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International R-112 Travelall
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International 1953 R-112 Travelall at American Truck Historical Society show, Reno, Nevada, 2001
Manufacturer International Harvester Co.
Introduced date 1953
Discontinued date 1955
Superseded by S-112 Travelall
Production locations Springfield, Ohio
Capacity tons/GVW/GCW ¾-ton, 5400 lb GVW
Make International
Model Silver-Diamond SD-220
Fuel gasoline
Cooling water
Cylinders 6
Displacement ci / L 221 ci
Power HP @ rpm 100 @ 3600
Gearbox make (model) International
Gearbox type syncromesh
Gears (forward speeds) 3 (on show truck, 4 optional)
Axles & drive
Wheels/drive 4x2
Tires standard/optional 6.00-16 6-ply / 7.00-16 6-ply (on show truck)
Shipping weight 4445 lb (pickup body)
List price $1384 (1953 pickup body)
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The 1953 R-series was only slightly revised from the L-series, although it looked considerably different. The main change was a new grille with a single horizontal bar and a large IH emblem in the center. In 1953 all models were powered by the same 100-hp Silver Diamond 220 engine used in the previous L-series. In mid-1954 a compression ratio increase from 6.5 to 7.0 boosted the hp to 104. At the same time a 3-speed fully automatic torque converter transmission was made optional for all light-duty models. Several books describe this as a Hydramatic and Crismon (1995) states that it was a 3-speed Hydramatic sourced from General Motors. It was actually purchased from Borg-Warner (GM didn’t make any 3-speed torque converter automatics at the time, except for the off-highway Torqmatic.) In 1955 International increased the output of the SD-220 engine to 108 hp and made the 131-hp SD-240 engine optional in the R-110 series.

The Travelall was an optional station wagon body fitted to the R-110 series chassis, comparable to the Chevrolet Suburban. The R-110 series came in three specific models: the 4200 lb GVW R-110, 4800 lb R-111, and 5400 lb R-112.

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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