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International DS-300
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International 1940 DS-300 garbage truck working in San Francisco, California (Don Wood Collection, Hays Antique Truck Museum)
Manufacturer International Harvester Co.
Introduced date mid-1937
Discontinued date 1940
Preceding model International CS-300 Truck
Superseded by KS-5COE
Production locations Springfield, Ohio
No built 259 (1940)
Capacity tons/GVW/GCW 1½-2 ton, 13300 lb GVW
Make International
Model HD-232A
Fuel gasoline
Cooling water
Cylinders 6
Displacement ci / L 233 ci
Power HP @ rpm 81 @ 3200
Gearbox make (model) International H-4A
Gearbox type sliding gear
Gears (forward speeds) 4
Axles & drive
Wheels/drive 4x2
Rear Axle Make (Model) International R-2200 2-speed
Tires standard/optional 30x5 front, 32x6 rear / 7.50-20 dual rear (7.50-20 8-ply dual rear in photo)
Shipping weight 3285 lb
List price $830 (1940)
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The 1936 1½-ton C-300 was International’s first COE (cab-over-engine) model. The forward placement of the cab increased the cargo space, decreased the turning circle, and improved visibilty for city driving. In mid-1937 the 1½-2 ton D-300 replaced the C-300. The D-300 had slightly more rounded styling and partially recessed headlights to reduce the bug-eyed look of the C-300. The DS-300 was the same as the D-300 except for its 2-speed rear axle.

See also

References / sources

  • 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.
  • Rice, Gini. Relics of the Road #3: Impressive International Trucks 1907-1947. Truck Tracks, Inc., Lake Oswego, Oregon.

External links

International 1940 DS-300 garbage truck, Don Wood Collection, Hays Antique Truck Museum