International Loadstar 1700
International 1968 Loadstar 1700 diesel
International 1968 Loadstar 1700 tractor at American Truck Historical Society show, Fontana, California, 2004
Manufacturer International Harvester Co.
Introduced date 1962
Discontinued date 1978
Preceding model B-170 series, BC-170 series
Superseded by S-1824
Capacity tons/GVW/GCW 25500 lb GVW, 45000 lb GCW
Make International (Perkins optional, in show truck)
Model BD-282 (BD-308, V304, V345, D-354 optional, D-354 in show truck)
Fuel gasoline (diesel optional and in show truck)
Cooling water
Cylinders 6 (V8 optional)
Displacement ci / L 283 ci (304, 308, 345, 354 optional, 354 in show truck)
Power HP @ rpm 137 @ 3800 (131, 150, 193, 197 optional, 131 in show truck)
Gearbox make (model) International T-17 (Allison optional, International T-36 in show truck)
Gearbox type syncromesh (automatic optional)
Gears (forward speeds) 4 (5, 6, 8, 10 optional, 5-speed with 2-speed axle in show truck)
Axles & drive
Wheels/drive 4x2
Rear Axle Make (Model) International RA-30 hypoid (International RA-189 2-speed in show truck)
Tires standard/optional 7.50-20 8-ply dual rear / 9.00-20 dual rear (10-22.5 10-ply on show truck)
Shipping weight 5580 lb
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In 1962 the 23000 lb GVW, 36000 lb GCW International Loadstar 1700 replaced the 22,000/35,000 lb B-170 series conventional and BC-170 series short-conventional. In addition to the carryover BD-282 and V-304 engines, the 1700 was available with the BD-308 six, V-345 V8, and Perkins D-354 diesel. In 1965 the 18500 lb rear axle that was optional in the Loadstar 1800 was made available in the 1700. The maximum ratings for the 1700 were raised to 25500 lb GVW and 45000 lb GCW, the same as for the 1800 at the time. However, the 1800 used a larger front axle and higher capacity springs. In 1969 a new 9000 lb front axle boosted the maximum GVW of the 1700 to 27500 lb. The BD-282 engine was dropped and the 236-hp V-392 V8 was added. In mid-1971 the V-392 was increased to 253 hp. In 1972 the BD-308 and Perkins diesel were dropped and an optional Allison 4-speed automatic joined the continuing Allison 6-speed. Larger 10.00-20 tires also became available. In 1973 International began using net hp ratings for gasoline engines. The V-304 was rated at 147 net hp at 3,900 rpm, the V345 developed 157 hp at 3,800 rpm, and the V-392 put out 191 hp at 3,600 rpm. The V304 was dropped in 1974. In 1975 a 188-hp 2-barrel carburetor version of the brand new MV-404 gasoline V8 replaced both the V-345 and V-392.

Perkins D-354 engine

Perkins D-354 diesel engine used in International trucks

See alsoEdit

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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