Myers, Fla., who has been driving one for about two weeks. "Other motorists hang out of their cars to take pictures of it."

But does anybody really need a vehicle that is nine feet tall, eight feet wide, 21 1/2 feet long and gets about seven miles on a gallon of diesel?

Rob Swim, International's marketing director, said the 5-passenger CXT will appeal to image-conscious contractors, roofers, landscapers and other small-business owners who can use the towing power but also want to draw attention to themselves.

"This truck is for businesses that want to make a bold statement," Swim said. "It's for business people that want to promote as much as perform."

International, the operating division of Warrenville, Ill.-based Navistar International Corp., makes the CXT at its Garland plant. The mayor and many of the plant's 700 employees attended an official CXT unveiling Thursday, although the truck has been in production for several weeks.

International makes about 85,000 commercial vehicles a year, from dump trucks to school buses. But it hasn't made a full-size pickup since the 1970s. LIVE QUOTE
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From the front, the CXT looks identical to International's other heavy trucks. International added a pickup bed to its truck chassis and dressed up the cab. One interior package includes leather seats, wood grain trim, a drop-down DVD player, satellite radio and a rear-mounted camera.

But without question, the most noteworthy thing about the CXT is its size. It weighs nearly twice as much as the Ford F-350 Super Duty pickup and is more than two feet taller. It dwarfs full-size sport-utility vehicles.

International says the CXT is the heaviest production pickup out there and boasts the most towing capacity. It comes with all-wheel drive, air brakes, a 70-gallon fuel tank and a bed that tilts back like a dump truck.

The price is also big $93,000, but options can boost that to $115,000. Some other large pickups cost under $30,000.

Company officials say they expect to sell nearly 100 this year and 500 next year.

Swim said the company isn't marketing the CXT as a consumer vehicle, although he added that drivers don't need a commercial license to get behind the wheel.

"Anybody can lease a Hummer now for $500 a month. Soccer moms are driving them," he said. "This is not a soccer mom's vehicle."

ENDelt260
09-17-2004, 11:30 AM
Countdown to first appearance in a rap video...

Demonpenz
09-17-2004, 11:34 AM
it's already in jay-z I have 99 problems but towing my boat ain't one

Braincase
09-17-2004, 11:40 AM
I grew up around International Harvester - my old man was a Service Manager on the truck side. I've ridden around in Scouts and Travelall's since I was born.

This thing is outfreakin'rageous, but it'll turn a few heads. How long until there's a mini-Pete or a mini-KDub now?

shakesthecat
09-17-2004, 11:44 AM
Damn!
That's one big Binder.

I wonder if it will fit in my garage.

Phobia
09-17-2004, 11:46 AM
I'd buy one.... If I couldn't buy 3 completely loaded F-350's for the same price.


I hope I never need that much truck. It will mean I'm working entirely too damn hard.

RedNFeisty
09-17-2004, 11:49 AM
Pretty sweet looking Truck! I will however agree that the Hummer can become my next girlie truck!! This one looks to much like a semi for my taste. You boys can have this one!!

Braincase
09-17-2004, 11:55 AM
Pretty sweet looking Truck! I will however agree that the Hummer can become my next girlie truck!! This one looks to much like a semi for my taste. You boys can have this one!!

Hey little girl, wanna go for a ride?

RedNFeisty
09-17-2004, 12:02 PM
Hey little girl, wanna go for a ride?

Not with the old guy!

Rain Man
09-17-2004, 12:25 PM
I'm kind of surprised that it gets seven miles to the gallon. Maybe it's mostly over-the-road driving, though.

PastorMikH
09-17-2004, 12:30 PM
Interesting. Actually, I could see some of the Yuppie RV'ers getting something like this so they can haul a larger 5th wheel than their buddies are.


Also, the fuel mileage really isn't that far out of line with some of the work-duty trucks I've been around.

Last observation, this could be an interesting way for someone to haul some major loads without having to get their Class A license.

Phobia
09-17-2004, 12:32 PM
Last observation, this could be an interesting way for someone to haul some major loads without having to get their Class A license.

Heh heh - Wouldn't a license be about 1% of the cost?

BIG_DADDY
09-17-2004, 12:33 PM
That thing is freaky looking.

PastorMikH
09-17-2004, 12:34 PM
Heh heh - Wouldn't a license be about 1% of the cost?



Sure, but there's rednecks out there that couldn't pass certain tests that they'd need to pass their physical.

svuba
09-17-2004, 12:39 PM
Why stop there.
I just need to find some 11 foot Spinnaz

http://www.sparwood.bc.ca/pics/dcp_0090.jpg.html

wow (http://www.gizmodo.com/archives/worlds-largest-truck-016525.php)

Katipan
09-17-2004, 12:56 PM
I think Jerome Bettis has the Ford version.

SECTION11
09-17-2004, 01:27 PM
That thing's retarded.

Rain Man
09-17-2004, 04:09 PM
That thing's retarded.

Uh-oh. This thread's headed for trouble.

ENDelt260
09-17-2004, 04:10 PM
Haha.

Demonpenz
09-17-2004, 04:12 PM
That thing's retarded.

does it keep shitting its pants too?

Rain Man
09-17-2004, 04:15 PM
I told you so.

OldTownChief
09-17-2004, 04:15 PM
Looks like a truck version of a PT Cruiser.

Stick some arrowheads and flags on it and I'd drive it.

go bowe
09-17-2004, 04:22 PM
Not with the old guy!hey!

what's wrong with old guys??

after all, we're more experienced... :p :p :p

Skip Towne
09-17-2004, 04:22 PM
I'd buy one.... If I couldn't buy 3 completely loaded F-350's for the same price.


I hope I never need that much truck. It will mean I'm working entirely too damn hard.
Yeah, but will those 350's move your trailor house?

Katipan
09-17-2004, 04:29 PM
I think Jerome Bettis has the Ford version.

Plaxico... Jerome... They all look alike to me. THEY meaning "Steelers" ... Not that other "thing".

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/04209/352449.stm

http://members.cox.net/merscrap/650.jpg

Rain Man
09-17-2004, 05:24 PM
Plaxico... Jerome... They all look alike to me. THEY meaning "Steelers" ... Not that other "thing".

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/04209/352449.stm

http://members.cox.net/merscrap/650.jpg


All truck drivers look alike to you?

RedNFeisty
09-17-2004, 06:02 PM
hey!

what's wrong with old guys??

after all, we're more experienced... :p :p :p


Einstein is more then a little old. ROFL