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International 1948 KBS-6 stake at American Truck Historical Society show, Reno, Nevada, 2001
|Manufacturer||International Harvester Co.|
|Production locations||Springfield, Ohio; Fort Wayne, Indiana; Chatham, Ontario|
|Capacity tons/GVW/GCW||1½-2 ton, 14500 lb GVW|
|Model||Blue Diamond BLD-250|
|Displacement ci / L||251 ci|
|Power HP @ rpm||100 @ 3200|
|Gearbox make (model)||Warner T-97A|
|Gearbox type||sliding gear|
|Gears (forward speeds)||8 (4-speed x 2-speed axle)|
|Axles & drive|
|Rear Axle Make (Model)||Eaton 2-speed|
|Tires standard/optional||7.00-20 8-ply dual rear / 8.25-20 10-ply dual rear (on show truck)|
|Shipping weight||5115 lb|
|List price||$2124 (1948)|
In 1941 the new International K-6 and International KS-6 replaced the International D-35/DS-35. The FAB-241 overhead-valve 6-cylinder engine of the D-35 was revised slightly to become the FAC-241. Like the D-35, the K-6 had a basic rating of 1½-2 tons, but it could also be rated as low as 1-ton or as high as 3-tons. In 1942 the FAC-241 engine was replaced by the Blue Diamond BLD-250. Displacement was up from 242 to 251 ci and horsepower increased from 84 to 100. The KB-6 brought out in mid-1947 was nearly identical to the K-6, except that the triple-diamond emblem moved from the front of the hood to the top of the grille, plus the model designation was added to the chromed bars on the side of the hood. The KB-6 series continued with a 14,500 lb GVW and 100-hp Blue Diamond 250 engine. The KBS-6 was the same as the KB-6 except for its 2-speed rear axle.
- International KS-6
- International KB-6
- International Trucks
- International Harvester
- Navistar International
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.
- Hays Antique Truck Museum
- Heidrick Ag History Center
- American Truck Historical Society
- International Trucks