A Glimpse of Internaltional Vehicles Through the Years
In 1902, The merger of
McCormick Harvesting Machine Company with the Deering Harvester Company brought about the creation of the International Harvester Company (IH), which over the following seventy five years became a diversified producer of farm equipment, construction equipment, gas turbines, buses, trucks, and related equipment. Amid World War II, International Harvester manufactured M-series military trucks to the Marine Corps and the U.S. Naval as weapons cargo transporters, weapons carriers and light artillery movement. Today,
Navistar manufactures International brand military vehicles through its Navistar Defense affiliate.
K and KB Series
International Harvester K and KB Series were trucks that were manufactured by International Harvester, the first being the K delivered in mid 1940. Altogether there were 42 models, 142 unique wheelbase lengths and load ratings running from 1/2 ton to 90,000 lbs. They are well known for their durability, prewar design after the war, and low cost. The K, sequal, the KB, was presented in 1947, with the trademark contrast being an extended lower grill appearing as "wings". From 1947 to 1949 122,000 KB-1 and KB-2 trucks were produced The KB series was supplanted by the L-Series.
1940 International Woody
1941 International Pickup
1946 International Pickup
1951 International Pickup
Scout - 1961-1980
The International Harvester Scout was manufactured from 1961 to 1980. An antecedent to modern SUVs, it was made as a contender to the Jeep, and at first featured a folding windshield. The Initial Scout and second generation Scout II were manufactured in Fort Wayne, Indiana as two-door vehicles with a removable hard top with a full length rooftop, half cab pickup or soft top options.
1961 International Scout
1980 International Scout
International Harvester Travelall - 1953-1975
The International Harvester Travelall a full-size, truck-based sport utility vehicle was made by International Harvester during the years 1953 to 1975. Featuring a design similar the Chevrolet Suburban, it is an antecedent to full-size SUVs.
1968 International Travelall
1971 International Travelall
Extreme Truck Series
The International Extreme Truck Series (known by the acronym XT) is a gamut of pickup trucks built by Navistar International in the years 2004 to 2008. Two vehicles were based upon on International medium-duty trucks, while another was derived from a military strategic vehicle built by Navistar. The XT-Series trucks were manufactured in Garland, Texas.
It was the first consumer vehicle built by International since the cessation of the Scout in 1980, the XT trucks denoted the return of International to building pickups since the discontinuing of the 100-series pickups in 1975. Due to lower than anticipated sales, Navistar ceased building the XT-Series in 2008.
2004 International MXT
International Vehicles Through the Years
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