World's Largest Pick-up Truck

World's Largest Pick-up Truck

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Keith McCord reporting Looking for a way to "keep up with the Jones's?"

We think we've found it. But you'll need a really big garage! We took a ride in the world's largest pick up truck!

It's made by International, and it's called the CXT. Everything about it is big: Big tires, big diesel fuel tank, and even big door handles! It's a big drop from driver's seat to the ground!

"You almost need a ladder”

If "bigger is better", then you'll love the CXT. More than 21-feet long, 9-feet tall, and 8-feet wide. It’ll tow 20-tons.

When it's time to empty out the payload bed, just flip a switch, and it raises up like a dump truck!

Lake City International of Salt Lake is one of a few dealers in the nation offering these new trucks. Even with a big sticker price-- $125,000 to $135,000--they can't keep them in stock!

Ed Pace, Lake City International: "They do it over the phone! They say they know about it, do we have one.... How much and we'll bring you a check... And that's happened 4-times!"

We took it for a spin, and found it easy to drive, with great visibility.

Although similar in size to the cab on a semi, you don't need a Commercial Drivers License-- your regular one is fine.

The International CXT has every thing: Power brakes, power steering. When you put it in reverse, it has a camera so you can see out the back.

Inside, leather seats and wood grain; touchscreen radio and CD. For passengers in the back seat: a fold-down DVD screen. The ultimate family recreational vehicle -- quite a change for this company!

Ryan Hanks Asst. Sales Manager: "But right now, until we released this version of the truck, we've been strictly in the commercial vehicle market, therefore not really gaining much exposure to the everyday person on the street."

Back in 1907, International was pushing its 2 cylinder chain-driven car. Our "toys" have certainly changed!

Ryan Hanks, Asst. Sales Mgr: "It is a toy! It's definitely a very large toy."

The CXT gets 8-10 miles per gallon, but the gas tank holds 100 gallons!

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