International L-150
International L150
International L-150 stake at Tulare, California antique tractor show, 2002
Manufacturer International Harvester Co.
Introduced date 1950
Discontinued date 1952
Preceding model KS-5
Superseded by R-150
Production locations Springfield, Ohio
Capacity tons/GVW/GCW 1½-ton, 9000 lb GVW
Make International
Model Silver Diamond SD-220
Fuel gasoline
Cooling water
Cylinders 6
Displacement ci / L 221 ci
Power HP @ rpm 100 @ 3600
Gearbox make (model) International
Gearbox type sliding gear
Gears (forward speeds) 4
Axles & drive
Wheels/drive 4x2
Tires standard/optional 7.50-17 8-ply / 7.50-20 8-ply dual rear (7.50-17 8-ply dual rear on show truck)
Shipping weight 4046 lb
List price $1619 (1950)
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The L-150 series was a group of light-duty 1½-ton models, all lighter than the KB-5 the L-150 series replaced. The specific L-150 model was down-rated to 9,000 lb GVW for unfavorable operating conditions such as off-road use. International recommended the standard 7.50-17 8-ply single rear tires for this load level, but the show truck had duals in the rear. The L-151, with the same specifications except for tires, was rated at 10750 lb GVW for use in intermediate conditions such as hilly secondary roads. For this load level International recommended 7.50-17 dual rear tires. The L-152 model was rated at 12500 lb GVW for use on level highways at moderate speeds. For this service International recommended 7.00-20 8-ply dual rear tires.

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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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    • how much is l150 that runs worth
    • How long is a piece of string ? Same as any other old machine or vehicle - what somebody is prepared to pay on the day.

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