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International KB-8F
International 1948 KB-8F.jpg
International 1948 KB-8F 6x4 flatbed at American Truck Historical Society show, Fontana, California, 2004
Manufacturer International Harvester Co.
Introduced date mid-1947
Discontinued date 1949
Preceding model K-8F
Superseded by LF-190
Production locations Fort Wayne, Indiana; Emeryville, California
No built 2399 (1947-48)
Capacity tons/GVW/GCW 2½-5 ton, 27000 lb GVW
Make International
Model Red Diamond RED-401
Fuel gasoline
Cooling water
Cylinders 6
Displacement ci / L 401 ci
Power HP @ rpm 140 @ 2800
Gearbox make (model) Fuller 5A430 with auxiliary
Gears (forward speeds) 15 (5-speed x optional 3-speed auxiliary)
Axles & drive
Wheels/drive 6x4
Rear Axle Make (Model) International RF-1560 dual-drive tandem
Tires standard/optional 8.25-20 10-ply dual rear / 9.00-20 10-ply dual rear (in photo)
Shipping weight 9130 lb
List price $5223 (1948)
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In 1941 the International K-8F 6x4 replaced the International D-246F. The GVW rating was increased from 24,000 to 27,000 lb by using stronger axles and springs. The slightly upgraded mid-1947 KB-8F continued with the 27,000 lb GVW rating and the 140-hp Red Diamond RED-401 engine used in the last K-8Fs. In 1948 International advertised a maximum GVW of 35,100 lb for ideal conditions. In 1949 the basic GVW rating went up to 30,000 lb.

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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