International R-202
International 1962 R-202
International 1962 R-202 tractor with lowbed semitrailer at American Truck Historical Society show, Reno, Nevada, 2001
Manufacturer International Harvester Co.
Introduced date 1953
Discontinued date 1967
Preceding model L-202
Superseded by Fleetstar 1900
Production locations Fort Wayne, Indiana
Capacity tons/GVW/GCW 34000 lb GVW, 55000 lb GCW
Make International
Model Red Diamond RD-450
Fuel gasoline
Cooling water
Cylinders 6
Displacement ci / L 451 ci
Power HP @ rpm 182 @ 3000
Gears (forward speeds) 15 (5-speed x optional 3-speed auxiliary)
Axles & drive
Wheels/drive 4x2
Tires standard/optional 10.00-20 12-ply dual rear (on show truck) / 11.00-22 dual rear
Shipping weight 8405 lb
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The 1953 R-200/R-201/R-202 Standard models (26000-30000 lb GVW) and R-205 Roadliner tractor (30000 lb GVW and 55000 lb GCW) making up the R-200 series were almost unchanged from the L-200 series. The Standard models were powered by the 154-hp RD-406 engine and the Roadliner by the 162-hp RD-450. A 1955 update increased the power of the engines to 175 hp for the RD-406 and 182 hp for the RD-450. In 1956 the RD-450 was made optional in the R-200/R-201/R-202 and the 212-hp RD-501 became optional on these models plus the R-205. The maximum GVW for the R-200 series was increased to 32000 lb in 1960 and 34000 in 1962. In 1964 the R200-series was reduced to a single R-200 model while the GVW rating was increased again, to 35000 lb. Higher compression ratios in 1965 increased the power of the RD-406, RD-450, and RD-501 engines to, respectively, 193, 199, and 215 hp. The conventional-cab R-200 was eventually replaced by the short-conventional Fleetstar 1900, although production overlapped.

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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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