Attendees arenít likely to buy much of the heavy equipment seen at IFPE/ CONEXPO-CON/AGG for their home use, but they will have an opportunity to put a close relative in their garage. International Truck and Engine has teamed up with Irwin Industrial Tools to hand over the keys for the worldís largest pickup, the CXT.
At the show, the two companies will divulge the first details of a contest that starts on April 1. The grand prize of the "Rule the Road Giveaway" is a one-year lease of an International CXT for one dollar. Other top prizes include NASCAR race weekend packages, a large selection of Irwin toolkits and miniature remote-controlled CXT replicas. More info is at www.ruletheroadgiveaway.com.
International Truck will also be rolling out the 7700, its latest line of severe service vehicles specifically targeted at bridge formula mixer, super dump and block hauler applications. Additional applications include severe service tanks and logger trucks.
The frame system of the International 7700 includes a single 12.25-inch frame that is 400 pounds lighter than many double 10-inch frames. Two models offer a front bumper to axle setting of 29.1 inches and frame system that optimizes payload weights for states that follow bridge formula limits.
The line also has chassis packaging options that create a faster and less expensive model for mounting truck bodies such as mixers and multiple lift axle trucks.
The standard engine is a 305-horsepower Cummins ISM with an 1150-pound-foot torque rating. Itís coupled with an Eaton Fuller 10-speed overdrive transmission.
Drivers have not been neglected. The "Fit and Finish" door features a cab exhauster to let the air out so that the door is tight and noise is reduced. The cabís storage space exceeds competitive cab with two overhead compartments and side-door storage areas. The steering wheel houses buttons for cruise control and other functions.
Details on the contest to win an International CXT for a year will be divulged this week.