2012 - Volume #BFS, Issue #12, Page #40[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story ]
World's largest Street Legal PickupThe world’s largest street legal 4-WD pickup was recently unveiled in Denver, Colo. The modified International CXT has pickup styling with monster truck impact.
“The CXT is the largest production truck ever built. We made it even bigger,” says Dan Delasantos, Magicmotor Sports, LLC. “It’s bigger than a semi tractor cab; yet it’s street legal. It meets all the interstate requirements.”
CXT trucks were built from 2004 through 2008. They were built on an International 7300 Chassis used for dump trucks and snowplows. Delasantos and his partners have gone the original better in nearly every regard.
After stripping the CXT down and rebuilding, the cab now tops out at 10 ft., 2 in. It reaches 11 ft., 6 in. at the top of the exhaust pipe, just 6 in. short of the 12-ft. allowable maximum. Total length is 22 ft., just 1/10 in. short of the maximum allowed. Curb weight comes in at 16,800 lbs., more than twice that of a commercial Hummer.
The turbo-charged diesel IH DT466 engine delivers 40 percent more power at 310 hp. It also delivers nearly twice the original torque, coming in at 1,000 lbs./ft. Even the tires on the custom-built wheels are up-sized with a height of 54.5 in. It’s equipped with an Allison 3000 Series 5-speed transmission.
The truck is equipped with a Warn 16,500-lb. winch on front and a Mile Marker 12,000-lb. winch at the rear. It has 12 KC Daylighter lights, 2 PIAA driving lamps, 4 Hella driving lights, 6 Hella floods, two 9-in. and two 4-in. Warn lights and 17 LED accent and running lights. The rear bumper has a height of 27 in., and the front is 29 in.
“This truck can do a lot off road, too,” says Delasantos. “While it isn’t designed to compete with the Monster Trucks, it will do some interesting things in the sand and mud.”
Delasantos and his partners plan to use the truck as a marketing tool, leasing it out to businesses for special events, conventions and other major events.
“We drove it back from Florida to Colorado, and it gathered crowds every time we stopped,” says Delasantos.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Magicmotorsports, LLC, Denver, Colo. (ph 303 347-9277 or 888 359-7368; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.magicmotorsportsllc.com).
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