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International KB-5
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International 1948 KB-5 flatbed/stake at American Truck Historical Society show, Fontana, California, 2004
Manufacturer International Harvester Co.
Introduced date mid-1947
Discontinued date 1949
Preceding model K-5
Superseded by L-150
Production locations Springfield, Ohio, Chatham, Ontario
No built 75832 (1947-48)
Capacity tons/GVW/GCW 1½-ton, 13500 lb GVW
Make International
Model Green Diamond GRD-233
Fuel gasoline
Cooling water
Cylinders 6
Displacement ci / L 233 ci
Power HP @ rpm 93 @ 3400
Gearbox make (model) International H-41B (Warner T-9)
Gearbox type sliding gear
Gears (forward speeds) 4
Axles & drive
Wheels/drive 4x2
Rear Axle Make (Model) International R1360 spiral-bevel
Tires standard/optional 6.50-20 6-ply dual rear / 8.25-20 10-ply dual rear (7.50-20 10-ply on show truck)
Shipping weight 4100 lb
List price $1455 (1948)
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The 1941 K-5 and the 2-speed rear axle KS-5 replaced the D-30 and DS-30. The K-5 series had a basic rating of 1½ tons, but could be rated as low as ¾-ton or as high as 2-tons depending upon operating conditions. The GVW rating of the K-5 was up slightly to 13,500 lb from 13,200 for the D-30. The HD-232 engine was replaced by a redesigned Green Diamond GRD-233. Horsepower was up substantially from 81 at 3,200 to 93 at 3,400, placing the K-5 among the more powerful 1½-ton trucks in 1941. In mid-1947 the K-5 was updated slightly with a new grille and became the KB-5. The KB-5 was International’s best-selling model. With a 2-speed rear axle it was named the KBS-5.

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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