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Below is a sampling of many of the trucks on display in our Trucking Hall of Fame® Exhibit Hall. Check out our app for more information, photos, and an audio recording for each truck.  Click here to download.

1927 GMC Big Brute 10-Ton

Engine Type:
GMC 53 Horsepower

Transmission Type:
GMC Two-Range

Truck Information:
This truck was built for strength and durability, not speed. The Big Brute boasted a two-range transmission permitting a wider range of gear reductions for pulling power. The truck was also known for its sharp 17-foot turning radius, touting it could do a U-turn in a city street, even with the trailer attached! The A unique feature of the cab is the sliding glass which folds up into three sections behind the driver and the passenger. The door also slides back into the cab, like a pocket door in older homes. This truck was originally used at a grain elevator in Minnesota. The truck was used so much that the hard rubber tires were worn off. The wheel spokes were then cut and rims were welded to the spokes to accommodate pneumatic tires. This truck is currently on display at the Iowa 80 Group headquarters building. Top Speed: 15 MPH

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