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Fargo Trucks
Headquarters , (former) USA & Canada
Turkey
Products agriculture machinery tractor
Parent (former) Chrysler
Askam

The first Fargo trucks were built in Chicago by the Fargo Motor Car Company from 1913 until 1922. In 1928, Chrysler created their line of Fargo trucks.[1] Fargo was a brand of truck manufactured by the Chrysler Corporation to give them a commercial line. Shortly after its creation, Chrysler bought the Dodge Brothers Company, adding Dodge and Graham Brothers Trucks. Fargo trucks were almost identical to Dodge trucks, save for trim and name, and were sold by Chrysler-Plymouth dealers. Production began in the late 1920s.[2]

U.S. production was discontinued in the 1930, but the name Fargo was lasted until 1972 for Canada, and lived longer for other countries around the world under the Chrysler Corporation's badge engineering marketing approach. Most of the Fargo trucks and bus chassis sold in Argentina, Finland, Australia, India, and other countries in Europe and Asia were made in Chrysler's Kew (UK) plant. Most were also sold under the Dodge and Commer names.

Theories on why Chrysler used the name Fargo include the imagery of open range of the American west, symbolized by the city of Fargo and the Wells-Fargo stage lines, while another theory assumes there was a play on the words "Far" and "Go" denoting durability.

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Fargo (Askam) Edit

The Fargo brand still exists in Turkey, where Fargo and DeSoto trucks are made by Askam Kamyon Imalat with no technical or business connection with Chrysler.

ModelsEdit

  • Fargo Fora - minivan
  • Fargo Hi-Ex series
    • Fargo AS 19.300 LN Hi-Ex - 8x2 truck
    • Fargo AS 19.300 SN Hi-Ex - 8x2 truck
    • Fargo AS 19.300 ST Hi-Ex - 8x2 truck
    • Fargo AS 26.300 FT Hi-Ex - 6x2 truck
    • Fargo AS 26.300 LN Hi-Ex - 6x2 truck
    • Fargo AS 26.300 SN Hi-Ex - 6x2 truck
    • Fargo AS 32.300 LN Hi-Ex - 4x2 truck
  • Fargo 8 Litre series
    • Fargo AS 19.260 LN 8 Litre - 6x2 truck
    • Fargo AS 19.260 SN 8 Litre - 6x2 truck
    • Fargo AS 19.260 ST 8 Litre - 6x2 truck
    • Fargo AS 26.260 FT 8 Litre - 4x2 truck
    • Fargo AS 26.260 LN 8 Litre - 4x2 truck
    • Fargo AS 26.260 SN 8 Litre - 4x2 truck
    • Fargo AS 32.260 LN 8 Litre - 4x2 truck


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