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International KB-11
International 1948 KB-11.jpg
International 1948 KB-11 tractor
Manufacturer International Harvester Co.
Introduced date mid-1947
Discontinued date 1949
Preceding model International KR-11 Truck
Superseded by International L-210
Production locations Fort Wayne, Indiana
No built 4719 (KB-11 series 1947-48)
Capacity tons/GVW/GCW 4-5 ton, 27000 lb GVW
Make International
Model Red Diamond RED-450
Fuel gasoline
Cooling water
Cylinders 6
Displacement ci / L 451 ci
Power HP @ rpm 148 @ 2600
Gearbox make (model) Fuller 5A620
Gears (forward speeds) 15 (5-speed x optional 3-speed auxiliary)
Axles & drive
Wheels/drive 4x2
Rear Axle Make (Model) Timken R100 hypoid
Tires standard/optional 10.00-20 12-ply dual rear (in photo) / 12.00-24 14-ply dual rear
Shipping weight 8590 lb
List price $5845 (1948)
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In mid-1947 the KB-11 series replaced the International KR-11 Truck series. The only appearance changes were moving of the triple-diamond emblem from the front of the nose to the top of the grille and adding model designations to the hood sides. The KB-11 series continued with a 27,000 lb GVW rating but International advertised ratings as high as 35,100 lb for favorable conditions. Standard equipment included the 148-hp Red Diamond RED-450 6-cylinder gasoline engine, Fuller 5A620 5-speed transmission, and Westinghouse air brakes. The KBR-11 model was built with a Timken S200P double-reduction rear axle while the KBS-11 had an Eaton 2-speed axle. The new KB-11 model with a Timken R-100 single-reduction hypoid rear axle was added in 1948. In 1949 the basic GVW rating of the KB-11 series was increased to 30,000 lb. The KB-11 and other K-models were available with a flat mesh radiator grill and straight bumper (as shown in the photo) to reduce the bumper-to-back-of-cab dimension.

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.

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