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International Loadstar 1600
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International 1968 Loadstar 1600 flatbed at American Truck Historical Society show, Reno, Nevada, 2001
Manufacturer International Harvester Co.
Introduced date 1962
Discontinued date 1978
Preceding model B-160 series
Superseded by S-1724
Capacity tons/GVW/GCW 24000 lb GVW, 40000 lb GCW
Make International (Perkins optional)
Model BG-265 (BD-282, BD-308, V-266, V304, V345, D-301, D-354 optional, V345 in show truck)
Fuel gasoline (diesel optional)
Cooling water
Cylinders 6 (V8 optional)
Displacement ci / L 264 ci (266, 283, 301, 304, 308, 345 optional, 345 in show truck)
Power HP @ rpm 154 @ 3800 (112, 131, 137, 150, 155, 193, 197 optional, 197 in show truck)
Gearbox make (model) International T-17 (Allison MT-30 optional and in show truck)
Gearbox type syncromesh (automatic optional)
Gears (forward speeds) 4 (5, 6, 8, 10 optional, 6-speed automatic in show truck)
Axles & drive
Wheels/drive 4x2
Rear Axle Make (Model) International hypoid (in show truck, 2-speed optional)
Tires standard/optional 7.50-20 8-ply dual rear / 9.00-20 dual rear (9.00R20 front and 10.00-20 12-ply on show truck)
Shipping weight 5265 lb
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For 1962, International introduced the new Loadstar short-conventional series to replace both the B-series conventionals and the BC-series short conventionals. The Loadstar name now covered the entire line instead of just the severe-service models within it. The Loadstar cab appeared to be based on the cab of the 1961 C-series light duty trucks, but the blunt front end was totally different. The grille was made up of 14 rows of short horizontal slots aranged in 3 columns. The Loaadstar 1600 replaced both the B160-series and BC160-series. The maximum GVW was increased from 19700 lb to 22000 lb and the GCW went up from 29000 lb to 30000 lb. Engines were basically the same as before: the BD-264 6-cylinder gasoline engine was standard with the V-266 and V-304 V8s and the D-301 diesel optional. A new option was the 131-hp Perkins D-354 6-cylinder diesel.

In 1965 the 197-hp V-345 V8 was added, along with the Allison 6-speed automatic transmission. Heavier optional front and rear axles in 1966 raised the capacity ratings to 24,000 lb GVW and 40,000 lb GCW. The smaller 6-cylinder gas engines were discontinued in 1969 and only the BD-308 was left for die-hard 6-cylinder fans. In 1971 the V-266 V8 and D-301 diesel were dropped.

In 1972 an optional tilting fibreglass hood/fender assembly was made available on the Loadstar series. The large square radiator changed the look of the trucks considerably. At that time the BD-308 and Perkins diesel were discontinued, leaving only the V-304 and V-345 engines. At the same time the optional Allison 6-speed automatic was reduced to 4-speeds. In 1973 International began using net hp ratings for its gasoline engines. The V-304 was rated at 147 hp at 3,900 rpm and the V-345 developed 157 hp at 3,800 rpm. The V-304 was dropped in 1974 and larger 10.00-20 12-ply tires were made optional.

International post-1972 Loadstar 1600 dump truck

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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