International B-166
International 1960 B-166
International 1960 B-166 fire truck at American Truck Historical Society Central Valley Chapter show, Kirkland Ranch, Plymouth, California, 2001
Manufacturer International Harvester Co.
Introduced date 1959
Discontinued date 1961
Preceding model A-160
Superseded by Loadstar 1600
Capacity tons/GVW/GCW 18000 lb GVW
Make International
Model Black Diamond BD-264 (V-266, V304 optional and in show truck)
Fuel gasoline
Cooling water
Cylinders 6 (V8 optional)
Displacement ci / L 264 ci (266, 304 optional and in show truck)
Power HP @ rpm 154 @ 3800 (155 @ 4400, 193 @ 4400 optional and in show truck)
Gearbox make (model) International
Gearbox type syncromesh
Gears (forward speeds) 4 (5, 8, 10 optional, 5-speed x 2-speed axle in show truck)
Axles & drive
Wheels/drive 4x2
Rear Axle Make (Model) optional 2-speed in show truck
Tires standard/optional 8-22.5 8-ply dual rear / 10-22.5 12-ply dual rear (8.25-20 10-ply on show truck)
Shipping weight 4810 lb
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The B-160 series replaced the A-160 series. The styling was revised around the front end with a new mesh grill and stacked dual headlights. The standard engine was the carryover 154-hp BD-264 6-cylinder. New options were the 155-hp V-266 and 193-hp V-304 V8s. The B-160 series was made up of the B-160 (16000 lb GVW) and B-162 (18000 lb GVW) straight trucks, the B-165 tractor (with a 29000 lb GCW), the B-164 model with a heavy-duty rear axle (19000 lb GVW, 30000 lb GCW), the B-163 school bus chassis, and the B-166 fire engine chassis.

In 1961 International developed a new truck diesel from one of its farm tractor engines. The D-301 was an enlargement of the D-282 that had been in use in tractors and construction equipment since 1958. The 112-hp D-301 was optional in the B-160, B-162, and B-164 and some were also installed in school buses. The D-301 was not recommended for tractor-trailer duty.

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References / sourcesEdit

  • Crismon, Frederick W. (1995). International Trucks. Motorbooks International, Osceola, Wisconsin.
  • Mroz, Albert (1996). The Illustrated Encyclopedia of American Trucks and Commercial Vehicles. Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin.

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