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International KBS-8-1
International 1949 KBS-8-1.jpg
International 1949 KBS-8-1 tractor at American Truck Historical Society show, Fontana, California, 2004
Manufacturer International Harvester Co.
Introduced date 1949
Discontinued date 1949
Superseded by L-195
Production locations Fort Wayne, Indiana
Capacity tons/GVW/GCW 3-4 ton, 22000 lb GVW
Make International
Model Super Red Diamond 401
Fuel gasoline
Cooling water
Cylinders 6
Displacement ci / L 401 ci
Power HP @ rpm 140 @ 2800
Gearbox make (model) Fuller 5A430)
Gears (forward speeds) 10 (5-speed main x 2-speed axle)
Axles & drive
Wheels/drive 4x2
Rear Axle Make (Model) Eaton 2-speed
Tires standard/optional 9.00-20 10-ply dual rear / 10.00-20 12-ply dual rear (on show truck)
Shipping weight 7095 lb
List price $4277 (1949)
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The mid-1948 KB-8-1 was a big-engined version of the International KB-8, intended for tractor duty. It was powered by the 140-hp 401ci engine from the International KB-10, renamed the Super Red Diamond 401. In 1949 versions with a double-reduction rear axle (KBR-8-1) and 2-speed rear axle (KBS-8-1) became available.

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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