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International KB-7
International 1947 KB-7
International 1947 KB-7 flatbed at American Truck Historical Society show, Reno, Nevada, 2001
Manufacturer International Harvester Co.
Introduced date mid-1947
Discontinued date 1949
Preceding model K-7
Superseded by L-170
Production locations Fort Wayne, Indiana; Chatham, Ontario
No built 33250 (1947-48)
Capacity tons/GVW/GCW 2-3 ton, 16500 lb GVW
Make International
Model Blue Diamond BLD-269
Fuel gasoline
Cooling water
Cylinders 6
Displacement ci / L 269 ci
Power HP @ rpm 100 @ 3000
Gearbox make (model) International F-51 (Fuller 5A330)
Gearbox type sliding gear
Gears (forward speeds) 15 (5-speed main x optional 3-speed auxiliary)
Axles & drive
Wheels/drive 4x2
Rear Axle Make (Model) International R-1560 spiral-bevel
Tires standard/optional 7.50-20 8-ply dual rear / 9.00-20 10-ply dual rear (on show truck)
Shipping weight 5515 lb
List price $2440 (1947)
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The K-7 replaced the International D-40 in 1941. In mid-1947 the International K-7 became the KB-7. The only external changes were moving of the triple-diamond badge from the front of the nose to the top of the grille plus adding the model designation to the hood sides. The KB-7 had a basic rating of 2-3 tons and a GVW rating of 16,500 lb. The engine was the 100-hp Blue Diamond BLD-269, putting its power through a standard 5-speed transmission and spiral-bevel rear axle. When equipped with a 2-speed rear axle the KB-7 became the KBS-7.

International 1947 KB-7 engine

International Blue Diamond BLD-269 engine

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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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