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1949 International Harvester KB 11

Engine Type:
International Red Diamond 450 6-Cylinder Overhead Valve

Transmission Type:
5-Speed Fuller Direct and 3-Speed Brown Lipe Auxiliary

Truck Information:
The 1949 International Harvester KB-11 was a very popular truck; the company made a lot of them. For this series of truck, International made KB-1 to KB-14, but they skipped KB-13. Superstition, maybe? The trucks became heavier duty with each progressive model; KB-14 was the biggest, toughest truck in the series. It was a diesel, so it had a longer nose and bigger radiator. The small cab on each truck in the series was the same though. This truck has Elston sanders so if you were on a slick road, you could flip a switch and they would scatter sand in front of your drive tires for extra traction. International had a plant in Indiana and another in Chicago. A lot of Midwest stock haulers and grain haulers used these trucks, but nobody trucked extreme distances back then. The truck has good styling. You’ll notice the grill is angled back instead of the typical flat front. It also has air brakes and a Timken rear axle. With a few modifications, you could almost sell this truck today as a new model. Top Speed: 50 MPH

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