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Below is a sampling of the many 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.

1962 Kenworth 848

Engine Type:
Cummins NH-220

Transmission Type:
4-Speed w/ 2-Speed Auxiliary

Truck Information:
The Kenworth 848 is a heavy-duty truck which was designed for use off of paved roads. These trucks were most often used as logging trucks, as is the case with this 1962 example. However, many also served on construction sites and in mining operations. Although it may appear similar to a highway going semi-tractor, there are a number of key differences. Note, for example, the massive, deeply-treaded tires on this truck. These tires would help provide traction and stability on unpaved surfaces but would be very inefficient on a highway. The vulnerable radiator is protected from debris with a thick steel guard that extends from the bumper. This truck is also not geared for highway speeds. Despite its powerful engine, the 848 is not designed to go faster than 35 miles per hour.

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