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International RDC-405
International 1955 RDC-405 .jpg
International 1955 RDC-405 sleeper-cab COE tractor at American Truck Historical Society show, Reno, Nevada, 2001
Manufacturer International Harvester Co.
Introduced date 1953
Discontinued date 1955
Preceding model LCD-405
Superseded by DC-405
Production locations Emeryville, California
Capacity tons/GVW/GCW 30000 lb GVW, 76800 lb GCW
Make Cummins
Model HRB-600 (NHRBS-600 optional, NHB-600 in show truck
Fuel diesel
Cooling water
Cylinders 6
Displacement ci / L 743 ci
Power HP @ rpm 165 @ 1800 (300 @ 2100 optional, 200 @ 2100 in show truck)
Gearbox make (model) Fuller 5C720
Gears (forward speeds) 5 (optional 10-speed in show truck)
Axles & drive
Wheels/drive 4x2
Rear Axle Make (Model) Timken R-100 hypoid
Tires standard/optional 10.00-20 12-ply dual rear (on show truck) / 11.00-22 14-ply dual rear
Shipping weight 11285 lb
List price $12445
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Introduced in 1951, the new LCD-405 COE tractor used the basic Comfo-Vision cab of the other trucks in the International line, but mounted very high over the engine, behind a very short hood. Mechanical specifications paralleled those of the conventional-cab LD-405 tractor: 30000 lb GVW rating and 64000 lb GCW. The standard engine was the 165-hp Cummins HRB-600 6-cylinder diesel but options ranged up to the 300-hp supercharged NHRBS-600. 266-318 hp Hall-Scott gasoline engines were also optional. A Fuller 5-speed transmission was standard but 4 and 10-speed transmissions were optional, along with 3-speed auxiliaries and 2-speed rear axles. In 1953 the LCD-405 was renamed RDC-405. The maximum GCW was increased to 76800 lb. Hall-Scott gasoline and butane-powered versions were split off as the RC-405 model. In 1956 the RDC-405 was renamed the DC-405.

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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