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1938 Fageol

Engine Type:
Cummins Model H 6 Cylinder, 4 7/8 Inch Bore with 6 Inch Stroke, 672 Cubic Inches, 150 Horsepower at 1800 RPM

Transmission Type:
12 Speeds Forward – 4-Speed Transmission with 3-Speed Auxiliary

Truck Information:
This 1938 Fageol was built to be an off-road logging truck. It is too wide to travel on normal-size roads, and certainly would not be legal on today's modern roads. The frame is reinforced with railroad track steel. This truck was one of three Fageol trucks bought that year by Robinson Logging in northern California; it is the only one that has survived. The engine is a Cummins H, which is one of the first truck diesels. It has 150 horsepower which isn't much by today's standards. It has a three- and a four-speed transmission - twelve total forward speeds - and Timken drive axles. This truck is not just big and powerful for its time, it is also pretty extravagant for a truck. The grill is cast aluminum and it has shark gill hood vents as well as an ornate hood ornament; those are the kind of details that Fageol offered. This truck was made in Oakland, California during the last year of production by Fageol. T. A. Peterman, a California logger, bought the factory and its contents. In 1939 the first Peterbilt truck was built. In the Fageol tradition, Peterbilts were built with high quality and high standards: a tradition that has carried through to today.

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