What Year Did International Make a Pickup Truck?

International Harvester Corporation, now known as Navistar International Corporation, has been in the business of producing trucks since 1907. The company has a long and rich history of making reliable and powerful pickup trucks, both for commercial and consumer use.

International first released their pickup truck design in 1925, when they debuted the International Harvester Model F-1. This was the first mass-produced pickup truck offered to the public and featured a 4-cylinder engine. It had a payload capacity of 1,200 pounds, with a top speed of 35 miles per hour, making it an ideal choice for farmers and ranchers who needed to transport goods quickly and reliably.

In 1930, International released the Model A-1 pickup truck which featured a more powerful 6-cylinder engine. This truck had an increased payload capacity of 1,500 pounds and could travel at speeds up to 45 miles per hour. It also included features such as four-wheel drive and all-wheel brakes – features that are still found on modern pickups today.

In 1951, International introduced the legendary Light Line Series pickups which were produced until 1975. These trucks featured improved engines with higher power output along with new styling that made them popular in both commercial and consumer markets. In 1964, International unveiled their first V8 powered pickup – the D Series – which offered even more power than its predecessors.

International released several other models over the years including the L Series in 1977 that had an updated exterior design and more powerful engines than any previous model; as well as modern pickups like the S Series in 1984 which featured improved fuel economy ratings due to its smaller engine size while still providing excellent performance levels.


The first mass-produced pickup truck produced by International Harvester Corporation was released in 1925 – making it one of the oldest companies in North America to produce pickup trucks on a large scale basis. Over time they have continued to develop new models with improved capabilities while maintaining their reputation for making reliable vehicles that can stand up to tough conditions on any job site or terrain.

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James Gardner